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SECRET CEREMONY

Join artist and curator Telémachos Alexiou at Human Resources for SECRET CEREMONY—QUEERNESS AND SPIRITUALITY AT THE DAWN OF THE NEW DECADE.

Alexiou has brought together a group—including Christopher Argodale, Camila Maria Concepción, Emi Fontana, Kathryn Garcia, Carlos Medina-Diaz, Eva Mitala, Tyler Matthew Oyer, Deborah Smaragdi Isous, Mohammad Tayyeb, and Ares Zolo—who will conduct a “selection of ritualistic performances by queer artists who use spirituality, shamanism, and witchcraft as part of their work. The event follows a storyline of death and rebirth including stillness, vocalization, ecstatic dance, exorcism, healing, matrimony, and Tarot reading, among other practices.”*

See link below for program schedule.

SECRET CEREMONY*

Friday, December 6, from 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm.

Human Resources

410 Cottage Home Street, Chinatown, Los Angeles.

From top: Ares Zolo, Control of the Astral Body; Camila Maria Concepción, Diary of a Sad Trans Woman; Kathryn Garcia, Goddess Healing with Pyramids and Gong; Christopher Argodale, Excerpt Channel; Mohammad Tayyeb, My Speech Tinged His Cheeks with Pink Blush As If My Words Were Splashes of Dye; Emi Fontana and Telémachos Alexiou, Corpse Pose; Tyler Matthew Oyer, Brutal Language; Eva Mitala, High Priestess. Images courtesy and © the artists and the photographers.

ANA TEO ALA-RUONA

TOXINOSEXOFUTURECUMMINGS is a “bodyfiction about pleasurable sex on a polluted planet. It’s a speech performance of a body making itself with words.

“In the performance, sex is seen as an evolutionary and developmental process. It opens up a world in which materials and multispecies bodies infiltrate each other, giving and receiving pleasure. The world is thoroughly polluted, but possible, queer and trans.

TOXINOSEXOFUTURECUMMINGS is a performance about an anticipatory and transformational state.”*

Helsinki-based performance and visual artist Ana Teo Ala-Ruona—in residency in Los Angeles over the past month—presents TOXINOSEXOFUTURECUMMINGS, in collaboration with trans-futurist sound designer and synthesist Scallion Chloe.

TOXINOSEXOFUTURECUMMINGS*

Saturday, July 27, at 8 pm.

Human Resources

410 Cottage Home Street, downtown Los Angeles.

Ana Teo Ala-Ruona, Toxinosexofuturecummings, 2019. Photographs, from top: Jaakko Pallasvuo; Nova Kaspia; Jaakko Pallasvuo (3); Nova Kaspia. Images courtesy and © the artist and the photographers.

ADEE ROBERSON

RIDDIMS—a new exhibition by Adee Roberson—opens this week at Human Resources.

On Sunday, Roberson will host a block party—including a performance by Thurmon Green—and join curator Essence Harden in conversation.

ADEE ROBERSON—RIDDIMS

Opening: Wednesday, July 3, 6 pm through 9 pm.

ADEE ROBERSON and ESSENCE HARDEN in conversation

Sunday, July 7, at 2 pm.

Human Resources

410 Cottage Home Street, downtown Los Angeles.

Roberson is also participating in the group exhibition Brave New Worlds—Explorations of Space at the Palm Springs Art Museum.

Adee Roberson. Images courtesy and the artist. Second from top: Adee Roberson’s studio. Third from top: Cosmis Palms (3D), 2016, risograph print.

QUEER INTIMACY AND STATES OF EMOTION

An exhibition at Human Resources curated by artist and filmmaker Telémachos Alexiou will raise funds for his newest film projects: the feature THE VOICE OF AN ANGEL, and the documentary EMI’S MOVIE, about the life and work of gallerist, curator, yogini, and writer Emi Fontana.

THE VOICE OF AN ANGEL proposes as its core-dogma the idea that a delusion is an essential life force and therefore reminds us that art is a lie that tells the truth. It tells the story of a young self-exiled Greek actor in Berlin, and his awakening of conscience while back in Athens…

“The spell began during my secret explorations of my mother’s bedroom as a little child… I started making up myths and stories about my mother in order to create the illusion I could exert even the slightest of influence on her life before me—as if by doing so I could gain full control over my own fate.” — Telémachos Alexiou

The work in this show “manifests Alexiou’s personal relationships with the artists, shedding light upon the intimate moments, struggles, pleasures and agonies of being queer in 2019. The exhibition’s curation is a love letter to the artists, intended to bridge the geographical distance and emotional longing between continents.”* Exhibiting artists include Ron AtheyLucas Bihler, CassilsAlex ChavesZackary DruckerSpilios GianakopoulosMonilola IlupejuYoung Joon KwakEva MitalaTyler Matthew OyerZander PorterElliot ReedSpyros Rennt, Jason Al-Taan and Alexiou. 

This event is co-hosted by Zak Stone, with performances by Christopher Argodale and Tyler Matthew Oyer, and an afterparty with surprise DJ sets.

QUEER INTIMACY AND STATES OF EMOTION / CROSS-CONTINENTAL FRIENDSHIPS

Wednesday, May 29; doors open at 7 pm.

Performances by Christopher Argodale at 7:30 pm and Tyler Matthew Oyer at 10:15 pm.

Human Resources

410 Cottage Home Street, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: Eva Mitala, untitled (1), silkscreen; Jason Al-Taan, The Ivy Terrace, 2017, photograph; Monilola Ilupeju, Intimacy Study (1 and 2), 2016, photography and print on plastic foil; Elliot Reed, Lesson, 2018, video still; Tyler Matthew Oyer, untitled (Sigil), 2016, acrylic on paper; Spyros Rennt, Catalin by the window, 2017, photograph; Spyros Rennt, Freckles (joy), 2017, photograph; Lucas Bihler, untitled (1), 2019, photograph; Telémachos Alexiou, Self #2, 2017, photograph and print text; Telémachos Alexiou, Self #3, 2017, photograph and print text, both from the Fassbinder Series. Images courtesy and © the artists.

JENNIFER DOYLE — LETTING GO

Jennifer Doyle—author of Hold It Against Me: Difficulty and Emotion in Contemporary Art and Campus Sex, Campus Security—will read from a work-in-progress: reflections on living with harassment.

 

JENNIFER DOYLE—LETTING GO

Sunday, January 6, at 6 pm.

Human Resources

410 Cottage Home Street, downtown Los Angeles.

Above image credit: Semiotext(e).

Below: Jennifer Doyle.