Join us at 2426 for Public Programming, a summer-long film series with monthly screenings of some of the public domain's film, radio, and literary material - some rebroadcast, some reprogrammed.
Initiated by Noémie Despland-Lichtert (Roundhouse) and Brendan Shea (2426), Public Programming is dedicated to supporting work in the creative commons by contemporary architects and artists. The series aims to investigate changes in the commons of the urban and cultural sphere and facilitate public engagement with works of critical and creative archival research. One artist or architect will join the series for each screening, providing perspective, context, and historical material alongside recent work.
Puss In Boots
During the event, cuteness, a feeling which often skirts philosophical discourse yet saturates the aesthetics of art and architecture throughout history, permeates the scenes of Puss In Boots, a fairytale tracing deceit and reward, popularized by The Brothers Grimm (1782), and subsequently retold by in radio programmes (1946) and cartoons (1934), including a production by the Laugh-O-Gram studios of Walt Disney (1922).
After the passing of his father, a young man is left with no other estate than a cat and a pair of boots - thankfully, both of which are enchanted. The seven league boots allow the cat, now called Puss and Boots, to bend scale and time to collect and gift luxurious goods to the local king. A game of ruse, trickery and disguise follows as Puss a Boots plans a terrible death for the local ogre and a royal wedding for his master. The story praises the value of industry over wealth through the figure of the cute, yet resourceful, animal helper.Our guest in September, Joanna Grant, plays with cute tendencies in architecture through drawing and building in order to preserve qualities that are rainbowy, fluffy, and just simply too adorable. The instrumental collective Chill Anime Beats cobbles together a diverse collection of lo-fi clips, remakes, and edits to spin charming beats and lilting melodies into a half hour live set which serves as the soundtrack for scenes sampled from the historical footage as well as Grant's work with the cute.
- Audio: Chill Anime Beats (2018)
- Visuals: Puss in Boots (1922, 1934), Crown of Love, Cat Tower, Pool Party, Snuggles (2018)
- When: Sunday September 23, 8:00p drinks, 8:30p screening
- Where: 2426 W. Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018
- Tickets: Free with RSVP
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