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Washington Boulevard Art Concert
October 11, 2009
For your experiential pleasure, we invite you to drive the length of Washington Boulevard from east to west, stopping at 30-or-so sites, and experiencing pieces in your car between sites from noon to 6:00 PM. The 50-or-so works are performances, installations, discussions and happenings designed with the goal of reimagining unused urban space and driving down-time. In Los Angeles there are massive amounts of land that everyone drives by but no one ever goes to, some spaces even as desolate and hidden from the populace as a rural mountain road. What if these places become the destinations to generate a new kind of LA experience, bringing meaning and attention to a collection of these less obvious destinations? This event is unapologetically LA; performance times are loose and overlap so you can be on your own schedule: to find parking, to stop at a drive-thru to get a smoothie from Jack in the Box, to get lost on purpose, to daydream or just to spend some good quality time with your car. The drive officially starts in Whittier at the eastern end of Washington Boulevard at its intersection with Whittier Boulevard, and ends in Marina Del Rey when it transforms into Venice Fishing Pier. Please bring cameras, notepads, cell phones, tape recorders—any method of documentation you prefer. Submit all documentation of events to firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be instantly posted on http://washblvd.blogspot.com. You can send pictures and text messages from your cell phone during the event, and it's no more expensive than sending to other phones. You just enter the e-mail address where you'd put the phone number.
We want to thank all the participating artists for joining us in this. And extra thanks to Tucker Neel for all his help!
—Los Angeles Road Concerts
Pieces that don’t have specific locations or are throughout: Tucker Neel “Share The Light” Tucker kindly asks that you share the sunset with the Thomas Kinkade Company. Please dial 1 (800) 366-3733 and when prompted, dial extension 5191. Please leave a message describing the sunset in as much detail as possible for Kathleen Moon, Senior Executive Assistant to Craig Fleming, the President and CEO of the company. Islands of LA “Islands Anyone?” For "A Day in L.A.," Islands of LA is sharing an interactive map called Islands Anyone? (http://islandsofla.org/wp/?p=2836). The map identifies 20 traffic islands along Washington Blvd where 5 to 30 or more people, depending on the island, can legally assemble and engage in expressive conduct. In addition to the interactive map, which includes a get directions feature and information on each island, there is a slide show of Washington Blvd through the lens of these islands and information on the use of a traffic island for assembly and expressive conduct based on Constitutional law. If you have any questions, please follow the link above and post them there so they can be available to everyone. John Burtle and Carlin Wing We invite you to a country crossing coast to coast game of Telephone. As you make your way down Washington Blvd during "A Day in LA," each performance will bring you closer to the Pacific Ocean. While you jump in and out of your car, at a far away outpost in Gloucester, Massachussetts, others will be dawdling her way down a much shorter Washington Street towards the Atlantic Sea. We invite you to help create an associative series of cell phone photographs that will bounce back and forth from us to you, from sea to shining sea. Detailed instructions will be available at the start of the event. Paul Pescador “Meal Between Two” Medium: Performance Time: 12-6 Location: TBA Allan Alessio and the Midnight Ridazz organizing a bike tour of the event at http://www.midnightridazz.com/viewStory.php?storyId=3653 Ally Sachs & Alexis Hudgins “Public Phones on Washington Blvd as of October 11th, 2009.” See blog for documentation and location updates from an investigation into the rapidly diminishing existence of public phones in Los Angeles. Cary Georges “George Washington Performance” Please bring $1 bills. Robert Summers “The Great Washington Boulevard Taco Truck Hunt” Find the best Taco Truck on Washington Boulevard, and then mail in reviews with a photograph (or video) to The Washington Taco Truck Review, 202 N. Commonwealth Ave., A, Los Angeles, CA, 90004. The best (most well written and descriptive) review gets a Zagat Guide and a Washington Tack Truck Sweatshirt. John D’Amico “I Was Just Thinking About You” Instead of taking a visible role in the Washington Boulevard Art Concert I decided to take an active role in the making of the memory of the event. I Was Just Thinking About You is a reinforcement tool, a stabilizer, a window in that remains open, present and past, simultaneously. Stephen van Dyck I will traverse