5 Design Things to Do This Week

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Eno in an airport, Bowie on the walls, and opera in cars. Your week in design events from DnA.

Bang on A Can perform Brian Eno’s ambient classic Music for Airports at the Düsseldorf Airport
Bang on A Can perform Brian Eno’s ambient classic Music for Airports at the Düsseldorf Airport (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)

1) Brian Eno’s Music For Airports

A groundbreaking work of ambient music, Brian Eno’s 1978 composition Music for Airports will get its U.S. airport premiere on Tuesday night. While Eno’s piece was never meant to be performed live — the recording is actually assembled using tape loops and synthesizer tones –New York City’s Bang on a Can All-Stars will perform what they describe as the “mesmerizing, dreamy, and intense sonic landscape” at San Diego International Airport’s Terminal 2 on Tuesday night. This is a reprise of a 1998 Bang on a Can All-Stars tour across the globe. Hopefully it’ll help you find the experience of sitting in an airport a bit less stressful.

When: Tuesday, Oct. 27, with two performances at 7:30 pm and 9:00 pm.

Where: San Diego International Airport’s Terminal 2

Tickets: Tickets are $40 and can be ordered online at UCSD’s box office or by calling 858.534.TIXS (8497).

Author/editor Reuel Golden and photographer Mick Rock attend the TASCHEN Gallery opening reception for “Mick Rock: Shooting For Stardust – The Rise Of David Bowie & Co.” (Source: Angela Weiss/Getty Images North America)

2) Mick Rock: Shooting for Stardust

Glam Rock rules. This is your last chance to see Mick Rock: Shooting for Stardust, The Rise of David Bowie & Co., the exhibition of photographs by Mick Rock of Bowie in his most experimental years, and other 1970’s luminaries who crossed creative paths with him, including Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, and Queen.

When: Through Oct. 30, 2015; Tue-Sat 11 am — 7 pm; Sunday noon — 6 pm

Where: Taschen Gallery, 8070 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Tickets: Open to the public; click here for more information.


3) Fiberlicious

If you want to explore the cutting edge of textile art, look no further than the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) at Barnsdall Art Park. There you’ll find the work of 16 contemporary artists (many of whom were discovered via Instagram), in a show called Fiberlicious, co-curated by Scott Canty and Carol Shaw-Sutton. The artists update traditional fiber arts to produce large installations, video, participatory projects, and interactive and performance works exploring themes as varied as the “human condition to the celebration of culture.” The mixed media artists include Tanya Aguiñiga, Diedrick Brackens, Enrique Castrejon, Liz Collins, Dawn Ertl, Krista Feld, Carole Frances Lung “Frau Fiber,” Tina Linville, J. Christopher Natrop, Wendy Osher, Chili Philly, Jennifer Reifsneider, Nike Schröder, Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia, Ruth Katzenstein Souza and Ann Weber.

When: Open Thursday to Sunday, noon to 5 pm. The show runs through January 3, 2016.

Where: Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Tickets: Free to the public.


4) Hopscotch

The Industry is an experimental opera company that has become well-known for its risk-taking productions in unexpected venues in Los Angeles, including in Union Station. Their latest production, Hopscotch, is performed for four audience members at a time in the intimacy of a car. There are 8 chapters, consisting of a 90-minute experience. Tickets are mostly sold out. But all 24 journeys throughout Los Angeles will be live-streamed for free at the Central Hub, a temporary structure at SCI-Arc, the Southern California Institute of Architecture. There are also animation sequences that will be screened there. Once a day, all of the car journeys converge in a grand finale.

When: Performances will be held Oct. 31-Nov. 15 at 10:45 am, 12:45 pm and 2:45 pm.

Where: Each route has an individualized starting point, e-mailed to you on the Monday before your performance. The Central Hub has free performances at SCI-Arc, 350 Merrick Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013.

Tickets: You can purchase tickets here or get info about free performances here.

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5) Caroline Bos / New Objectivity

Caroline Bos, co-founder and Principal Urban Planner of Dutch architecture firm UNStudio, designers of the Erasmus bridge in Rotterdam, will speak about recent projects including the restructuring of the station area of Arnhem, the mixed-use Raffles City in Hangzhou, a master plan for Basauri, and the design and restructuring of the Harbour Pont Parodi in Genoa.

While at LACMA, make sure to check out New Objectivity, the museum’s impressive new exhibition of Weimar Era German art.

When: Tuesday, October 27, 2015  at 7 pm

Where: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Bing Theater, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Tickets: $15 general admission; $10 LACMA, AIA members, and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Alumni; $5 seniors 62+ and students with ID; 323 857-6010 or purchase online.