SALVAGE SERIES: ALEXANDER/SKINNER
Please join us for Communication in the Seismic Channel featuring WILL ALEXANDER AND JONATHAN SKINNER
Thursday, July 23 7 pm
6518 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Located between Wilcox Ave. and Schrader Blvd.
Hollywood & Highland is the nearest metro stop on the Red Line
As “price of admission,” the public is invited to reap and contribute language from their garbage (cardboard, tin, plastic, paper, cellophane, etc.)—preferably washed of debris and measuring 1-inch tall or higher. These words will be collected at the entrance slit and incorporated into an installation in progress in the gallery.
Will Alexander: poet, novelist,essayist, aphorist, playwright, visual artist, pianist. He is author of well over 20 books, and is a Whiting Fellow, and a California Arts Council Fellow, as well as an Oakland PEN Award winner, and an American Book Award winner.
Jonathan Skinner founded the journal ecopoetics. His publications include the books Chip Calls (Little Red Leaves, 2014), Birds of Tifft (BlazeVOX, 2011), Warblers (Albion, 2010) and Political Cactus Poems (Palm Press, 2005), and the essays “Thoughts on Things: Poetics of the Third Landscape” (eco language reader, 2010) and “Gardens of Resistance: Gilles Clément, New Poetics, and Future Landscapes” (Qui Parle, 2011). Skinner currently is writing about Frederick Law Olmsted and researching cross-species communication. He teaches in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies and in the Writing Program at the University of Warwick.
The Salvage Series is sub-curated by Jennifer Scappettone
COMING UP: save the date! Leave Loom/Casting Party Thursday, July 30 7 pm
INSTITUTE SUMMER SESSIONS: OPEN LABORATORIES at WUHO’s Spatial Research Facility
For the summer of 2015, the WUHO Gallery on Hollywood Boulevard is being transformed into an open laboratory. Work on emerging spatial environments will provoke salons, workshops, and performances by residents, rogue scientists, and radical philologists. The Institute is
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*** WUHO is Woodbury University’s center for experimental exhibitions and multi-disciplinary collaborations.
About Located on the iconic Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame, the Woodbury University Hollywood Outpost (WUHO) invites a broad and diverse audience to a vital and celebratory place for learning about architecture and interior architecture. Woodbury University has occupied this 7500 square foot storefront and studio space since 1995.
Mission The mission of WUHO is two-fold. First and foremost, it provides a forum for the demystification of the disciplines of architecture. This porous venue invites visitors to learn about the built environment in a non-traditional academic milieu. Programming supports the study and practice of design and the dissemination of architectural knowledge and artifacts to a broad public. The second mission is academic. Associated with a School of Architecture, WUHO provides a laboratory for different modes of learning and a unique venue for educating architects and interior architects. Ideally situated for fieldwork, WUHO galleries provide space for participatory activities for our students and visitors that translate into high-impact learning models.
Programming WUHO is uniquely situated at the intersection of education and exhibition. Events provide a showcase for architecture and interior architecture’s myriad forms: from exhibitions of scholarly research, multi-media screenings, group photography, drawing, and model showcases, space for full-scale mock-ups, prototypes and environmental installations, to workshops, studios and classes, symposia, lectures, book launches, gallery talks, performances, and community and city planning forums. The upstairs studio at WUHO is host to a fluctuating group of emerging and experimental architects, interior architects and artists, who are also Woodbury faculty members, and provides another rich layer for multi-disciplinary, boundary-crossing dialogue and collaboration.
The facility is shared with the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design. For gallery specific inquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org.