October 12-13, 2019
Fathom & Form, Los Angeles, California
Presented by Re:borN Dance Interactive, Project XYZ of Curious Minds Los Angeles, and Safety Third Productions, this interactive performance uses dance, architecture and technology to explore the emotional toll of mass surveillance. As physical and digital surveillance evolves during the show, audience and performer become observers and observed to help us understand each other’s fears of observation and desires to be seen. The significance of the show is to display an awareness of the emotional toll of mass surveillance and a shared responsibility to improve the psychological, social, and environmental well-being of humans and society.
Tickets available at this link.
August 08, 2019
CO Architects, Los Angeles, California
Jana speaks about Neuroaesthetics at Speed Talks 2019, presented by the WiA, AWA+D, SoCalNOMA, and AAa/e. In a rapid-fire format, women accomplished at various levels of their careers present on an event, moment in time, project or person that has influenced them… and how they choose to influence others.
May 20-25, 2019
LA Dance Project Studios, Los Angeles, California
CMLA produces Contour, a site-specific installation in the foyer of the LA Dance Project Studios. The scenography is presented below rather than in front of the audience, providing a unique perspective on the performance. Audience members are encouraged to imagine the dancers’ movements and forms obscured by the flexible membrane. The combination of physical membrane, digital contours, and the human body augment the perception of each individual component.
Tulane School of Architecture Alumni Lecture Series
March 11, 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana
Jana presents work samples that outline the trajectory of her professional development, from student at Tulane to co-founder of CMLA, to current thesis students and faculty.
November 22, 2018
Erin shares her thoughts on the mismatches between the social value of art and public consumers.
The role of Archinect’s series Cross-Talk is to bring forward the positive aspects of the polemic and allow for the resulting conflict to bring to life an otherwise still and comfortable climate of creativity—if there can be one. Cross-Talk attempts—if to only say that it did—to allow text the freedom that the image has accepted and embraced. Cross-Talk attempts to force the no, to contradict itself, to anger, to please and then anger again, if only to force a stance, to pull out the position of the self, of the discipline and of the hour as a means to begin and maintain conversations moving forward.
August 24-25, 2018
A+D Museum, Los Angeles, California
Expansiveness: Changing Perspective is a multi-media performance merging architecture and dance from MashUp Contemporary Dance company and Curious Minds Los Angeles.
Architecture studio CMLA and MashUp Contemporary Dance Company, in collaboration with the A+D Museum and HomeMakeLabs, present Expansiveness: Changing Perspective. This immersive performance evokes both spatial and social manifestations of expansiveness. The physical and projected environment is a design implementation of CMLA’s ongoing research project Architecture of Effortless Attention, through which the studio is investigating means and methods for producing qualities of mystery and novelty to promote psychological wellness. MashUp’s choreography brings the audience through a narrative of identifying truth among the thoughts we each project upon ourselves and upon each other. The performance explores the potential of people recognizing a problem, considering solutions together, and collectively producing change through the expansion of one small idea. Co-produced by two female-owned organizations, Expansiveness: Changing Perspective celebrates Women’s Equality Day with performances on August 24 and 25.
March 24-25, 2017
University of East London, London, United Kingdom
CMLA presents relevant work and research under the topic of the relationship between social media and architecture.
March 08, 2017
USC School of Architecture, Los Angeles, California
Erin’s Harvard Graduate School of Design academic research is presented at an event celebrating young USC alumni who have started their own practices.