Washington Blvd on a motorcycle with a handsome gentleman driving me, and I will vocally interpret the road through a megaphone as if the street itself were a score. (time and location TBA) Daiana Feuer “Clownin’ Part 2” STOP #1 Washington and Whittier, NW corner noon Michael Buitron “Star Maps” Some pieces are in the form of DOWNLOADABLE HANDOUTS available at http://washblvd.tk and will be handed out at STOP #1: Robin Myrick “Town Hall Town Crier” Town Hall Town Crier is a three-cycle performance piece allowing boulevard drivers and riders to engage in a long-distance collaboration with writer Robin Myrick, and create their own mobile Town Hall Meeting. Participants will be provided with downloadable marching instructions, rudimentary signage, and three Town Crier scripts (Tired Mountain, Don’t Touch Me, and Lonely Transistor). Each script is designed to be used wherever the urge to protest strikes as participants drive the day’s route -- at intersections, in esplanades, wherever doing so makes the least sense or the best spectacle (in keeping with more recent Town Hall tradition). Caroline Chang “Park. Walk. Eat.” a washington boulevard food tour vroom. get out of your fucking car. Tracy Molis “FREUD A WASHINGTON: Washington Drive” Bring your camera for this piece. Kyoung Kim “Haze” STOP #2 11000 Washington, Whittier 12:20, 12:50, 1:20 Emery Martin “Warwalking with the Los Angeles Chapter of the Neighborhood Network Watch” The Los Angeles Chapter of the Neighborhood Network Watch (NNW) will be conducting a series of walks that will acquaint the public with the methods, tactics, and technology used by the NNW's Network Identification and Collection Division (NICD) to find wireless networks within urban and suburban environments. Network security and its importance to safeguarding the homeland will be discussed while the group "warwalks" for insecure and secure networks. Come learn and "warwalk" with the Neighborhood Network Watch. Meet in front of the First Fundamental Bible Church (FFBC) STOP #3 at Rosemead Blvd: 12:30 to 1:15 Carolyn Chen “Human Windchimes I. Call” performed by Clint McCallum, Bob Pierzak, Paul Feyertag, and Brian Griffeath-Loeb 1. "It is clear," replied Don Quixote, "that you are not experienced in adventures. Those are giants, and if you are afraid, turn aside and pray whilst I enter into fierce an unequal combat with them." 2. On Solaris, a crew member taped paper over an air vent to remember the sound of rustling leaves. STOP #4 at Fourth Street in Montebello noon to 3:00 James Rojas “Re-imagine South Montebello: An interactive urban planning process” The project invites you to play and dream about the future of Washington Blvd in South Montebello. This process breaks down barriers participants may have about urban planning by using an interactive, creative medium to help people think through their community. Using a medley of recycled materials, you are invited to create your ideal urban form for this area on an oversized urban plot of streets, blocks, and open spaces. With your help the model will constantly change as your work builds upon the contributions of others. STOP #5 at Commerce Way 12:30 to 1:30 Luis Zavala “A Pick-up Game of Street Futbol” I will re-visit a childhood activity of mine when we used to play soccer on the streets. On Sunday, this game will take place in the corner of Washington Blvd and Commerce Way in the city of Commerce. STOP #6 5281 Washington Blvd, Commerce, CA noon to 2:00 Mary Beth Heffernan “Repair Shop” Bring me anything in need of repair, mending or transformation: your socks, a dish, a leg, a chair, your relationship, what have you. I'll fix it to the best of my ability with the skills and materials at hand. More than a recessionista response, the impulse to repair something instead of tossing it out is a kind of "Slow Object" movement. Akin to Japanese "kintsugi", the practice of mending broken ceramics with gold, my repairs can be seen as improvements, or a celebration of the wear and tear of life. STOP #7 at Industrial Way all day Karen Atkinson, Cindy Bravo, Bernard Brunon and Nancy Ganucheau “Island Transformation Project” The collaboration will result in the transformation of a traffic island from dumping site to monument. Located near a recycling center and dump site, this island has a no dumping sign that clearly no one pays attention to. To see the before image, go to http://islandsofla.org/wp/?p=3049. Join us on twitter for the weekend at islandmonument to keep up with our progress and to make suggestions for island improvements. STOP #8 3315 East Washington Blvd ALL DAY Matthew Fielder (with help from Nate Schulman) “The Past Always Has A Way Of Seeming Ridiculous” material disseminations and the capturing of a 2 directional field recording of 3315 E Washington STOP #9 at Soto Street and at the LA River all day Akina Cox “River Heights” River Heights is located between