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  • GELARE KHOSHGOZARAN and Jimena Sarno: The International Expanded Field

    In the spirit of transnational dialog in times of heightened fragmentation, competition and isolation, The International Expanded Field brings members of different diasporic communities of Los Angeles for a three day event at Human Resources. With a critical and contemporary look at the late 1960s and 1970s third world solidarity movements, the three day event creates a platform for sustained dialogue, and collective joy and pleasure. Through storytelling, film and video screenings, discussion, personal archives, collective dinners, dance and music, we come together from histories of coups, colonization, military dictatorships and interventions, to collectively think about what prepares us to carry on.

    The event is organized by Gelare Khoshgozaran and Jimena Sarno with contributions by Carmen Amengual, Carolyn Castaño, Gary Dauphin, Sandra de la Loza, iris yirei hu, Andre Keichian, Roshanak Kheshti, Sara Mameni, María Montenegro, Jennifer Moon, Amitis Motevalli, Sarah Naim, Perwana Nazif, Aria Safar, Hande Sever and more.

    Opening: Saturday, March 23
    Start: March 23 - End: March 25
    Human Resources LA
    410 Cottage Home
    Los Angeles, 90012

    See link for more information:

    http://humanresourcesla.com/event/international/

  • KATE PARSONS AND DAHN GIM with Femmebit x Anna Luisa Petrisko @ Dublab Creative Cultivation Salon

    A night of live music, video, VR, and performances benefitting Dublab’s mission and programming. Ft. live video performance by Femmebit artist Anna Luisa Petrisko.
    Cargo Collective Studios: 3006 N. Coolidge Ave
    March 23: 6-10pm
    Tickets

    https://projects.dublab.com/salon/

  • AMANDA STOJANOV, DAHN GIM, KATE PARSONS and TARA DILLOUGHERY @ THE OTHER ART FAIR

    The Other Art Fair and Saatchi Arts present Femmebit: VR (Amanda Stojanov, Dahn Gim, Kate Parsons, Tara Dilloughery, DMA Alumni)

    VR work, digital prints, and paintings that explore simulated parallel worlds. Ft. artists Amanda Stojanov, Tara Dilloughery, Kate Parsons, and Janna Avner.
    The Magic Box @ Reef, DTLA: Booth 116
    March 28-31
    Tickets link below| Contact us for discount codes!

    http://la.theotherartfair.com/

  • Los Angeles Metaphysical Library Release Party x Femmebit KATE PARSONS and DAHN GIM

    Join FEMMEBIT for the release party of the Los Angeles Metaphysical Library's second quarterly journal SEED. Features a special screening of Femmebit artists, including: Anna Garner, Ahree Lee, Kate Parsons, Anna Luisa Petrisko, Justine Melford-Colegate, Nina Sarnelle, and Sarah Zucker.

    XIX Studios, 3650 North Eagle Rock Boulevard
    March 23rd: 8pm-midnight
    Free with RSVP

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/laml-presents-journal-release-party-fundraiser-tickets-58341510027

  • Femmebit x Makingout.la DAHN GIM and KATE PARSONS

    Femmebit x Makingout.la (Dahn Gim, Kate Parsons, DMA Alumni)
    Imagine Grapefruits: A Tribute to Yoko Ono at the LA Phil
    March 22 5:30pm-8pm
    Femmebit is participating in the pop-up for BREATHWATCHLISTENTOUCH: The Work and Music of Yoko Ono at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Ft. video, augmented reality and virtual reality artwork by: Jennifer Bolande, Rachel Mason, Nancy Baker Cahill, Eve Weston, and more.
    Tickets

    https://www.laphil.com/events/performances/546/2019-03-22/breathewatchlistentouch-the-work-and-music-of-yoko-ono/

  • Femmebit x Makingout.la DAHN GIM and KATE PARSONS

    Femmebit x Makingout.la (Dahn Gim, Kate Parsons, DMA Alumni)

    Imagine Grapefruits: A Tribute to Yoko Ono at the LA Phil
    March 22 5:30pm-8pm

