Kaleidoscope of Pacific Standard Time (K-PST)

Kaleidoscope of Pacific Standard Time (K-PST)

Kaleidoscope of Pacific Standard Time (K-PST)
A series of performances and partnerships
Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21, 2012
8:00 – 10:00 pm
$15 for non-members
$12 for members
No advance tickets. Tickets go on sale at SoEx at 7:30 pm the night of the performance.

Kaleidoscope of Pacific Standard Time (K-PST) is part of the Getty Center’s Performance and Public Art Festival; a highlight of its city-wide initiative, Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945 – 1980. K-PST features k-pst.org, a dynamic web-based resource featuring interviews, artworks and performance recordings by artists whose ideas contribute to California’s fertile contemporary art landscape. The performance series, RE:Composition, presents four studies on the constitution, disposition and duration of art ideas. New and adapted artworks are by Joan Jeanrenaud with Paul de Jong, Sandro Dukic in homage to Nan Hoover, Joan Retallack and Michael Ives based on a score by John Cage, and JD Beltran with Marc Barrite (aka DJ Dave Aju).

RE:COMPOSITION is a performance series curated and produced by Julie Lazar in celebration of the centenary of California native John Cage’s birth and his influence. RE:COMPOSITION considers how contemporary compositional practices and tools are enabling artists working in a multiplicity of disciplines to reconceive or reconstitute aspects of their art creation and production.


Still Movement: Homage to Nan Hoover (2012) by Sandro Dukic. A commissioned performance installation inspired by Hoover’s photographic work from 1980. The title describes the occupation of her interests while the event manifests the contours of her core ideas. A video installation by Nan Hoover is featured in Exchange and Evolution at the Long Beach Museum of Art.

Bar Hopping composed and performed by Joan Jeanrenaud and Paul de Jong (2012). Commissioned music and related film that playfully rethinks visual and musical influences from the mid-1950s to the present including cello concertos and contemporary experimental composers. This remote collaboration is between two leading artists residing on both coasts of the U.S.

I N T E R R U P T U S (2008-2012) by Joan Retallack and Michael Ives. A procedural lecture for two voices in homage to John Cage’s principle of interpenetraton and non-obstruction. Performed by Michael Ives and Joan Retallack who collaborated on a unique realization of the piece.

Evolution by JD Beltran with music by Marc Barrite and technical assistance by Scott Minneman (2010-12). A commissioned adaptation, this digital film projected with the performance of live electronic music, is inspired by the migration of ideas between San Francisco and Los Angeles from the late 1940s through the 1960s that formed the basis of the Visual Music Movement. Its creative influences include Oskar Fischinger, James and John Whitney, Jordan Belson and Harry Jacobs.

Donor credits: Kaleidoscope of Pacific Standard Time is supported in part by The Getty Foundation, Bank of America, Wanda Kownacki and John Holton, Joan and Fred Nicholas, Ministarstvo Kulture Republike Hrvatske and CEC ArtsLink, William and Sasha Anawalt, with in-kind donations and services provided by Freewaves (official fiscal receiver), Epson, Anawalt Lumber, Montalvo Arts Center, Southern California Institute of Architecture, and Southern Exposure.