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Grand Ave Arts: All Access 2022
Grand Ave Arts: All Access 2022

Grand Ave Arts: All Access 2022

MOCA presents an interactive workshop with concepts of color, mood, and perspective inspired by the work Cromosaturación (1965/2012) by artist Carlos Cruz-Diez. Events of the day include a screening of REMOTE, a film by Mika Rottenberg and Mahyad Tousi; Art for Earth's Sake: Art on Screens and its Energy Impact IRL, a panel discussion around the environmental impact of digital art with Nancy Baker Cahill, Glenn Kaino, and Charlotte Kent.; and DJ sets from Sylmar Soundsystem b2b Langosta, Sanam, and Maral, with a live performance by Soltera. MOCA Store’s annual sidewalk sale takes over the plaza with great finds at discounted prices.

Programming Schedule:

Music lineup:
11am–2pm: Sylmar Soundsystem b2b Langosta
2–4pm: Sanam
4–4:40pm: Soltera
4:40–6pm: Maral

MOCA Store Annual Sidewalk Sale:

REMOTE Screening:
11am, 1pm, and 3pm

Workshop by MOCA Education:

Art for Earth's Sake Panel:

Sylmar Soundsystem - Big Rig Sounds - Sylmar Soundsystem is Aarum Alatorre. 4 to the floor - Blast beats From Norris and Polk. Co-founder of Casa Teca, Sylmars Fix we got This!

Langosta is a DJ, Singer, and Producer with roots in Colombia. She combines beats from the global underground with jazz vocals to create a cyborg siren experience. Langosta believes music is a collective art based in love for community and music ancestry.

Sanam is a Los Angeles based writer, curator, DJ, and creative consultant. Her creative practices merge her cultural fluency across the worlds of art, music, fashion, and beauty to produce a constellation of notable works such as the artistic research platform South Asia Archive and a 5 year residency on NTS Radio.

Soltera is the experimental dance music project of Colombian American artist Tania Ordoñez. Ordoñez grew up in the San Fernando Valley, home to many backyard shows where all of her greatest music inspirations stem from. In 2018, Ordoñez started producing music on her own with borrowed synthesizers and drum machines from friends. Her music is heavily influenced by techno and house melding with punk amongst many other genres. Her intention with Soltera is to create a cathartic experience where people can come together to dance and let go. Ordoñez is also a filmmaker, DJ and co-runs the underground LA based collective Casa/Teca.

Maral’s sonic palette incorporates a collage of Iranian Classical & Folk samples and explores genres of experimental electronic production such as noise, punk/post-punk, and dub. Maral is set to release this fall her follow up to her critically acclaimed debut record "Push" (Leaving Records 2020). She has collaborated with artists such as Lee "Scratch" Perry, Panda Bear, Penny Rimbaud of Crass, Anika and more.