    Femmebit is participating in the pop-up for BREATHWATCHLISTENTOUCH: The Work and Music of Yoko Ono at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Ft. video, augmented reality and virtual reality artwork by: Jennifer Bolande, Rachel Mason, Nancy Baker Cahill, Eve Weston, and more.
    Tickets

  • FLOAT LAND with KATE PARSONS x Petra Cortright at Satellite Art Fair in Austin TX

    FLOAT LAND (Ben Vance, Kate Parsons, Daniel Lisi), will show the first collaboration with artist Petra Cortright, a Virtual Reality art experience titled Airsworld” b2streamlines softwear industry 2.4. On view at Satellite Art Fair, Austin TX.
    March 13-17

  • FLOAT LAND with KATE PARSONS x United Nude

    United Nude Pop-up at Westfield Century City Mall
    March 21-May 5

    Magic Leap Augmented Reality pop-up ft. designs by FLOAT LAND (Ben Vance, Kate Parsons, Daniel Lisi). Layers of abstract architecture, video, and nature-themed imagery are presented alongside United Nude’s architecture-inspired designer shoes for Lady Gaga, Issey Miyake, The Hunger Games and more. Also featured: The Lo Res Lamborghini.
    Opening event March 21, 6-10pm
    Open to the public

  • NEIL MENDOZA'S "Fish Hammer", interviewed in YOUFAB

    The winner of the Grand Prize at 2018’s YouFab Global Creative Awards, titled “Fish Hammer,” gives a harmless (seemingly harmless, anyway!) goldfish the power to smash miniature pieces of human furniture. In other words, it allows the fish to turn the tables, destroying a human environment the same way humans have been doing to fish for years. At the same time, its use of humorous, almost cartoonish images gives “Fish Hammer” a light touch.

    https://www.youfab.info/2018/neil-mendoza-interview.html

  • TRANSFER IS PLEASED TO PRESENT ARTIFACTS II A SOLO PRESENTATION OF PHAZERO

    In partnership with Wallplay #ONCANAL, a corridor for new ideas, this exhibition is part of the ‘International Womxn’s Day’ programming curated by Terry Lovette and AnnaLisa Benston.

    Artifacts II is a first-person exploration adventure game, set in surreal environments representing memory spaces in the character’s mind. The game is about the character’s mental health journey and the entanglement of trauma in the mind and body.
    Artifacts II uses elements of exploration (or walking sims), RPG, and Survival MDA to reveal the fragments of a character’s broken past.

    You can download and play the Demo on itch.io. The game was an Indie Cade Official Selection in 2018 and was featured at the Game Art Festival at the Hammer Museum, LA.

    March 7th - 31st

    TRANSFER pop-up #ONCANAL
    312 Canal Street
    New York, NY 10013

    http://transfergallery.com/artifacts-ii-phazero/

  • NATE MOHLER: Project Noctis Lux

    Nate Mohler, in conjunction with Res Life and the Student Committee for the Arts, is occupying the hill during the late nights of finals week with a light installation to physically and metaphorically bring the dorm walls to life.

    In an effort to support mental health, we be collecting poems, quotes, and words of wisdom from the UCLA Community to be incorporated into the project. We will also be inviting the public to digitally paint on the facade of Covel Commons, and have their art recorded and saved.

    Come make your mark as a UCLA community at one of two launch events and digitally spray paint your source of inspiration that will give light to your fellow classmates during those late nights of studying. You can participate in this project by submitting your quotes online at NoctisLux.Club or in person at the light pole in front of BCafe. Your drawings and your words will be projected onto the facade of the walls of The Hill, all throughout the night during finals week. See your words of wisdom inspire others for a healthy finals week. Go bruins!

    See more information at NoctisLux.club or the facebook event link.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1188857144616842/

  • Call for Proposals: Contemporary Image Collections

    The Contemporary Image Collections symposium invites both poster and oral presentation submissions about the collection of images today. While bringing together academic and professionals from the Humanities, Fine Arts, and Social Sciences, this symposium aims to redefine the "collection" in a present-day context. Direct submissions, questions, and interest to: gradsymposium@paris.edu Submissions due March 29, 2019.

