(In)/Animate Objects, Automata, Los Angeles (installation)

“(In)/Animate Objects” at Automata, photo: Broderick Fox

My installation (In)Animate Objects is on display at Automata in Los Angeles from September 27 – October 13, 2018 in conjunction with my experimental object and puppet performance Object of Her Affection.

In (In)/Animate Objects, a mountain of decaying rag dolls towers to the ceiling, upon which their maker, the grandmother, presides from the throne of her wingback chair. (In)/Animate Objects  – my installation for the COLA Fellowship exhibition was the second half of a diptych. Its companion, Object of Her Affection is a puppetry performance focused on a woman, who in her search for true love develops intimate relationships with inanimate objects.

Both the performance and the installation run until October 13th at Automata in Los Angeles.  (In)/Animate Objects will be on displayed next at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions… (details coming soon).

photo: Broderick Fox

Original Installation at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (video Alex Griffin):


Automata is located at 504 Chung King Court, in the Chinatown Arts District of Los Angeles.

Metered Parking is available on Broadway, Hill St, College St + Yale St. Commercial Zones free after 6:00PM + Sundays.

There is a paid lot, King Valet Parking, located at 983N N Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Note: This lot is only accessible when exiting the 110N at Hill St or 110S at Hill St, and is immediately on the right. You cannot access this lot heading NB on Hill St due to the double yellow line. Prices can range from $5 on week days to $20 for weekends and during special events. There is another paid lot available at the corner of Broadway / Alpine.

The Chinatown Metro station is a .3 mi walk to Automata. From Chinatown station, head west on College. Turn right (north) on Hill St., and Automata will be on the left


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Automata (Exhibition)

Automata (Online Auction)
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COLA20, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (Exhibition)

Los Angeles Times – High School Insider (Press)
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COLA Fellowship Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (Exhibition/Performance)
COLA Fellowship Catalogue (Catalogue)
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