Last week, Maureen and I had the pleasure of speaking with Kara Tomé from GYST Radio – an internet broadcast about the business of art, hybrid careers and other DIY strategies for a successful career in the arts. Take a listen, then check out GYST – a great resource for artists trying to make their way in the world.
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 Check out the website for the project and contribute an item from your home that has been replaced by your computer.
CELESTIAL BOWLING PARTY 8-9PM
MUSIC THEATER SPACESHIP 9-10PM
The multi-disciplinary artist, Jeepneys, will perform a one-night only site-specific performance entitled “Bowling with Aliens” at All Star Lanes Bowling Alley on May 11th 2013, as part of the Machine Project Field Guide to L.A. Architecture. The performance begins at 8:00pm when Jeepneys and other “aliens” including the infamous BIG BUGS will throw a celestial bowling party which will be free and open to the public. Come bowl with aliens!
The bowling will be followed by a musical performance by Jeepneys in the PopWagon underneath the stars. PopWagon is LA’s newest mobile venue operated by Trade-City. For this not-to-be-missed performance, Jeepneys will transform the PopWagon into a vibrant tropical spaceship and perform a set of interstellar sounds and movements. She intends to blast you into another dimension, be ready to board the ship!
Video from Miggie Wong’s Popwagon performance installation at the NELA Art Walk on April 13, 2013.
The magical Popwagon will be appearing once again in Northeast LA. We’ll be parked in the post office parking lot at 5132 York Blvd. in Highland Park, taking part in the NELAart second Saturday Art Walk.
These vendors will also be on hand at the Pop Shop to sell you some art wares:
Hope to see you there!
December 2012 appearance by the Popwagon at Bergamot station in Santa Monica, featuring a pop-up shop of handmade art objects and music by Hard Sun, The Group Glare, Thank You Rosekind and Kath Bloom.
Join us on Saturday December 15 from 12-5 at Bergamot Station’s Holiday Open House. We’ll be celebrating the holiday season by selling handmade art gifts while enjoying some live music.
Here’s what we’ve got lined up:
Bergamot Station is at 2525 Michigan Ave. in Santa Monica.
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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.
Video artist Mike Richison will be performing on the Popwagon Friday 11/2 and Saturday 11/3.
Here’s a taste of what he’s got in store.