Happening 2013: LACE Benefit Art Auction is almost here!
15 September 2011 7:30 - 9 PM
Curated by Dino Dinco for Thursday Nights at LACE
Artists Mariel Carranza and Dorian Wood present a performative installation organized around sound making, physicality, gesture and sculpture. Working together for the first time, this unique collaboration hinges on the principle of trust, as well as each artist’s distinct relationship to sound making, sound feeling and hearing. Carranza is physically woven into the sound-making instrument, its architecture comprised of wooden beams and strings of varying textures and materials, jointly manipulated by both Carranza and Wood. Communicating solely through gesture, the artists explore the multi-sensory possibilities of sound creation as they work in unison, their physical action integral to the instrument’s output.
This original work presented for the first time at LACE combines Wood’s joint practice as performance artist, composer, visual artist and musician with Carranza’s ongoing exploration of transcending “embodiment” through an array of performance strategies, including durational work, energy manipulation and her physical experience of sound through becoming part of the sound-making device.
- DINO DINCO, Performance Art Curator in Residence
***Due to gallery installation in progress, please enter this performance through the back door of LACE, accessible through the parking lot behind LACE between Wilcox and Schrader.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Mariel Carranza was born and raised in Peru, migrating to the United States at the age of 18. She received her MFA in sculpture from UCLA. Carranza treats her body as material and works to detach from physical limitations. Her concerns with the transformation of living matter has led her to labor continuously on a number of art works as if tending to a living being. Her sculptural and performance works challenge the notion of time limitations. Notable performances includes: "Living Matter" performance # 1 at Sea and Space Explorations, LA, CA. “Blank Space,” Irrational Exhibit 7, Track 16, Santa Monica, CA. “I Am The Witness ...