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Delirious LA Calendar – March 14th, 2011

UPCOMING LOS ANGELES AREA EVENTS:

Masters of Architecture spotlights Craig Dykers, AIA
Craig Dyker, AIA an international architect with a reputation for producing innovative and fluid designs, will speak at the Masters of Architecture’s annual lecture series organized by the American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles Chapter, in partnership with LACMA’s education department, Tuesday, March 15.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Upcomming LA River Tours
Elysian Valley-Long Beach, Water-In-LA Tour, w/Boyle Heights taqueria  (carpool)
Co-Sponsors, Speakers:  Santa Monica Baykeeper, Food & Water Watch, Environment Now
9am-~5pm (w/option to leave midday)
(tentative date–check Eventbrite site after 3/1)
9am-~5pm (w/option to leave midday)
Sunday March 27, 2011
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DOCENTS SOUGHT FOR THE BEACH HOUSE: Where Hollywood celebrity meets Santa Monica’s beach culture

The Santa Monica Conservancy announces a new opportunity to train as a docent for the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica. Volunteers will be asked to attend three lectures and on-site training and to dedicate at least six hours per month to giving free public tours of this award-winning public beach club at 415 Pacific Coast Highway. The lectures will take place on Saturday afternoons, March 12, 26 and April 9, from 2 – 5 P.M. at the Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th Street (near Colorado Blvd.) in Santa Monica.  Metered parking is available underground or in adjacent parking structures. The Saturday afternoon lectures (see details below) are also open to non-docent attendees who will be asked for a small donation toward the Conservancy’s educational programs.
Saturday March 26, 2011 - Documentary filmmaker Elaina Archer “The True Story of Marion Davies”
April 9, 2011 - Christy McAvoy, Historic Resources Group
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Mockups – WUHO Gallery

Installations by David Freeland + Brennan Buck, Jason King, Chris Puzio, John Southern, Marcel Sanchez-Prieto + Adriana Cuellar, Kelly Bair, Jennifer Bonner, Maxi Spina (Woodbury University School of Architecture Adjunct Faculty) .
WUHo Gallery, 6518 Hollywood Blvd., March 15th-20th.
Opening Reception- Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 7-10pm
Exhibition Panel Discussion- Sunday, March 20th 2011, 5-6pm
Panel Moderators- Chandler Ahrens, Ewan Branda
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Eric Owen Moss + Audience of Objects Exhibitors: Exhibition Discussion

SCI-Arc Director Eric Owen Moss discusses the Audience of Objects  exhibition currently on view at SCI-Arc with exhibitors: Herwig Baumgartner and Scott Uriu, B+U; Hernan Diaz Alonso, Xefirotarch; Craig Hodgetts and Hsinming Fung, Hodgetts + Fung; Elena Manferdini, Atelier Manferdini; Alexis Rochas, I/O; and Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich, PATTERNS.  The exhibition in the SCI-Arc Library Gallery includes six projects previously “seated” in the Austrian Pavilion at the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennal, curated by Moss. The curatorial objective for the Pavilion was to use an imaginative design means to communicate the most imaginative prospects for contemporary Austrian architecture and urban design around the world, as well as to represent Austria as both a unique repository of architectural talent, and an attentive welcomer of a new spirit of foreign architectural invention. Design works of international architects who have taught in Austria were displayed in the “Audience of Objects” exhibition inside the 2010 Austrian Pavilion.
Wednesday March 16, 2011 – 7:00pm
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Stainless-steel flowers weighing 2000 pounds, and some other stuff

