In the Living Room of LA’s Bicycle Culture

A collaborative project by Jennifer Moran, Brian Janeczko, Enci Box and Aurisha Smolarski

In
the Living Room of LA’s Bicycle Culture highlights a small part of bike
culture, which allows the audience to be participants not just
observers. The installation will put the culture on display, and will
include discussions, creations and interactions to the ever evolving
layout of the space, similarly to the ever evolving bicycle culture in
LA.

When: March 11 – 14
Where: The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Hours: 12-9:30 Thursday
12-5 Friday
12-10 Saturday
12-5 Sunday
FREE!

The Exhibit will include a rotating series of participatory events:

Photography/Painting/Furniture
Collaborative – Various artists will provide artwork that will serve as
the "living room" decor for the exhibit. Paintings, Photography,
Furniture made out of bikes, etc.

Video Documentary – presented
by Echo Park Film Center who will be screening a series of videos which
cover anything and everything about bicycle culture.

Bicycle
Workshop – Part of the living room will have a bicycle workshop area
where people can come and learn how to fix flats and basic maintenance.

Thursday and Friday:
Bicycle Dressing & Explosion – 2
bikes will be available for dressing & explosion. Audience will be
able to dress the bikes with objects, stickers, streamers, etc that
we’ll provide.

Spoke Card Design and Trading Collaborative –
Create, trade and discuss the art of spoke card making. Spoke cards
will be on display for people to add their own spoke cards or take one
from the bunch for themselves.

ArtCycle Meeting: Thursday
6:30-9:30 – The final Art Cycle meeting will be held within the space,
making use of it as a bicycle meeting and planning space.

Saturday:
Bicycle
Explosion: The explosion occurs where the bikes from the bike dressing
activity are de-constructed and hung in an organized, yet seemingly
random fashion from the ceiling above.

Bike Noise- The audience
is encouraged to join in and "play" the bicycle. Bikes will be provided
that have been set up with contact mics, pedals and small amps.

"Experimental
Mobile Music Workshop" – presented by Bicycle Bell Ensemble: The
Bicycle Bell Ensemble organizers will orchestrate a musical event in
which the audience will use bicycles bells to create musical
compositions.

Sunday
Bike Rack Installation – We’ll
fabricate a bike rack off grounds with the help of donated materials
and labor. The bike rack will reference the unique ideas and designs of
Frank Lloyd Wrights art and architecture, and will be displayed outside
the doors of the gallery. This bike rack will be a permanent addition
to Barnsdall Art Park for future use and accommodation of bicyclists.

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