luckyday, a short film in three acts
Saturday, July 26
Screening - 7:30 pm
In conjunction with our current exhibition "Joy Syringe"
Pairing ordinary moments and everyday rituals with investigations into structured belief systems, lyeberry focuses attention on Camp Mozumdar, a retreat in Crestline, CA. Currently owned by the Unification Church, the utopian center has been the site of several experiments in communal living for over 80 years. luckyday reflects on the sense of belonging and comfort these inclusive communities provide, as well as the dichotomy often produced between the believers and the outside world. Through quilting, editing, and other handmade gestures of care, lyeberry suggests that while beliefs come and go, the communal gatherings and shared moments are the valuable experiences of all societies, utopian or not.
Lyeberry’s focus is on personalizing the distribution of knowledge and experience through organized events and collaborative making that supports the presentation of rhizomatic and non-hierarchical structures. Lyeberry events have been held at Santa Monica Museum of Art, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Tom of Finland Foundation, Elysian Park, Topanga State Beach and various homes in Los Angeles, New York, Berlin, and Paris. Lyeberry is a collaboration between artists Akina Cox and Joseph Imhauser