Metallotus is a stainless-steel sculpture in the shape of a large lotus flower suspended over the courtyard of the Medallion project at Fourth and Main Streets in downtown Los Angeles. The sculpture is a fabrication and engineering achievement, measuring 28 feet in diameter and weighing a total of 2,000 pounds. It involved two engineers, one metal bending shop, a metal polishing shop, two metal fabricators, a welder, a specialty rigging company, and sign-offs from 26 different agencies. Electroland created complex studies, models and patterns to guide all aspects of the fabrication process. Cameron McNall will share anecdotes and the insights gained from this effort, and talk about some other new Electroland projects not yet published.
Thursday March 17, 2011 – 6:00pm
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BetterHomeBuilding
The Architect’s Newspaper presents an innovative panel at SPF:a Gallery in Culver City, which will unite homebuilders and architects in a conversation about improving the architectural quality of residential developments and getting architects more involved with mass-produced and tract housing. The event will be moderated by Sam Lubell, West Coast Editor of the Architect’s Newspaper
Thursday March 17 2011 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Making Place at LACE de LaB
This March, de LaB ponders ideas around placemaking and gets a little abstract in the process! Join us as we celebrate and discuss the completion of the Making Place: Painted Over/Under Part 3 exhibition with our newest de LaB host and Making Place curator Erin Cullerton. Featuring work by architecture firms Predock_Frane Architects, Chee Salette Architecture Office, and Florencia Pita mod, Making Place is the architecture-inspired section of a yearlong exhibition conceptualized by artist Kim Schoenstadt. Showcasing two-dimensional, abstracted vignettes of the Los Angeles cityscape as both an exercise in artful placemaking and a response to the powerful imagery of forgotten urban landscapes, Making Place explores the myriad ways Los Angeles has layered itself into a complex network of activity at once dense and urbanistically challenged.
Thurdsay March 17, 2011 – 6:30pm to 9:00pm
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Mohamed Sharif: Recent Work
Mohamed Sharif is principal of Sharif Studio. Prior to joining SCI-Arc, he was Assistant Chair of the Architecture/Landscape/Interiors department at Otis for two years and has taught at schools including his alma mater and RISD since 1994. Between 1997-2008, Sharif worked with significant practices including Koning Eizenberg, where he was associate from 2005 to 2008. Between 2007-2009, he was President of the LA Forum. His essays have been published in journals and periodicals including 306090, arq, Constructs and Log. He serves on the editorial board of arq (Architectural Research Quarterly; Cambridge University Press).
Friday, March 18, 2011 – 1:00pm
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In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Association for Women in Architecture (or The AWA) and The Ebell Society presents: Women with T-Squares
In her book Inge Horton details the lives, careers, and work of fifty, largely unknown, path-breaking California women in architecture.  She deftly chronicles the triumphs and challenges these women faced entering and claiming space in the largely male-dominated field.  Her talk is illustrated with portraits of the architects and photographs of their work.  Inge Schaefer Horton is a retired city planner with a strong background in architecture who now devotes her time to the research of women architects and preservation issues in San Francisco.  She is the author of several articles and two previous books on architecture in Berlin and Paris/Brussels and is a contributing author to the 2010 book Design on the Edge, celebrating the centennial of the Architecture Department at the University of California, Berkeley.
Tuesday March 22, 2011, Reception at 6:00pm, Lecture at 6:30pm
For tickets, please call (323) 931-1277×131 or email tickets@ebellla.com
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Pret-a-Porter
Frank Barkow and Regine Leibinger founded the Berlin based practice Barkow Leibinger Architects in 1993. Characterized by the interaction of practice, research, and teaching, the firm’s “interdisciplinary, discursive attitude allows its work to expand and respond to advancing knowledge and technology.” Recent designs include a gatehouse and factory-campus event space in Stuttgart, Germany and the TRUTEC Office Building in Seoul, Korea. Pursuing their interest in digitally tooled material, Barkow Leibinger’s recent research projects investigate revolving laser cutting and CNC-cut translucent concrete formwork with an application to facade systems, pre-cast concrete, and ceramic elements.
