For Project Reliquiae, Trade City Production Manager Kris Swick (aka: kswick) is constructing a crowd-sourced, sculptural archive of objects that have been rendered obsolete by technology. He is currently collecting relics and the stories that accompany them from interested participants. The sculpture will be displayed on the Popwagon in the coming months. Check out the website for the project and contribute an item from your home that has been replaced by your computer.
On Friday 11/2 and Thursday 11/3, video artist Michael Richison will present an election-related piece that re-mixes and re-contextualizes the talking heads and talking points we’ve all been subjected over the past months.
The piece will be shown aboard the Popwagon in Venice.
On, Friday evening, at around 6, We’ll be in the vicinity of Abbott Kinney for First Fridays.
On Saturday night, starting at 6 we’ll be cruising around 1916 Lincoln Blvd., then making a stop at the Electric Lodge (1416 Electric Ave)
From the artist: Exquisite E Pluribus Unum, is equal parts VJ performance, non-partisan political rally, art performance, improvised sound bed and video installation. The title of this performance comes from two places. The first is exquisite corpse, a collaborative game that was originally played by surrealist painters and poets, and e pluribus unum, one of several slogans used by the United States meaning “one out of many.” The two parts of the title are an appropriate description of the process, as the piece endeavors to capture the spirit of exquisite corpse in both its visual and linguistic components. Through the manipulation of the videos, the imagery and language are re-edited and abstracted, often with humorous and unexpected results.
I’m proud to announce that the Popwagon will be hosting a group of young spoken-word artists and musicians at the Leimert Park Village Festival this Saturday (9/1/12). If you’ve never paid a visit to this historic arts mecca, this is the day to do it. Here’s the lineup:
Gia Scott Heron
Osmith (it’s his birthday)
The Popwagon has been invited to be a part of the TEDxSoCal Conference on Saturday, July 14. We’ll be presenting a new work by puppeteer-miniaturist-storytellers Miriam Jones and DanRae Wilson.
In L.A. SameWay, DanRae and Miriam frame a day in Los Angeles. Mixing cantastoria with miniatures and live performers, DanRae and Miriam will reflect on the minutea and routine that make up daily living. Stop by and we’ll give you 24 hours in just a couple minutes!
On Saturday, June 3 at 8PM, the Popwagon will be making an impromptu appearance with our first-ever pop-up concert. We’ll be parked somewhere on the 8800 block of Washington in Culver City. Listen for the acoustic stylings of Hard Sun and the melodious twangings of The-Way-Down-Lows.
Here’s an idea: Hop on the Expo Line and take it to the brand new Culver City stop. Head West on Washington and enjoy some spontaneous music under the streetlights.
For updates on this fancy event, follow along on Twitter @TradeCityLA.
We’re pleased to announce that the Popwagon will be having it’s grand opening on Saturday, April 28! We’ll be parked downtown at Figueroa and 7th street taking part in the opening festivities for the Metro Expo line.
Help us cut the ribbon, then stick around for some artistic surprises curated by long-time Trade City collaborator Paloma Parfrey.
We’ve started planning our first season of programming for the Popwagon. We really want to make this a community-driven project and a”vehicle” for all the great ideas zooming around in the minds of our fellow Angelenos. If you’ve got an idea for a project that would work well in a 20′x 8′ mobile space, fill out the submission form, and we’ll do our best to figure out a way to bring it to the public.
We’re going to need some help getting the Popwagon rolling. If you’ve got some special skills, or if you’re an enthusiastic, helpful kind of person, we’d love your help. Introduce yourself by filling out the submission form.
Everything you could ever want to know about our fancy new mobile stage…
STAGE LENGTH: 16′
WIDTH: 8.5′ closed / 17′ open
WEIGHT: 3500 lbs
POWER: External generator (3500 watts max.)
EQUIPMENT: A full suite of lighting, sound and video equipment is available.
HOW IT WORKS: The side door is supported by two cables attached to winches and lowered using exterior winch controls. The door/floor can be used with the cables attached, or else three jacks can be placed in position to bear the weight when the cables are removed. The floor can also be lowered to ground level to act as a ramp.
SETUP TIME: Less than five minutes to park, detach the tow vehicle, and lower the stage.