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Gallery 825/LAAA Hosts
Los Angeles, CA - Gallery 825/LAAA hosts "Interchange 2" an evening of interactive music/sound/video performances and installations on Friday, June 11, 2004. Curated by media artist D. Jean Hester, this event challenges the notion of what an art and performance event should be. "Interchange" events do not expect the audience to stay at a polite distance on the other side of a gallery velvet rope. These events are by all definitions immersive and interactive experiences. Gallery 825/LAAA is located at 825 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069 (between Santa Monica Blvd. and Melrose). Doors open at 7:30pm and performances begin at 8:00pm. There is a $10 entrance fee ($5 with valid student ID, and for members of Gallery 825/LAAA). For more information on the gallery please call 310-652-8272 or visit www.laaa.org. For more information on this event please contact the curator at email@example.com or visit www.divestudio.org/interchange2.
This is the second "Interchange" event in what promises to become a recurring series. With new works, audience interaction, new collaborations, "Interchange 2" is something very different from the usual music performance or art show. The audience plays a vital role in the event. Each work engages the audience to interact and participate in some way. For example, one performance gathers sounds from the audience as sources. Another recruits audience members to participate directly in the performance. Installations encourage the audience to interact and contribute to the creation and experience of the art.
The line-up includes Southern California established and emerging sound artists, musicians, performers and video artists presenting new work and new collaborations.
-- Akira Rabelais - http://www.akirarabelais.com
Rabelais, Kkliu, Overton, Kendall and Mooney are musicians and sound artists in the experimental/lowercase/microsound genres. Rabelais and Kkliu both have new CD releases out. Akira Rabelais was nominated for a 2003 LA Weekly Music Award for "Best New-Genre/Uncategorizable Artist."
D. Jean Hester is a Los Angeles media artist, whose work has been shown across the US, Canada and Mexico, and is also the curator of this event.
Robert Drummond is a video artist who shows frequently in Los Angeles as well as abroad, and has an upcoming show in London in June 2004. He is a graduate of the USC Cinema School.
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) is well represented at the event. Overton is a current graduate student in New Media Composition/Integrated Media at CalArts. Both Kendall and Mooney are recent graduates of the school's New Media Composition program.
Jeremy Quinn from Rise Industries is a recent architect graduated from Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). His partner, Michele Jaquis is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and a faculty member at Otis College of Art and Design. Quinn & Jaquis have had numerous showings across the US.
Ever Lovely Lightning Heart is comprised of art students currently attending Otis College of Art and Design.
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For more information or to interview artist and curator D. Jean Hester please contact Lynn Hasty at Green Galactic at 323-466-5141 or firstname.lastname@example.org