Downtown and Boyle Heights. Considered the runoff from the Art and Fashion Districts, it is located on the east side of the LA River, between 1st Street and Washington. River Heights is an industrial area, with many factories and artist studios, and it is a significant filming location for various crime shows. In honor of its importance to Los Angeles, this neighborhood will be demarcated by new signs on October 11th, 2009. STOP #10 at Perrino Place all day Ken Ehrlich “Referential system designed to mimic the structures of symbolic capital.” STOP #11 LA River Bridge, south side 1:00 to 2:00 Austin Young “Plein-Air” Nude photographic portraits with the LA River STOP #12 LA River, south side, west end 1:00 to 2:00 Robert Frashure “improvisatory pornographic chalk graffiti” In response to the graffiti “Gay’s die” on the LA River bridge STOP #13 LA River Bridge, middle all day Akina Cox “River Hights” River Heights is located between Downtown and Boyle Heights. Considered the runoff from the Art and Fashion Districts, it is located on the east side of the LA River, between 1st Street and Washington. River Heights is an industrial area, with many factories and artist studios, and it is a significant filming location for various crime shows. In honor of its importance to Los Angeles, this neighborhood will be demarcated by new signs on October 11th, 2009. STOP #14 1701 E Washington 4:00 Yelena Zhelezov As I was thinking about what action to take on Washington Blvd, I was google-chatting to a friend in Russia (in Russian). I was about started describing Washington Blvd to her, but attempted to shortcut the explanation by googling Washington Blvd in its Russian translation, as Бульвар Вашингтона. The only valid "result" that came up were some lines from a Russian translation of a classic American detective novel in Perry Mason series, The Case of the Perjured Parrot. Perry Mason is a supertough noir crime-cracker from the 1930s LA, carried into our Google scooped up directions to the fictional address of the fictional lady, the owner of the fictional perjured parakeet, which involved crossing of Washington Blvd. The exact fictional address is 219 East Wilmington St. To get to it, Perry Mason was advised to follow the main road; in 10 blocks it was to be crossed by Washington Blvd, at which point one was to take a right, and wind up at the exact address. However, Perry Mason and his secretary Della Street were momentarily stunted in their quest, for as when they thought they'd gotten to Washington Blvd, the street was found to lack a street sign. But then Perry said that this must be Washington Blvd, it's just that street signs became unfashionable; what's in is having address bureaus populated by haughty broads. In physical reality of today, Wilmington St. does not cross Washington Blvd at any point. I was not able to verify that it indeed extend to an eastern point, but think it a possibility, since a West Wilmington Street is extant. In my project, I will use google map to determine at which point Wilmington could potentially intersect Washington Blvd, and spend some time translating the street text visible in that area (names of shops, advertising, street names) into Russian and attaching those translations in an impermanent way to their correspondent points of interest; thus stabilizing the fictional and the temporal in the geodigital local. It seems that LA's fictional history is intertwined with its real history to a point of seeming to be equally plausible, lining up the experience of reading and relating to Los Angeles of 30's in Russian, remembering the relationship of USSR and USA at that time, to living and relating to one in polyglotic Google age. STOP #15 Washington and Main 1:40 Sarah Ibrahim “Piangero la sorte mia” I will be performing a piece called "Piangero la sorte mia" from Giulio Cesare by Handel. I will be abruptly 'tossed' out of a car in a big dress with runny makeup, and will wander around the area singing this 'poor me' aria of Cleopatra's. STOP #16 LA Trade Tech, 400 W. Washington 3:00—6:00 Julia Holter and the Open Academy Youth Orchestra at LATTC “Open Academy Youth Orchestra Rehearsal” The Open Academy Youth Orchestra rehearses outside on the steps (including a bit of Schubert's "Unfinished Symphony", Christmas carols, and the soundtrack to the "Prince of Egypt") today, instead of in its usual music room. STOP #17 Blue Line Grand Station 2:00 to 3:00 Shaun Klaseus “Blue Line Balloon Dogs” Dogs are allowed to travel cage-free on San Francisco’s Muni system and Boston’s subway system, yet they are forbidden on LA MTA trains. Inspired by the sadness that comes with not being able to take his well-behaved dog Neptune on the train, Shaun Klaseus will fabricate balloon dogs for patrons of LA’s public transit system. STOP #18 901 W Washington blvd 1-3, reading at 2:00 Katie Jacobson “Vergangenheitsbewältigung” Katie