One of the things I love to do in any city I visit is walk around it, as much as possible, engaging in a bit of flanérie and observation, and so here are some photos from my traipsing around LA. I also caught the final event of the Mommy! Mommy! season (thanks, Tisa B!), which featured readings by Cara Benson and Kate Zambreno; a screening of a musical film piece in an invented Neanderthal language by Sean Griffin; and a performance from Chicago's own Jennifer Karmin's text-sound epic, Aaaaaaaaaaalice (Flim Forum Press, 2010). Below are some images and videos, as well as more LA photos. Enjoy!
A snippet of Jennifer Karmin and her co-performers
Sean Griffin's pre-screening comments
An image from Griffin's 'Neanderthal' musical film
Tisa Bryant and Brian Kim Stefans
The "Deneuve" (?) bathroom stall at Mommy! Mommy!
"AID AND ABET"
"The chicken taste like Lexus!!!"
Little Tokyo outdoor mall
E 2nd St., from Zip 8, a great little restaurant
Café dwellers, at night
Street art (I used this image in my talk)
My fellow Chi-LA passenger, actor Fred Willard