June 2017

We are very excited for Youth Day tomorrow at The 14th Factory. Anyone who is 18 or under with valid ID is eligible for free entry. Please note that a parent or guardian must sign our 'Talent Consent and Release' and 'Waiver, Release and Hold Harmless Agreement' forms for youths 18 or under before entry, either at the door or previously by printing out the document below and dating it June 27th, 2017 (tomorrow). Download the forms here! Please note that any youth...

We are very excited to share some programming and events we have in plan for this week at The 14th Factory: Wednesday June 28 Youth Day Free for 18 and under. Please bring valid government issued ID for entry. Thursday-Friday June 29-30 Win a Simon Birch signed and editioned print Come on either of these two days and you will be automatically entered into a lottery where you could win a signed and editioned print of painting Elephant Traktor Takion by Simon Birch. Winner will be announced Friday...

Simon Birch, Tumbling and freezing while a thin shell of air molecules expanded around the body, like an image of departing life, 2015. Oil on canvas. How do the paintings fit in? Who influences you as an artist? Painting is of primary importance for me. In a way, everything I do emanates from the paintings, and my work in other media has developed naturally from my paintings. For example, I have been influenced to some degree by aspects of film in the...

Simon Birch and Eric Hu during the filming of The Inevitable. Cred: Scott Sporleder Where did the idea for The 14th Factory come from? It is the latest result of themes I have been exploring for 15 years. There have been many similar multiple media projects by myself in that time, but The 14th Factory is the biggest and most ambitious both physically and conceptually.   How did the 14th Factory come into being? And why L.A.? The development of The 14th Factory has been an ongoing,...

Simon Birch, Artist and Director behind The 14th Factory in The Barmecide Feast - one of the 14 interlinked installations in the project. Credit: EMS and Huffingtonpost Since the opening of The 14th Factory, we have received plenty of questions regarding the project and the intentions behind it. We sat down with Simon Birch, Artist and Director behind the project to have some questions answered...