PERFORM CHINATOWN 2015: RUSH HOUR, L.A.’S 7TH ANNUAL SHOWCASE OF PERFORMANCE ART
PERFORM CHINATOWN 2015: RUSH HOUR
MOLLY JO SHEA AND THE GALLERIES OF CHINATOWN PRESENT:
L.A.’S 7TH ANNUAL SHOWCASE OF PERFORMANCE ART
SATURDAY AUGUST 15th BETWEEN 1PM AND 10 PM
VENUES IN AND AROUND CHUNG KING ROAD IN CHINATOWN, LOS ANGELES
The seventh edition of L.A.’s premier performance art gathering will present over 40 performers, distributed across a host of Chinatown galleries and public spaces on the 15th of August between 1PM and 10 PM.
This year Molly Jo Shea, Los Angeles native, performance artist and co-director of gallery and international artist residency ESXLA, is curating the festival with help from the Chinatown Galleries and venues. The title of the event is based off of Chinese Food restaurant Foo Chow’s infamous, tourist-trap sign that reads, A Best Seller Movie By Jackie Chan Rush Hour Was Shot Here.
Perform Chinatown 2015: RUSH HOUR is free, day-long festival celebrating live performance work . It will feature endurance-based pieces, public engagement work, dance and movement pieces, stand-up comedy, karaoke, micro-parades, derives, spoken word, noise, and experimental music.
Some of the noteworthy happenings scheduled include:
-Ambar Navarro will have an installation in the main space at Automata while Liz Toonkel will be doing a multimedia performance in the basement.
-A monster-mash costumed parade by Samplista!
-An interactive performance by illness advocacy group, Patient Experience.
-A comedy stage and comedy based performances curated by Chrysanthe Oltman.
-Interactive, puppet, video installation by Everything Is Terrible!
-Chicago-based, new media performance group Atom-r will be doing a piece based off of the life of chemically-castrated, WWII code-breaker and war hero, Alan Turing.
-Conceptual Art Consultants will be on call to offer idea consultation.
-An art-obstacle course from Amy Day.
- Parris Patton will be hosting Opera Karaoke.
- OTIS Alumni Elena Rosa will be performing monologues in drag as Yule Brenner at 5th Floor Gallery, which currently has a pop-up OTIS alumni art store.
-Boob mug relaxation-station by Alice Lang.
-Color-changing mediation piece by Michael Powell.
-Charlie James Gallery will be hosting interactive robotics artist, Alex Reuben
-IRL/URL after-party music experience, Living Room, at Melody Lounge.
-Musical performances from Earth Like Planets, Jung Money, Jeff Zilla, Period Bomb and MORE!
Artist include: Patrick Rees, Alice Lang, Conceptual Art Consultants, Miggie Wong, Atom-r, Omar Lopex, Evans Vestal Ward, Tod Moellenberg, Liz Nurenberg, Alex LeGolvan, Patient Experience, Elizabeth Folk, Jeff Zilla, Luke Forsyth + Cornell Reed, Amy Day, Jose Perez, Erin Schneider, Everything Is Terrible!, Matt Doyle + Emily Jane Rosen, Caitlin Adams + Chelsea Rector, Parris Patton, Samplista, Elle Mehrmand , Angie Jennings, Margie Schnibbe ,ITSWOLF, Jung Money, Earth Like Planets, Period Bomb, Elena Rosa, Living Room and so many more!
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