Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 8 PM


Dada Divas is a music-theatre work that unearths and re-imagines the lives, creative works and ideas of important female artists and performers who were among the originators of Dada: Emmy Hennings, Mina Loy, Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, Hannah Höch, and others.

Modular, non-linear, and site-adaptive, Dada Divas illuminates historical and artistic contributions by these women who have been overshadowed by their male counterparts, while commenting on such larger issues as the status of women, émigrée life, war, consumerism, and other concerns that are as relevant today as they were when Dada erupted a century ago.

Dada Divas is joined by renowned Dutch vocalist, composer, and poet, Jaap Blonk, in a celebration of Dada's centenary. Vignettes excerpted from Dada Divas' staged performances will be intermingled with Blonk's performance of Dada sound poetry.

Composed by Jacqueline Bobak
Performed by Jacqueline Bobak, Carmina Escobar, Jaap Blonk, Meltem Ege
Staging by Cordelia Istel
Sound design by Mark Bobak

General Admission: $18
Members, Students, Seniors: $15


Ongoing at Automata


Ghost Algebra (Peephole Edition), Janie Geiser (2016/2009)
Inconsolable Objects, Susan Simpson (2016)

Peephole Cinema LA is part of a “miniature cinema" project created by Brooklyn-based artist Laurie O’Brien, with satellite projects in three cities: San Francisco, Brooklyn, and Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Peephole Cinema at Automata was developed in collaboration with LA-based filmmaker and scholar Allison de Fren, and opened in 2014. It is located in the alley behind Automata, to the left of our back door, between North Hill Street and Chung King Road.