FUTURE TONGUE AND NEW GUARD THEATER COMPANY present “S A N C T U A R Y,” a multi-sensory installation – based art show with live performances on June 2 – 11, 2017. Future Tongue is collaborating with local theater company New Guard who is weaving together an immersive dance and spoken word performance that will move continuously throughout the gallery. Attendees are invited to explore the installations at will, lingering where they want, confronting what threatens or provokes, while a performance moves continuously throughout the space.
From Future Tongue: As the political dust settles in the wake of the 2016 election, we find ourselves in a deeply divided country. Sanctuary was created to question those divisions. What does a sanctuary look like? Who should be let into these spaces? Can we find sanctuary in our ever-changing culture or should we flock to the temples of our past? The gallery has been divided into four enclosures, each transformed into a living representation of the artist’s personal sanctuary. Drawing inspiration from their respective political, cultural and religious environments, the artists cross boundaries to reimagine their sacred spaces. Mediums such as sculpture, works on paper, found materials, photography, painting, and video projection have all been used to create these installations.
A performance will flow throughout the gallery, where ghost-like characters reflect and react to the installations, wandering amongst our guests. Movement and poetry will help to connect the pieces, creating a visceral bond between audience and art. Performance by: Lindsey Garrett, Tess Hewlett, Alex Metz, Nick Thurston.
Artists include: Monica Canilao, Nick Brown, Double Diamond Sun Body, Erik Flores, Future Tongue: Britt Harrison + B. Justine JaimeFrohawk Two Feathers, im Kei. Poetry by: Jeremy Radin
Opening Night : Friday, June 2 // Performance from 8:00-10:00pm; Followed by a DJ Set by Shepard Fairey (DJ Diabetic) Unique photobooth portraits by Kim Newmoney;
Saturday, June 3 – 8pm; Sunday, June 4 – 6pm; Friday, June 9 – 8pm; Saturday, June 10 – 8pm; Sunday, June 11 – 6pm;
Artwork by Britt Harrison, Trim and Toss, 2015, Oil on canvas, 12″ x 18″ x 1.5″
Closing Night : Sunday, June 11 // Performance from 8:00-10:00pm; Followed by a performance by Double Diamond Sun Body
Admission is $25 in advance through Eventbrite, or $30 at the door. LAArtParty READERS RECEIVE A DISCOUNT -USE promo code tonguetied. Ticket includes free drinks from the bar. CLICK HERE to purchase ticket’s for the performance below. Don’t forget to use the PROMO CODE above.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to the show. Sanctuary will host alternative programming on off nights, including poetry readings, musical performances and film screenings. Schedule to be announced.
What: Performance Art & Exhibition – various events
Where: Little Tokyo Art Complex, 262 S Los Angeles St., LA, 90012
When: June 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 2017 (times listed abve) – plus 2 events added on June 7 & 8 – check website