Villa Aurora Los Angeles // August 6th, 2013 // 8 pm
August 1, 2013
Villa Aurora – Welcoming Reception Summer 2013
August 6th, 2013 // 8 pm // Admission Free // RSVP required: firstname.lastname@example.org // You will receive a confirmation.
RP KAHL: THE PRESENCE OF MARTA
RP Kahl presents first fragments from the filmic work he is producing during his stay at Villa Aurora. In this work he refers to the aura of the Villa, finding inspiration from its former inhabitants, first of all Marta Feuchtwanger. The first film fragments focus on „sculpture on film“. Therefore Kahl collaborates with artist Stephanie Keitz. The notion of „the absent“ builds the thematic framing of this cooperation. The work will be presented as a video as well as an installation.
During his stay at Villa Aurora, Randt will be writing a quintessentially Californian novel about two successful German artists coming to Los Angeles to experience and record the birth of their daughter, a moment that is supposed to mark their transition to a more adult bourgeois existence. Their lives, as well as those of their two assistants in their company, will indeed change, but in a different way than they had imagined. In Randt’s own words, it is „a story about grand-standing, young Germans‘ perceptions of America, art marketing and aspirations that cannot be fulfilled: my first real Califonia novel“.
SERGE BAGHDASSARIANS & BORIS BALTSCHUN: HOW LONG IS A METER?
How long is a meter? That was the question to be answered by a French scientific expedition that set out for South America in 1735. There, the scientists intended to measure the distance between the equator and the first parallel. The absolute length of the meter would be established on the basis of their findings. Their party included the mathematician and astronomer Charles-Marie de La Condamine. He chose to return via an uncharted route through Amazonia and spent nearly 10 years wandering through the jungle as a result. Among the discoveries he made along the way was caoutchouc, which would later become the raw material of the Brazilian rubber industry.
Location: 520 Paseo Miramar, Los Angeles, CA 90272
Street parking is available on Los Liones Drive. Shuttle service begins at 7 pm and will start from Los Liones Drive, off Sunset Boulevard two blocks North-East of Pacific Coast Highway. Please do not park on the Topanga State Park Lot!