Thursday March 23, 2011 – 6:00pm
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Arch Is_ Holds Public Forum for Winners
In an effort to empower and honor emergent talent within the architectural community, the Arch Is_ competition will be holding a public forum for its 2010 competition winners:
DAVID FREELAND and BRENNAN BUCK – FreelandBuck, Los Angeles, CA
“Architecture is difference.”
GEORGINA HULJICH and MARCELO SPINA – Patterns, Los Angeles, CA
“Architecture is embedded.”
Chosen from a very selective pool of applicants, the winner’s body of work demonstrated exceptional talent and innovation.Colleagues, mentors, and the design community at-large are invited to join Arch Is_ winners at a public forum on Thursday, March 24 at 7PM at the A+D Museum, where each of the two winners will give a presentation followed by a moderated discussion
Thursday March 24, 2011 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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Joshua Prince-Ramus Lecture at Woodbury University
Joshua Prince-Ramus is Principal of REX, a firm that thinks it’s time for Architecture to do things again, not just represent things. REX recently completed the acclaimed Wyly Theatre in Dallas, Texas and the Vakko Fashion Center and Power Media Center in Istanbul, Turkey. Current work includes Museum Plaza, a mixed-use skyscraper housing a contemporary art center in Louisville, Kentucky and the new Central Library and Music Conservatory for the city of Kortrijk, Belgium. Prince-Ramus was the founding partner of OMA New York-the American affiliate of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)/Rem Koolhaas in the Netherlands- renaming the firm REX in 2006.  For OMA, Prince-Ramus was in charge of the Guggenheim-Hermitage Museum in Las Vegas and the Seattle Central Library, hailed as TIME magazine’s “2004 Building of the Year”.
Ahmanson Main Space, Woodbury University School of Architecture
Friday March 25, 2011 – 7:00pm
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CaliFERNication de LaB
It’s no longer true that Inglewood is up to no good. On Saturday, March 26th, we’re heading south (but still east of La Brea) for a visit with (fer) studio. The architects behind Father’s Office in Culver City and Zen Zoo in Hollywood are currently working on a revitalization plan for Inglewood’s underutilized Market Street. The master plan centers on a proposed MTA stop and explores the possibility of an urban agriculture zone, adaptive re-use zoning, and a green belt and water reservoir.
Saturday March 26th, 2011 – 1:30pm to 3:30pm
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Upcomming LA River Tours
Elysian Valley-Long Beach, Water-In-LA Tour, w/Boyle Heights taqueria  (carpool)
Co-Sponsors, Speakers:  Santa Monica Baykeeper, Food & Water Watch, Environment Now
Elysian Valley-Long Beach, w/Boyle Heights taqueria  (carpool)
(tentative date–check Eventbrite site after 3/1)
9am-~5pm (w/option to leave midday)
Sunday March 27, 2011
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DOCENTS SOUGHT FOR THE BEACH HOUSE: Where Hollywood celebrity meets Santa Monica’s beach culture
The Santa Monica Conservancy announces a new opportunity to train as a docent for the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica. Volunteers will be asked to attend three lectures and on-site training and to dedicate at least six hours per month to giving free public tours of this award-winning public beach club at 415 Pacific Coast Highway. The lectures will take place on Saturday afternoons, March 12, 26 and April 9, from 2 – 5 P.M. at the Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th Street (near Colorado Blvd.) in Santa Monica.  Metered parking is available underground or in adjacent parking structures. The Saturday afternoon lectures (see details below) are also open to non-docent attendees who will be asked for a small donation toward the Conservancy’s educational programs.
Saturday March 26, 2011 – Documentary filmmaker Elaina Archer “The True Story of Marion Davies”
April 9, 2011 – Christy McAvoy, Historic Resources Group
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“Fashions from Literature”
See what Elizabeth Bennett, Dorian Gray, Scarlet O’Hara, Jane Eyre, Daisy Buchanan and other favorite literary heroes and heroines would have worn in their respective eras.  Learn why only in the imagination of the printed word could there be such a thing as a bodice ripper! Excerpts from some of the most famous works ever written will come to life as historically accurate recreations of the costumes of the period are displayed before you.
Tickets go on sale: February 28, 2011
Show on Saturday, March 26, 2011

