A Selective Guide to the Arts in Los Angeles

Celebrating its 10th year of programming site-specific events in and around interesting and, sometimes, iconic architectural domestic environments in the Los Angeles region, homeLA presents “Venice” near the Abbott Kinney area this Saturday and Sunday, March 4 and 5, from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Sharing interdisciplinary work created by five individuals or pairs of artists, the pieces respond to the surroundings, which are both the waterways of this particular LA neighborhood and the long-time canal-side home of Mark Mack and Faiza Alhassoun on Venice Beach. The creators involved include choreographer/performer Stephnie Dai, the multidisciplinary Young Joon Kwak and Kim Ye, visual artist Emily Marchand (with a flair for culinary exploration on a nearby barge), dancer/dancemaker Jobel Medina (in collaboration with sound engineer Justin Scheid, architect of sound DJ Orange and costume designer/stylist Elizabeth Warn) and movement explorers Flora Weigmann and Maya Gurantz.

Promotional materials state that “the dynamics of public and private space are played out as they relate to domesticity, hospitality, community, identity, the natural world and urban spaces.” Along with the immediate inspirations and jumping-off points of this one-of-a-kind tableau, the creatives dive into topics like gender, class, ritual, longing, memory, curiosity and humor.

Given an outdoor/indoor variance within the performance, management asks that audience members be masked. As portions of the production are not accessible to all who wish to be there on the second floor, these moments will be livestreamed at this location.

—Benn Widdey, Culture Spot LA

LOCATION: Private Residence TBA upon ticket purchase

TICKETS: $35 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/venice-by-homela-tickets-532383893557

INFO: https://www.homela.org/news/homela-in-venice-tickets-on-sale

Photo credit: Photo of Jobel Medina by Andrew Mandinach