Media Arts Preview: Young Directors, Sculptural Poetry, Cuban Culture | KCET
Media Arts Preview: Young Directors, Sculptural Poetry, Cuban Culture
Animation figures prominently this week in L.A.'s media art scene, with a festival, feature film and more...
Thursday, March 8
The Echo Park Film Center presents Kamerapferd, a filmmaking collaborative that combines the talents of filmmakers Stephan Müller and Erik Schmitt. The duo has worked together for two years and is currently in L.A. for an artist's residency during which they will work on several new projects. Tonight, at 8:00 p.m., they will screen some of their work, including the award-winning short Now Follows.
Friday, March 9
NewTown and Side Street Projects present Untamed (Parking) Spaces in which nine artists transform buses, campers and tents into unusual art galleries. Media artist Lisa Mann's project is titled Tentnology 2.0, and features an illuminated tent, portable cell tower and a generator to help keep the blogging camper going. The project is part of a larger Artnight Pasadena event tonight, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. featuring an array of arts and cultural institutions.
Saturday, March 10
NewTown Presents City Speaks, a sculptural poetry/sonic installation with an official opening today between 11:15 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in Pasadena. The event features poets Don Kingfisher Campbell, Matthew Shenoda and Kathabela Wilson, as well as sculptor Alessandro Thompson and sound designer Rima Snyder.
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Roughly 90 years later, the legacy of San Luis Obispo's Motel Inn still stands, along with part of the original building.