Audience: For your experiential pleasure, I invite you to drive the length of San Fernando Road from north to south, stopping at 12 sites, and experiencing 8 pieces in your car between sites from 5:00 to 9:00 PM. The 20-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 Sylmar at the northern end of San Fernando Road at its intersection with the Sierra Highway, and ends in Lincoln Heights at its intersection with Pasadena Avenue before turning into Avenue 20. 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://sanfernandoroad.blogspot.com.
—Stephen van Dyck.
PS- Note that some events start before 5. You don't need to be at these (or any) events right as they start, but you can if you want. They will already be in progress by the time the official concert begins.
Call me if you get lost or confused. 505-331-9588.
STOP #1 San Fernando Road/Sierra Highway 4:45 to 5:15 Stephen van Dyck “tub.” / introductory conversation —GET DIRECTIONS HERE CAR PIECES WILL BE GIVEN OUT AT STOP #1 Sara Roberts “San Fernando Start Stop an' Go” Kyoung Kim “Terra Incognita”—DOWNLOADABLE HERE Eric Lindley “Untitled Set of Performance Instructions” Robin Myrick “The Murgatroid Cycle”—DOWNLOADABLE HERE David P Earle “The Strip: An audio guide to the San Fernando Veldt.” Laura Vena “Cartographies of Water and Dust: Traversing historic Route 99” Josh Forbes, Anna Magnuson, Tucker Neel “Untitled (A Dinner)” STOP #2 just south of 12723 San Fernando Road 3:00 to 5:45 Mark So Don Lalo | Magic [2 open rooms] 2008 SCORE DOWNLOADABLE HERE STOP #3 east side of San Fernando between Polk and Astoria 5:00 to 5:45 Jade Thacker “sun bathing” LOOK OUT FOR Phil Stearns "on the political economics of resource motivated warfare" (biking from the north to south end of San Fernando Road and back from 2:30 to 7:00) BEGIN “The Strip: An audio guide to the San Fernando Veldt.” at San Fernando Road and San Fernando Mission Boulevard STOP #4 bodycity (On San Fernando Road) San Fernando Road/beneath 118 Freeway overpass 5:45 to 6:00 STOP #5 San Fernando Road/beneath 5 Freeway overpass near Tuxford Street 6:00 to 6:30 Danielle Adair “FOR SALE” STOP #6 south/west side of SFR between Alameda and Brand all day Tucker Neel “Untitled (American Flags along approximately 4 miles of the South side of San Fernando Blvd.)” STOP #7 San Fernando Road/Grandview Avenue 6:15 to 7:15 Daiana Feuer “clownin’” STOP #8 Allison Carter “Play It As It Lays” 2425 N. San Fernando Road 6:45 to 7:15 STOP #9 San Fernando Road/Future Street 8:42 to 8:43 Tucker Neel “I've Learned To Stop Worrying.” STOP #10 San Fernando Road/Avenue 26 5:00 to 8:00 Fallen Fruit and Islands of LA “LOVE APPLES” STOP #11 San Fernando Road/Humboldt Street 7:45 to 8:30 Carlin Wing "Hitting Walls (v. iv)" STOP #12 San Fernando Road/Pasadena Avenue 8:15 to 9:00 Jade Thacker “Dedicated to those whose sole source of indignation is a messed up trifle”