THE CHARLIE FACTORY is a collaboration between artist Charlie le Mindu and The Standard, Downtown LA, featuring iconic characters from le Mindu’s evolving performance revue.
The artist will present a series of performances demonstrating his provocative visual imagination, in which the gendered body is enhanced or disabled by transparent veils, prosthetic masks, towering headpieces or illuminated plexiglass limbs. In covering his performers’ bodies with silver glitter or body suits made of hair extensions, they are radically transfigured -- liberating them from common human appearance.
Charlie le Mindu’s sculptures and performance compositions have been exhibited in numerous institutions including the Foundation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Palais de Tokyo and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Additional projects, including art direction of the storefront windows at Galeries Lafayette Paris and Bordeaux, reflect his singularly dramatic, offbeat approach to synthesizing art and fashion.
Each of the 3 nights Charlie will be joined by other performing artists for live sets on The Rooftop...
Friday, October 27th
Saturday, October 28th
of The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black
Sunday, October 29th
21+ Costume Required.