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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...

Solitary human figures are filmed moving in slow motion through the air, twisting and turning, flying and falling. At times these figures seem almost to freeze in space, in a position that looks explosive. We seem to have caught a snapshot of a life twisting and convulsing, propelled by an invisible force, caught in an endless state of flux. Or are these young men propelling themselves forward into space, navigating gravity? Falling and flying -- kathados and anodos – the...

The 14th Factory has been open for a few weeks now and the journey gets more and more exciting every day. As the project is not sponsored and completely independent, our continued livelihood truly depends on the attendance and support of the people of Los Angeles. Originally our project was set to close on April 30th, but we are proud to announce that we will now be open through May 2017. Thank you LA! Tickets for next month are available here. This time...