Author: the14thfactory

'Words can't describe how grateful I am to the city of Los Angeles and all collaborators of the project for making The 14th Factory truly momentous and memorable. It has been a lifetime of love, loss, fear, pain, hope, history, film, music leading up to this latest work, and is a creative milestone for me personally. Without having done this outside Asia before and not knowing if anyone is going to turn up and see it, the open-mindedness and welcoming energy of...

Still of dance artist Nicola Collie. Credit: Nicola Collie We are excited to share this weekend’s programming created in collaboration with local artists and performers. You will be able to access all performances of the same day with a regular general admissions entry. Please join us for these unique activations and reserve your spot here! - JULY 15 SATURDAY Nicola Collie Dance at Clear Air Turbulence and Tannhauser // 2.30pm & 8pm Nicola Collie’s artistic practice often begins with filmed improvisation prior to setting choreography with the aim of eliciting direct...

One of many sketches by Simon Birch where tattoo designs are extracted from On July 22 Sat, The 14th Factory will have a tattoo parlor installed in the middle of the space from 12pm-10pm offering original, unique tattoo designs by Simon Birch. There are 2 designs with 6 unique editions each, and 1 design with open editions, customized by Birch before the time of tattooing for each individual recipient. The 2 limited edition designs will be retired forever after six recipients have been...

  BREAKING NEWS: Due to overwhelming and last minute support from our vendors (the people who provide and lend us our lighting, sound and projector equipment), we are very happy to share that we will be open for another month till July 30th. Making this project happen independently, without corporate nor institutional support, has been a rollercoaster ride and our existence is truly thanks to everyone who has helped built the show, who comes to visit it, who has donated or purchased...

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...

Meet Movana Chen – the Hong Kong based artist behind Knitting Conversations. Movana Chen will be at the space April 28 to May 14, Thursday to Sunday 12-6 pm. During these times, she will be collecting stories and inviting audiences to knit with her next to The Garlands. Since 2004, Chen has been creating an ongoing project of knitting "magazine clothes" from shredded books and magazines. By rearranging and constructing new clothes out of shredded papers, Chen subverts the function of garments as a way to examine the traditional...