Featuring Kurt Bigenho, Charlie Callahan, Joshua Churchill, Renee Delores, Takashi Horisaki, Tomoko Iwata, Marisa Jahn, Keisuke Kondo, Takuro Kotaka, Akinori Matsuba, Yoshinori Niwa, Joslin Pollard, Asako Saito, Aki Sasamoto, Chris Sollars, and Ayako Washitake Curated by Joslin Pollard, Yoshinori Niwa, and Yuka Yokoyama
December 7-16 and January 17-27, 2006
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays - Saturdays, 1-6 PM
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 7, 6-9 PM; Live Performance by Aki Sasamoto at 7:30 PM
Artists Talk: Saturday, December 9th, 3PM. $3-10 sliding scale admission
Farewell Reception for Japanese artists, including new works and performances: Saturday, December 16, 4-6 PM
Closing Reception and the Famous Room Battle of Monsters!: Saturday, January 27, 7-9 PM, $5 admission, free with monster costume. Contestants will battle in a sonic elimination tournament, a fight in the ear in honor of the late director Rajooln. Be delighted by the eminent force of beast style and melody. All are welcome to participate- have you got what it takes?
Listening is a Japanese-US program of performative and live art that explores the role of art making as a form of productive and constitutive listening. The program's title, Listening, is an open-ended question that asks the artists and audience to consider the relationship between being and perceiving. The artwork selected for this program explores this theme through process-based, reactive pieces that situate the space and time of each respective city as their artistic medium. This cultural exchange initially began with the group of American artists traveling to Japan to exhibit visual and performative works with a host of Japanese artists. Conversely, the same group of Japanese artists are now coming to San Francisco to exhibit their work with their American counterparts at The LAB.
This project is generously funded by the Japan Foundation Los Angeles, and part of the Intersection Incubator, a program of Intersection for the Arts providing fiscal sponsorship, incubation and consulting services to artists.