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Material Beyond Materials: A Composite Tectonics Conference on Advanced Materials and Digital Manufacturing
The two-day special event taking place on the SCI-Arc campus combines progressive presentations in the fields of architecture, the arts, engineering and materials research. Conference participants will present and discuss their most innovative ideas, projects and positions concerning materials, technology and the impact on the architecture and construction disciplines and professions.
The conference debuts Friday, March 25 with a keynote lecture by Evan Douglis, Dean of Rensselaer Polytechnic and Principal of Evan Douglis Studio. The following day, Saturday, March 26, features dynamic panel discussions and presentations on topics including Integrating Complexity, Synthesizing Behavior, Performing Environments and Manufacturing Construction.
Friday March 25, 2011 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday March 26, 2011 – 10:00am to 5:00pm

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CELEBRATE THE ARTS – ARTISTS OF WEST ADAMS’ TOUR
The second annual West Adams Heritage Association’s Art in Historic Places tour, “Celebrate the Arts:  Artists of West Adams,” on Saturday, March 26, features architecturally diverse historic venues in several West Adams neighborhoods, all showcasing works by professional and emerging local fine artists, who work in a variety of media and genres, from traditional to cutting-edge contemporary.  They include:  Linda Frost, Donald Ferguson, Jenny Hager, Joan Tucker, Paul Papanek and Tolanna (Georgia Toliver).  All of the participating artists live and/or work in the Historic West Adams area. The self-guided driving tour includes both turn-of-the-century and post-WWI residences, including Craftsman bungalows and Spanish villas, artists’ studios, and other historic structures. Tickets:  General admission $30, paid online after March 19 and/or at the door on day of tour. The last day-of-tour ticket will be sold at 1 p.m.; tour properties close at 4 p.m.  Advance early bird tickets, paid no later than March 19, are $25 (postmarked by March 15). This is a self-guided, driving tour; allow three-plus hours.
Saturday, March 26 2011 – 10:00am to 4:00pm
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2011 AIA Los Angeles 2011 Spring Home Tour Series
Luxurious living, Hollywood royalty, extravagant lifestyles and the beautiful Southern California architecture are what draw so many to Los Angeles. Let the American Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles give you a peek into the glitz and glamour of, “about Sunset living,” with the self-guided Home Tour, “East and West of the 405.”
Sunday March 27, 2011- 11:00am to 4:00pm
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Modeling Urban Dynamics
De Landa is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, New York, the Gilles Deleuze Chair of Contemporary Philosophy and Science at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, a lecturer at the Canisius College in Buffalo, New York and the University of Pennsylvania School of Design in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and adjunct professor at Pratt Institute the School of Architecture in Brooklyn, New York. He received his BFA from New York’s School of Visual Arts.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 – 6:00pm

