Human Resources Hosts The Birth of Satan a multimedia interactive art installation by Gustavo Herrera

The installation ruminates on specific cause and effect relationships pertaining to the conceptual allure of such figures as Jesus, Satan, David Koresh, Aleister Crowley, Kenneth Anger, Anton LaVey, and Timothy McVeigh. By addressing the fascination with the manner in which esoteric, mysterious, and arcane principals are embedded into our everyday lives, Human Resources will play host to a happening in which the performance program is integrated into the installation.

Herrera’s work consists of drawings, sculpture, text, images culled from a variety of sources, and Xeroxes made into a labyrinth of individually modular stationed off rooms built around a performance platform functioning not only as an artwork, but as a space to host a variety of performances, video screening, musical performance, lectures, and ritual. The performances are scheduled and executed throughout the duration of the show, working directly and indirectly with the subject matter of the installation by way of physical interaction, and conceptual device.

Some performances will include The Legend of Satanarchy a ritualistic exorcism conducted by William Burgess on Saturday August 14th at 8pm, Jason Triefenbach’s Potato Canyon Tapes (exhibit b) on August 21st, and Michael Decker and Christian Cummings’ Ghost-Assisted Drawings at the opening on August 7th. There will also be several musical performances, and screenings throughout the run of the show.

Herrera received his MFA from Claremont University 2004. His work has been exhibited at SFMOMA, Art Basel 2007, The Armory 2006, Black Dragon Society, and Perez Projects Berlin.

Human Resources is a collective of individuals that aims to support the expression of art performers by providing them with a gallery venue as well as video and sound archiving and documentation of performances. Human Resources is entirely volunteer run and seeks to foster widespread public appreciation of the performative arts and to serve as a point of convergence for diverse and disparate art communities to engage in conversation and ideas.

The Birth of Satan will run from August 7th- September 14th

Opening Reception: Saturday August 7th, from 7pm-11pm

Human Resources is an art/performance space located at 510 Bernard St in Chinatown Los Angeles, CA 90012

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