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Incoming Call: Elaine Thap + Luke Mannarino

Friday, October 19th 2018



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."

Flashbulb: An exhibition of performance, video, + sound

While I breathe, I hope, 2015 (screenshot) © 2015 KLEDIA SPIRO
Saturday, October 8th 2016

An exhibition of seven performances involving sound, projection and duration that relate to memory, particularly the contracting accuracy/inaccuracy of histories and how those affect our reality. 

The event, titled FLASHBULB, will feature Jose Garza, Valerie Kuehne, Judith G. Levy, Luke Mannarino, Cris Schayer, Kledia Spiro, and Nathan Wyrick. CURATED BY Cris Schayer.

A flashbulb memory is a highly detailed, exceptionally vivid 'snapshot' of the moment and circumstances in which a piece of surprising and consequential (or emotionally arousing) news was heard. The term "flashbulb memory" suggests the surprise, indiscriminate illumination, detail, and brevity of a photograph; however flashbulb memories are only somewhat indiscriminate and are far from complete. Evidence has shown that although people are highly confident in their memories, the details of the memories can be forgotten.

Flashbulb memories have six characteristic features: place, ongoing activity, informant, own effect, other effect, and aftermath. Arguably, the principal determinants of a flashbulb memory are a high level of surprise, a high level of consequentiality, and perhaps emotional arousal.

These memories, often vivid yet inaccurate, often form lasting impressions on our selves and change who we are. In this we question the reality of our own histories.

LUKE MANNARINO AND CRYSTAL BATEMAN: www.cargocollective/lmannarino

PERFORMANCY FORUM: Electronic + Technologic Semiotics of the Bodily

Thursday, May 5th 2016

a technology can be as simple as a spoon
as sonic as a breaking trust
as somatic as a sprain
as symbolic as a noise
as sculptural as electrons making their way through muscles

6pm: Plural Authorship Collective (A. Liparoto & Z. Morales) lecture/performance “I want to agree with you but you are making it really hard for me”

Kristin McWharter
Bobby English Jr., Esther Baker-Tarpaga, Austin Blakely
Luke Mannarino
Davindar Singh
Ayana Evans

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