ECOTONE LAB

March 29 - April 13, 2014

Ecotone Lab is an inquiry-driven research initiative exploring the cultural contact zone produced between Los Angeles and the surrounding desert communities including Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms. The project presents the work of artists Katie Bachler, Rosa Barba, Diane Best, the Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI), Bobby Furst, Mariah Garnett, Giovanni Jance, Stanya Kahn, Cheryl Montelle, Hillary Mushkin, Radio Free Joshua Tree, Steve Rowell, Kim Stringfellow and Julie Tolentino.

 

A group exhibition and event series organized by M.A. in Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere candidates Toro Castaño, Basak Cömert, Amanda Courtney, Clare Eberle, Corey Mansfield, Julia McCornack, Katherine Rosenheim, Sonia Seetharaman, Sasha Ussef, and Nicole Wallace with Visiting Professor Connie Butler.

 

For more information, please visit http://www.usc.edu/programs/ecotonelab

 

CALENDAR:

 

Saturday, March 29
Opening night, 7:30pm, Actual Size Gallery
Works by CLUI, Kim Stringfellow, Giovanni Jance, Kim Stringfellow, and Steve Rowell will be on view at the gallery from March 9 to April 13 during gallery hours. 

 

Tuesday, April 1
Screening, 8pm, Actual Size Gallery
Mariah Garnett, Signal (2012), 16mm, 7 minutes
Michelangelo Antonioni, Zabriskie Point (1970), digital copy of 35mm print, 110 minutes

 

Friday, April 4
Workshop, 9:30am–12:30pm, Actual Size Gallery
Katie Bachler, City Movement / / Desert Movement / / We Are Here (Workshop I)
advanced sign-up required (Participants must also attend Workshop II, to take place the following morning at Joshua Tree National Park.)
LIMITED SPACE//SIGN UP HERE:

http://www.usc.edu/programs/ecotonelab/bachler-sign-up.html

 

Workshop, Feral studios (Joshua Tree)
Julie Tolentino, Overnight Desert Workshop
advance sign-up required
LIMITED SPACE// SIGN UP HERE:
http://www.usc.edu/programs/ecotonelab/tolentino-sign-up.html

 

Saturday, April 5
Workshop, 10:30am–1:30pm, Joshua Tree National Park 
Katie Bachler, City Movement / / Desert Movement / / We Are Here (Workshop II)
LIMITED SPACE | SIGN UP UNDER WORKSHOP I (ABOVE)
Lunch to follow. Participants must also attend Workshop I, taking place the previous day at Actual Size Gallery (see April 4)

 

Event, 2:30pm, Wonder Valley, California
Kim Stringfellow, Jackrabbit Homestead, Homestead tour
advanced sign-up required 
LIMITED SPACE// SIGN UP HERE:
http://www.usc.edu/programs/ecotonelab/stringfellow-sign-up.html

 

Event, 5:30pm, Furst World, 8528 Desert Shadow Rd., Joshua Tree
Dinner conversations with the artists and curators from Ecotone Lab and Monte Vista Projects: Spectacular Subdivision. 
advanced sign-up required 
LIMITED SPACE// SIGN UP HERE:
http://www.usc.edu/programs/ecotonelab/monte-vista-sign-up.html

 

Tuesday, April 8
Screening, 8pm, Actual Size Gallery
Stanya Kahn, It's Cool, I'm Good (2010), color video with sound, 35:22 minutes
Todd Haynes, Safe (1995), digital copy of 35mm print, 119 minutes 

Wednesday, April 9
Artist talk, 8pm, Actual Size Gallery
Hillary Mushkin's Incendiary Traces, The Military Presence in Southern California

Saturday, April 12
Screening, 7:45pm, Actual Size Gallery 
Diane Best, Cadiz (2012), Color Video with Sound, 3:40 minutes

Storytelling and performance, 8pm, Actual Size Gallery 
Cheryl Montelle, Desert Stories in LA 
Storytellers include artists Michael Digregorio, Ken Ehrlich, Kate McCabe, Janet Sarbanes, Kim Stringfellow, and Ted Quinn.