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.
To watch the trailer in HD click here
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
- (30 days)