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Vis-Á-Vis Performance Series

VIS-Á-VIS is a four part performance series that activates La Cage aux Folles every Saturday night in August.  Events include a multimedia dance performance, concert, film screening, and a bi-costal sound installation. Drinks provided by MacLeod Ale Brewing Co. All events are a $5 donation.

VIS-Á-VIS is curated by Jess Castillo and Kevin Crooks.


Saturday, August 9, 7pm, $5 donation

LA Fort Presents: Daedelus(dj set), Lawrence Lindell, Matt McGuire and Will Walden (StaG)

Starting our VIS-Á-VIS performance series with a night of experimental and electronic music presented by The LA Fort, a multi-use arts and music co-op located in DTLA. Bring your dancing shoes.


Saturday, August 16, 8pm, $5 donation

Tracy Abbott Szatan / IN/VISIBLE

IN/VISIBLE is a video installation and performance in which Tracy Abbott Szatan explores select spaces through the choreography of body, light source, and Mylar reflections and refractions. In its presentation with La Cage aux Folles, Szatan, for the duration of an hour, explores, delights in, loses and finds herself in an interplay of light, structure, shadow, and lived body.


Saturday, August 23, [5pm workshop, 7pm doors, $5 donation for event, $10 for workshop]

bel-air / New York Memo + Ear Cleaning Workshop


Using field recordings taken around New York City by DJs from the Brooklyn based radio station, bel-air, founded by Greg Ruben, the DJs creates an installation of NYC’s sonic environment in La Cage’s courtyard. The recordings, which were mostly captured surreptitiously using the iPhone’s Voice Memos app, will be presented in a longform, looping, multi-channel format.


+ Ear Cleaning workshop [$10 RSVP, 15 max]
Refresh your critical listening faculties with a workshop by Greg Ruben. Ear Cleaning is a teaching methodology created by Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer. 


Saturday, August 30, 8pm, $5 donation
Eugene Kotlyarenko presents: “Nobody Wants to Play With Me” (Werner Herzog) + rare feature film.

Join us for a film screening curated by Los Angeles filmmaker Eugene Kotlyarenko.  “Nobody Wants to Play With Me” (A short film by Werner Herzog) is followed by a rare and captivating surprise feature just for the birds and all their friends. Eugene’s films and music videos, such as Feast of Burden and 0s &1s, have been covered by the New York Times, Variety, & Vice among many others. He is currently at work on his next feature length, A Wonderful Cloud. Check the Facebook event for more details about the event.

VIS-A-VIS would like to thank the following for their support.

VIS-A-VIS would like to thank dublab, Lehrer Architecture, Michael
Maltzan Architect, and Patrick Tighe Architecture for their support.

La Cage aux Folles is made possible by grants from the Andy Warhol Foundation, The Pasadena Art Alliance, The Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Metabolic Studio, and from generous donations by Pacific Stainless, TNEMEC, Ramirez Iron Works, and our community of supporters who contributed their time and/ or money to see this extraordinary project realized.

Later Event: October 15