2:00PM - 8:00PM: Installations and performances throughout the Ford Theatres by Scoli Acosta, The Lucky Dragons, Hoël Duret, Robert Karimi, Rafaela Lopez, Emily Mast in collaboration with Alan Chan, Alison O’Daniel and Assaf Shaham. No reservations required.
4:00PM - 6:00PM: Performances in the amphitheatre by Emily Mast in collaboration with Alan Chan, Lucky Dragons and Rafaela Lopez. No reservations required.
6:00PM - 8:00PM: Food, refreshments and games by Robert Karimi.
Due to limited seating, reservations are required for this portion of the event. Reservations are currently full. If you are interested in participating, please check in with staff when you arrive to find out if spaces have been made available.
Nonstacked parking on site. $10 cash.
No shuttle service from off-site lot or Universal City Metro.
“As a European, I was inspired by L.A., which is… an attracting, contradictory, hallucinatory and mysterious place—both political and poetic.” - Fabien Danesi
FLAX (France Los Angeles Exchange) presents The Dialectic of the Stars, a series of video, performance and music-based programs to be showcased at iconic Los Angeles venues in February 2018 before heading to Paris later in the year. Under the direction of visionary French curator Anna Milone, FLAX has engaged art historian and curator Fabien Danesi, as their Curator-in-Residence to present works by 19 emerging and established French and American artists and collectives.
The Dialectic of the Stars - Drag Me Crazy: Built in 1931 just after a fire that destroyed the original amphitheatre, the Ford Theatres represents architecture of the Golden Age of Los Angeles. But no nostalgia is authorized. The reference to the Gates of Jerusalem affirms cosmopolitism and majesty, with some confidence into the future, but at the same time a certain kind of sham. And it seems pertinent to play with this false pretense. The Ford will be lightened by the air and full of invisible forces. In a meditative perspective, we could say that to breathe is to think on condition, to not forget air resistance, that is to say the force acting opposite to the relative motion of any object moving, what we call in fluid dynamics: drag.
Installations and performance to be discovered in various rooms of the Ford by Scoli Acosta, Lucky Dragons, Hoël Duret, Robert Karimi, Rafaela Lopez, Emily Mast in collaboration with Alan Chan, Alison O’Daniel and Assaf Shaham.