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The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) is pleased to announce the exhibition Silent Disco by Los Angeles-based architecture firm Barbara Bestor Architecture, on view in the SCI-Arc Gallery from April 1 through May 15, 2011.  Architecture students are the “imagined” client for this temporary disco installation. Providing respite from the institutional production of architecture with a lightly hedonistic program, Silent Disco aims to support social and communal experiences. The architectural project here is not limited to the execution of a design and its special effects, but a framework to encourage visual, physical and social pleasure.  The design of the structure is an overscaled, unfolded demi-dodecahedron model that contains a strong graphic interface.
Friday, April 1, 7-9pm: Opening reception in the SCI-Arc Gallery with special event, Disco Silencio
Friday, April 8, 7pm: Exhibition discussion with Architect Barbara Bestor and SCI-Arc Director Eric Owen Moss
Friday, April 22, 7-9pm: Special event, Disco Callado, in the SCI-Arc Gallery, in conjunction with the SCI-Arc Spring Show and Undergraduate Thesis happening throughout the school
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The Neutra Practice at 85!
Dion Neutra, surviving principal of the continuing firm, and Fellow of the Neutra Institute, is asking for volunteers to help him plan a weekend of activities celebrating the 85th year in practice of the firm, starting with Richard Neutra’s 119th birthday on Friday, April 8, 2011. The weekend will continue with a day of activities, Saturday, and culminate with a grand walking Neutra site tour on Sunday, April 10. Negotiations are underway for parts of this to occur at the Eagle Rock Rec Center, and a reception at the VDL house.  Volunteers should contact Dion with a resume at dion@neutra.org.
SPECIAL   ADDED FEATURES: Visitors will view a 10 minute archival film entitled   ‘Destruction’, which depicts the dramatic and heartrending demolition of   the 1936 Von Sternberg House! On Friday the last film which shows Richard Neutra in action; shot in Vienna.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 8 – 10, 2011
Reserve your spaces at www.neutra.org
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BRAD MILLER: PRIMORDIAL ALGORITHMS
Edward Cella Art + Architecture announces a solo exhibition of a trilogy of new    works by contemporary artist and sculptor Brad Miller. Using the elements of clay, wood and fire, Miller creates three interconnected yet discrete bodies of work that suggest the life generating systems found in nature. His installation of branching porcelain sculptures, burned wood panels inscribed with bisymmetric forms, and carved clay vessels evoke the cellular patterns that are the very genesis of life.
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 23, 2011 / 6:00 – 8:00 PM
April 23 through June 28, 2011

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25th Annual Last Remaining Seats.
The Los Angeles Conservancy celebrates a quarter century of presenting classic films and live entertainment in historic theatres. May 25 – June 29; Wednesdays at 8 p.m., plus bonus screenings Sunday, June 26 to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Palace Theatre. All screenings in the Broadway Historic Theatre District of downtown Los Angeles. Advance tickets $20 for general public, $16 for L.A. Conservancy members. Tickets on sale March 30 to members, April 13 to general public. (213) 430-4219
May 25, 2011 to June 29, 2011 – Wednesdays starting at 8:00pm
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ONGOING LOS ANGELES AREA EVENTS:

MAK Center Presents: Schindler Lab, Round One
As a locus for artistic experimentation, the MAK Center not only preserves R.M. Schindler’s landmark home, it seeks to keep his spirit of innovation alive. Schindler Lab launches an ongoing series that pairs a local emerging artist and architect to build complementary installations in the house as a device for expressing their precise, inventive way of seeing Schindler’s logic and methods. Projects will be collaborative or in tandem. Artist and architect must have developed a relationship with the house from serial time spent in the space, resulting in a bona fide “love” of the house.
Round One features artist Olivia Booth and architect Thurman Grant.
Sara Daleiden is the curator and series initiator for Schindler Lab.
The opening reception will feature a performance by dancer/choreographer Nancy Sandercock responding to the work.
MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House
835 North Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA 90069
March 6 – April 24th
Saturday, April 2 at 2pm: Curator and artist-led walk-through.

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SOUPERgreen
A+D, The Architecture and Design Museum > Los Angeles presents SOUPERgreen, an exhibition of new architectural work that offers a compelling alternative to the conventional idea of “being green.” Highlighting the fact that technology is a key factor in the environmental crisis-to some a main cause, to others the best answer-this work questions the corresponding ways “green technology” is normally cast as a form of penance, and asked to “solve the problem” (as in “please-make-it-go-away-I-don’t-want-to-hear-about-it”). Instead, these five projects promote an attitude that looks at technology as a uniquely human means of expression, through which the “natural”-in its broadest sense-can be engaged and made more visible.
February 12 – April 14, 2011
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LAURIE FRICK: SLEEP PATTERNS

Edward Cella Art + Architecture announces a solo exhibition of new work by Los Angeles native artist Laurie Frick.  Entitled Sleep Patterns, each of Frick’s wall-based works and a site specific installation, represent the resonant rhythms of the neural paths of the human mind. Using scientific tools to measure these, Frick desires to visually present our biological nature though a unique language of pattern. This is Frick’s debut exhibit with Edward Cella Art + Architecture, as well as her first on the West Coast.
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 12, 2011 / 6:00 – 8:00 PM
February 12 through April 2, 2011

