The Wonder Room is a free 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. Visual artist Beatriz Cortez, recently selected for the Hammer Museum's Made in L.A. 2018 exhibition, will share her interactive sculptural work. Special guest and award-winning film maker Kate Johnson will bring the park’s century-old Moreton Bay Fig tree, Morty, to life through site-specific video installation.
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: César Castro with Cambalache.