June 25, 2009 - Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) - OJO Presents Flesh Car Crash, An Engagement Party Event
June 25, 2009

OJO Presents Flesh Car Crash, An Engagement Party Event

Courtesy of OJO

OJO Presents Flesh Car Crash
An Engagement Party Event
at MOCA

Thursday, July 2, 7–10pm

MOCA Grand Avenue
250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

moca.org/party

As the second event of their three-month Engagement Party residency, OJO presents Flesh Car Crash, a public intervention taking place at MOCA Grand Avenue on Thursday, July 2, 2009, from 7 to 10pm. Engagement Party presents new artworks in the form of dynamic social events and performances by LA–based artist collectives. The performance will begin at 7:30pm. This event is FREE and open to the public. No reservations are required.

For Flesh Car Crash, members of OJO will split into two groups, each of which will pack into a small car. Once there, they will make music both by utilizing objects and materials in the cars’ interiors and by playing instruments powered by the cars’ batteries. Audience members will be invited to assist with the composition. The cars will dance, glide, and narrowly miss each other in a choreographed game of chicken. The finale should be explosive! The audience is encouraged to bring cameras and other documentary devices to share their impressions on the OJO Engagement Party site: moca.org/party.

OJO
Founded in 2005 by visual artists Joshua Aster, Justin Cole, Eamon Ore-Giron, Chris Avitabile, Moises Medina, and Brenna Youngblood, OJO is formed around a mutual interest in experimenting with acoustic guitars, electronics, musical spontaneity, freeform improvisation, and the boundaries between audience and performer. The group uses a wide range of instruments—drum machines, basses, guitars, synthesizers, salt, cars—as well as their own bodies and those of their audience, clapping, chanting, stomping, and singing to generate sprawling improvisations. OJO has created projects for Queen’s Nails Annex in San Francisco, Esthetics as a Second Language (available as a CD produced by James Welling), LAXART (available as an LP from laxart.org), BANK, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, and A+D Museum in Los Angeles. The group has also performed at the Hammer Museum, TRUDI, and Track 16, Los Angeles, and on KXLU 88.9FM.

Engagement Party
MOCA’s Engagement Party presents new artworks in the form of dynamic social events and performances by LA–based artist collectives. Engagement Party is made possible by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation.

Parking for MOCA Grand Avenue
Parking is recommended at the Walt Disney Concert Hall garage. Parking is also available in surrounding lots.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Lyn Winter
Tel 213/633-5390
lwinter@moca.org

Jessica Youn
Tel 213/633-5322
jyoun@moca.org

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA)

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