I just can’t resist the opportunity to be useful. After work I stopped by Beyond Baroque on my way home, to help Richard get the AV working. I found them putting together a great show about Punk Music. I hung in and helped hang art, and engineered solutions to some cranky gear. The Event Title: “In partnership with the LA Punk Museum, Beach Dancer Films presents the first annual Punk Film Festival.” There were several short films, and the feature was a film about the punk rocking women’s band L7. They started Rock For Choice . This link may take you to their eventbrite page, which has event details.
There was a discussion panel at the end of the event, including 2 members of the band. Everyone agreed the times call for more defiance, and solution building….by young activists. That’s what they were in the film.
The films and exhibits were pulled from the extended community of punk artists in LA, including Tequila Mockingbird‘s Punk Art Museum. The event was sponsored by the Venice Art Crawl, The Venice Chamber of Commerce, and The Silicon Beach Film Festival. For Venice Beachhead readers, these three brands are troublesome, since they drive gentrification, and often have sketchy business deals going on. Yet any artist worth their production value knows who provides the capital.
The photos are from a deliciously overcrowded punked out art exhibit that accompanied the Film Festival. Art exhibits at Beyond Baroque have a short lifespan, sometimes lasting only one night.