Handbag Factory has served as a key performance space for Queer and Trans noise, video, and punk artists throughout it’s 7-year history. Handbag is situated in the rapidly gentrifying South Park neighborhood of Downtown Los Angeles and serves as a cultural oasis in a sea of cookie-cutter condos. Rooftop Party at Handbag Factory will feature performances by Gaylord Fiend, Poor Impulse Width Modulation, and VisionVision with live analog visuals by Alex Pelly.
GAYLORD FIEND is the brainchild project of fashion/Makeup artist Fenex Lopez. GF is the culmination of modern performance art and existential poetry combining dark and synth heavy dance music. https://soundcloud.com/redfenex
NAOMI MITCHELL makes music as POOR IMPULSE WIDTH MODULATION and designs and builds modular synthesizers as Omiindustriies. Her work explores rhythm and randomness. She lives and works in Los Angeles. Omiindustriies is a synth manufacturer that makes modular synthesizers that facilitate new and interesting conversations between artists and electronics located in Los Angeles, CA.
VISIONVISION is a collaborative performance and video art project by artists Edgar Fabián Frías and Sarah Zucker. They fuse the gorgeous and the grotesque in transmissions of pungent iridescence, combining elements of drag, humor, mysticism and psychedelia into mutant televangelism from the etheric realms. Edgar Fabián Frías, MA is a Los Angeles based Latinx queer and nonbinary interdisciplinary artist, mental health therapist, musician, curator, brujx, autonomous community organizer, radical educator, visionary, and leader. Frías work explores the sacred and the profane utilizing ad-hoc and amorphous indigenous, pagan, contemporary, and queer(ed) methodologies. Often smuggling information across borders and boundaries of vocational, governmental, conceptual, and chimeric regimentions.Sarah Zucker is an interdisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. Her work combines obsolete and cutting edge technologies with performance to yield visions of a neon future that never was. She produces curatorial projects as The Current Sea, and runs YoMeryl, an art + animation studio with her partner Bronwyn Lundberg. She is a Jeopardy! Champion.
ALEX PELLY is a filmmaker and video artist based in Los Angeles. Creating projections and video installation for music and parties around Los Angeles since 2009, Alex designed live shows for synth pop band ESP from 2011-2013, and was resident visualist for underground techno party, Perpetual Dawn from 2015-2017. She continues to design shows for noise duo Telecaves. She is immersed in video art that blends digital animation, modular video synthesis and analog feedback and processing. She has shown work at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills, Hauser and Wirth in Los Angeles, Coaxial Arts, and as part of LA Weekly's Artopia.
Curated by Coaxial