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FLAX’s The Dialectic of the Stars, a Visual Arts and Performance Festival, drawing a constellation of 5 iconic venues, like points of a star, over 2 weeks (Feb 11-25)

Written By: Marcelle - Feb• 07•18

 FLAX’s The Dialectic of the Stars, a visual arts and performance festival, drawing a constellation of 5 iconic venues, like points of a star, over 2 weeks (Feb 11-25) featuring everything from a motorcycle concert at LACE to a series of art installations as well as dinner & games by Robert Karima at FORD Theatres on February 18. Each arts institution will blend their own programming with FLAX curator-in-residence Fabien Danesi’s unique vision to ignite dialogue about L.A. as an important cultural hub. FLAX promotes mutual understanding between SoCal and France through the arts and the festival is free and open to all, promising to be a multi-sensory art experience. 

  • The Dialectic of the Stars launches at The Sowden House on Sunday, February 11 at 6 p.m. with a video proposal by curator Fabien Danesi and showcased artwork by Ange Leccia. His video piece, Star Dusts, acts as a call from the street while Danesi introduces this journey with images extracted from famed movies set in Los Angeles, all showcasing West Coast culture.
  • LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) presents Wrong Ped Xing on February 15 from 7 to 9pm. Artist duo Nøne Futbol Club will showcase an hypnotic video piece seen from Hollywood Boulevard while the public will be welcomed by the online radioYou are listening to Los Angeles. At 7:30pm, Tehran-Geles, a contemplative movie by Arash Nassiri will be screened followed by an enticing performance by Geneva Skeen. At 8:30pm, the evening will culminate in a trailblazing motorcycle concert by Fouad Bouchoucha, in which the artist transforms motorcycles into musical instruments.
  • Ford Theatres presents Drag Me Crazy on February 18 from 2-8 p.m. Taking place throughout the day, Ford Theatres transitions into a true gallery space with videos and installations by Scoli Acosta, Hoël Duret, Alison O’Daniel and Assaf Shaham, all playing with illusion and transformation of the spaces. There will also be performances in the amphitheater from 4-6 p.m. by Emily Mast in collaboration with Alan Chan, Rafaela Lopez and Lucky Dragons.
  • L.A. Dance Project presents Bodies2 on February 24 at 7 p.m., which will include the screening of The Pit (Dancer with Golden Lips) by Naotaka Hiro followed by a performance by Noé Soulier, Movement on Movement.
  • Zebulon presents Surfing Countdown on February 25 from 6-12 p.m. with a sound performance by Jasmin Blasco that evokes a spatial journey, followed by a screening of Animal Glisse by Bertrand Dezoteux. The evening culminates with an afterparty from 7:30-12 p.m. with a DJ Set by Jasmin Blasco.

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