Apollo (11)(11): 5walls and Table on the Moon

Apollo (11)(11): 5wallsandtableonthemoon, or We came in Peace for All.
July 20, 2019
11:11AM – 07:11PM PST
(livestreamed @ http://www.mocam.space/)
(realest in-person-experience @ Automata - 504 Chung King Ct, Los Angeles)

KBJ+TT: Apollo (11)(11): 5wallsandtableonthemoon is a long-form performative activity, like a talk show, or a picnic that happens on the moon, at the Museum of Contemporary Art on the Moon (MOCAM.) we’re gonna have invited guests come talk about all the ideas/politics/culture the moon landing represented, represents, and can represent. Concepts like representation of reality, truth, ideology, intersubjectivity, and power. And there is the picnic with moon food. We’re going to bring some artwork with us too, transtemporal artworks and things like that.

JO: That sounds fantastic.

TT: We’re gonna read the transcript of the original landing Apollo 11 there, a script of the dialogue recorded by Houston so all of that will be happening, projecting thru the spacetimematter with green screens, screen screens, and projections into the space.

JO: That sounds fantastic, I thought you’re gonna do it in Chicago, so its gonna be a livestream?

KBJ: Ya originally we were thinking of doing it in Chicago, but then it made more sense to do it in Los Angeles. Tim has a wife and son, so its easier for me to travel out there and I’m not working during the summer, also we didn’t want to do this remotely as if we were streaming from here and he was streaming from there.

JO: Oh yah cool.

KBJ: It’d be interesting to think about structuring some of what we’re doing, less like using it as a metaphor, para(ll)e(ll)ing that journey in some kinda way…the transcript deposits specific moments that seem important points in constellation in getting to the moon. Those nodes can instigate specific activities; they don’t need to correlate, but used as an improvisational structure, a way of mapping.

TT: Ya, here’s a list:
People: Julio, Sam, Scarlet, Von, Kathryn, Stephanie? John? Cauleen?
Stuff: 40” TV (clock), tim’s laptop, tim’s iphone #1, tim’s iphone #2, kyle’s laptop (wifi), kyle’s ipad (wifi, play pre-recorded vids), kyle’s iphone (4G), scarlett’s laptop, scarlett’s projector(?), 2 greenscreens (1 6’x9’, 1 10x20s), a lot greenscreen toys, walkietalkies 1 to 1, webcam, closed circuit cameras, greenscreen for floor?, picnic blanket, booties, remote control car.

SK: Then there are physical hubs to be aware of, the digital hubs to be aware of/participating with, the fb stream, MOCAM stream, physical audience and activities.

I understand your challenge to maintain a free space for improv, emergent behaviors
understanding the potential of what’s there, potential is limitless when you open cannels, but it is also hard to make implications that are strong and felt.

TT+KBJ+SK: Message has become the medium; message is all that is left, in so many ways.

Performance schedule at Automata
Saturday, July 20, 2019 11:11AM – 07:11PM (PST)

Note: Apollo(11)(11) can be viewed through Automata's Chung King Court windows and by entering the gallery. Viewers can enter and exit at any time during the stated hours.

This event is free; no reservations necessary.


Tim Tsang is a (performer) (performer). Constantly engaged in infinite play as an accumulative performance strategy, Tsang scripts friendly spaces (theoretical, physical) that invite uncertainty and perplexity. Often through over-identification and over-exposure toward the social, these spaces act as repositories for [critical thinking, contemplation, and escapism] in the context of [event, game, and concert].

Kyle Bellucci Johanson is a Chicago-based artist concerned with transdisciplinarity as a site for expanding critical discourse and political imaginaries. Kyle completed a B.A. in Reconciliation Studies and Art from Bethel University in 2009. In 2008 he studied peace and conflict at the University of Ulster in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland, and completed an M.F.A. at California Institute of the Arts in 2016. In 2018 Kyle founded table, a temporary project space dedicated to situating artist’s practices through exhibition, discursive meals, and publication. Currently he is an adjunct faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Kyle’s work has recently been on view at Sullivan Galleries at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois), ALTES FINANZAMT (Berlin, Germany), Centro Cultual Metropolitano – MET Quito (Quito, Ecuador), The Bindery Projects (St Paul, Minnesota), the Center for Integrated Media at CalArts (Valencia, California), and Human Resources (Los Angeles, California).

Scarlett Kim is a theatre director, artist, and arts professional, originally from Seoul and currently based in Los Angeles. She has directed, produced and collaborated on 100+ original live performances and multimedia works in a diverse range of contexts, with a focus on unclassifiable new work. She works across disciplines, mediums, and the globe to create social and metaphysical change. She uses performance as intimate exchange, survival ritual, and act of revolution.

Scarlett is the Director of The Mortuary, a laboratory for life and art experiments, dedicated to unclassifiable experiences, unusual collaborations, and underserved voices. Scarlett is a member of Dead Practice, a transnational performance collective that makes multimedia collages, currently in residence at The Mortuary. She is Artistic Associate at CultureHub LA, where she oversees artistic programming of the LA branch of five globally networked convergent media centers, in conjunction with Seoul Institute of the Arts and La MaMa E.T.C. She is the 2018 Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights Diversity Fellow. Scarlett received her M.F.A. in Directing from California Institute of the Arts and B.A. in Visual Arts & Theatre and Performance Studies at The University of Chicago.