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EXHIBITION: THE BORDER AGAIN

Burroughs described [Mexico] as a place of vicious queers. Artaud, as a country that would destroy the West. Artaud was right. -Heriberto Yepez That quote opens the pamphlet primer to The Border Again, an exhibition of Tijuana-based artists and artists for whom the California-Mexico border is a creative influence, currently on view at Human Resources. […]

About this blog

PARIS, LA blog is about the magic accidents of life. It’s about artists, writers, photographers, musicians and designers that cross our mind, and our heart for a day, a season, a life! It refers to a vital substance that nourishes, and inspires our soul day by day. A sort of vivid shadow that gives birth twice a year to a print magazine named PARIS, LA.
—Dorothée Perret

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PORTRAIT: KENNETH ANGER

Kenneth Anger is a Hollywood legend. Experimental filmmaker and sensationalist, his works merge surrealism with homoeroticism and the occult. He’s also responsible, in part, for producing the Hollywood legend: his iconic book Hollywood Babylon, though completed in 1965, is still one of the best works on the history of film and scandal in the cinema […]

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PAPERWEIGHT, MARTIN LABORDE AT A CORNER DOOR

Jack Spicer wrote what he called ‘dictated poetry.’ To Spicer, a cipher, the work came from outside, his role as a poet was simply to transcribe the poem as it is dictated. This is because a poem cannot express anything of the poet’s desires—according to Spicer the poem in fact says the opposite of the […]

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WEEKLY WRAP-UP: FEB. 1-8

This week Paris, LA attended the L.A. Art Book Fair, the Art Los Angeles Contemporary fair, and the Paramount Ranch Art Fair; we saw the Y.O.Y.O.G.A.L.A.N.D. exhibition at Overduin & Co.; we watched a presentation of films by Dirty Looks NYC at François Ghebaly Gallery; we took the scenic Palm Springs aerial tramway; and we […]

PERFORMANCE: MCPOEMS©

PERFORMANCE: MCPOEMS©

McPoems©, a guerilla poetry reading at a McDonalds playplace, took place last weekend at the fast food megachain’s Silverlake location. A large crowd (eating half-melted McFlurrys and salted fries) packed the floors and benches as poets read and experimental musicians performed their work beneath a miniature plastic police car and a labyrinthine network of brightly-colored […]

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PLACES: PALM SPRINGS AERIAL TRAMWAY

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway in Palm Springs, California, is the largest rotating aerial tramway in the world. It was opened in September 1963 as a way of getting from the floor of the Coachella Valley to relatively near the top of San Jacinto Peak and was constructed in rugged Chino Canyon. Before its construction, […]