will be reading from and distributing her first solo zine, Vergangenheitsbewältigung, which explores the themes of fragmented memories and of coming to terms with the past. Donations are appreciated to cover printing costs. "We, amnesiacs all, condemned to live in an eternally fleeting present, have created the most elaborate of human constructions, memory, to buffer ourselves against the intolerable knowledge of the irreversible passage of time and the irretrievability of its moments and events." -Geoffrey Sonnabend STOP #19 Washington and Budlong 2:30 Janet Sarbanes “The Ballad of Bud Long.” STOP #20 at Normandie, NW Corner 3:00 Mark So “Small Change” anyone may realize the piece anywhere, at any time. (see downloadable handout) STOP #21 AT Crenshaw, NW Corner 3:40—4:00 Audrey Chan “Counts of 8” Since moving back to Los Angeles, I've been re-learning tap at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Baldwin Hills' Crenshaw Plaza. All of the combinations that we learn are structured around beat counts of 8, further broken down into 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 beats, etc. Choreography in tap usually starts on the 8th beat. My Achilles heel as a tap dancer is that I'm still learning how to count rhythm, the 1-and, 2-and, 3-and, etc. My grandmother exercises her reflexes every morning by clapping her hands, keeping a beat that is as regular as a metronome. Maybe by concentrating on my grandmother's steady beat, my tap dancing will gradually improve. STOP #22 from Adams to Hoover 2:00—4:00 Danielle Adair “counter-wise” Starting at the corner of Washington and Adams at approximately noon and walking eastward for approximately one and a half hours to Washington and Hoover - i.e. the space between two presidents. While walking east (counter-west) I will use sidewalk chalk to mark places along Washington Blvd. The marks will be acronyms and euphemisms of the Department of Defense's counterinsurgency doctrine. Spots may or may not be visible by car. I will document for upload on the blog. STOP #23 Washington and Sycamore all day Meghann McCrory, Ian James, Ali Prosch “The Writing is on the Wall” Do you ever think about stuff? Do you ever wish it was on a wall? Throughout the day, Meghann McCrory, Ian James and Ali Prosch will dutifully transcribe your thoughts, comments and questions onto a giant wall at the corner of Washington and Sycamore. Think: a giant chalkboard, a bathroom wall exploded out onto the boulevard, a collective protest sign. Stop by and see the wall in person all afternoon. The cell phone number will be announced the day before so check back here before you head out that day. Tell your friends! See you there! (Sycamore is four blocks west of La Brea) STOP #24 Washington and Hauser, on a traffic island Faith Purvey and Andrew Clinco will construct a temporary art gallery on the traffic island of washington and hauser blvds as part of "Islands Anyone?" with islands of LA. The artwork of a local 5th grade class will be on display, as well as an interactive component created by people waiting for the bus and visiting the traffic island. STOP #25 between the 10 and National all day CREDIT: An Absent Performance STOP #26 5772 W. Washington, SW corner 3:30—4:30 D. Jean Hester “Recess” Let’s have recess! Flashback to the playground! Play hopscotch, hula hoops, hacky sack, chalk-drawing on the sidewalk, double Dutch jump rope. Balloons and lemonade even! Give your adult self a break from the mess of the real world, and let your inner child come outside and play at recess! STOP #27 Washington and Adams all day Veronica Shalom “V'Zot HaBracha: Four-Square Exorcise” On the 23 day of the month of Tishrei, (11 day of October), Judaic religion observes the holiday of Simchat Torah ("Eighth Day of Assembly"), which follows immediately after the festival of Sukkot. With regards to traditional celebration, "V'Zot HaBracha: Four-Square Exorcise" will exalt this great period of closure and renewal both in terms of the Judaic calendar and coinciding with death's inexorable reminder in this year's autumnal equinox, by revisiting a game of Four-Square. However familiar, this game will be different in that it will take the shape of a sun cross in order to transcend the esoteric past with the cyclic present. A very unique ceremonial procession will commence the games at 1:30. Four-Square starts promptly at 2. Dress accordingly. STOP #28 5965 Washington Blvd 4:45—5:00 Andrea Lambert “Jet Set Desolate” Lambert will be reading a selection from Jet Set Desolate that deals with losing your virginity to the wrong type of rock star. Copies of the book will be available for $15. www.andreaklambert.com STOP #29 6029 Washington Boulevard 2:30 Katie Shook and Gary Schultz “The Sound of CarArt” Katie Shook will be drawing portraits of cars and people with their cars, available to take away with you as memorabilia from your