On Saturday Larry and I attended an event for "The Benders Circuit," an upcoming documentary about the underground audio-visual performance scene in Los Angeles. Phew! That's a mouthful. We knew a bit of what to expect at this performance. Our friend, Jeff Boynton was one of the featured artists and we'd been to one of his previous performances at Future Studio.
|A well-attended event. We ran into Mona and Tina!|
This event was held fairly close to our house at the Muzeumm on Adams Blvd., an art gallery since 2009. A series of rooms were set up with electronic equipment, circuit bent toys and devices, along with prints and paintings. In the back yard there were video displays, lights and refreshments.
|The Teletubby becomes bent|
|Ellen at Jeff's Acrylic Circuit Installation|
We recognized Jeff's set up in a corner because of the acrylic circuit board and his cello. Yes, a cello! In this atmosphere of noise, Jeff is one of the few artists utilizing a standard instrument. It was refreshing to have this musical element inserted into the performance. Yeah, I'm old. I appreciate musicality and the rich tones of the cello in this cacophonous atmosphere.
|Artist, Musician Jeff Boynton|
There are quite a few artist's studios on this stretch of Adams Blvd. There are also legendary watering holes like The Cork! Parking was not easy.