The sixth edition of L.A.’s premier
performance art gathering will present over 40 performers,
distributed through out Downtown Los Angeles' Chinatown
public spaces on the 15th of August between 1PM and 10 PM.
year Molly Jo Shea,
Los Angeles native, performance artist and
co-director of gallery and international artist residency
curating the festival with help from the Chinatown Galleries
venues. The title of the event is based off of Chinese Food
restaurant Foo Chow’s infamous, tourist-trap sign that reads,
Best Seller Movie By Jackie Chan Rush Hour Was Shot Here.
2015: RUSH HOUR is a free, day-long festival
performance work . It will feature endurance-based pieces,
engagement work, dance and movement pieces, stand-up comedy,
karaoke, micro-parades, derives, spoken word, noise, and
the noteworthy happenings scheduled
Navarro will have an online shopping-based
installation in the main space at Automata
while Liz Toonkel will
doing a multimedia performance in the basement.
costumed parade by Samplista!
-An interactive performance by
illness advocacy group, Patient
-A comedy stage and
comedy-based performances curated by Chrysanthe
Oltman at The Public
-Clown Collage with Marshall
Astor at The Public
-A gigantic installation of Jerry Maguire VHSes by
Everything is Terrible.
-Chicago-based, new media performance
group Atom-r will be
doing a piece based off of the life of
WWII code-breaker and war hero, Alan Turing and
bringing gigantic inflatable breasts created by Claire
-Conceptual Art Consultants
will be on call to offer idea
-An art-obstacle course from Amy
Patton will be hosting Opera Karaoke.
- OTIS Alumni Elena Rosa
will be performing monologues in drag as Yul Brynner at 5th
which currently has a pop-up OTIS alumni art store.
mug relaxation-station by Alice
color-changing mediation piece by Michael
Gallery will be hosting interactive robotics artist, Alex
-Musical performances from Earth
Like Planets, Jung
Jeff Zilla, Rachel
Mason, Period Bomb
after-party music experience, Living
Room, at Melody Lounge.
Patrick Rees, Alice
Lang, Conceptual Art
Wong, Dani Dodge,
Craig Ultraviolence Cady, Atom-r,
Tod Moellenberg, Liz
Nurenberg, Alex LeGolvan, Patient
Experience, Elizabeth Folk, Jeff
Zilla, Luke Forsyth + Cornell Reed,
Amy Day, Jose Perez, Everything Is Terrible!,
Matt Doyle + Emily Jane
Rosen, Caitlin Adams +
Chelsea Rector, Parris Patton, Dustin
Mirabelle Jones, Samplista,
Elle Mehrmand , Angie
Jung Money, Earth Like
Planets, Period Bomb, Elena
Rosa, #LIVINGROOMTODAY and
so many more!