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Habeas Index | Sunday, May 24th, 2015




The HABEAS LOUNGE will be featured in People “Weekly”, the inaugural exhibition of the Amie and Tony James Gallery at the Graduate Center, City University of New York,in the CUNY Graduate Center Art Gallery in the days preceding and following this historic election. Open daily, noon to 11 PM from October 29th thru November 6th, the [...]

Last Friday’s closing reception at the INDEX gave us a chance to come together, catch up and say goodbye for now.  DJ Tony and DJ Robert spun the tunes, a visiting contingent from Seattle graced our presence, previous Index visitors stopped by, and several newcomers showed up. WOK presented his version of the HABEAS INDEX, [...]

image by Tony Cheung
Join us for the closing reception of the HABEAS INDEX Friday September 26, 7-10 PM.
What a great four months this has been! We have contemplated the LA river, examined a new cultural plan, listened to the words of Lewis Macadams,  toured the city, imagined 7th + Broadway without cars! You are invited to stop by [...]

Thursday September 25 : 6:30 - 9 PM
After our lunchtime discussion, come back to the INDEX Thursday evening for an examination the notion of PARTICIPATION through three different art practices. Linda Pollack will give an overview of her various HABEAS interventions around the country, including the host space for the evening, The HABEAS INDEX. Liz [...]

For our last lunchtime discussion, Thursday September 25th from 12:30 - 1:30, we turn our attention east. Louisiana is losing approximately 24 square miles per year of its coastal wetlands – the equivalent of one football field every 38 minutes. Oil exploration, Army Corps of Engineers projects and extensive development have all contributed to the [...]

Image: Wok demonstrating ‘Wok’s Table’, Southern California School of Architecture Review, September 2008
For the last week of its run -  the week of Sept. 22 -26, the HABEAS INDEX has invited the techno-landscaper and processor extraordinaire Wok to expand and develop his media art experiments in the space during opening hours. Wok’s  previous experiments involve touch [...]


Puppet making workshop this Saturday

Image by Abira Ali
Calling kids of all ages — come to a puppet making workshop! On Saturday, September 20th, from 2 -4PM, come downtown to make your own action figure and harness some creative powers! Los Angeles based artist Abira Ali, Creative Director of the Wisdom Arts  Club will be on hand to direct and assist. We [...]

So as of noon today, top requests for our PARTICIPATION JAM are What’s Going On (Mavrin), Philadelphia Freedom (Elton), Democracy (Leonard), and America (Neil). We can’t wait! If you have any last minute requests, send them along to

In the spirit of all things participatory, the HABEAS INDEX will celebrate yet another downtown Artwalk this Thursday, September 11, with a reception from 5 to 7PM. Highlights will be PARTICIPATION JAM sound sets by DJ Robert, and you are invited to help create it! Simply choose your favorite song, great if it can relate [...]


A visitor’s perspective

Futurist and technology interpreter extraordinaire David Orban stopped by the HABEAS INDEX after speaking at the Virtual Worlds Conference at the Convention Center on Friday.  David happened to catch voter registration in process, live, and was intrigued, as our apparently awkward procedures are vastly different from those used in Europe where he lives.  To learn [...]