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2011 LACDA INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION
Enter our juried competition for digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. The competition is international, open to all geographical locations.Multiple entries are permitted. Additional registration fee required for each entry. Each registration allows three image submissions.
Deadline for entries: February 15, 2011
Winners Announced: February 21, 2011
Exhibit Dates: March 10-April 2, 2011

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Theodore Svenningsen – Truth and Self Deception
In Svenningsen’s text pieces the work exists at a place where narrative meanings of words can give way to being seen solely as aesthetic objects. The work explores this conflation of the narrative and the aesthetic. Some of the pieces are self-referential. These pieces investigate, critically, the underpinnings of theory-driven art. Some explore the interrelationships between individual persons and the larger group, and look at the difficulties and inabilities of these certain individuals to fit in. Logic symbolism forms the bases of the aesthetic element in a number of the pieces.
Opening Reception: February 20, 2011- 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Exhibition dates:February 20 – March 20

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Fred Lonidier: Photo/Text/Video

The show offers an overview of the career of this historically important if little known San Diego based conceptual artist.  In his work, Lonidier engages a wide array of social issues ranging from anti Vietnam War protests of the Sixties and Seventies to a critique of the Neo-Liberal trade policies of today.  Deeply committed to addressing some of the most pressing concerns out in the real world, the artist is serenely indifferent to matters of art world aesthetics and gallery exhibition protocols as these are generally understood.  And yet paradoxically, it may be that very indifference that marks the resulting objects and images as achingly aesthetic–quite despite themselves.
Opening Reception: February 19, 2011 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Exhibition: February 19 to March 26


Patrick Tighe, with composer Ken Ueno and fabricator Machineous: Out of Memory, SCI-Arc Gallery

Out of Memory, by Los Angeles-based firm Patrick Tighe Architecture, together with renowned composer Ken Ueno and fabricator Machineous, will be on view in the SCI-Arc Gallery between February 4 – March 13, 2011. Tighe’s installation, accompanied by a site-specific composition by Ueno, offers an experience at the convergence of sound, material, light, form and technology. Its soundscape is integral to the experience and used to explore the spatialization of sound within the physical boundaries of the SCI-Arc Gallery.
Through March 13, 2011
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‘LIGHT FRAMES’, GAIL PETER BORDEN’S INSTALLATION @ M&A

Materials & Applications (M&A), architecture and landscape research center, welcomes Gail Peter Borden and his pair of towering structures.  ‘Light Frames’ has transformed M&A’s exhibition space in Silver Lake with a hand-assembled dual layered dome, made of 1,450 linear feet of steel EMT (standard electrical conduit) that soars delicately over the courtyard.  The second enclosed structure is an inflatable vinyl ‘chapel’ that explores spatial effects such as vaulting to provide not only a place for reflection and repose, but also to invoke a feeling of exaltation.  Assembled by community participants and USC Architecture students, ‘Light Frames’ is on view daily to the public, free of charge.
OPEN DAIILY till MARCH 2011, from 10am-10pm.
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MAK Center Presents Two-Part Exhibtion, 91 92 93, With the Schindler House as the Backdrop
The MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House recently premiered the first half of a two-part exhibition, entitled 91 92 93 . The exhibition, presented in January and May, will examine the creation of an aesthetic idiom through key projects of the early 1990s with the migration of artists from New York to Los Angeles. Part one of the exhibition serves as a performative aspect, with the residence of Warren Niesluchowski, longtime assistant to Alanna Heiss of P.S. 1 in New York City. His piece will continue exploring concepts first presented in Simon Leung’s installation Warren Piece (in the 1970s) –which will be shown in part two of the exhibit–as a modern chapter in the enigmatic figure’s life.
Part Two: May 11, 2011 to August 1, 2011
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