Human Resources / 356 S. Mission Rd.

Fund: $40,000

Human Resources will present GesammttkkunnsttMeshuggahhLaandtttt, an exhibition and series of solo and collaborative performances by artist Charlemagne Palestine, which span five decades of sound, sculpture, video, and performance. Known for his history of exuberant provocation, Palestine’s works and happenings reveal a highly personal, all-embracing spirit that he has termed “maximalist.” Palestine envisions the project as a total work of art, an overwhelming environment of movement, color, and sound that presents work from every artistic phase and field of his career—from his compositional gestures borne out of his encounter with the 97-key Bösendorfer Imperial piano while teaching at CalArts in the 1970s to his “Divinities,” the stuffed animals that surround the artist during his performances and travels. GesammttkkunnsttMeshuggahhLaandtttt traces two vital histories—that of Charlemagne Palestine’s career, and that of the actual building where the project will be mounted, 356 S. Mission Rd., a printing press in the 1920s, and then, following World War II, a piano storage warehouse. Just as this project returns Palestine to the origins of his practice, it also returns the building to its past lives.