CAROLE KIM site-specific performance-based installation
THERESA WONG voice, cello
PHIL CURTIS electronics
SHEL WAGNER RASCH dance
LYN HORTON drawings
You are invited to the conclusion of a month-long residency at Lehrer Architects in Silverlake.
These performances will be both indoors and outdoors so please come dressed in layers.
DECEMBER 3+4 @ 7:30 PM
2140 Hyperion Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027-4708
$10 suggested voluntary donation
Shel Wagner Rasch is a Contact Improv dancer, performer, producer, and teacher. Her Contact Improv scores and choreographic works have been well received both locally and internationally. She teaches at UCLA and is a recipient of the Lester Horton Award for Excellence in Choreography. Shel has a private practice as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Alexander Technique teacher and Pilates instructor and she collaborates with her husband, animator Justin Rasch, making stop motion animated short films and raising their three continual motion kids.
Carole Kim is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on live video performance and performance-based video installation. She explores video for its most tactile, expressive and responsive potential as a live medium. She seeks an integration of media where moving image, sound, dance and space are on equal planes engaging in a dynamic reciprocating and mutually supportive dialogue. Kim's installations are hybrid spaces in which the illusory and actual (i.e. mediated and live) merge together in an "other worldly" environment. Her work has been supported by the Irvine Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Durfee Foundation, REDCAT, University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA), The Getty Center, The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS), Newtown, Turbulence.org, California Institute of the Arts, and The Center for Experiments in Art, Information, and Technology.
Theresa Wong is a cellist, vocalist, composer and improviser whose training in classical music and design fused during a fellowship at Fabrica Center in Treviso, Italy where she recognized the possibility of transformation in performance through improvisation and the synergy of multiple disciplines. Her current projects include: O Sleep, an improvised opera which explores the conundrum of sleep and dream life and The Unlearning, a collection of songs for cello, violin and two voices inspired by Goya's Disasters of War etchings to be released on Tzadik Records in September 2011. Wong has collaborated with such artists as Fred Frith, Luciano Chessa, Joelle Leandre, ROVA Saxophone Quartet, Carla Kihlstedt, Ellen Fullman and dance pioneer Anna Halprin. Her performances have been included at the Fondation Cartier in Paris, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, The Stone in New York City, Festival Internacional de Puebla, Mexico, Unlimited 21 Festival in Wels, Austria and Radio France broadcast, A L'improviste.
Phil Curtis works at the intersection of music composition, sound design, and performance. Whether improvising with musicians, working in dance, opera or theater, or creating interactive music-visual instruments in software, he seeks to make hybrid forms that defy categorization. His work has been featured in a variety of venues for new and experimental art and music. Performances of his music have been given by the Nieuw Ensemble, the New Century Players, and the New York New Music Ensemble, and he has performed laptop electronics with Anthony Braxton, Thomas Buckner, Anthony Davis, Vinny Golia, Earl Howard, Wadada Leo Smith, the Loos Ensemble, and the New York City Opera. He is a member of the soNu ensemble, and appears on soNu's Sounds from the Source CD (Nine Winds Records, 2004), on Gustavo Aguilar'sUnsettled on an Old Sense of Place (Henceforth Records, 2007), as well as his own Slutskya (Acoustic Levitation, 2002). Current projects include musical sound design for Anne LeBaron's hyperopera, Crescent City, to be premiered in Los Angeles in April 2012 by the experimental music-theatre company The Industry.
Born in Washington, DC, in 1950, Lyn Horton graduated from California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in 1971 and an MFA in 1974. She has studied with the late Douglas Huebler, the late Paul Brach, the late George Miller, Gerald Ferguson, Stephan von Huene and was Executive Assistant to Edwin Schlossberg for ten years. She has exhibited her work in California, New York and Washington, DC. Since 1970, her art has been in numerous solo exhibits, most recently at the Oresman Gallery of Smith College in Northampton, MA. Her work is in The Sol LeWitt Collection and others throughout the country. She is represented by CBS Art Collections. Horton is also a writer. Her writing focuses on creative improvised music and some mainstream jazz. Her writing has been published in Downbeat and regularly finds itself at JazzTimes.com and on her blog, The Paradigm of Beauty. Her work is archived on Jazzreview.com and AllAboutJazz.com.