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Ain’t I A Womxn? A Genders Promenade on Saturday, July 28, 2018, 8-11 pm, FREE

July 22nd, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

at LA State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring St., LA CA 90012, next to Chinatown Metro Stop

#lafreewaves #dismiss #aintiawomxn

On Saturday, July 28. 2018, Freewaves will present Ain’t I A Womxn?, a genders promenade, an event that brings together audiences, artists and activist organizations to stretch gender expressions in new directions. Featuring 20 independent artists and 10 art collectives, the outdoor participatory event will unfold in Los Angeles State Historic Park next to Chinatown to explore intersectional identities under a full moon. From an audio tunnel to voguing to group scream to the launch of the Zanja Madre Fan Club, participants will present performance art, spoken word, sonic art, media projections and zines. Aint I A Womxn? is the next phase of Dis..Miss, a public art series that investigates current artists’ and audiences’ views on gender. It is an evening of seeing, hearing, finding connections, and mingling. The event’s title refers to freed slave, Sojourner Truth’s Ain’t I A Woman speech to an 1851 feminist convocation comparing the respect afforded White women with the disrespect afforded Black women, as well as the disregard afforded Black women versus Black men. Intersectionality advanced that day but the struggle continues.

Participating artists: Bitchface, Nao Bustamante and Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, Martha Carrillo, Zackary Drucker, Reanne Estrada & C. Ree, Rafa Esparza, Funmilola Fagbamila, Rudy Bleu Garcia, Janice Gomez & Fatima Hoang, Raquel Gutiérrez, Elana Mann, Jennifer Moon, Amitis Motevalli, Thinh Nguyen, Patty Schemel and Object as Subject, #SNATCHPOWER, Christy Roberts Berkowitz, Yozmit Walker, Kristina Wong, Kiki Xtravaganza and Exposure Drag, Xina Xurner (Marvin Astorga & Young Joon Kwak), and Austin Young.

Participating art groups include: ArtworxLA, Dirty Looks F.L.O.W. (Feminist Library on Wheels), KCHUNG, Las Fotos Project, Ni Santas, Self Help Graphics and Women’s Creative Center for Work.

Activist organizations, a night group bike ride, group discussions, food trucks, social media feeds, free zines and art postcards will connect to communities via Black Lives Matter, East LA Women’s Center, Gender Justice, LA LGBT Center, Peace over Violence, People forMobility Justice fka MCM, and others.

Feminist PSAs by video artists: Adebukola Bodunrin, Mail Order Brides, Gloria Morán, Meena Nanji, and Caress Reeves and art videos by Johanna Breiding, Deanna Erdman and Andre Keichian.

Postcards by visual artists: April Bey, boychild, Cassils, Chan and Mann, Roya Falahi, Alexandra Grant, Micol Hebron, Thinh Nguyen, and Shizu Saldamando

Producers and Directors:  LA Freewaves  6522 Hollywood Blvd  LA 90028  Anne Bray, Sara Daleiden, Nateene Diu, Ginger Holguin, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, Gina Valona, with designer Soyun Cho

Curatorial Advisors 
Toro Castaño, Evonne Gallardo, Raquel Gutiérrez, Daisy Noemi.

Partners Go Metro, LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), L.A. State Historic Park, and Women’s Creative Center for Work

Funders: Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Metabolic Studio and Pasadena Art Alliance

Dis…Miss is comprised of a series of audience engaging exchanges about gender, using videos, performance art, and postcards. Each Dis…Miss postcard has an image and a related question that viewers answer anonymously. The answers are gathered and analyzed to be displayed as an interactive online tool. Screenings, workshops, exhibitions and discussions have occurred and will continue throughout the greater Los Angeles area and beyond — available at  Ain’t I A Womxn? evolves from Dis…Miss and will be documented in its online publication later this year.

Founded in 1989, Freewaves is an art organization that creates public events to bring diverse audiences and independent artists together in dialogue on current issues.

Images L to R: Rafa Esparza, Snatch Power, Freewaves’ Dis…Miss, Kristina Wong


INTERNSHIP: Public engagement and Event Production for creative series concerning women and gender

April 4th, 2016 Posted by News, Uncategorized No Comment yet

This position is part-time and UNPAID but we will provide you with college credit, if applicable.

