Subject: Los Angeles on Shifting Ground, intro by thom andersen!
Date: Friday, May 26, 2017
Time: 8:00 p.m.
The final installment of our four part series, Subject: Los Angeles on Shifting Ground is an evening that looks at L.A. as a site of natural and societal flux. With its earthquakes and mud slides, and its ability to rapidly remake itself, Los Angeles is a forgetful city; perhaps its only constant is its transformative potential.
The evening will examine the city's habit of erasure, as well as forms of collective recall, through disaster footage, visualizations of local wind patterns, documentation of lost neighborhoods and landmarks, contemporary marketing schemes for "historic downtown," a 16mm presentation of Thom Andersen's GET OUT OF THE CAR (2010), with an introduction from Thom, and a dance and live sound performance that explores community erasure and its impact on the body. Plus much more and of course, puppets!
Subject: Los Angeles is a collaboration between Kate Wolf and Courtney Stephens of Veggie Cloud, and KJ Relth of the UCLA Film and Television Archive. This series was made possible thanks to the support of Mark Quigley and Todd Wiener of the UCLA Film and Television Archive, Pat Rocco, the Rick Prelinger Archives, the Huell Howser Archive at Chapman University, and Janus Films.