Free Guide #3, Available Now- Co-produced with Content-Object.
Cultivate a position.
An Antagonist’s Guide To the Assholes Of Los Angeles traces a history, theory, and sites for creative agonistic social and political practice in LA. The guide annotates over 80 places; banks, businesses, politicians and polluters, war contractors, institutions, a troll, a yeller, and a cruel mis-dial. The list was sourced through an open public call and research. The guide frames for its users sites worthy of creative exploration throughout Los Angeles. We hope your practice benefits from it.
The guide also includes short essays framing antagonism within Los Angeles’ social and cultural history; contributions by The Llano Del Rio Collective, Marisa Jahn, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Laura Pullido, and Jennifer Flores Sternad.
The guide is available for free to all residents of LA County. Guides may be found at designated locations, or may be requested (by county residents) by post by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org while they last. Anyone can purchase a guide by contacting Half Letter Press.
Locations to find An Antagonist’s Guide To Assholes of Los Angeles will soon include:
Southern California Library For Social Justice
The Public School
Highways Performance Space
Echo Park Film Center
The Last Bookstore
Thank You For Coming
Eso Won Books
Fowler Museum UCLA
An Antagonist’s Guide to the Assholes In LA is the 3rd free map/guide to Los Angeles by the Llano Del Rio Collective. Past guides are A Map For An Other LA (sites of collectivist projects) and Scores For The City (locations for aberrant public behavior).
photo credit: Alice Cunt (with Ajax and Isaac Jorel Ledesma) , The satanic progression of a Diva obsessed, The satanic obsession of a Diva Possessed, March 2011, at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. Photo by Takahiro Yamamoto and www.nativestrategiesla.com
Scores For The City
This two sided guide maps locations that have supported creative and radical behavior in LA, including freeway puppet shows, civic dance pageants, riots, and the gatherings of witches. The front of the map is an archive of documents relating to four events. The backside is an exploration of the way non-conformist behavior in LA has helped shape collective imagination .
There are two ways to get the guide for free if you live in LA County:
1) For county residents simply email us your postal address and we’ll drop one in the mail for you free (till postage $ runs out) Contact llanodelrio(at)gmail.com
2) Maps will be dropped of at the following and ever-expanding distribution nodes. Pick up a copy at these locations:
Pieter – Lincoln Heights
Experimental Meditation Center of Los Angeles – Lincoln Heights
Machine Project – Echo Park
Materials and Applications – Silverlake
The Bicycle Kitchen – East Hollywood
LACE – Hollywood
Dance Garden LA – Atwater Village
Wombleton Records – Highland Park
Southern California Library – South LA
Sweat Womb- Downtown
The Public School – Chinatown
Chucos Justice Center – Inglewood
Mandrake Bar – Culver City
LAXART – Culver City
Highways Performance Space – Santa Monica
Curves – North Hollywood
The guide contains contributions by Llano Del Rio, Joel Kyack, Sandra de la Loza, Adam Overton, Nancy Popp, Jonah Schwartz, and Julia Wallace. Design by Kimberly Varella and Department of Graphic Sciences.
Scores For The City was funded in part by a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation.
Map For An Other LA
The full-color, two-sided map sites and describes locations that support, dream, act and aid in the creation of an other Los Angeles. Beekeepers, greywater operators, hacker spaces, cooperatives, collectives, art spaces, radical places, gardens, swimming holes, cooking collectives, think tanks etc….
PDF’s of Map (side 1 and 2) available here!
Originally distributed for free in Los Angeles County in 2010, and then reprinted in 2014 you can get a copy through Half Letter Press.
Map/Sketch to Financial and Some Corporate Institutions In Downtown LA
This map to some of the financial and corporate institutions found near Occupy Los Angeles and LA City Hall.