Tag Archives: Human Resources Los Angeles

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.

KAYLA TANGE PERFORMANCE

Human Resources presents a multimedia installation and performance by Kayla Tange.

Curated by Vardui Sharapkhanyan, DEFINING BOUNDARIES explores the construction of boundaries that protect sacred interiority. Tange’s performance utilizes ritual, sound, ephemeral architecture and collected confessions (including her own) in an attempt to establish psychic, emotional and physical boundaries, guarding against abuse and trauma.

Tange has had solo performances at Coagula Curatorial, Highways Performance Space, Miami Art Basel, and the Asian Burlesque Extravaganza, and performed alongside Sheree Rose, Ron Athey, and Taylor Mac.

 

KAYLA TANGE—DEFINING BOUNDARIES

Performance and opening

Thursday, December 20, at 8 pm.

Installation, December 20 and 21.

Human Resources

410 Cottage Home Street, Chinatown, Los Angeles.

Above: Kayla Tange, courtesy the artist.

Below: Tange. Photograph by Luka Fisher.