About The 14th Factory
The 14th Factory is a monumental, multiple-media, socially engaged art and documentary experience conceived by the Hong Kong-based British artist Simon Birch. Taking over three acres of an empty industrial warehouse and lot on the outskirts of downtown Los Angeles, the location has been transformed into the factory where Birch and his collaborators work and manufacture their art, creating an ever-changing immersive environment of 14 interlinked spaces comprised of video, installation, sculpture, paintings and performance created in collaboration with Birch and a global community of twenty interdisciplinary artists from China, Hong Kong, the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada.
In entering The 14th Factory, the visitor is transformed into a central player in a collaboratively fabricated adventure and motion picture that engages and unfolds, uniting individuals to the creative process and to each other. The experience challenges the current political climate by celebrating creative diversity, unity and the act of overcoming obstacles and challenges as a global society.
As part of the experience, the viewer's journey might be filmed for documentary and promotional purposes. Upon completion of its film, The 14th Factory intends to temporarily open the newly created space to the public. This future exhibition is dependent on The 14th Factory obtaining certain permits from the City of Los Angeles. More details to follow.
Artists and Collaborators
Simon Birch, Cang Xin, Devin Liston, Dominique Fung, Doug Foster, Eric Hu, Gary Gunn, Gloria Yu, Li Wei, Lily Kwong, Movana Chen, Paul Kember, Prodip Leung, Sara Tse, Scott Carthy, Scott Sporleder, Simon Birch, Stanley Wong, Wing Shya, Yang Zhichao
For more details, please visit The14thFactory.com
Please check out our trailer below:
Tue: 11am - 6pm
Wed: 11am - 6pm
Thu: 11am - 8pm
Fri: 11am - 8pm
Sat: 10am - 10pm
Sun: 10am - 6pm
Entry to The 14th Factory closes 45 minutes before the closing time.
How to Participate
Directions: Please select your desired date and then your desired time slot.
Entry into the project are divided into Early (before 2pm) and Late (after 2pm) tickets each day, with an additional Night option (8-10pm) for Saturdays. Entry could be secured both online and at-the-door.
Donate what you can at the door every Thursday and 3rd Sunday of the month.
Residents of our local community and holders of driver's licenses with the zip code 90031 are eligible for free entry. Please bring along your driver's license for entry.
Note added March 8, 2017
The 14th Factory will be filming its documentary on site for the next 2-3 weeks and by entering The 14th Factory, visitors will be granting permission to be included in the filming. The opening of the project post documentation and filming will be at a date TBD, but we plan on filming during the entire course of the project until that date. Please note that your experience at The 14th factory will be the same during and after the documentation period as the filming will be discreet.