The Packard by Millworks, 205 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA 90813

Amazing! Cool! Fantastic!

Long Beach was once known as the Pearl of the Pacific not only for its famous beach but also for its upscale lifestyle of which the Villa Rivera is a silent reminder. Fitting for that era with residences of film stars and of movie palaces for celebrated premiers, the automotive company leading in luxury cars showcased its models in a theatrical setting on Anaheim Street. Now known as the Packard Automotive Palace, its former grandeur is still evident in three splendid chandeliers hanging somewhat unmotivated from the rafters.
Back then, avant-garde design housed in Spanish Revival architecture was matched by state of the art engineering. Creativity and style marked the brand. It is only fitting that this space inspires artists to interact with this environment to create a cultural rendezvous with the past.

The stage is set for installations and performances to be viscerally felt, absorbed by the senses throughout the body. Invited to be fully engaged in this encounter with artistic creativity past and present the audience may reflect on their relationship to art and place The exhibition defies canonic categories, stern delineation along distinct art forms offering instead an uncategorized multi-sensory experience.

(Frauke von der Horst)

Narsiso Martinez

Narsiso Martinez needed a job so he went back to what he knew – picking fruit and vegetables in agricultural fields. He had worked in the fields as a youngster growing up in Oaxaca, Mexico and found solace among the colors of the apples, the richness of the hues in the crops. Although it was back-breaking work, Martinez relished the natural beauty that surrounded him during the summers.

Debbie Carlson

Debbie Carlson is a mixed media installation artist, who lives and works in Orange County. She is a first-generation Taiwanese immigrant, who has been living in the United States since 1988. Carlson received her MFA from California State University Long Beach in 2014, and is currently an adjunct studio art professor at Pasadena City College.

Andre Woodward

Andre Woodward is a Southern California artist whose work examines the very complicated relationship we have with nature. He received an MFA from California State University Long Beach a BA form The University of California at Irvine. His work has been exhibited internationally.

Pablo Bert

Pablo Bert is an electronic musician and mathematician from Long Beach. Pablo got his start as a chiptune/IDM DJ in 2003. Now he spends most of his time playing with synths and twiddling knobs. He prefers producing without a computer and plans to perform at PUMP for the first time on an all hardware synthesizer and sequencer setup.

Bert performs as part of SynthLab.

Jesse Nason

Jesse Nason is a California native that has been playing keyboards and drums in various bands in the OC/LA area, including Deccatree, AM and currently with Perfect Beings. He is a collector of sounds, and modular is the next target on the checklist. Some of his influences for synth based music are Tom Morello, Pink Floyd, Alessandro Cortini, Suzanne Ciani and Brian Eno. He is a fan of melody, drones, and noise coordination.


Produced by FLOOD in partnership with:

Arts Council for Long BeachMillworksPort of Long BeachIce House Arts Complex Long BeachLong Beach Community FoundationWork Evolution Laboratories