Delirious LA Calendar
July 14th, 2014
Heather Flood on Punk’d
L.A.-based designer Heather Flood brings a little visual anarchy to the gallery with Punk’d. On view at SCI-Arc Gallery through August 3.
What’s the difference between Punk’d, punk, and punk’d?
In it’s most basic sense, Punk’d is an architectural installation in the SCI-Arc Gallery. The aim of the installation is the development of a technique for integrating architectural (3D) and graphic (2D) design. Once that technique was developed, I directed it towards the production of a specific set of visual effects and also the production of specific political overtones. Tartan, the textile, provided intelligence for how to integrate the three-dimensional with the two-dimensional.Punk is a subculture with specific politics and styles associated with it. While there are many microcosms within the subculture of punk, they almost all share an anti-establishment viewpoint that is expressed most notably through music and fashion. The London punk scene interested me because its translation into fashion was so fantastic. This is largely to the credit of Vivienne Westwood who, together with Malcolm McLaren ran the boutique SEX on Kings Road in London in the mid-70′s where they helped galvanize the punk movement by establishing it’s visual identity through the clothing that they made and sold.Punk’d, in the urban-dictionary sense, is a practical joke that’s been played on someone and makes him look silly or foolish. (Yes, the MTV show Punk’d is a deliberate reference.)
You used the colors and the graphic pattern of the Balmoral tartan, what was the political remark you intended to make with punk-ifying the tartan?
Tartan is an overtly political textile. The colors and bandwidths of a particular fabric are associated with a family or clan. The potential for tartan to denote pedigree has made it the fabric of choice for individuals who are interested in subverting conventions of hierarchy. In the case of this installation, I chose to mess with the Balmoral tartan, the official tartan of the British Royal Family.
LA Forum Event
The LA Forum Presents: Linear City and The Big Atlas of L.A. Pools
The LA Forum’s summer exhibition features the work of Lane Barden and Benedikt Groß & Joseph K. Lee to illustrate two distinct ways of seeing our sun-drenched metropolis through infrastructure, water resources, and habitat. Linear City and The Big Atlas of L.A. Pools will be on view at WUHO Gallery in Hollywood June 19 through August 3, 2014 with an opening reception on Thursday, June 19.
Kaplan Gehring McCarroll Architectural Lighting
Linear City Development LLC
The Friends of the Los Angeles River
Weldon Color Lab
Upcoming Los Angeles Area Events
Opening Reception: The Best Laid Plans | AIA|LA
The Best Laid Plans reimagines several architectural plans from a selection covering a time period of over 2,000 years.
Issue Launch & Discussion | Log 31: New Ancients
Log 31: New Ancients was guest-edited by SCI-Arc faculty Dora Epstein Jones and Bryony Roberts. Todd Gannon will lead a discussion between Epstein Jones and Roberts, joined by other contributors including past and present SCI-Arc faculty Anna Neimark, Jonah Rowen, and Andrew Atwood, as well as alumni Jason Payne and Marc Ericson.
Panel: The Reemergence of Tony Greene | MAK Center
The curators of four exhibitions featuring the work of Tony Greene: Judie Bamber and Monica Majoli (Schindler House), David Evans Frantz (Made in LA/Hammer), Richard Hawkins and Catherine Opie (Whitney Biennial), and John Neff (Iceberg Projects) will discuss the reemergence of the late artist’s work, its relevance today, and how it can be framed in a contemporary discourse. They will also offer a contextualization of the artist’s work in the realm of his personal world.
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 – 7:30 PM
LACMA Talk | The Genesis of a New Vernacular: Cesar Pelli, Tony Lumsden, and High-Tech Los Angeles
Daniel Paul talks about the influence of the local aerospace and technology industries on architecture and design during the 1960s and 70s and explains the high-tech design idiom developed by architects Cesar Pelli and Anthony Lumsden. Introduction by Philippe Paré, AIA, principal at Gensler, and LACMA Art + Technology Lab advisor.
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Thursday, July 24th, 2014 – 7:00 PM
Making LA: Rudolph Schindler’s Bethlehem Baptist Church | de LaB
Bethlehem Baptist Church, a designated LA Historic-Cultural Monument in 2009, is South LA’s only Modernist building. It was abandoned for nearly 40 years until Pastor Melvin Ashley of the Faith-Build International accidentally discovered the building. Join de LaB for a tour of this landmark with church administrator Capri Blount and designer Brendan Ravenhill, who will highlight the remarkable recovery of this piece of LA architectural history.