Teach-In @ Cypress College, LA, 02/28/13

February 25, 2013

On Thursday 02/28/13 from 6:30-8:00 PM I will be performing in the “Teach In” show at Cypress College in LA:

9200 Valley View Street

Cypress, CA, 90630

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Pieces-of-you-topia @ The Lab, 08/21/11

August 16, 2011

This coming Sunday, August 21st I will be performing at The Lab in San Francisco from 9AM-5PM (2948 16th Street btwn Mission and South Van Ness). Due to the nature of the piece, it is difficult to pin point exactly when the piece will end. Bellow is a description:

Over the course of several hours I will construct a safe out of wood with walls that are made out of two-way mirrors. I will then perform an anti-Harry-Houdini routine. Houdini used gimmicked locks, slight of hand, and hidden manipulation to perform his masterful escape acts. I will do the opposite. After completing the construction of the safe I will be handcuffed and locked inside. Instead of quietly manipulating the locks of my handcuffs I will use a loud power tool to cut the chains. Once free of the chains I will use a hand held, power surface planer to slowly, loudly and methodically destroy the safe from the inside out and escape to freedom. The safe will have a very bright light inside of it that activates only when a power tool is turned on. Because of the two-way mirrors the audience will see a reflection of themselves when the interior light of this safe is off and will be able to see directly inside the safe when the light is on. The idea is to make the process of detention (building the safe) and emancipation (escaping the safe) to be an exposed, diligent, and tedious process as opposed to a guarded, miraculous, and exclusionary process.
This project combines two previous projects that I have done and can be seen here:

http://lucasmurgida.com/841/the-oracle-sf-ca-1009/

http://lucasmurgida.com/1083/dust-to-dust/

STUCK, Portland, OR, 8/4/11

July 26, 2011

On Thursday August 4th Jennifer Locke and myself will be performing in Portland at:
937 [At Fourteen30 Contemporary’s satellite space], 937 NW Glisan, Portland, Oregon 97209. Reception: 6-10PM, Performance: 7-9PM. Made possible by Patrick Rock of ROCKSBOXCONTEMPORARYFINEART.

The Platform Gallery, LA, CA, 06/11/11

June 18, 2011

If you are in LA come by and see some of my photos at The Platform Gallery, 5027 York Street, LA, CA, 90042. Should be up through the first week of July.

The 2011 LA Art Show @ The Cooper Design Space, 01/22/11

January 16, 2011

Come to the LA Art Show’s After party at the Cooper Design Space. I will be performing from 8-11 PM on Saturday January 22nd.

http://www.laartshow.com/pages/cooper.html

860 South Los Angeles Street, LA, CA, 90014

Perform Now! Saturday 07/31/10

July 24, 2010

On Saturday 07/31/10 I will be doing a one night performance for the Charlie James Gallery in Chinatown, LA. The performance will begin when its dark out and will continue for several hours. 975 Chung King Road, LA, CA, 90012.

Interakcje International Art Fair in Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland, 5/10/10-5/14/10

February 1, 2010

I will be doing a performance as part of the Interackje Art Fair in Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland, May 10th-14th: http://www.wizya.net/inter.htm More information to follow!

Electrified Exhibition at the S.M.A.K Museum in Belgium, 4/26/10-5/9/10

February 1, 2010

I will be featured in a large show at the S.M.A.K. Museum located in Ghent, Belgium. The show is entitled Electrified 02 Hacking Public Space and is a collaboration between S.M.A.K. and Vooruit Arts Centre. During my 2 week residency I will execute a sight specific piece in the city of Ghent and I will have documentation of an older piece in the the museum itself. Go here to learn more: http://www.smak.be/tentoonstelling.php?la=en&y=&tid=&t=&id=484 and here:
http://vooruit.be/en/serie/54. More information to follow!!

Solo Show at Portland State University’s Autzen Gallery, 3/6/10-3/26/10

February 1, 2010

Lucas.Murgida.PosterPlease come see a new installation on Thursday 3/6/10 at The Autzen Gallery located at 724 SW Harrison St, Neuberger Hall, 2nd Floor, Portland, OR, 97205. http://www.pdx.edu/art/exhibitions. More information to follow!

 

San Francisco Film Societies, Cinema By the Bay: Opening Celebration, 10/22/09

October 7, 2009

Please come by the Temple Nightclub and Prana Restaurant located at 540 Howard between 1st and 2nd Streets in San Francisco on 10/22/09 at 8 PM. I will be doing a performance that night as part of the evenings festivities. Here is a link for more information about the event: http://www.sffs.org/content.aspx?catid=8,38,106&pageid=1309 See you there!!