Open Call: Programming Committee Spring/Summer 2019
Deadline: Nov 4 2018,11:59PM
Apply to be considered for the next programming committee at NAVEL.
Fall/Winter Season Announcement
Oct 12 2018 - Feb 10 2019
A series of programs asks audiences to activate their memories, reassess social structures and mobilize for the commons of our collective futurity.
Alexandria PDF Library
Nov 7 2018, 7PM
Join artist and Cassandra Press founder Kandis Williams for an evening of file upload frenzy and contribute to the Alexandria PDF Library.
Amiri Baraka's Revolutionary Theater: Dutchman
Nov 15-16 2018,Doors 7:30PM, Performance 8PM
Our production of Amiri Baraka's Dutchman will be staged as a read-through with jazz and sound archival accompaniment, exploring this work as a collectively improvised ensemble situated in and expanded by the tradition of the music Amiri loved the most.
AuMAR Residency: Nocturnal Cyclones
Nov 18 2018, 7PM
NAVEL’s first week long residency culminates in artist duo AuMAR’s Los Angeles debut of Nocturnal Cyclones.
Nov 29-30 2018, Doors 8PM, Performance 8:30PM
Jermaine Spivey & Spenser Theberge premiere a new work in collaboration with filmmaker John de Menil.
The New Internet Commons: Queercore, Cyberpunk and Networked Communities
Dec 6 2018, 7PM
A one-night event focused on the past, present and future of queer communities online.
Year End Dish
Dec 16 2018, 12-2PM
A brunch organized by Hard to Read’s Fiona Duncan and scholar Sara Constantino around the role of gossip.
The New Internet Commons: READER on Black Twitter - effects of web 2.0 on blackness
Jan 17 2019, Doors at 7:30PM, Program at 8PM
Cassandra Press tackles the underanalyzed intersection of blackness, online community & identity, and the inherent racism of app culture.
Jan 26 2018, Doors 7:30PM, Performances 8PM
Curated by Carmina Escobar, Fy, and Tom Leeser, join us for a listening party and an evening of performances where artists present their interpretations of the word scream.
Movement Practice Residency: Site Specific Strategies
Starting October 20
A series of research and practice sessions for movement artists and creators, focusing on the development of site-specific performance work. Apply by Wednesday Oct 3
I'm Rarely Home: A Note on Micro-Units in Downtown
Feb 1-10 2019,7PM
A discussion and exhibition focusing on the urgent need for micro-units as an alternative housing typology in Downtown Los Angeles.
The New Internet Commons
An ongoing series of events which aims to understand the state of the world wide web today in contrast with the early unravelings of its utopian vision.
A platform to discuss the organization of living beings in physical space — past, present, and possible futures.
Amiri Baraka's Revolutionary Theater: The New-Ark
Oct 18 2018, Doors 7:30PM, Screening 8PM
Amiri Baraka's Revolutionary Theater begins with a screening of The New-Ark (1968), a recently rediscovered film he made in his hometown of Newark, New Jersey, after narrowly surviving the 1964 Rebellion.
Amiri Baraka's Revolutionary Theater
Oct 18 & Nov 15-16 2018
A celebration of poet and playright Amiri Baraka's approach to theatre and performance, which he saw as both an essential elements of everyday life in healthy communities, and tools for the building and sustaining of revolutionary consciousness within the diaspora.
Oct 12 2018, Doors 7:30PM, Performance 8PM
America's Procession is the directorial debut of artist Elliot Reed. The piece will lead the audience through an experimental aria that invokes Reed's great-grandmother America Bell Miller, who died suddenly of a heart attack while singing in church.
X-TRA Forum #3: Something About Feet, A life conversation between Simone Forti & Dorit Cypis
Oct 10 2018, 7:30PM
In 2004, X-TRA printed a conversation between Dorit and Simone, titled Between the Conceptual and the Vibrational. This event brings the two back together to share another part of their ongoing conversation.