exploratory experience along Washington Boulevard. Gary Schultz and Sepand Shahab will be playing music based on license plates and the environment. Each time a car portrait is finished, the pair will play the score from the license plate on the drawing. STOP #30 6150 Washington Blvd all day Lara Bank “Portable Forest Lock Down” Eight evergreens lock down on Washington Blvd, taking it back for the natural world. STOP #31 between Landmark and National, adjacent to a closed Mazda dealership all day Mariangeles Soto-Diaz “Abstraction at Work” Abstraction at Work makes visible the relationship between the inconspicuous language of lines found on the street for the purpose of signaling and demarcating, and lines used as compositional elements in the language of abstraction. As a site-specific performance, Abstraction at Work is concerned with deterritorializing abstraction’s areas of operation, working to make abstraction’s work visible, including its own labor. The renewed visibility of lines also underscores an aesthetic experience of the city; lines communicate. Aware that abstraction has suffered from solipsism as much as seclusion, Abstraction at Work enters the public space, creating a plane for communication with pedestrians and the Washington Boulevard traffic. STOP #32 at the Trader Joe's, Washington and Culver 4:30-5:30, reading at 5:07 Samantha Cohen “Figs + Eggs” STOP #33 Washington Blvd & Watseka Ave 2:30 to 4:00 Carolyn Chen “Human Windchimes II. Journey” performed by Clint McCallum, Bob Pierzak, Paul Feyertag, and Brian Griffeath-Loeb 1. "It is clear," replied Don Quixote, "that you are not experienced in adventures. Those are giants, and if you are afraid, turn aside and pray whilst I enter into fierce an unequal combat with them." 2. On Solaris, a crew member taped paper over an air vent to remember the sound of rustling leaves. STOP #34 10202 W. Washington, Culver City 3:30—5:30 Joe Milazzo “What's It Like In Culver City?” Participants are asked, on foot, to "complete a circuit" around Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California. (see handout) STOP #35 Washington and Wade Street 5:30 to 6:30 Sojung Kwon “Wind Reporter” 4-5 cans are linked to balloons flying in 10-15 meter up high with a string. Audiences are invited to listen to the wind sounds from 15 meter height, cans play. STOP #36 Washington and Moore all day David Dominguez, Robin Letcher and Fabio Assis “Reggae in Motion” "Reggae in Motion" is a collection of works from 3 local artist which are greatly influenced by reggae music and culture. We will be working on a live painting and showcasing a few others. Some showing tribute to such artist as Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. There will be sharing of good vibes along with even better music. STOP #37 Washington and Lincoln Blvd 5:00 to 5:30 Flint “Our Name is Prince (& We Are Funky)” Plug in your air guitar, amp up that imaginary synth, and stretch those vocal chords to tunes by The Artist Formerly (& Currently) Known As as a private ritual takes a public sing-a-long spin. STOP #38 327 Washington Blvd 5:00 to 6:00 Jennifer Styperk “Caricature Poems” Stop for a poem about you! You've seen the artists along the boardwalk and at festivals drawing cartoonish pictures of people’s likeness. This is the same idea only your likeness will be captured in a personalized poem. STOP #39 34 Washington, Marina Del Rey 5:00—6:00 Cynthia Simonian + Anita K. Marto “Still Motion” "Still Motion" is a slide projection/sound installation that will be projected on a screen from 5-6pm at the upstairs room of The Cow's End, a coffee house at 34 Washington Blvd. In "Still Motion," Anita Marto's blurred-motion still photography and Cynthia Simonian's sound recordings from Washington Blvd deal with the paradoxical aspects of blending these two art forms--one predominantly based on the perception of stillness (photo), and the other based on obvious time and motion (audio). Ironically, the still photos attempt to capture motion, and the constantly moving audio recordings attempt to take still "snapshots" of different locations on the length of Washington Blvd. STOP #40 where Washington meets the sea 3:00 to 6:00 Ama Birch “Where Washington Meets the Sea” Come on down to the beach. Choose a poem from the sand and read it to the surf. Community participation is required. STOP #41 approaching the sea all day John Burtle and Carlin Wing We invite you to a country crossing coast to coast game of Telephone. As you make your way down Washington Blvd during "A Day in LA," each performance will bring you closer to the Pacific Ocean. While you jump in and out of your car, at a far away outpost in Gloucester, Massachussetts, others will be dawdling her way down a much shorter Washington Street towards the Atlantic Sea. We invite you to help create an associative series of cell phone photographs that will bounce back