The first event features the " Psychicinema Multiplex"
From the Slanguage Blog:
THURSDAY, SEPT 3, 7–10pm
For the first event of their three-month Engagement Party residency, Slanguage brings Psychicinema Multiplex, their ongoing series of film screenings, to MOCA. For this iteration, Slanguage will present films in order to respond, in part, to the museum’s landmark 1992 exhibition Helter Skelter: LA Art in the 1990s. In assembling these works and creating a carnival-like environment for viewing them, Slanguage seeks to reexamine the dissonance and dark side of the psyche, Los Angeles, and the art world, pushing those ideas further by addressing Los Angeles’s polarization and presenting visions for its future. Psychicinema Multiplex will be presented in a “multiplex” format that will allow for simultaneous screenings of different films at various locations around the museum’s Grand Avenue campus. Viewers will be invited to discuss the films and their relationship with MOCA’s Helter Skelter exhibition both informally as a group and in formal conversations initiated by Slanguage.
The event will feature a fortune telling family, telling visitors’ fortunes; an interactive artwork, Artifice Orange, by Slanguage member, Arnold Vargas; and a participatory urban planning exercise, Slang-topia: Rethinking the City, through which artist and urban planner James Rojas will use a medley of recycled materials to assist participants in creating an ideal urban form.
Main Film Helter Skelter 1976
and various clips from classic LA films
MOCA Grand Avenue
250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
FREE, Cash Bar
Background on Psychicinema:
Psychicinema started in the backyard of Slanguage founders Mario Ybarra, Jr, and Karla Diaz.
They moved into a Craftsman style home in Wilmington that happened to be a former Psychic house. The history of it's former residents sparked the idea for the name "Psychicinema" The idea of Psychicinema was created with monthly themed film screenings in the backyard. Now that piece of Slangauge will be shared at MOCA this Thursday come, and support!
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