Currently, Freewaves is seeking Intern participation to undertake a variety of tasks, all entailing a high degree of computer literacy and communications competency.  All of the tasks will be part of Freewaves long time initiative to disseminate the new media arts, on this year’s theme of women and gender issues, as well as Freewaves’ interactive video archive consisting of over 500 pieces of experimental media art.


Video Art is far from dead. It’s Evolving. Instagram with us…

July 11th, 2013 Posted by News, Uncategorized No Comment yet

With Instagram’s new video feature, people with smart phones now have video artist tools at the palm of their hands. Long gone are the days of battery packs, VHS & film transfers, heavy duty lighting equipment, permits, and distribution companies. Long gone are the traditional methods used by Nam June Paik and Bill Viola. It’s 2013 and the times are changing. Video art is far from dead. It’s evolving. Follow us on Instagram @LAFreewaves and keep up with the latest in Videogram art. We’re your filter to the vast world of online video art.

Stay connected…

July 9th, 2013 Posted by News, Uncategorized No Comment yet

Connect with Freewaves and the world of new media art.


FOLLOW US @lafreewaves



SUBSCRIBE to our Official Youtube Channel:

The art world is constantly changing.

Keep up and keep art moving…

Out the Window bus tours, 6/18 & 6/19

June 11th, 2011 Posted by News, Uncategorized No Comment yet

Watch video art on the bus as part of Freewaves’ latest project, OUT THE WINDOW


BUS TOUR 6/18: East LA meet up and ride

Out The Window Bus Ride + Video Watching Meet Up
Saturday, June 18 at 9:30am

with Public Matters and East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy students

MEET UP and take an LA Metro bus ride tour of the East L.A. food
(desert) landscape with East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy students!

Tips for bus riding:

There are usually two Transit TV screens in each bus — one towards
the front door, and one near the back. You’ll be riding between two
and four buses for this meet up (not counting your return trip). There
are no bus transfers available. Buses cost $1.50 per ride, so be sure
to bring some change with you! Alternately, you can purchase a Metro
Day Pass for $6.00 aboard most buses or at a Metro ticket vending
machine (such as at Union Stations or other train stations).

Meet up OPTION #1:

9:30 AM at UNION STATION – Cesar E Chavez & Vignes.
Meet up on the SW corner of Cesar E Chavez & Vignes (back side of
Union Station) at the eastbound bus stop. Get on the 770 or 84/68 bus
no later than 10AM to make the next destination in time. There are
buses scheduled to depart at 9:35am, 9:48am and 9:55am. The bus will
go down Cesar E Chavez Ave into East L.A., and will give you time to
watch Out The Window videos on board. Don’t forget to look out the
window! Get off the bus at the corner of Cesar E Chavez & Eastern.

Meet up OPTION #2:

10:15 AM at Cesar E Chavez & Eastern in front of Jack In The Box.
Arrive by bus from Union Station (see Meet up OPTION #1) or
Meet up with East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy Students & Public
Matters here. Students will speak about their work in and about the
East L.A. food landscape, which they’ve captured in the videos that
are screening on the buses. We will then take the 251 bus headed south
on Eastern and transfer to the 720/18 bus headed east on Whittier to
see more of East L.A. and its lack of healthy food options. The tour
will end around 11:30am at Arctic Hotspot Bakery & Cafe (2509 E 4th
Street) in Boyle Heights, where all are welcome to continue the
conversation over healthy snacks.

For your return trip, you can catch the bus (770 or 84/68) at Cesar E
Chavez & Soto or take the Gold Line at 1st & Soto.

BUS TOUR 6/19: Echo Park meet up and ride to the beach

Out the Window Bus Ride + Video Watching + Picnic on the Pier
Sunday, June 19
Meetup at 12pm
Ride at 1pm

with Echo Park Film Center and students

Meet at EPFC at noon for snacks, then catch the 704 Metro Rapid Bus at Sunset & Alvarado at 1 pm. We’ll ride all the way to the beach (about an 80 minute journey)… spend an hour having a picnic and making a Super 8 film (the Santa Monica Pier is featured in one of the films being shown as part of OUT THE WINDOW), hop on the 704 and ride back home to Echo Park by about 5:30 pm.

