Mutating the Broad with Mutant Salon / CRAVE

photo by Alicia Eler

photo by Alicia Eler

Mutant Salon is an electrifying performance collective fashioned for the purpose of celebrating self-care. On Saturday, June 25th from 8:30–11:30pm, Mutant Salon played, performed and roamed in Oculus Hall, one of the many cavernous spaces in the Broad, and on the street outside the Broad. Mutant Salon is a project founded in 2012 by artist Young Joon Kwak. It is born from love and a desire to foster community and connections between LGBTQ POC, women and mutant communities. The focus is on “celebrating an ethos of transformation and critical togetherness in the act of self care.” The salon is transient, meandering and roaming about venues in Los Angeles and elsewhere, creating new experiences along the way. Mutant Salon is amorphous enough to occupy any space it wants, so long as it joins together to make it happen. “In addition to offering haircuts, psychic readings, makeup, nails, tattoos, and other treatments, Mutant Salon embraces a continual metamorphosis of itself with each iteration to offer new aesthetic experiences and experimental modes of engagement,” writes Kwak in an email. Mutant Salon has roamed all over Los Angeles, performing at art venues such as Honor Fraser and music venue The Lash.
Read more at http://www.craveonline.com/art/1004905-mutating-broad-mutant-salon#rMk8htbB7s7sHCCz.99