“a jeepneys video shoot // some times a set.”
20 August 2015 | 7-10pm
649 S Anderson St, Los Angeles, CA 90023
Performance at 7 | Screening at 7:30 | Barbeque and drinks to follow
In celebration of the final night of the Regional, International & Extraterrestrial screening series, organized by Lisa Jugert at MaRS, which will feature Jeepneys' OLINGLINGO THE MOVIE, please join us for “a jeepneys video shoot // some times a set.” Several brightly-patterned, spandex-skinned performers will casually shift roles: dancing, directing, emoting, merging through gesture, camera operating, communicating with pattern, role-playing, exploring the set, and of course, bartending. The some times bar is an open video set temporarily inhabited by the jeepneys mythological universe becoming a space to socialize, to collaborate and to incubate ideas for a forthcoming Jeepneys opera. Together some times, jeepneys, and their guests will decolonize hospitality by shifting the context and structure of service and labor. The performance will begin promptly at 7pm and will resume post-screening as a dance party alongside a MaRS barbeque. Drinks will, as per usual, be served by others for others in the company of all.
some times is a neon sign that can be plugged in anywhere; it is also a performative project space that takes the form of a bar. some times opened in 2014 as a response to artists’ needs at the California Institute of the Arts. It reappears frequently to present new artist projects focused on performance, exchange, and collaboration. some times recently occupied the office of ltd los angeles for a six month residency and is currently collaborating with Big City Forum on a new salon series called “After Hours.” some times is owned and operated by artist Meghan Gordon.
Jeepneys (Anna Luisa Petrisko) is a Los Angeles-based multimedia artist working primarily in sound, video, dance, and performance. Named after the iconic converted WWII army jeeps of the Philippines, she is of mixed race Filipina and Slovak heritage and her work focuses on the complexities of identity, memory, and language through a postcolonial and critical lens.