LACE Presents “Resonant Forms”
6522 Hollywood Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA
4/3/09 – 4/5/09
LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) and VOLUME are pleased to present Resonant Forms April 3 through 5, 2009. This three day festival showcases new voices in the emergent fields of experimental electronic music, live cinema and sound art. While artists have been working at the crossroads of visual and sound arts for decades, recently this work has experienced a resurgence as technological developments have allowed greater fluidity across artistic media and genres.
Resonant Forms will premiere Sheepwoman, a new live cinema performance piece by SUE-C. and Laetitia Sonami, that is inspired by Haruki Murakami’s two novels “Dance, Dance, Dance” and “The Wild Sheep Chase”. The artists bring the film into existence by manipulating photographs, objects, drawings, videos, shadow theater and miniature lighting rigs. Sheepwoman interweaves dreams with reality to engage the audience in witnessing the creation and dissolution of fleeting fantasies, blurring the boundaries of the cinema world and the real world. This work was commissioned by LACE with funds from The Multi-Arts Production Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Rockefeller Foundation. Check out a trailer for Sheepwoman on www.sheepwoman.com.
The festival will also feature performances by William Basinski and James Elaine, Richard Chartier, Christopher Willits, Kadet Kuhne, Lucky Dragons, Yann Novak, and Celer, installations by David Kwan, Mark Trayle, and artSpa, hosted by Adam Overton. Each of these artists traverses the territory between visual art, music, and sound through varied disciplines including sound manipulation, soundtrack generation, digital media, computer-generated visuals, aural landscapes, and animation.
Participating in the same cultural conversation as the Mutek festival (Montreal), Transmediale (Berlin), and Ars Electronica (Linz), Resonant Forms is also designed to cultivate a deeper understanding and appreciation of this work through panel discussions and workshops, where dialogue between composer and audience is encouraged.
Friday April 3
7:00pm Panel discussion with William Basinski, Kadet Kuhne, Mark Trayle, and David Kwan*
8:30pm SUE-C. and Laetitia Sonami Sheepwoman [premiere]
Saturday April 4
1:30pm Workshop with Christopher Willits**
5:15pm Kadet Kuhne
6:00pm Christopher Willits
6:45pm Lucky Dragons
7:30pm SUE-C. and Laetitia Sonami Sheepwoman
Sunday April 5
4:00pm Sheepwoman [matinee]
5:00pm Yann Novak
5:45pm Richard Chartier
6:30pm Untitled 3 with William Basinski + Richard Chartier
7:00pm William Basinski + James Elaine
artSpa with composer/masseur Adam Overton**
Hosted by the Paul G. Gleason Theatre next door.
RESONANT FORMS TICKETS
Festival Pass (with one performance of Sheepwoman)
$45 general / $35 members
Day Pass (does not include Sheepwoman)
$20 general / $15 members
Sheepwoman single performance**
$15 general / $10 members
Tickets are available at LACE, call 323.957.1777
*Panel discussion is open to Sheepwoman ticket holders and festival pass holders only
**artSpa and the workshop with Christopher Willits are free to the public.
***Capacity for Sheepwoman is limited, advanced tickets are strongly encouraged.
Sheepwoman is a new live film by SUE-C. and Laetitia Sonami, inspired by Haruki Murakami’s two novels Dance, Dance, Dance and The Wild Sheep Chase. The two artists bring the film into existence by manipulating photographs, objects, drawings, videos, shadow theatre and miniature lighting rigs. Sheepwoman interweaves dreams with reality. It engages the audience in witnessing the creation and dissolution of fleeting fantasies, blurring the boundaries of the cinema world and the real world. www.sheepwoman.com.
LACE both champions and challenges the art of our time by fostering artists who innovate, explore, and risk. We move within and beyond our four walls to provide opportunities for diverse publics to engage deeply with contemporary art. In doing so, we further dialogue and participation between and among artists and those audiences.
For 30 years, LACE has maintained an unwavering commitment to innovation in the arts. LACE presents and supports a variety of projects that span artistic disciplines, including visual art, performances, publications, discussions, screenings, and public art works. LACE has presented sound art and experimental music performances throughout its history by a range of artists including Bill Fontana, The Los Angeles Free Music Society, Michael Brewster, John Duncan, Nels Cline, Weba Garretson, Glenn Branca, Carl Stone, Steve Roden, Devendra Banhart, and Joanna Newsom. Resonant Forms will serve to amplify and reframe LACE’s commitment to interdisciplinary practices within the context of experimental music composition, sound performance, and new media.