One of L.A.’s most experimental and dynamic programming teams turn their curatorial eye to the Central Library to reimagine and respond to the Library’s space and/or collections. From a sound and dance improvisation inspired by a photograph of legendary choreographer Bella Lewitzky in the LAPL’s photo collection, to site-specific video installations (including one based on used books unearthed in a library book sale)—these artists will transform various areas of Central Library into an interactive multimedia playground, allowing for a unique participatory experience. Come for the art, stay for a drink, leave inspired!
Guests are welcome anytime between 8 - 9:30 PM to experience these unique installations and performances. See below for more details.
Joel Fox works most often in children's television, creating many dazzling worlds of light and color. His best known works are his directing projects for kid's show "Yo Gabba Gabba." Joel's short films and other pieces have been seen in galleries and festivals across the US and Europe. His projects attempt to uncover a sense of wonder and awareness of ones aliveness. Joel Fox is based in Ojai, CA.
Jibade-Khalil Huffman is an artist and writer based in Los Angeles. He is the author of two books of poems, 19 Names For Our Band and James Brown is Dead. His projects have been exhibited at MoMA/PS1, Public Fiction, Scaramouche and Samuel Freeman Gallery, among others. Educated at Bard College, Brown University and USC, his awards include the Grolier Poetry Prize, the Jerome Foundation Travel Grant and fellowships from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Millay Colony for the Arts and more. Huffman is included in the Hammer Museum Los Angeles Biennial, Made in LA 2014.
Jeepneys is a multidisciplinary artist residing between Los Angeles and outer-space. Jeepneys is named after colorful, iconic public transportation vehicles populating the Philippine islands, originating from discarded U.S. WWII army jeeps. In the spirit of decolonizing reinvention, Jeepneys uses Earthly materials to create other-worldly sounds, movements, and visuals, manifesting “electro Pinayism waves” that travel through space and time to heal and inspire love. Jeepneys has exhibited at REDCAT, MOMA PS1, and the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time Presents: LA Modern Architecture. She has toured worldwide and is a member of Black Salt Collective.
Jmy James Kidd designs dances and clothing and runs a performance space in Los Angeles named Pieter. Her dance company, The Sunland Dancers works through feeling tones with rigorous ritual design.
Multi-instrumentalist and composer, Tara Jane ONeil creates melodic and experimental music under her own name and in collaboration with artists of all disciplines, from solo sionging to large ensemble sound architectures.
*Event check-in and doors at 8:00 PM
Central Library, 5th Street entrance
630 W 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
*Parking: Flat rate of $8
524 S Flower Street
Main image: Lady of Civilization, Central Library and artist Jeepneys.
Reservation Policy for Free Programs:
As most [ALOUD] at Central Library programs are free of charge, it is our policy to overbook. In the case of a FULL program your free reservation may not guarantee admission. We will do our best to accomodate walk-ups.
Parking for the Central Library is at the Westlawn Garage at 524 S. Flower Street. Standard garage rates apply.