Monster Mash April 24 – May 3, 2015. Opening Reception: Friday, April 24, 2015 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Project Space 2920 (PS 2920) is pleased to present Monster Mash, a site specific collaborative performance by four Los Angeles-based artists Collin and Becky Stafford, Ofelia Marquez and Von Curtis. Using referential material as both pastiche and parody, the ensemble explores a distinct form of celebration: the dance. Both an informal and formal dance are performed in succession as four distinct monsters come to life in playful dances ranging from the waltz to twerking. By removing the familiar, the ensemble creates a neutral substrate negating how one comes to choose sides in a competition. Together, the ensemble disrupts personal and collective narratives by toying with meaning using fractured and incongruent content. Investigating themes of class, gender, the origin and processes of food & commerce and race; their cumulative efforts result in a furry, colorful, multi-media performance employing live and recorded music, installation, video, painting, sculpture, costumes and more.
PS 2920, located in the Hyde Park district of Los Angeles, is an artist-run project space dedicated to collaborating with emerging artists and exhibiting experimental works. Monster costumes will be on display and available for public viewing on Fridays & Saturdays from noon to 6:00pm through Saturday, May 2nd. Please join us for the opening reception/performance on Friday, April 24th from 7-10pm 2920 W. Florence Avenue Los Angeles, California 90043
Performances at 7:30pm, 9:00pm Closing Reception: Sunday, May 3rd, 6:00pm – 9:00pm Performance at 8:00pm