Archive for October, 2012

Judith Berkson’s The Vienna Rite

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Early this November, Judith Berkson’s Six Points project The Vienna Rite will premier at Roulette in Brooklyn! The Vienna Rite is a chamber opera about Viennese cantor Salomon Sulzer, whose life spanned most of the 19th century to include a friendship with Franz Schubert, an arrest during the revolution of 1848, being knighted by the emperor, and spreading a liturgical style influenced by the music of his city. The opera will explore these events drawing on influences from Viennese opera, contemporary music and devotional singing of cantors, and will feature a vocal ensemble, percussion, harmoniums and organ. Click here for more info, and here to purchase tickets!

November 2 – 3 @ 8:00PM
Tickets are $10 – $15

509 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Indexical Permutations Performance!

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Six Points Fellow Kristen Smiarowski has been invited to restage phase 2 of The Key Game Project, “Indexical Permutations,” for a performance of faculty choreography at Loyola Marymount University.

Performances December 5 – December 8 at the Strub Theater, LMU. Also featuring work by Bill T. Jones, Barak Marshall, Lillian Rose Barbeito and more.

Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers @ KChung Radio

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Six Points Fellow Yelena Zhelezov will be performing at KChung Radio as part of the show Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers on Saturday October 27th!

Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers
@ KChung Radio
408 Cottage Home St Los Angeles, CA 90012
27 October at 20:00 – 28 October at 3:00

Sculptures from the Pedestrian Memory Bureau: New Work by Yelena Zhelezov

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Sculptures from the Pedestrian Memory Bureau: New Work by Yelena Zhelezov
November 3 – December 8, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 3rd, 7-10pm

The exhibition features a collection of Zhelezov’s recent sculptures and performative objects. The works displayed act as playful ciphers, translating topographic markers into lyric constructions that intimately investigate the biological and social body in space and time.

Yelena Zhelezov’s interdisciplinary practice encompasses performance, installation, film, drawing, and sculpture. Though her approach stems from research and critical engagement, she intuitively constructs and stages her work. Zhelezov often builds structures and modular parts that can be transformed by the individuals that interact with them. This process endows each object with its own layered history and expressive potential.

The Worlds Most Charming Instrument is a participatory installation piece that generates a looping soundscape of soft harp tones. This children’s zither was produced in Belarus, the area Yelena Zhelezov was born. One can play specific songs on the instrument by following a visual score that is slid beneath the strings. The song sheets indicate which string needs to be plucked and the order in which each note should be played. The scores of this instrument are black and white photographs of the Los Angeles landscape. In order to perform the songs the viewer must read the fronds of palm trees as musical notation. A projection visually amplifies this tactile exploration and the cycle of recorded sound creates a wistful and eerie baseline for Zhelezov’s constructed environment.

Pedestals in the gallery elevate diminutive porcelain sculptures of buildings, palm trees, cars, and abstract structures, dramatizing these handmade ceramics with a tongue in cheek gravitas. The figures were originally employed as interpretive tools for a body of work entitled, PEDXING. For this ongoing project, Zhelezov produces participatory installations that explore traditional Jewish leitmotifs of oral history and migration. Yelena Zhelezov investigates personal and societal relationships to space by staging mobile memory collecting stations in public areas. She uses the sculptures as interpretive markers to record stories from the individuals that she encounters. Removed from their performative context, the porcelain works become independent entities. The figures form a structural typology of Los Angeles. They exist as moveable monuments in absurd, poetic landscapes that could serve as utopian models or memorials for a remembered place.

Sometime in November:
Zhelezov and special guests will use puppetry to interpret East Coast, West Coast, a video that documents a conversation between Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson in which they parse the bi-coastal approaches to art making in 1969.

Actual Size Gallery Hours: Saturdays 12:00- 5:00pm; Sunday-Friday by appointment.

Follow Actual Size Los Angeles on and for event details.

Actual Size Los Angeles
741 New High St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 290-5458

Corrie Part of a Panel to Discuss Subterraneans

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Join fellow Corrie Siegel for a Panel Discussion with other artists from the exhibition, The Subterraneans – featuring artists who run Los Angeles’ alternative art spaces. This panel will explore the relationship between making art and presenting the work of others.

Corrie Siegel (Actual Size)
Max Presneill (Director/Curator, TAM)
Oliver Hess (Materials and Applications)
Tyler Vlahovich (WPA)
John Pearson (WPA)

Moderated by Jason Ramos.

This event will begin at 6.00pm at the Torrance Art Museum.

Will part of the group show ‘Interviews’ at The Curio Studio!

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Six Points Fellow Will Deutsch is featured in the group show Interviews at the Curio Studio and Collection!

Saturday Oct 6th
7-11 PM
324 Sunset Ave
Venice, CA

PRESS – Jonas Becker

Friday, October 12th, 2012

LA Weekly
Dec. 19, 2012

June 24, 2012

See Corrie’s Work in Subterraneans at the Torrance Art Museum!

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Fellow Corrie Siegel is debuting a new work the Torrance Art Museum on September 22nd as part of the Group Show ‘The Subterraneans’. Her piece is a map of Los Angeles which is shaded by Micrographic Hebrew transliterations of Los Angeles neighborhood names.

Torrance Art Museum
3320 Civic Center Dr.
Torrance CA 90503

A Homecoming for Judd Greenstein

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Williams College graduate Judd Greenstein is returning to his roots. On Tuesday, October 9th, Judd will appear at Williams College alongside NOW Ensemble and filmmaker Joshua Frankel, to perform Judd’s Change Trilogy and show Josh’s film, Plan of the City, in its live version with NOW Ensemble. They will also be giving a pre-concert lecture, and there will be a post-concert hang to chat with Judd, Joshua, and members of the ensemble. For more information, click here!

Admission is FREE.

IMAGE — Netta Yerushalmy

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012