A commissioned performance residency at LACMA, December 2009-January 2010. This is the 2nd of such projects I have conducted. Performance residencies entail 1) A site, 2) The production of a specific visual and sonic environment for that site, 3) A series of performances to take place in that site, with or without audience, and 4) Recordings or images captured from the environment in the form of site-specific albums, films, radio stations, or other media.
This particular project sees the playing out of information and music cycles across a whole series of delay pedals and small amplifiers, creating a complex network of sounds, voices, and instruments across a large space: The Pavilion for Japanese Art at LACMA, designed by Bruce Goff. In all there are 5 stations generating sound, each on a different deck of the Pavilion, all standalone pieces, connected only by the human ear.
“Emily Lacy: Step Away from the Robe” LA Record, 1/14/10
“Mysterious Moaning Hermit’s Cabin at LACMA: Emily Lacy’s Temples of the Mind” Gendy Alimurung, LA WEEKLY 1/21/10
“Inside the Temple of the Mind” Scott Tennent for UNFRAMED, the LACMA blog 1/18/10
“Two New LACMA Structures are Definitely Not Starchitecture” Curbed LA 1/18/10
“LACMA Has the Best Art Thing in LA Right Now”, Marshall Astor, marshallastor.com 1/6/10
“Last Night: Emily Lacy’s LACMA Performance” LA WEEKLY 12/7/09
“Emily Lacy Debuts ‘Temples of the Mind’ at LACMA, Machine Project Celebrates Book Release” LA WEEKLY 12/4/09
CURRENT RESIDENCY HOURS AND INFORMATION:
Thursdays-Sundays 3-7pm, through January 31. Primarily in the Pavilion for Japanese Art, and occasionally in the form of a Hermit’s Cabin on the Plaza. Did you know this could happen at LACMA?
A preview video in anticipation of the Residency:
Photos by the lovely Marianne Williams. Videos shot by Jimmy Fusil.