RAID Projects is pleased to present the third iteration of Big Haul, an installation series by Sibyl Wickersheimer and Janne Larsen. Big Haul is a ‘Call and Response’ installation series relying on two petroleum based products chosen for their ability to contract and expand repeatedly. Larsen and Wickersheimer both come out of the theatrical tradition of set design and their approach to manipulating the materials involves the spectacle usually reserved for the stage. This exaggeration transforms the gallery space into a stage space. The artists ask the visitors to be both spectator and actor as they explore the installation from outside the space and within.
In this third part in the series, Larsen and Wickersheimer, use the long, narrow space of the gallery in a playful way transforming the space respectively into a very large pair of pants and a nest-like exploration game, reminiscent of a scene from Hitchcock’s The Birds.
Larsen’s pants will be open on June 9th from 7-11pm
Wickersheimer’s response will open on June 23rd from 7-11pm.
Geneva Skeen will be preforming on June 16th.
Wear pants. Be prepared.
Janne Larsen is an artist and set designer living in Los Angeles. She has a degree in philosophy from DePaul University and received her MFA from CalArts. She has designed theater, opera, dance and installations throughout Los Angeles and New York. Her theatrical work has been seen at Symphony Space, Horsetrade Theater, Bootleg Theater, Pomona College, Cal State L.A., Caltech and Cal Poly. Her artwork has been exhibited in Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Workspace, Weekend Gallery, Telic Art Exchange, Hi-Lite, Open Space, Outpost for Contemporary Art and The Washington Museum of Art. An upcoming book of her sculptural work will be published by Insert Press in 2013.
Sibyl Wickersheimer has designed a wide range of projects bringing her work to a variety of venues internationally. Recent projects include: What About Dick? written and directed by Eric Idle, Crescent City a new opera with The Industry LA, the set for Transit Space created by Diavolo Dance Company, and The Unfortunates, a new musical for Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s 2012-13 season. Sibyl’s theatrical set design credits include productions at Lookingglass Theatre, Berkeley Repertory, South Coast Repertory, The Geffen Playhouse, The Kirk Douglas Theatre, The Natural History Museum of LA County, The Actors’ Gang, Theatre at the Boston Court, EST-LA, and Circle X. Sibyl’s photography and installation work has been exhibited in Hi-Lite, Weekend, The New Chinatown Barber Shop, Gallery 825, Shoshane Wayne Gallery, Andrew Shire Gallery, Hatch Gallery, Latch, and the Pacific Asia Museum. Sibyl is also an Assistant Professor in the USC School of Theatre.
Behind the Dutch Door at Raid Projects
The first in a series of apocalyptic multimedia extravaganzas.
As long as there has been civilization, there have been prophecies of the end. Meanwhile, the world continues to turn. The reason for the total abandonment of Mayan cities remains uncertain in the eyes of science, yet their calendar end date has been seized by contemporary society as the next chance to imagine our end.
As the apocalypse looms, what does it mean for people living their lives? Is it right to trust in the moment, rather than the end? Should people skip work and plant community gardens? Is it back to bartering and six shooters? Is this finally the chance to set out for uncharted landscapes hunting the treasures that haunt your dreams? To some the end is a grim and brutal final judgment, to others the dawning of a
Prophecy Territory is the first in a series of End of the World Events at the Dutch Door aimed creating a pleasurable
environment to embrace the end of the world.
Dutch Door swings open at 7 with food, music and dancing
Work by: Vanessa LaValle, Robin Latkovich, Liza Rifkin, and Wes Johansen
Organized by Molly Shea and Intuitive Research Society