Saturday, March 23, 2013
New Works Salon X
Echo Park Film Center
This program is supported in part by grants from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
‘the prettiest things in your head’ (2013)
28 minutes, video, live sound
A collection of some of the animated pieces made by the artist from 2010-2013 for original songs interspersed with an old barn dance, wind chimes, a melodica, and cow bells.
Knitting and Ripping (2013)
4 minutes, video, sound.
A work in progress on the theme of aging. An award-winning filmmaker, writer and musician, Lisa’s work has been performed and exhibited throughout the world.
Signs of Arrival (2013)
18 minutes, video, sound.
An essay film by Yelena Zhelezov, a Belarusian Israeli artist based in Los Angeles, whereby she examines the presence of Russian language in Los Angeles architecture. Mostly found above the doors of shops specializing in Eastern European groceries, these Russian words, spelled in English, are brought together in the film to locate semiotic sites of memory belonging to post-Soviet Jewish and Armenian immigrants within the urban landscape of Los Angeles. Signs of Arrival is funded by the Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists, a program of the Foundation for Jewish Culture, originally founded in partnership with Avoda Arts and JDub. The Six Points Fellowship LA Cohort is made possible through major funding from The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, and the Righteous Persons Foundation.