    April 29, 2019
    Paris College of Art
    15 Rue Fenelon
    Paris France 75010

    https://paris.edu/

  • THE BOOK IN MOTION DMA 289 with LARS MULLER

    The Book in Motion is a final exhibition that features work from students in this quarter's DMA 289 Wrecking the Coffee Table instructed by visiting professor Lars Muller.

    Tuesday March 12, 2019 12pm-2pm
    Broad Art Center Ground Level Lawn in front of EDA
    240 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90095

  • ERKKI HUHTAMO Lectures at the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland


    Professor Erkki Huhtamo will give a series of invited lectures at the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland, on March 7-8, 2019. Academy of Fine Arts is part of Finland's University of the Arts. The topic of the lectures is "Media Archaeology of the Moving Image."

  • ERIN COONEY solo exhibition reviewed in UCLA Daily Bruin

    New ways of seeing the sea: Installations invoke emotions of environmental change

    Erin Cooney recorded herself grieving over climate change.

    The video is paired with sounds of insects and other animal life in a Puerto Rican rainforest, which fade out over time to represent the fauna diminishing since the 1970s.

    The graduate student’s installation is part of UCLA’s department of design media arts exhibition, “I Need the Sea Because It Teaches Me.” The solo show will take place Tuesday after a panel discussion on the discourse art provides on climate change. Cooney said her exhibition, titled after a line in poet Pablo Neruda’s “The Sea,” intends to help viewers reflect on the natural world through her personal reactions to the changes occurring.

    “I think it’s important to have an emotional response to the truth of climate change,” she said. “It’s an attempt to make emotional space for feeling the catastrophe.”

    : https://dailybruin.com/2019/03/04/new-ways-of-seeing-the-sea-installations-invoke-emotions-of-environmental-change/

  • DALENA TRAN review in the Daily Bruin

    Graduate student explores concept of framing and perception in art exhibition

    "mornal : stasis"
    Feb. 26 - Feb. 27
    Broad Art Center

    Thinking outside the box, Dalena Tran will place her audience inside one, she said.

    Tran, a graduate student, said the idea of framing – or putting things into focus – is at the center of her solo art exhibition, titled “mornal : stasis – slowing down a mis-ordering of normal.” The exhibition will be open Tuesday and Wednesday at UCLA’s Broad Art Center. Tran said the concept of framing prevents the audience from just observing art, and instead allows for a relationship between the audience and the installation.

    http://dailybruin.com/2019/02/24/graduate-student-explores-concept-of-framing-and-perception-in-art-exhibition/

  • REFIK ANADOL Winner of the Lorenzo il Magnifico Lifetime Achievement Award for New Media Art and Guest of Honour of XIIth Florence Biennale

    DMA is deeply honored to announce that alumni Refik Anadol is the Winner of the Lorenzo il Magnifico Lifetime Achievement Award for New Media Art and Guest of Honour of XIIth Florence Biennale!

    Notes from the jury;

    ‘We are glad to invite you to the XIIth Florence Biennale as Guest of Honour and Winner of the Lorenzo il Magnifico Lifetime Achievement Award for new media art. The prize would be our tribute in recognition of your breakthrough creative production resulting from an experimental and creative process combining new media, performance, visual arts and architecture. With "Melting Memories" and other experiential installations, you have engaged viewers in a play on perception triggering a rethinking of aesthetics while dissolving boundaries that constrain our imagination. As an ‘inventor’ of our time, able to bring the invisible into the visible through art grounded in neuroscience, you have honoured Leonardo da Vinci’s legacy, which is also the theme of the forthcoming edition of Florence Biennale.

    In fact, the XIIth Florence Biennale, themed ‘Ars et Ingenium: Towards Leonardo da Vinci’s Legacy of Similitude and Invention’, will be held in Florence, at the Fortezza da Basso, from 18 to 27 October 2019, under the patronage of the UNESCO and ICOMOS National Commissions, the Italian Ministry of Culture, the Tuscan Region, the Municipality of Florence as well as other prestigious institutions, in concomitance with the the fifth centennial of Leonardo da Vinci’s death as discussed in more detail in the introductory text, also enclosed.

