Claudia Borgna’s Performance Piece, “Beauty Parlour” Comes To Helms Walk

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Claudia Borgna’s Performance Piece, “Beauty Parlour” Comes To Helms Walk

December 6, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Beauty Parlour

Join us on Sunday, December 6th at 3:00pm on Helms Walk, our pedestrian plaza on Helms Avenue, for an outdoor performance piece by Claudia Borgna called Beauty Parlour, following the theme of domestic labor she also explores in Domestic Apocalypse. In this piece, the performer wears a domestic uniform and dusts and cleans trees and plants in a public outdoor area. She engages passersby in cleaning as appropriate.

Artist’s statement:

Domestic economies are determined by global capitalist economy. Could the domestic economy affect our social public economy instead? The economy of cleaning might be the solution to clean up an economy of greed that is responsible for the destruction of the planet.

Domestic work is an indispensable part of life.

Looking after our surroundings, caring, cleaning, cooking, gardening, are domestic duties and part of maintenance work. Renewable repetitions subtly change within the gestures of care, transforming and maintaining the sustainability of love. The pedagogy of maintenance is my daily practice: my resistance to capitalism.

Parking is located at the Free Valet in the lot on Helms Avenue and Venice Boulevard.

The Helms Bakery Festival events run Thursday, December 3rd through Wednesday, December 9th.  We hope you join us for a film screening or discussion, enjoy an art installation or theatre performance, or come to all of the events around our campus. The Festival umbrella brings together a collective of artists who have much to share about shaping a better future. For a complete Festival calendar, click here.

About VisionLA
The VisionLA ’15 Climate Action Arts Festival is the first-ever multi-disciplinary arts festival throughout the greater Los Angeles area organized to give artists a voice in the increasingly urgent conversation around climate change, resource use and environmental social justice. The festival is an all-volunteer, grassroots effort organized by artists for artists, and for the Los Angeles community as a whole. This first year, the festival is timed to coincide with the UN’s COP21 Global Climate Conference in Paris, from November 30 through December 11, to raise awareness of this important milestone in the international call for strong carbon emissions standards.


December 6, 2015
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Helms Walk
3270 Helms Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90034
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