Tips for bus riding:

There are usually two Transit TV screens in each bus — one towards
the front door, and one near the back.  Buses cost $1.50 per ride, so be sure
to bring some change with you! If you plan to take more than one bus line that day, you can purchase a Metro Day Pass for $6.00 aboard most buses or at a Metro ticket vending machine (such as at Union Stations or other train stations).

Call for Multicultural Interns

March 31st, 2011 Posted by News, Uncategorized No Comment yet

FREEWAVES is offering two paid internships for undergraduates this summer
through generous support from The Getty Grant Program.

FREEWAVES Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internships 2011 are for 2
positions, Web Intern and Marketing Intern, both for 10-weeks, full-time,
$3,500 gross salary in Hollywood.

In accordance with The Getty Grant Program, candidates must be:

*  Members of underrepresented groups, particularly individuals of African
American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander

*  Currently enrolled as undergraduates, who will have completed at least
one semester of college by June 2011, and will not graduate before

*  Residents of or attending college in Los Angeles County. Students who
have previously served as Interns for this program more than twice are not
eligible for this internship.


Overview:  From early June through August 2010, The Getty Multicultural
Undergraduate Interns will undertake a variety of tasks, all entailing a
high degree of computer literacy and communications competency.  All of the
tasks will be part of Freewaves long time initiative to disseminate the new
media arts.

Location: Both internships are located at Freewaves’ office at LACE (6522
Hollywood Blvd in Hollywood CA)

Marketing Intern

Marketing Intern Responsibilities: Provides promotional support for bus
video project, Out the Window; book and DVD sales; workshops; DIY Video
Fest initiative; and website.
– Out the Window – assist with marketing implementation
– Book/dvd – assist with sales activities
– DIY Video Fest initiative – outreach to student demographic
– Online marketing and optimization of Freewaves’ new web site, including
blog (in conjunction with web intern).

Requirements for Marketing Intern:
– Good writing skills
– Detail oriented, accurate, and thorough.
– Knowledge of media arts preferable.
– Good computer skills (will need to use/learn Word, FileMaker, Photoshop
and the internet, including social media).
– Ability to work in a small, busy office with concentration.
– Ability to work independently.

Web Intern

Web Intern Responsibilities:  Projects related to both to the Freewaves
organizational website and Out the Window project-specific website.  This
includes enhancements planned for the future:
–  Assist adding new content (videos to the back-end database), including
compressing artist videos and preparing screen shots
–  Work with Freewaves staff, technical advisors, programmer and designer
to develop enhanced site pages and perform technical troubleshooting.
–  Assist with site optimization.
–  Produce written and visual materials for web site and related marketing
–  General database maintenance.

Requirements for Web Intern:
– Knowledge of html, Dreamweaver and WordPress preferred.
– Ability to code highly desirable though not required.  (Java,
Javascript, My SQL and/or PHP).
– Good writing and communication skills.
– Ability to work diplomatically in a team environment (in meetings, via
email and on the phone).
– Detail oriented, accurate, and thorough including ability to
troubleshoot own work for errors and functionality.
– Knowledge of media arts preferable.
– Knowledge of both Mac and PC environments required.
– Ability to work independently and collaboratively.

Freewaves strives to offer summer interns practical work experience and a
range of assignments. Interns will be trained by and work under the
supervision of Freewaves Director Anne Bray and Assistant Director Heidi

In past years, Freewaves interns have developed skills in numerous
software programs including:
– Filemaker
– Dreamweaver/HTML
– Excel and Word (advanced features)
– Photoshop
– Illustrator
– Video compression programs

How to Apply for this Internship:

First familiarize yourself with Freewaves’ programs through its web site
( and If the sites and Freewaves
interest you, forward a resumé and a cover letter explaining reasons for
interest and addressing how you meet the eligibility guidelines for the
internship set by the Getty. If you are applying for the web internship,
please send us URLs of your work (sites you’ve designed or worked on). We
will be interviewing in late April/early May, and will contact you for an
appointment if we are interested.

Email your application materials to:
Sam Woolley, Program Assistant, at
By Sunday, April 24, 2011.

6522 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90028

Freewaves is dedicated to the creative exhibition of innovative and
culturally relevant independent new media from around the world.  Freewaves
facilitates cross-cultural dialogues by inventing dynamic new media
exhibition forms at experimental and established venues.