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The Wonder Room is an evening of performances and visual art by an interdisciplinary group of artists who synchronously activate the intimate “rooms” of Tongva Park.
This year’s Wonder Room features a theatrical performance by visual and performance artist Emily Mast in collaboration with the award-winning composer and arranger Alan Chan, and live music by Cesar Castro, LA’s own master of son jarocho music. Alongside new and exploratory visual artworks and intimate dance pieces, the evening will be rounded out by special guest, Kate Johnson, a video installation artist and resident of Santa Monica. Johnson’s work will bring the park’s century-old Moreton Bay Fig tree, Morty, to life in new and surprising ways.
Audiences are invited to stroll and choose their own artistic adventure, discovering each work or performance at their own pace. The program highlights Tongva Park’s unusual geography of gardens, winding paths, and urban vistas, reimagining the small, exquisite spaces of the park designed by James Corner Field Operations, the creative geniuses behind the High Line in New York.
Photo: Emily Mast, Six Twelve One by One. Photo by: Emily Mast and Cristal Jones.