Transformative self-care is the world-making operative at Mutant Salon, a phantasmagorical beauty salon comprised of the mercurial interactions of Young Joon Kwak, Marvin Astorga and Alli Miller. Birthed as a platform for experimental performance and beautification, the community of LGBTQ POC, womyn and mutants offer haircuts, psychic readings, makeup, nails, tattoos and other metamorphosing services to engage the audience with new aesthetic experiences and makeover extravaganza.


Performers of ambiguous gender, crazed in a hot mess of excessive makeup, wigs and lingerie, writhe, thrust and pound to the parodies of 1980s aerobic videos. In its grotesque and immersive exploration of beauty, Mutant Salon creates the space to celebrate an ethos of change and critical togetherness.

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Max Presneill & Kio Griffith from ARTRA Curatorial is a volunteer organization for the implementation of new modes of exhibition, locally, nationally and internationally, that feature artist-led emerging platforms and opportunity based interactions and community building via social practice type events. Founded in 2009, the group has instigated large scale art events and exchanges, as well as the alternative art fair Co/Lab, throughout Los Angeles and has new projects being presented in China, France and UK in 2014, as well as the continuation of their MAS ATTACK series of events both in LA and other US cities.

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