July 1. Research for the Bermuda Triangle (Regina Mamou X Lara Salmon)

Publick Spectacle
Research for the Bermuda Triangle (Regina Mamou X Lara Salmon)

July 1, 7–9 p.m.MiM Gallery
4654 West Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90016

To kick start a month of PØST's annual Kamikaze exhibitions, Regina Mamou and Lara Salmon of Research for the Bermuda Triangle (RBT) present Publick Spectacle. This one-night intervention is an iteration of a historical stump speech, in which politicians stood on a cut tree trunk to give their campaign pitch for (re)election. The "stump speech" has come to symbolize predictable political rhetoric: generic canned statements with prepared q and a periods. Through oration and action, the performance explores the bushwhacking effects of publick humiliation, and what can ensue.

A note to our guests,
Drinks will be served at 7 p.m. with the intervention start time of 7:45 p.m. Please wear clothes you can soil.

As the collaborative Research for the Bermuda Triangle (RBT), Los Angeles-based artists Regina Mamou and Lara Salmon are interested in excavating the unknown from a research and body-based practice. Over the last year, they have created five projects in five different countries. They began their shared process at consecutive residency programs at Haven for Artists in Beirut, Lebanon, and Queens Collective in Marrakech, Morocco (September 2018–January 2019). Since then, RBT has created the following interventions: Geldwäsche at SomoS Art House in Berlin, Germany (February 2019); 7 Actions for a Concrete-Colored Sky as part of the Fluxus festival Cantos Comunes / Common Chants at The Blockhouse, a parallel program of the 13th Bienal de La Habana in Havana, Cuba (April 2019); and Dazzle Camouflage as part of Weekend at Berenice, a performance festival in Los Angeles, California (April 2019). For more information, please visit their website www.researchbermudatriangle.xyz and follow them on Instagram at @research_bermuda_triangle.

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