A RAY ARRAY is a new video directed by artist Sarah Rara that examines visual and aural interference
A RAY ARRAY is a new video directed by Sarah Rara that examines visual and aural interference. Structured like a collection of short stories, the piece is composed of 15 video chapters that deal with different forms of interference: from the failure of a message to be discernable, sudden interruptions, visual disturbance, the interaction of 2 sound signals, instability, and optical effects. The piece explores the subject of interference using simple sets, everyday objects, and subtle special effects. A RAY ARRAY will be exhibited as an hour long loop that the viewer may enter at any point.
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A RAY ARRAY features a soundtrack created by Luke Fischbeck and Sarah Rara, members of the band Lucky Dragons.
The installation of A RAY ARRAY includes a set of wooden bleachers that occupy the space of the gallery, co-designed by Sarah Rara and fellow LA-based artists Michael Parker and Aaron Freeman.
Come out for the first showing of A RAY ARRAY!
A RAY ARRAY will be installed in Los Angeles at the USC Roski School of Fine Arts from March 28, 2011 - April 1, 2011. Closing Reception April 1, 2011 6-9pm
All financial support goes directly to helping cover production costs
-- set building
-- prop materials
-- installation costs
-- construction of bleachers and screen
Many people are donating their valuable time, talents, and insight to help make this project happen. I am extremely grateful to be working with such great artists and thankful for the generous support of A RAY ARRAY.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Sarah Rara is an LA-based artist and musician who has presented performances and video installations at museums and galleries internationally, and is a member of the band Lucky Dragons. She has created performances and video installations in a wide variety of contexts--including MOCA Los Angeles, The Smell, Smithsonian's Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Fellows of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Public Fiction, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Hammer Museum, the New York Art Book Fair, and Family among many others. Rara is currently working to complete her MFA at the University of Southern California.
Lucky Dragons means any recorded or performed or installed or packaged or shared or suggested or imagined pieces made by Luke Fischbeck, Sarah Rara, and/or any collaborators who claim the name. Lucky Dragons' sister projects include Sumi Ink Club-- an open collaborative drawing society and Glaciers of Nice a small press and internet communityCAST OF OBJECTS + PERFORMERS:
Copper Ball, Metro Nome, Broken Moon, Golden Grapefruit, Tuning Fork, Blue Caterpillar, Moire Moire, Prickly Pear, Disco Papyrus, Red Hat, Pale Hand, Dot Guord, Book Wild, Rock Drum, Red Streamer, Sea Stone, Copper Bell
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SOUNDTRACK PACKAGE: Limited edition cassette tape + digital download of the soundtrack for A RAY ARRAY. Sounds and music composed by Luke Fischbeck and Sarah Rara from the band Lucky Dragons with cover art by Sarah Rara. Limited to 300 copies + receive email updates about the project's progress
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SOUNDTRACK + CIRCLE PRINT: limited edition cassette + digital download of the soundtrack from A RAY ARRAY + limited edition A RAY ARRAY Circle Print, produced as a program for the exhibition. Black and white, 8.5" in diameter, offest print. Limited to 200 copies. + receive email updates about the project's progress
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T SHIRT PACKAGE: limited edition cassette + digital download of the soundtrack from A RAY ARRAY + a special FREE JAZZ PUNK T Shirt (re-released!) + receive email updates about the project's progress
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ARTWORK (SILKSCREEN PRINT): 2 color silkscreen print by Sarah Rara limited to an edition of 40 (+ 5 Artist Proofs) signed and numbered + receive email updates about the project's progress
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SIGNATURE PACKAGE: limited edition CASSETTE + digital download of the soundtrack from A RAY ARRAY + a special FREE JAZZ PUNK T Shirt (re-released!) +2 color SILKSCREEN PRINT by Sarah Rara limited to an edition of 40 (+ 5 Artist Proofs) signed and numbered + receive email updates about the project's progress
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ARTWORK (PHOTOGRAPH): “Gold Dissolve” by Sarah Rara, C Print 13”x18” (limited to an edition of 15 + 3 Artist proofs) signed by the artist + receive email updates about the project's progress
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ARTWORK (DRAWING): original drawing by Sarah Rara, ink on paper, from the group of working drawings made in preparation to shoot A RAY ARRAY. Collector will select from the group of available drawings in June. +receive email updates about the project's progress
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PRIVATE SHOW PACKAGE (Los Angeles Area Only) a private (or public!) Lucky Dragons performance at your house, school, or event. Los Angeles area only. A great way to bring Lucky Dragons to your community, school, or venue and support this project at the same time! Subject to LDs availability, dates should be flexible.
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