323 Projects presents Make 'Em Laugh

October 3 - November 8, 2013

Come to the Opening Friday October 4 from 6-9PM. Attend without going anywhere by calling (323) 843-4652.

323 Projects is an exhibition venue that exists as a phone number: (323) 843-4652 visitors call to experience contemporary art 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


We know humor can be pure innocuous entertainment or a scathing weapon to critique power. This group exhibition explores humor in it’s many forms, from stand up routines to inside jokes, Freudian slips to fart sounds.

Callers to 323 Project’s telephone gallery will hear a cycling selection of original works made specifically for this exhibition, as well as found sound appropriated from a variety of sources.

323 Projects invites you to hear Make 'Em Laugh by calling (323) 843-4652 or (323) TIE-IN-LA. The show is open all day and all night, every day of the week.

Audio tracks will cycle in and out throughout the course of the exhibition, so visitors are encouraged to call back over the duration of the entire show to hear each work.

Callers are also invited to contribute to the exhibition by leaving audio using the gallery’s voicemail service. If you want to contribute a recording using the gallery's voicemail system please say your name before leaving your recording. Select recordings will be added as the exhibition progresses.

If you would like to submit audio to be included in this exhibition as it progresses please email your files using wetransfer to contact@323projects.com.

Andrew Vietri

Atsuko Okatsuka

Steven Bankhead

Becky Grajeda

Davey Whitcraft

Willem Augustus

Doom Trumpet

Drew Dunlap

Jenny Yurshansky

Michelle Weiner

Natalie Zlamalova

Zimmet Djerrahian

Jesse Benson



Zimmet Djerrahian

Criteria for submitting audio:
323 Projects seeks audio works in any way related to humor. Think of this as a very very general jumping off point.

This call is open to EVERYONE, not just artists. Submit audio you have made yourself, found audio, anything you like.

As audio submissions arrive the gallery will make them available on 323 Project’s dedicated phone number: (323) 843-4652. Additionally, audio will appear on the gallery website: 323projects.com. Audio tracks will rotate throughout the run of the show. Also if you call the gallery phone number and leave a voicemail this audio will cycle into the exhibition as well.

How to submit: Email your audio submissions using wetransfer, Dropbox, or a similar system to the gallery's email: contact@323projects.com.

You must include the following info with your submission: Your first and last name your email your phone number Did you create the audio? Is it found audio? Is it copyrighted audio?

You may also include your website if you would like it to appear on the gallery's website.

Unless you state otherwise, your full name and website (optional) will appear on the gallery's website, listing you as a participant in this show. Collectives, curators, pseudonyms are welcome to apply, just please be specific as to how you want to be credited on 323projects.com.

You can also record your name and whatever info you like and place it before your audio, if you have the skills to do so.

SOME CONSTRAINTS: The gallery can only accept audio in MP3 format. Audio must be no longer than 10 minutes. File size must be smaller than 15MB. DO NOT EMAIL FILES TO THE GALLERY. PLEASE USE A SERVICE LIKE WETRANSFER OR DROPBOX!

READ THIS: By your participation you agree to let 323 Projects host your audio on it's voicemail service and website.

323 Projects assumes no liability for the audio you submit. The gallery and it's director/employees make no claims to copyright on any audio submitted. You retain copyright to all audio you submit and by your participation you agree that you are not engaging in any act of copyright infringement.

323 Projects does not sell the art it exhibits. We will not sell your audio. Period.

In the event that the gallery would like to compile select audio from this show to release a CD/vinyl/mp3/or anything like this in the future, you will be contacted and asked for your permission.

Thank you for considering this call for contributions.