Friday, October 2, 2015 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm


This night, geared for high school and college students, includes DJ Emily Ryan's mix inspired by the Chinese Cultural Revolution, a performance by USC's Wushu Nation, and hands-on art projects led by a local artist. There will also be two screenings of Robert Rauschenberg's Open Score (1966). Screen printing stations, and a food truck onsite.

Free for all

Event Schedule 

6–8 pm            Galleries open 

6–8 pm            DJ Emily Ryan presets music inspired by the Chinese Cultural Revolution 

6–8 pm            Art-making workshops led by local artist Brent Langieri

6 – 6:40           Screening of Open Score by Robert Rauschenbert (35 minutes) 

6:45 pm           Wushu Nation performance on the Orange Court (10 minutes) 

7–7:40             Screening of Open Score by Robert Rauschenberg (35 minutes) 

7:45 pm           Wushu Nation performance on the Orange Court (10 minutes) 

8 pm                Event concludes; galleries close


DJ Emily Ryan has worked in a variety of mediums. In 1995, she formed the band Emily's Sassy Lime (ESL) with her friends Amy and Wendy Yao in Irvine, CA. In addition to ESL, Emily has played in the bands Weekend, Jacques Detergent, as well as various collaborations. As an illustrator, Emily has exhibited internationally and has provided regular band illustrations for Arthur magazine and LA Record.

The USC Wushu Team is a Chinese martial arts group. Currently, they are the only organization at the University of Southern California campus that focuses on Chinese kung fu. The team performs on and off campus, and competes on the collegiate and national level. Wushu is a contemporary Chinese martial art with its foundation rooted in traditional Kung Fu. Over the years, wushu has transformed into a much more performative martial art, incorporating acrobatic movement and a flashier style.  OCMA's performance includes choreographers and performers Nicholas Lo, Ivan Tsang, and Rena Wang; with additional performers Phoebe Lew, Kevin Jiang, and Stephen Sher.


9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering: Open Score by Robert Rauschenberg  -  The DVD Project 

In 1966 ten New York artists and thirty engineers and scientists from Bell Telephone Laboratories collaborated on a series of innovative dance, music and theater performances, 9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering, held at the 69th Regiment Armory, New York City, in October 1966. The artists included are John Cage, Lucinda Childs, Öyvind Fahlström, Alex Hay, Deborah Hay, Steve Paxton, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Rauschenberg, David Tudor and Robert Whitman. Archival material has been assembled into ten films, each of which reconstructs the artist's original work and uses interviews with the artists, engineers and performers to illuminate the artistic, technical and historical aspects of the work. Open Score by Robert Rauschenberg is the first film to be released in a series that will bring to life a historic moment in contemporary art history. The films were produced by Billy Klüver and Julie Martin for E.A.T. and directed by Barbro Schultz Lundestam. Titles and titles sound were created by Robert Rauschenberg.