Matthew Anthony Stokes solo show Camouflage opened in Los Angeles, which illustrates his unique multi-disciplinary background in performance, corporeal dramaturgy, dance, sculpture, assemblage, film, photography, and poetry. Multiple videos from the experimental MAQUETTE Theatre, which he co-founded, create a visionary alternative universe replete with silent dances and visual poems that “unveil” ephemeral sculpture, including costumes, sets and masks.
Performance arts, music, film, drama and literature, creative expressions presented on the world stage seeking earth balance, harmony, dissonance, abstraction and concept.
‘Solaris’ – Tarkovsky’s Vision Beyond an Urban Future
A startling vision of the future, somewhere in the cosmos on a planet yet unknown, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris investigates apparitions of the irradiated mind in a nostalgic view of humanity looking into it’s own mirror.
Transformations: Stephen Scott’s Bowed Grand Piano, Plucked
Political Haiku: The Revolution Will Not Be Roboticized
Mark Morris lays down some poetic effulgence in the budding genre of political haiku, or as he endearingly calls it: Hacku. Let it flow in the Era of the Orange One.
LA’s ‘Hopscotch’ – Experimental Opera of the Freeways
The streets of Los Angeles played host last year to an audacious experiment in mobile opera called ‘Hopscotch.’ The recording will be released on January 13, and a concert will take place on Friday, January 20 (7:30 pm) at the University of Southern California’s Newman Recital Hall.
Prefabricated Surrealism in ‘Dreams That Money Can Buy’
Watch ‘Dreams That Money Can Buy’, a Surrealist Film by Dada filmmaker Hans Richter, painter and photographer Man Ray, conceptualist Marcel Duchamp, sculptor Alexander Calder, and painter-sculptor-filmmaker Fernand Léger.
Nico, Warhol Muse, from the Dark Side of the Street
At one time billed as the Moon Goddess and Andy Warhol It-Girl, singer Nico’s dark, avant-garde music and deep, hypnotic voice were first heard in the Velvet Underground. She continued to work sporadically as a solo artist after leaving the Velvets, though a longtime heroin addiction and methadone dependency sidetracked her career. Check out the documentary on her life, Nico:Icon.