and forth from us to you, from sea to shining sea. Detailed instructions will be available at the start of the event. Last STOP on Washington Boulevard Tucker Neel “Share The Light” Tucker kindly asks that you share the sunset with the Thomas Kinkade Company. Please dial 1 (800) 366-3733 and when prompted, dial extension 5191. Please leave a message describing the sunset in as much detail as possible for Kathleen Moon, Senior Executive Assistant to Craig Fleming, the President and CEO of the company. Bios- Anita K. Marto, a Los Angeles native, has been photographing her surroundings since she first saw a photo come up in developer in high school. She's got am MFA in Film/Video from CalArts and is an award-winning experimental filmmaker. The last few years she has turned her attention back to photography shooting everything from the LA indie music scene to kitsch-objects in a studio setting. Check out her portfolio website at www.akmarto.smugmug.com. --AKM. Cynthia Simonian, a composer and sound designer from Southern California, loves providing sound and music for collaborative art works. She enjoys collaborating with visual artists, filmmakers, animators, and theatre performers. She holds a Master's of Fine Arts in Music Composition from California Institute of the Arts, with a BA in Music Composition from UC Santa Barbara. She has composed music for two award-winning film directors, and is always on the lookout for new collaborators. She is fascinated by the sounds of LA, and plans to create more audio works, the next one possibly focusing on Union Station. To see more of her work, visit www.cynthesismusic.com. --CS. Robin Myrick is a Texas-based writer of plays, fiction, and poetry, and a color commentator on American culture. She holds an MFA in Writing and Critical Studies from California Institute of the Arts, and her work has been featured in a variety of literary journals and anthologies, as well as magazines and newspapers across the South. She currently teaches at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. Andrea Lambert is a Los Angeles-based writer and artist. She holds an MFA from CalArts and a BA from Reed College. She is the author of Jet Set Desolate and Lorazepam and the Valley of Skin / 730910-2155. Lambert’s writings appear in 3:AM Magazine, Chronometry, and Lime Tea. Katie Shook is a puppetry and performance artist based in Los Angeles. She has directed and performed in pieces at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Manual Archives, the Velaslavasay Panorama and with the Little Fakers, as well as at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, the Los Angeles Toy Theater Festival, and the New York Toy Theater Festival. Katie seeks to find unlikely relationships between people and objects, and expose the inner life of puppets. She earned an MFA from CalArts in Puppetry and Integrated Media. Sojung Kwon is an artist from Seoul, Korea and currently working in the Los Angeles area. She received her BFA and MFA from Sungshin Women’s University, Seoul in 2002, and also persued her Masters’ degree in fine art from Otis School of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California in 2007. After she moved to Los Angeles, different public receptions of her work between East and West, and her position as an outsider in both cultures encouraged her to explore the cultural, rational and linguistic discrepancy between different cultures. As a performance artist, sculptor, multi media artist, and global citizen, she uses various symbolic props and playful banality of everyday objects to investigate social developments, structures, and what happens when people encounter inverted social conventions: the normal becoming strange, the fair becoming unfair, white becoming gray. Her performance often invites the audience to participate in familiar social activities while her actions occupy spaces of non-communicative engagement. Gary Schultz is an LA-based composer pursuing an MFA in Experimental Sound Practices from CalArts. Shaun Klaseus directs and teaches theater in Los Angeles. He has spent the last five years working primarily with marginalized youth in Southern California, creating works that employ movement-based theater to explore classical texts. He holds a BA from Cal State Long Beach and is a member of the California Educational Theater Association, the Drama Teachers Association of Southern California, as well as the International Thespian Society. Tucker Neel is an artist, freelance writer, and independent curator living and working in Los Angeles, CA. Neel utilizes project-specific media to investigate issues of mass communication, political allegiance, and attempts to solidify memory in material forms. He holds an MFA from Otis College of Art and Design and a BA in Art History and Visual Arts from Occidental College. To view his complete projects please visit tuckerneel.com.