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Thu, Mar 22 2018 7:00 PM

Montalvo Arts Center
15400 Montalvo Road Saratoga, CA

The Living Earth Show

This new performance on Montalvo’s grounds will develop from Nicole Lizée’s collaborative work with multi-instrumentalist Ben Reimer and the musical duo The Living Earth Show at the Lucas Artists Program. Ben and Nicole’s mutual research will explore how the natural surroundings can serve as performance spaces and tools. Some techniques may include creating natural filters by burying devices and experimenting tin reverb and panning through spatial placement of devices and musicians. Their collaborative work with The Living Earth Show will result in the first in a series of new works titled the WandererArt collection, in which Nicole will present distorted interpretations of location or geographic based art forms (while on location) from her perspective as an outsider or outlander. Volume 1 will delve into SoCal surf culture, experimenting with the visual and sonic semiotics of the genre. The work will develop either as an installation or multimedia piece using field recordings collected and manipulated on site in the Bay Area. The project is mobile and site dependent; it is intended to be built quickly and is propelled by the immediacy of the sights, sounds, and emotions experienced while gathering source material. In addition, Lizée will also discuss her work on a multimedia opera based on Karel Capek’s Rossum’s Universal Robots, and how this 1920 science fiction play relates to our current context of rapidly advancing technologies and recent developments in AI. More information