Ihab Ali's PUMP performance involves walling off a section of the Icehouse basement using bricks. Visitors will be unable to access a portion of Ihab's installation as the evening progresses.
"Common Senses", is an original aural and visual concept by Martin Espino. This work exploring the 5 Senses. Together with Video Digital Artist, William Almas and Cinematographer, Ivan Cordeiro (we presented FUEGO at SoundPedro 2017) we will interpret the theme, which focuses on the senses of Taste and Smell, in other words, Eating and Food. We will video record at different restaurants, gathering sound sources from them and the streets. For the foundation of it all, I will compose ambient and groove oriented music.
Cathy Hsiao came from a background in craft, specifically weaving animal fibers dyed with plants, raised by a devout Buddhist mom. “Plant and Animal Studio” keeps this name as a token to these histories. Her current practice embeds an intimate politics of rhythm and ritual to translate cultural languages and create new ones. To that end she creates multi-narrative works in sculpture, sound, weaving, photography and video that switch codes depending on context. Many of her processes are grounded in craft practices from Asian textiles such as weaving and natural dyeing.
Johnny Shield's grandfather made an adventure across the Atlantic Ocean to the United States during World War II, his mother went on a journey backpacking through Europe in the 1970s, and now he embarks on his pilgrimage into the depths of art. Channeling the traditional American pioneering spirit, Johnny aims to conquer ideas that appear unconquerable to him. He physically uses and sometimes alters his body and the physical art gallery to express concepts relating to what it means to be an artist and a contemporary consumer of art.
Los Angeles-based artists Beck and Col Stafford use humor and chaos to examine the crisis of human exceptionalism. Through costume-based performance and video, their work explores alternate universes populated with monsters who obsess over humanity and emulate its dominant attributes. Within these universes, Beck and Col analyze humanity’s construction of sexualized, racialized and naturalized others.
DREAM WALKER is an interdisciplinary creative artist group that creates new artistic experiences by bringing together emerging professionals from various nationalities and fields of practice. We believe the performing arts can create an extraordinary connection between artist and audience capable of making the world a better place. We dream a world where people, art, and technology are truly harmonized.
The Fog Knows is an immersive and physically interactive light projection installation made by projecting animation through fog so that they form moving sculptural pillars, beams, and walls of multi-color light in a space.
Southern California-based artist Takeshi Kanemura was born in Okinawa, Japan, and lives and works in Los Angeles. He received a BA from University of California, Riverside, an MA from California State University, San Bernardino, and an MFA from Claremont Graduate University.
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