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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2005

Gallery 825/LAAA Hosts
"Interchange 3"
An Evening of Interactive Music/Art/Video
Saturday, June 4, 2005

Los Angeles, CA - Gallery 825/LAAA hosts "Interchange 3" an evening of interactive music/art/video performances and installations on Saturday, June 4, 2005. Curated by media artist D. Jean Hester, this event challenges the notion of what an art and performance event should be. "Interchange" events o 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 818-209-1778 or interchange@divestudio.org or visit www.divestudio.org/interchange3.

This is the third "Interchange" event in what has become a recurring series. With new works featuring audience interaction and participation, "Interchange 3" 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 artists, musicians, performers and video artists presenting new work and new collaborations. Participating artists include:
Doug Goodwin
D. Jean Hester - http://www.divestudio.org
Michele Jaquis - www.rise-ind.com/michelejaquis
Liam Mooney - http://www.liammooney.com
James Orsher
Albert Ortega - http://music.calarts.edu/~aortega
Adam Overton http://plus1plus1plus.org
Rise Industries - http:// www.rise-ind.com
Louisa Van Leer

Doug Goodwin, Technical Director for the Center for Integrated Media at the California Institute of the Arts, has acted in a wide range of capacities both creative and technical. Projects under his direction have won notice from CADENCE magazine, SIGGRAPH, and NASA, and his creative work has been shown at Brandeis University, Reed College, and venues in Los Angeles. Goodwin brings his corporate and technical know-how to many exciting and impractical projects.

D. Jean Hester's work as a media artist often combines personal interaction, video, programming, databases, and performative elements to create participative/interactive installations and performances. The primary focus of her art practice is to involve users as active, thinking, engaged participant-collaborators in the creation of art.

Michele Jaquis is an interdisciplinary artist. In addition to her individual practice, she collaborates with her partner, Jeremy Quinn, under the name Rise Industries. She studied at Rhode Island School of Design (MFA), Hartford Art School (BFA) and Burren College of Art. She has had three solo exhibitions in Southern California and has participated in video screenings, performance events and group exhibitions across the US. Currently, she is a lecturer at Otis College of Art and Design and UC Riverside.

Liam Mooney is a composer and performer of experimental music, designer of noisy sounds, and inventor of unwieldy musical instruments. His work continues to focus on the sonic possibilities of everyday objects and on the physical properties of sound. Recent projects have involved popcorn, drinking straws, plastic bottles, soap, rubber bands, PVC pipes, dry ice, toy instruments, yogurt, balloons, drums, electric fans, foam, music boxes, and vacuum cleaners.

James Orsher enjoys performance art, obsessive, iterative processes, performing and composing experimental music and using intuition to subvert intuition. He is currently a Music Composition and Integrated Media MFA candidate at the California Institute of the Arts. In his free time he enjoys producing concerts, playing amplified cactus and cooking.

Albert Ortega, a Los Angeles native, instrument builder, and sound situationist, considers his immediate surroundings as the primary energy in which to capture, blend, and release sound using environmental instruments / instrumental environments that are modified with each performance. His sound practice explores the tactile reconfigurations between his body, various sound producing objects, and other bodies which may happen to be within a space.

Adam Overton is a performance artist, sound artist, composer and occasional curator. His most recent work explores the body, the mind and the medium in performance through the use of biometric sensors and interactive sound software, as well as through body-based performance scores for instrumentalists.

Rise Industries is an interdisciplinary forum for collaborative projects co-founded in 1999 by Jeremy Quinn and Michele Jaquis. Jeremy has produced projects alone and with other members and collaborators in Los Angeles, Boston and Providence under the Rise Industries since its creation. He has shown work around the Los Angeles area, in San Francisco and on the east coast, and will be presenting his first solo show The Hollow Men in October 2005.

Louisa Van Leer comes to art by way of architecture. Newly transplanted to Los Angeles, the focal point of her work is the complexity of the Southern California landscape.

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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 lynn@greengalactic.com

Additional information and images can be found at http://www.divestudio.org/interchange3

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