Monday, February 26, 2007

Wall Building Pix

The Wall Building Crew hard at work in the Super Shop! Photos by Alex Olson.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

You CAN Build a Wall!

The intrepid teaching duo, Liz Glynn & Saul Alvarez, are currently in Week 3 of the Wall Building Workshop in the Super Shop of CalArts. The walls will be part of the EA&ER exhibition. The workshop was intitally inspired by Judy Chicago's 1970 wall building workshop at the Feminist Art Program at Fresno State College (now California State University, Fresno). It's all about artist empowerment, folks. Check out the workshop syllabus:

You CAN Build a Wall!
Basic Construction, Wall-Building, and everything

Week 1: Intro

- Safety Review
- Tools of the trade
- Materials & Standard sizes (drywall, wood, metal, screws, nails, etc.)
- Practice: the drill, the miter saw
- ? Building Code ?

Week 2: Framing I (wood)

- Basic Design Principles (16” spacing, where to join the walls, etc.)
- Wood vs. Metal Studs
- A review the EAER design
- Pre-drilling, leverage, and how to drive a screw without stripping it
- Measuring and cutting down to size
- Framing Practice – Wood

Week 3: Framing II (metal)

- Cutting metal studs
- Attaching metal studs
- Finish framing

Week 4: Drywall

- Drywall material review
- Placing the drywall
- How to cut drywall using a drywall T-square
- Attaching the drywall panels
- Taping a wallboard joint

Week 5: Finishing

- A discussion of the final assembly
- Sanding Safety
- Sanding
- Painting for even coverage

"The Feminist Future" at MoMA

Follow the link above to listen to recordings from the January 26-27, 2007 symposium at MoMA, "The Feminist Future: Theory and Practice in the Visual Arts."

Speakers included: Lucy Lippard, Coco Fusco, Guerrilla Girls, Marina Abramovic, Martha Rosler, Connie Butler, Griselda Pollock, Helen Molesworth, and Wangechi Mutu.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

EA&ER on MySpace

Dear Rupert Murdoch,

Thank you for helping us spread the feminist gospel far into the outer reaches of the web networking universe via our new MySpace page:


P.S. Join! Be our friend!

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Calling all Exquisite & Rebellious VOLUNTEERS!

We're looking for volunteers - from the CalArts community and beyond - to help out with EA&ER's upcoming events in March. It'll be a great way to participate in the events, and we need lots of helpers to make them happen. Please e-mail Theresa at if you can help any of the following tasks listed below:

- installation crew (Saturday, March 4, 6 pm - ?)
- de-installation crew (Saturday, March 10, 10 pm - ?)
- photographic documentation (March 5-10)

- audience greeters (March 10, 12 pm)
- videographer (March 10)
- photographic documentation (March 10)
- transcriber (after March 10)

Thanks for your consideration!

Thursday, December 7, 2006

LTTR in LA!!

The awesome collective and indie publishers extraordinaire, LTTR, are presenting a workshop at CalArts on Friday (tomorrow). It'll be fun, and positively nasty.

And here's info about their release party for LTTR V:

LTTR V/ issue 5/ Positively Nasty

Los Angeles ::: December 9, 2006 :::

New York ::::: December 18, 2006 ::::::

Vienna ::::::: January 19, 2007 :::::::
at the Generali Foundation

celebrating the release in Los Angeles, California
with live performances by:::
My Barbarian, Eileen Myles, James Tsang, Silas Howard,
Anna Sew Hoy and Giles Miller, Zackary Drucker, K8 Hardy
and more!

at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
5795 West Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

7 to 9 pm with an after party at Mandrake on La Cienega

come one come all come out

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Dorit Cypis Lecture Tonight!

Dorit Cypis will be presenting a Visiting Artist Lecture, co-sponsored by EA&ER, tonight in F200 at 7 PM. Dorit works with the body, space and memory and, after pursuing an MA in conflict resolution, is increasingly concerned in her work with body and social relationships, including the current conflict in the Middle East.

Click here for a review of Dorit's work, "Sightlines", which is featured in Consider This..., the LACMA Lab exhibition curated by Barbara Kruger. The show will be open until January 15 so be sure to check it out.