For It is Written
Thursday, October 28, 2021, 7-9pm
An experimental music performance by Teira, featuring Maam (organ) and Karl McComas Reichl (cello).
Live Event Description:
Join us for an experiential musical performance incorporating various styles of Black diasporic sonic cultures —from gospel to trap— to explore themes of resurrection and labor. In this newly crafted performance piece, musician and sound artist Teira will utilize organ, cello, and analog devices as channels into the spiritual and historical frequencies of Black Angelenos.
For It is Written is staged in conjunction with PARABLE 003, the 2021 Emerging Curators Program exhibition at LACE co-curated by Alex Jones and Kevin Bernard Moultrie-Daye. The performance builds on the exhibition’s themes of Black diasporic cultures, experimental process, and the radical traditions of Black liberation to further explore the exhibition’s display of a free Black state in California.
Teira is a Los Angeles-based multidisciplinary artist whose work incorporates performance art, sound installation, and sculpture. Her practice explores the connectivity between the body and sound, the ephemeral nature of technology, and spirituality. She creates immersive performances using analog instruments and found objects to recreate her inner world, from a dilapidated swap meet to an abandoned baptism pool in South LA. As a singer and producer, Teira layers gospel, alternative jazz, and electronic textures under folk-inspired lyrics.
PARABLE 003 is an exhibition of black visual and conceptual contemporary art rooted in the liberatory possibilities of black community, settlement, and creative expression. Artists’ work incorporates visual, material, and cultural aspects of a new free black state through video, sculpture, textile, sound, and digital media.
Video documentation by Michael Bulbenko. Still photos by Juan Silverio.
Support for this exhibition was provided by the Pasadena Art Alliance, the Wilhelm Family Foundation, and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.