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Marfa DialoguesMusic

Lucky Dragons at MD/HOU

24 Mar 2016

Venue

The Menil Collection
Houston, TX
Free

Performance

Marfa Dialogues/Houston 2016 began at the Menil Collection with a keynote address by Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr., the President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus. This was followed by a performance from Lucky Dragons, an experimental music group from Los Angeles. This site-specific performance featured a collaboration with Houston-based vocalists, arranged alongside an array of environmental field recordings and live electronics; a composition that lyrically spoke to biodiversity, human ecological impact and climate change as a loss of complexity in a moment of transition.

Artist Bio

Lucky Dragons

Lucky Dragons is ongoing collaboration between Los Angeles-based artists Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck. Lucky Dragons research forms of participation, dissent, perception and attention in performance and public art, purposefully working towards a better understanding of existing ecologies through workshops, publications, and recordings. Fischbeck and Rara have presented collaborative work in a wide variety of contexts, including REDCAT, LACMA, and The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, MOCA Los Angeles, the Centre Georges Pompidou, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, London’s Institute for Contemporary Art, The Kitchen in New York, the 54th Venice Biennale, The Whitney Museum of American Art (as part of the 2008 Whitney Biennial) and The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, among others.

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MD/HOU Video

Film by David Fenster.

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