A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place this week in Los Angeles: a program of short art films curated by Harry Dodge and Aimee Goguen at Pieter Performance Space; a screening of Edgar Arceneaux's new feature-length film at the Underground Museum; the films of Owen Land at Human Resources; a lecture by Claude Wampler at Public Fiction; and an experimental music series at South of Sunset.
Thursday Sept. 4, 8:00-9:45 p.m.
Afterglow Summer Video Series
L.A.-based video artists Harry Dodge and Aimee Goguen launched their summer screening series last year, and this edition, "Heady and Sweaty and Heavy and Petty: Humble Pile," features short films by Yung Jake, Mariah Garnett, Jacolby Satterwhite, Math Bass, Anna Sew Hoy and others.
Pieter Performance Space, 420 West Avenue 33, Unit 10
Saturday, Sept. 6, 9 p.m.
Edgar Arceneaux Screening with music by Ray 7 of Underground Resistance
Edgar Arceneaux has created a feature-length film, A Time To Break Silence, linking Martin Luther King Jr.'s final major speech with Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, which premiered just days after King's death in 1968. On view at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects through Oct. 18, the film will be accompanied on Saturday by live music from Ray 7 of the Detroit-based political techno group Underground Resistance.
The Underground Museum, 3508 W. Washington Blvd.
Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 6 & 7, Saturday: 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.
The 16mm Films of Owen Land
The late avant-garde filmmaker Owen Land created dozens of abstract, experimental films. His 16mm output will be shown chronologically over two days, including On The Marriage Broker Joke as Cited by Sigmund Freud in Wit and its Relation to the Unconscious, or Can the Avant Garde Artist be Wholed (1979), which was included in the 1981 Whitney Biennial. Additional films by Dierdre O'Dwyer, Pat O'Neill, and Margo Victor will round out the program.
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home Street
Sunday, Sept. 7, 8:00 p.m.
Lecture: Claude Wampler
For the past few months, Lauren Mackler's Public Fiction has organized a performance series, "Tragedy + Time," as part of the Hammer Museum's Made in L.A. biennial. Objects by artists like Amanda Ross-Ho, Fiona Connor, Darren Bader, and Shana Moulton pass between a "stage" at the museum and Public Fiction's space in Highland Park. On the closing day of Made in L.A., New York-based artist Claude Wampler will lecture at Public Fiction about her participation and her own relationship to performance and visual art.
Public Fiction, 749 Avenue 50
Wednesday Sept. 10, 8:00 p.m.
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The second installment of curator Daniel Munoz's ffff series features performances by sound and visual artist Damion Romero, Michael Winter (founder of the wulf, an experimental music non-profit), noise musician Matt Purse and multimedium artist Chelsea Rector.
South of Sunset, 1218 W. Temple St.