September 2007


Sunday, September 9, 2007

the backroom presents:
a film screening by Kota Ezawa

Kota Ezawa presents an evening of films that have
influenced his artistic practice.

The Mandrake Bar
2692 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(between Venice Blvd and Washington Blvd)


Kota Ezawa, contributions to the backroom, installation view

October 2007


Thursday, October 4, 2007

the backroom presents:
Edgar Arceneaux & Julian Myers
Mirror-Travel in the Motor City
film screening & conversation

Arceneaux & Myers delve below the surface of Detroit’s ruined
modernity in order to explore the grottos of its vibrant underground.

The Mandrake Bar
2692 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(between Venice Blvd and Washington Blvd)


Clairmount and Rosa Parks Boulevard, Detroit, 2006.
Image courtesy of Anna Gritz

October 2007


Memory Drive
curated by Danny Orendorff
ART2102 Curator in Residence

A group exhibition featuring projects by artists, filmmakers, musicians
and poets that consider technology & telecommunications, the imagination
& self-documentation.

Venue To Be Determined

Caleb Larsen, The Epic of Gilgamesh Being Read By a Computer, 2006
mixed media, installation view

November 2007


Thursday, November 29, 2007

the backroom presents:
Cinema Zero
Organized by Amy Granat

CINEMA ZERO was founded in December of 2004 in Brooklyn, NY, by artists
from different mediums coming together to foster cross - collabrations.

The Mandrake Bar
2692 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(between Venice Blvd and Washington Blvd)


November 2007


Panorama City:
Life between Reality and Fiction
curated by Efrat Shalem

Two evenings of audio-visual projections to be held at an abandoned movie theater in downtown Los Angeles. This project, featuring a compilation of
work from the US, Europe and Israel endeavors to define a space that is both
concrete and imaginary. In an enclosure the illusion of a world without borders is
shattered and a new feeling of space is created. Here film possesses a unique
role in the designing of the new protagonist and the new landscape.

Venue To Be Determined



December 2007


Publication Launch
A 'zine by Mizuki Endo

Following the Beyond Sunshine Quoi?: Connecting Parallel Universes
conversation held earlier in the year, Endo presents the results of his
research - a zine documenting international, independent & alternative
arts venues.

Previous Sunshine Quoi? Events
Part 1: Sunshine Quoi?: Temporary Contemporaries
Part 2: Sunshine Quoi?: Common Sense
Part 3: Mapping Sunshine Quoi?
Part 4: Beyond Sunshine Quoi?: Connecting Parallel Universes


Simon Münster, First Map of The New World, 1540
depicting Tokyo, Mexico City & LA in extraordinary proximity

March 2008


F is for Park
curated by Raimundas Malasauskas

The coordination of an ersatz orchestra in one of LA's public parks,
inspired in part by the 1974 film by Orson Welles, F is for Fake.

Orchesta performing in a public park, Puebla, Mexico
Image courtesy of Raimundas Malasauskas

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