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Bronzeville, Little Tokyo

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Bronzeville, Little Tokyo

Historic Nishi Building
April 29, 2017 3:00 pm FREE

Bronzeville, Little Tokyo

Historic Nishi Building
April 30, 2017 3:00 pm FREE

Bronzeville, Little Tokyo

Union Center for the Arts Courtyard
April 30, 2017 6:00 pm FREE

Description

FREE PROGRAM

“Bronzeville, Little Tokyo” sheds light on an overlooked moment in history when Japanese and Japanese-Americans were displaced and African-Americans moved into Little Tokyo. For this brief period in the 40’s, this area was known as Bronzeville.  To honor this period, FORM follows FUNCTION and Visual Communications present a special two-day program featuring an interactive media installation, a 360° virtual reality presentation, and a live Jazz performance on Historic First Street North.

Please more information please visit the Bronzeville Little Tokyo website.


 

Schedule:

Saturday, April 29 at HISTORIC NISHI BUILDING (1st & Central)

3:00-10:00pm MEMORY BANK | Projection Map Installation

3:00-10:00pm BRONZE, BRASS, JAZZ | A Virtual Reality Animation

 

Sunday, April 30 at HISTORIC NISHI BUILDING (1st & Central)

3:00-8:00pm MEMORY BANK | Projection Map Installation

3:00-8:00pm BRONZE, BRASS, JAZZ | A Virtual Reality Animation

 

Sunday, April 30 at UNION CENTER FOR THE ARTS COURTYARD (North of 1st & San Pedro)

6:00-9:30pm LIVE MUSIC BY THE BRONZEVILLE UNION

6:00-9:30pm BRONZE, BRASS, JAZZ | A Virtual Reality Animation


MEMORY BANK

JANM, 1st and Central. 4/29, 3-10pm. 4/30, 3-8pm.

On the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066, an interactive media installation will capture memories at one of the evacuation sites in Little Tokyo which became a Baptist Church during the Bronzeville Era.

Using projection mapping and audio reactive technology in this historic building, “Memory Bank” is an installation that encourages you to share memories and reflections of Bronzeville and Little Tokyo. This 2-day interactive open mic will be documented to help share stories and memories of Bronzeville and Little Tokyo as a video after the event. Audiences of all ages are invited to be part of this unique space for storytelling. Experience featured speakers & poets at 5pm on Saturday & Sunday!

Conceptual Design: Eddy Vajarakitipongse of yaknowlike studios & Maya Santos of Form follows Function
Technical Designer: Eddy Vajarakitipongse
Producer: Maya Santos

 

BRONZE, BRASS, JAZZ

JANM, 1st and Central. 4/29, 3-10pm. 4/30, 3-8pm.

Union Center for the Arts courtyard. 4/30, 6-9:30pm.

This 3-minute VR piece is inspired by late night jam sessions at breakfast clubs, and fabled stories about jazz great Charlie Parker, from his memorable stay at the Civic Hotel (1st and San Pedro) to a brief residency at the Finale Club (230 1/2 East First Street). Be the first to experience this 1940s dreamscape of Bronzeville in this interactive art piece on Saturday & Sunday!

Co-Directors: Javier Barboza of Kaleidoscope Media Studio & Maya Santos of Form follows Function
Co-Producers: Javier Barboza, Eseel Borlasa, Joel Quizon
Executive Producers: Visual Communications, Eseel Borlasa
Original Score: Dexter Story Music Publishing
VR Director: Adriana Copete
VR Editor: Reggie Lamar Ford
VR Tech Consultant: Vicki Huang
Assistant Animator: Meejin Hong
3D Modeler: Eric Pato
Sound Designer: Eric Pepper

 

SUNDAY AT THE UNION CHURCH

Union Center for the Arts courtyard. 4/30, 6-9:30pm.

Live music by The Bronzeville Union – Bandleader, Composer, Drums: Dexter Story; Trumpet: Josef Leimberg; Saxophone: Josh Johnson; Keys: Mark de Clive-Lowe; Upright bass: Trevor Ware

Producer: Rani de Leon
Hosts: Kathie Foley-Meyer, Alison De La Cruz
Coffee: Café Santo

 

Credits

Creative Director: Maya Santos
Co-Producers: Joel Quizon, Maya Santos
Graphic Design: Rani de Leon, Maya Santos
Research: Project Bronzeville, Kathie Foley-Meyer, Eseel Borlasa, Maya Santos
Assistant Producer: Elaine Dolalas
Executive Producers: Visual Communications, Francis Cullado, Chanel Kong, Rachelle Samson
Publicist: Eseel Borlasa
Project Advisor: Kathie Foley-Meyer


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Dates & Times

Bronzeville, Little Tokyo

Historic Nishi Building
April 29, 2017 3:00 pm FREE

Bronzeville, Little Tokyo

Historic Nishi Building
April 30, 2017 3:00 pm FREE

Bronzeville, Little Tokyo

Union Center for the Arts Courtyard
April 30, 2017 6:00 pm FREE