Wakling LA/(Sur)facing the City

A new art show opens at Gallery 727 (727 South Spring Street), focusing on life as a pedestrian in Los Angeles.  It’s an interesting approach to understanding walking in LA.  This even will tell us why we don’t.  Walking LA/(Sur)facing the City is a multi-disciplinary perfomrance work that evolved from Sara Wookey’s research of walking in Los Angeles.  It is a meeting ground of movement, video, text and live electronic music that celebrates teh subsurface layers of a city made available only to the one who walks.

To reserve a space, email walkingla@yahoo.com.  There is no cost to the event, but space is limited.


Panel Discussion on Open Urban Space

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How About An Inclusive Movement?

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