Perform Chinatown 2014: Chung King Road, Los Angeles Performance Art Festival

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PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 18, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA

PERFORM CHINATOWN 2014: CHAOS REIGNS!

DOUG HARVEY, LEE LYNCH, PAIGE WERY, AND THE GALLERIES OF CHINATOWN PRESENT:

L.A.’S 6TH ANNUAL SHOWCASE OF PERFORMANCE ART

SATURDAY JULY 26th

BETWEEN 12 NOON AND 10 PM

VENUES IN AND AROUND CHUNG KING ROAD IN CHINATOWN, LOS ANGELES

INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN TO RAISE ARTIST FEES FOR PARTICIPANTS

PRESS INQUIRIES CONTACT PAIGE WERY @ 323-243-0658 or

paige@thegoodluckgallery.com OR VISIT

http://performchinatown.com OR www.facebook.com/performchinatown


The sixth edition of L.A.’s premier performance art gathering will present over 40 performers, distributed across a host of Chinatown galleries and public spaces on the 26th of July between 12 Noon and 10 PM.

This year’s rendition pools the complementary curatorial talents of Doug Harvey (Chain Letter, LA Weekly Annual Biennials), Lee Lynch (The Murder of Hi Good, headmaster of Teenage Wasteland of the Arts), and Paige Wery (The Good Luck Gallery, Artillery magazine).

Perform Chinatown 2014 : CHAOS REIGNS! stretches the boundaries of Performance Art to include live experimental music, historical reenactments, survivalist workshops, guided meditation rituals, chess tournaments, poetry, dance, video, and food – as well as the cutting edge New Genre happenings that define the field.

Some of the noteworthy happenings scheduled include:

  • a rare appearance by legendary media prankster Joey Skaggs;

  • a ritual invocation of Eris, Goddess of Chaos, by Skylaire Alfvegren and the Southern California Discordian Society

  • the premiere of Hipponymous -- a righteous new performance work by the Reverend Ethan Acres;

  • a live video feed of performances in Tehran, Iran organized by Maryan Vayghan

  • Brad Spence providing “Free Airbrush Body Paintings” to the public

  • DJ sets by Don Bolles, steve roden, and KCHUNG Radio;

  • Everything is Terrible – the Ride by eponymous psychedelic found footage comedy website mavens

  • former Los Angeles Cacophony Society “leader” Al Ridenour bringing Krampus in July

  • the first live performance by F (Marnie Weber, Dani Tull, Doug Harvey, & Daniel Hawkins), since the Mike Kelley LAFMS memorial at The Box;

  • a Human 4-Leaf Clover of Positive Energy led by China Adams

  • John “Let’s Paint TV” Kilduff playing multiple simultaneous chess games while painting portraits of his opponents

  • a rare live (non-hologrammatical) appearance by Tupac

Participating venues include The Good Luck Gallery, Melody Lounge, Human Resources, Jancar Gallery, The Public School, Formerly Fong’s, KK Gallery, Outpist, Actual Size, Coagula Curatorial, Cause Gallery, The Grand Star, Smaller Form Space, Skunkworks, and more! The main stage on Chung King Road will feature live bands and karaoke.

2014 Performer List: Reverend Ethan Acres, China Adams, Bas Jan Ader, The ALHAMBRA Chinese-American Children’s Choir, Patrick Ballard, Tony Banuelos, Genevieve Belleveau, Don Bolles, Kristin Cammermeyer, Charmaine's Names, Claudia Cano, Clementine Clementine, Connie, Ben Cuevas, Christian Cummings, Steve Craig, Michael Decker and Broc Smith, Joe Deutch, Dani Dodge, Dog the Bounty Hunter, Kate Durbin, Earth Like Planets, Everything is Terrible, F (Marnie Weber, Doug Harvey, & Daniel Hawkins), Matt Fielder, Simone Gad, Pascale Georgiev & Kingston Trinder, Kio Griffith & Ted Byrnes, Hell(O) (Martin Durazo, Ichiro Irie, Mike Dee), Inmo, Angie Jennings, Amy Kaps, KCHUNG, Keith Walsh Experience, Ali Kheradyar, John Kilduff, Zachary Kleyn, Mannlicher Carcano, Audrey Moyer, Raphael Noz, Atsuko Okatsuka, Mariko Passion, Sarah Petersen & Veronique d'Entremont, Mary Anna Pomonis, Al Ridenour, steve roden, Ross Rudel, Matthew Savitsky, Michael Q. Schmidt, Greg Shank, Molly Shea, Aaron Sheppard with Sylvia Welch, Joey Skaggs, Skunkworks (Crystal Erienson, Patricia Burns, Charlie Minchenberg, & Andrea Breiling), Brad Spence, Chris Springer, "StarryKitchen" (Marisa Williamson and Lex Brown), The Tin Woodsman, Tiny Top Pataphysical Circus, Jason Triefenbach, Tupac, Urban Crop Circle/Sumi Ink Club, Christine Wertheim, Miggie Wong, Wounded Lion, Aaron Wrinkle, Yarnboming Los Angeles, and more!

Organizers have launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for honoraria for all participants. Premiums range from a live personal toast/actual piece of toast combo package to a signed limited edition LP by F with an original collaborative collage by Marnie Weber, Dani Tull, and Doug Harvey; from Joey Skagg’s trademarked Universal Bullshit Detector watch to handcrafted orgonite pyramids that neutralize EMF radiation and combat chemtrails. 

A detailed map and schedule will be published the week of the event and will be available in hard copy and as a download on http://performchinatown.com Hail Eris!