***FRIENDSHIP IS IMPORTANT***
ELAINE THAP+LUKE MANNARINO
Elaine Thap is an interdisciplinary artist working with sound, movement, and performance. She obtained her BFA in Studio for Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Elaine Thap has shown work in Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, Toronto, and Montreal. She lives in Los Angeles.
As a Cambodian American woman, she uses her diasporic identity to convey layers of being and relationships. Live action or performance art is the ability to fabricate situations of childhood trauma and adult responsibility while seeking alternative perspectives and possibilities. She explores expressive psychosexuality in butoh movement while creating live sounds.
Luke Mannarino is a conceptual artist living and working in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
"Through my work I explore concepts of site specificity, trauma, identity, memory, and the interactions between humans when considering technology. The work is a process in which I take the information the world is offering to me and using my actions to try and make sense of them. I invite my audience to become a part of the work through discussion, in hopes that we can make sense of the information together."