    ‘Lorenzo il Magnifico’ Lifetime Achievement Awards for distinguished contributions to art and culture have been bestowed to outstanding artists, including Marina Abramovic, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Gilbert & George, David Hockney, Anish Kapoor, Marta Minujín, and others.’

  • Dafi Kühne

    PLEASE JOIN US SATURDAY, MARCH 2nd, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
    FOR MASTER GRAPHIC DESIGNER DAFI KÜHNE, IN CONVERSATION WITH LARS MÜLLER AND GLORIA KONDRUP + SIGNING COPIES OF HIS TRUE PRINT
    Dafi Kühne is a Swiss designer who works with analog and digital ways to produce fresh and unique letterpress-printed posters. Using very different kinds of instruments - from a MacBook to a pantograph - for his compositions, he pushes the boundaries of design. Never afraid of getting his hands dirty in his creative workshop, Kühne embraces the labor involved in the entire process of creating a poster from initial idea to finished product. Fusing modern means with the centuries-old tradition of the letterpress, he forms a new vocabulary on how to communicate through type and form in a truly un-nostalgic way. Never retro, his work is a clever response to the search for new ways of graphic expression: true print. True Print is also the title of his first comprehensive monograph published by Lars Müller.

    Dafi Kühne (*1982) is a graphic designer. He studied Visual Communication at Zurich University of the Arts and owns a design and letterpress printing studio named babyinktwice. He was included in Print magazine’s 20 under 30 list in 2012.

    Lars Müller, born in Oslo in 1955 and a Norwegian citizen, has been based in Switzerland since 1963. After becoming a graphic designer in Zurich, extended travels, and a one-year assistant position with designer Wim Crouwel in Amsterdam, Müller established his studio in Baden / Switzerland in 1982. In 1983 he published his first book and, as Lars Müller Publishers, has produced some six hundred titles to date. Müller is a passionate educator and has taught at various universities in Switzerland and in Europe, frequently serves on academic and competition juries, and is currently a member of the steering board of Design Preis Schweiz. From 2013 to 2015, Müller was the international president of AGI - Alliance Graphique Internationale.

    Gloria Kondrup is a full-time professor as well as the Executive Director of the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography at ArtCenter College of Design. As the Director of Archetype Press - ArtCenter's unique and vibrant letterpress studio - she redefines the value of typography and analog technology in the digital landscape. Her fine art printworks and books span both fields of art and design, and are in private and public collections including AIGA, The Getty, and the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry. As a design consultant to national and international firms she has helped evolve extensive branding, identity, and packaging systems for clients including Aon, Avon, and Goodwill Industries.

    So come meet, greet, and imbibe with this engaging graphic design triumvirate Saturday, March 2nd between 4:00 and 6:00 PM as they share their thought-provoking ideas in a unique discussion. If you are unable to attend but would like to purchase a copy of True Print signed by Dafi Kühne, please place your secure order via our website here, or by phone at 310-458-1499.

  • CHRISTINA PHAZERO CURLEE set to be an Eyeo speaker in June

    A Gathering for the Creative Technology Community
    The Eyeo Festival brings together a rich intersection of people doing fascinating things with technology. Artists, data designers, creative coders, AI explorers, storytellers, researchers, technology & platform developers all cross paths and share inspiration at Eyeo. Join us for 4 days of enthralling talks, unique workshops, the code+ summit, and thought provoking interactions lead by passionate thinkers and makers. You’ll love it. (And it’ll be better with you there.) Converge to Inspire.

    Things We Talk About
    Art / Technology
    Creative Coding / Open Source Tools
    Data: Visualization, Design, Art
    Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
    Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality
    Experience Design / Storytelling
    Interactive Art & Architecture
    Physical Computing / Generative Art
    Culture / Privacy / Ethics

    http://eyeofestival.com/

  • CHRISTINA PHAZERO CURLEE won the Different Games Scholarship

    Different Games Collective is a grassroots volunteer-run collaborative of a half-dozen core members, as well as an extended network of contributing members and a host of volunteer supporters. Known as the creators of the annual Brooklyn-based Different Games Conference, the collective has broadened our reach to include public programming in other US cities including smaller-scale game design workshops, lectures and more.

    http://www.differentgames.org/

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