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July 18th-20th, 2014

Work in Progress Performances of:

Object of Her Affection

Conceived, Written, Designed and Performed by Marsian De Lellis
Directed by Michele Spears

photo by Steve Gunther

Object of Her Affection follows, the protagonist, Andrea Lowe, on her journey through life and love starting with her first love, a baby blanket. During adolescence she attracts a bad-boy hunting rifle and later becomes infatuated with a controversial wall. As Andrea evolves, so do her desires. In adulthood, she seeks companionship from monumental structures: a high-profile statue who becomes vacant, tragic twin skyscrapers, a bridge who cheats, and a crumbling tenement who ultimately fails her. Over the course of her evolution, we see how each relationship changes Andrea.

Object of her Affection explores the synesthetic relationship between objects and personalities as they collide through the eyes of an Object Sexual, and ways that objects can occupy more than one meaning at any given time. Object is a visual narrative about human beings - flesh and blood - developing intimate relationships with inanimate things.

Part staged reading, part performance workshop, these viewings at Automata are the culmination of a developmental residency in which De Lellis teamed up with director and choreographer, Michele Spears, to explore the initial staging of the performance

Performances Dates
Friday July 18th, 2014 at 8:00PM
Saturday July 19th at 8:00PM
Sunday, July 20th at 3:00PM


$15 General Admission
$12 Members/Students/Seniors
Seating is Limited; Advance Reservations Suggested.


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Hear, Hear & Hear

A unique evening of adventurous music by five master improvisers-Anna Homler, Jeff Kaiser, Scott Walton, Rich West, and Michael Vlatkovich.

“HOMLER is…making words musical and music like words.”
—New York Times

“…a singer who can take the audience by the hand and lead them along the weird path between atmospherics and surreal humor… A witch with a few home-brewed spells and a ray gun.”
— Resonance

Anna Homler - Voice, toys, and objects
Jeff Kaiser - Trumpet
Scott Walton - Acoustic Bass
Rich West- Percussion
Michael Vlatkovich - Trombone

Saturday, July 26, TWO SHOWS!
8 PM and 10 PM

$12 General
$10 for Automata members, students, and seniors

Seating is Limited; Advance Reservations Suggested.


ANNA HOMLER, is a vocal, visual and performance artist based in Los Angeles. She has performed and exhibited her work in venues around the world. With a sensibility that is both ancient and post-modern, Homler sings in an improvised melodic language. Her work explores alternative means of communication and the poetics of ordinary things. She creates ”perceptual interventions” by using language as music and objects as instruments.

Performance Magazine says, “The work is transportive, mesmerizing, witty, sexy and intelligent. It has the power to transform the kitsch artifacts and consumer culture into something ethereal, surreal and beautiful.”

Since 1982 she has collaborated in America with composer/musicians Steve Moshier, Steuart Liebig, Jorge Martin, David Moss, Ethan James, Steve Roden, and Steve Peters; and in Europe, with the Voices of Kwahn, Steve Beresford, Peter Kowald, Frank Schulte, Richard Sanderson, Geert Waegeman, and Sylvia Hallett, among others.
For more information about Anna Homler:

Automata, 504 Chung King Court in Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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