From the archive
Actual Size Los Angeles is pleased to announce, Pals or Pals for Life / Life for Pals, a teleplay about the dialectics of friendship under the strain of artistic endeavor. On January 15th the gallery will host a premiere of the approximately 34-minute video piece, which was shot principally in January 2011 at the Actual Size gallery. Created in the style of a traditional studio audience television program, Pals revels in the angst and emotion of four friends/lovers who must install their respective artworks in the presence of frenemies large and small. Though each character in the film is named after a specific human being, the story implies that these are simple archetypes from a vast universe of narcissistic micro-movements.
Pals features performances by Wilson Chang, Richard Lidinsky, PJ Risse, and Natascha Snellman, with cinematography by Tyler Jamison and original theme music composed by Wilson Chang. Three rotating versions of the show poster will be on exhibit in the gallery through the duration of the performance from January 3rd to February 5th, 2011. The gallery will open to the public on the 15th of January for the first screening of Pals and an artists reception. The film will also be on view during gallery hours and by appointment from January 15th – February 5th, 2011.