Subject: Los Angeles on Shifting Ground (off-site at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater)

This show will take place at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater, located at 1345 W. 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90026.

Subject: Los Angeles on Shifting Ground is an evening that looks at L.A. as a site of natural and societal flux. With its earthquakes and mud slides, and its ability to rapidly remake itself, Los Angeles is a forgetful city; perhaps its only constant is its transformative potential.

The evening will examine the city’s habit of erasure, as well as forms of collective recall, through disaster footage, visualizations of local wind patterns, and documentation of lost neighborhoods and landmarks. Matt Yoka will present footage from his forthcoming documentary Whirlybird about legendary helicopter reporter Zoey Tarr, we will survey contemporary marketing schemes for “historic downtown,” and Thom Anderson will introduce Get Out of the Car, projected on 16mm, an treasure hunt through signage, hand-painted murals, and neon hieroglyphics. A dance and live sound performance will explore community erasure and its impact on the body. Plus much more and of course, puppets!