public performance

An Observer: A Collaboration in the Spirit of Anna and Lawrence Halprin
Saturday, September 30, 3:00 pm

Edward Cella Art + Architecture
2754 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Los Angeles-based collaborative Lucky Dragons will create a site-specific performance which takes as its starting point Lawrence and Anna Halprin’s workshop-based approach to creative processes, first developed in the late 1960s. Created in context with Lawrence Halprin: Alternative Scores – Drawing from Life, this new work explores how drawing, performance, notation, and evaluation give tangible form to the immaterial aspects of our environment, and help us to better communicate the patterns of lived experience.

Lucky Dragons is a collaboration between artists Sarah Rara (b. 1983, Livingston, NJ) and Luke Fischbeck (b. 1978, San Francisco, CA), who have been exploring the nuances of sound as a participatory medium for nearly fourteen years through recordings, performance, software design, workshops, and installations. Their work has been presented in a wide variety of contexts, including the Whitney Museum of American Art (as part of the 2008 Whitney Biennial), the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Walker Art Center, London's Institute for Contemporary Art, MOMA/PS1 and the Kitchen in New York, REDCAT, LACMA, MOCA, and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the 54th Venice Biennale, and the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, among others. The name "Lucky Dragons" is borrowed from a fishing vessel caught in the fallout from H-bomb tests in the mid-1950s; this incident sparked international outcry, spontaneously generating the worldwide anti-nuclear movement.


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Please check out the upcoming performance by the Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre in the Halprin-designed Maguire Gardens in DTLA on October 24th; scroll below for more details.

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