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Melodie Mousset and Zachary Sharrin: Some Parts are Limbs
October 27, 2012 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
October 27, 2012, 2 – 4 pm
Part of (Re-) Cycles of Paradise
Starting promptly at 2pm, Melodie Mousset and Zachary Sharrin will invite the audience to a “performance class” that will use data and information about gender theory and climate change metaphorically in order to help the audience find a physical balance as they face the dynamics of a fast changing society and environment. Using their own bodies as a medium to convey information, they will combine movement, gesture, and voice to develop the visualization of data in a visceral way and encourage the audience to gain consciousness at a deeper level.
The performance will be followed immediately by a panel discussion, Explorations, Collaborations, Transformations: The Artist’s Role in Raising Awareness about Climate Change. More on that event
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Melodie Mousset was born in 1981 and earned an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, in 2011. Through a practice incorporating video, performance, drawing, and installation, Mousset has developed a playful but incisive methodology for examining our various identities and selves. Her work has been exhibited at Galerie Marion Meyer, Paris; RCA, London; Galerie J, Geneva, and elsewhere.
Zachary Sharrin is a California artist based in Los Angeles and San Francisco. He studied Art History, painting and contemporary dance at the University of California at Berkeley, is a multi disciplinary artist / choreographer, and received his MFA from Cal Arts in 2011. Working within the disciplines of Dance and Fine Art, his work has focused on the human body as an active and receptive expression of experience and identity. Collaborating with other fine artists, musicians and dancers, his installations and performances make use of already existing social and plastic conditions, altering them to express or perform something extra or parallel to their original purpose. He has shown in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Rome, and at the Ruhr Triennial as part of the CalArts Plays Itself showcase at P.A.C.T Sollverein, Essen. His work has focused on themes of communication, sexuality, dance, Art history, and the natural world. He is a founder and creative director of Performance | Parallax in LA, a multi disciplinary performance company that engages dancers, fine artists, musicians and all kinds of other people.
Read more about the full exhibition (Re-) Cycles of Paradise here.