Future Tongue/ SANCTUARY

Little Tokyo Arts Complex, Los Angeles


We are pleased to present Sanctuary, an immersive experience fusing art and live performance. Our audience is invited to explore the installations at will, lingering where they want, confronting what threatens or provokes, while a performance moves continuously throughout the space.

Sanctuary features artwork by:
Monica Canilao
Nick Brown
Double Diamond Sun Body
Erik Flores
Future Tongue : Britt Harrison + B. Justine Jaime
Frohawk Two Feathers
Kim Kei
Performance by:
Lindsey Garrett
Tess Hewlett
Nick Thurston
Poetry by:
Jeremy Radin

As the political dust settles in the wake of the 2016 election, we find ourselves in a deeply divided country. Sanctuary was created to question those divisions. What does a sanctuary look like? Who should be let into these spaces? Can we find sanctuary in our ever-changing culture or should we flock to the temples of our past?

The gallery has been divided into four enclosures, each transformed into a living representation of the artist’s personal sanctuary. Drawing inspiration from their respective political, cultural and religious environments, the artists cross boundaries to reimagine their sacred spaces. Mediums such as sculpture, works on paper, found materials, photography, painting, and video projection have all been used to create these installations.

A performance will flow throughout the gallery, where ghost-like characters reflect and react to the installations, wandering amongst our guests. Movement and poetry will help to connect the pieces, creating a visceral bond between audience and art.