Media Arts Preview: Wormholes, Railroads and More | KCET
Media Arts Preview: Wormholes, Railroads and More
From wormholes to railroads, mid-century graphic design to Medieval manuscripts, this week's LA media art scene is all over the map...
Thursday, January 6
Friday, January 7
With True Grit: The Golden Age of Road Movies, LACMA presents a terrific line-up of road movies curated by Bernardo Rondeau. The series starts tonight with Five Easy Pieces and Play It As It Lays from the early 1970s. The series continues through January 21 with nine more movies, each one in different ways asking us to think about rules, restrictions and rebellion.
Saturday, January 8
The extraordinarily talented Swiss graphic designer Herbert Matter is the subject of LA-based director Reto Caduff's feature length portrait, The Visual Language of Herbert Matter, screening this afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at LACMA. The film traces the designer's life, and includes hundreds of examples of his work in design, photography and film, and commentary by leading contemporary designers and critics. Matter created some of the most iconic posters ever, shot covers for fashion magazines, and made films with and for Charles and Ray Eames in a career that started in the 1920s and spanned 60 years.
LA Times film critic Kenneth Turan will talk with the Getty's curator of Manuscripts, Elizabeth Morrison, about similarities between the ways in which movies and the visually provocative manuscripts of the Middle Ages contribute to shaping our understandings of the past in an event titled Manuscripts and Movies: From the Medieval to the Modern at 3:00 p.m. in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium at the Getty Center.
A special compilation of films and videos will screen in conjunction with the Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color and Space show currently on view at MOCA . The Suprasensorial Screening starts at 3:00 p.m. in the Ahmanson Auditorium on Grand Avenue.
LA-based artist Mike Kelley has continued to create videos that derive from what he calls "folk performances," meaning the odd rituals and activities that make up everyday life. First shown as Day Is Done, an installation and feature length video, the projects are now grouped as the EAPR video series, and two of the videos make up EAPR #34, and will be on view at the Gagosian Gallery, along with large-scale sculptures in a show opening today, with a reception from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 12
The Roski School of Fine Arts' MFA Lecture Series starts today at noon with a talk by avant-garde filmmaker, artist and musician Tony Conrad. The talk is free and open to the public, and takes place in the studios at 30th and Flower near the USC campus.
Huell investigates a onetime tradition, the Yosemite Firefall, and experiences the natural version of the "Firefall" at Horsetail Fall. Huell calls it "one of the most magnificent sights you'll ever see in your life."
Deportations, Assassinations, and Dictator Nations: A Timeline of U.S. Intervention in Latin America