Wednesday, September 16, 2015

"@SEA": A new monthly series at the PRB

Like unfinished thoughts, unconventional presentations and the "act of letting the mind wander"? Well, bookmark the first Sunday of each month, and we'll see you down at the Poetic Research Bureau on Chung King Road in Chinatown.

@SEA (think “at sea”) is a new monthly series, to be convened Sunday early afternoons, under the aegis of the PRB.  With @SEA we look to move beyond single-channel readings of texts toward interdisciplinary programs that bring various artistic and intellectual practices into adjacency and conversation. A typical afternoon may include a combination of video or film projection, poetry readings, performance, and unconventional lectures.

Additionally, each @SEA program will cluster around a one-word theme that serves as a loose anchor to gather attentions back to a common point of departure. These themes will sometimes be repeated across programs, and sometimes not, and will serve as much as anything to spur the programmers to find interesting combinations of topics, artists, thinkers and makers.

@SEA will be programmed by Rebecca Baron, Andrew Maxwell and Daniel Tiffany. The first afternoon event will be October 4th at 1pm, and the inaugural theme is: INCOMPLETION.


1.30  READING:  Brandon Som, from Tripas, an unfinished poetic project
2.00  SCREENING:  Leslie Thornton, The Great Invisible (excerpt)

2.30  LECTURE:  Alexander Keefe on harvester ants, interspecies influence, unfinished dreams
3.00  PERFORMANCE:  Nitin Mukul (film) & Greg Reynolds (live score), Lux Inchoate

Doors open at 1pm, to begin at 1:30pm sharp. Event is free. Refreshments served.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Hearts of Palm Reading Palace, Sept 5: Kendall Grady & Emily Toder

A new reading series at the PRB begins Saturday night: Hearts of Palm Reading Palace, hosted by Feliz Lucia Molina! This weekend's inaugural readers are Kendall Grady and Emily Toder.

The night also features a tiny balloon pop launch of Kendall's chapbook Roomba (almost out from Museum Of Expensive Things). Six bucks or what-have-you in trade!

Event is free.

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Saturday, September 5, 2015
Doors open at 7:00pm
Reading at 7:30pm

Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Rd.
Los Angeles, CA