Come together for the End of Times! Join Six Points Fellow Jonas Becker for art work reflecting on the end of days, a screening of footage being shot live in Mexico for her 2012102 Video, and a festive party featuring Apocalypse themed micro brewed beer and Karaoke. Bring your skepticism, bring your questions, bring your flashlight, and for heavens sake, bring your dance pants.
Apocalypse Now? is a time specific collaborative art event and screening of footage from the film 2012102. While guests gather in Highland Park, attempting Apocalypse themed Karaoke, making end-of-the-world drawings or just hanging out, artist Jonas Becker will be in Mexico, shooting the video 201210. She will be driving from one major Mayan site to another, filming believers and skeptics, cultural tourists, spiritual leaders and doomsday conspiracy junkies as they gather to prepare and honor the last days of the Mayan calendar. This footage will be streamed and projected for the live audience a Apocalypse Now?, whose comments, questions and curiosities will be incorporated into the final video.
2012102 is part of a larger body of work, titled 2×12, comprised of a series of 12 short videos that explore cultural myths about time and the end of the world, beginning with Noah’s Ark. The 12 videos will ultimately be exhibited together, embracing the diversity of what the end of days evokes. As a whole, this piece will contextualize each (unfulfilled) end inside the persistent march of time, allowing both humor and hope to incite questions of how “the end” operates in contemporary culture.
December 21st, 8pm
5118 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA