Latifa Medjdoub & Haco
Eurythmy is a social performance inspired by nature’s energy and rhythmical order and is inviting an active public to reflect on the multiple levels of interconnectedness of individuals and networks. The project consists of the collaborative construction of an ephemeral flexible architecture using fiber sculptures* in relation to an environmental sound system speaking for interrelationship and unity while celebrating diversity.
Facilitated by French Algerian visual artist Latifa Medjdoub in collaboration with avant-garde experimental sound artist, Haco from Japan, this environmental social art exploration aims to open new avenues to the public practice in regard to the art of possibilities together, in a terrain designed to bring a wave of inspiration, awareness and energy.
Date: May 23dr, 2017, 9pm @door, performance @9.30pm
Followed by a collaborative sound improvisation between Haco (Electroacoustic) + Nava Dunkelman (Percussionist) + Jakob Pek (Guitarist) + Gabby Fluke-Mogul (Violinist)
3234 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
Doors 9PM /Show 9:30PM
* The fiber sculptures involved in Eurythmy are in part conceived together
through the String series of workshops with divers communities from the Bay Area and from Portland in partnership with The Museum of Performance and Design and with a lead support of the Fleishhacker Foundation and Grants for the Arts; the Glean artist residency, a program by Recology, Metro and Crakedpots from both Portland and San Francisco.
Supported by APICC, Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center
Haco is a Japanese composer, sound artist, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who created numerous recordings both as a producer and an engineer. She has given performances and created live installations throughout Japan and worldwide. With her unique sensibility, she has developed her own sound art based on principles of post-punk, electro acoustics, avant-garde, ambient, and improvisation. She has received recognition internationally as the lead singer, lyricist and composer of the band After Dinner in the 1980s. In 2002, she established the View Masters sound collection, an environmental sound project seeking to select, extract and define sounds from daily life. Since 2004, she has been using voice and self-programmed electronics as an organic method to develop her performances, sometimes accompanied by video projections. In 2005, She was awarded the digital music category at Prix Ars Electronica in Austria for Stereo Bugscope 00. Her original vocal style while using experimental pop sound and improvisation encompasses conventional genres and continues to attract new listeners around the world.
Latifa Medjdoub is a visual artist and social art practitioner whose work is conceived through its synthesis of sculpture, painting, photography, installation and performance art often using textile art as a central mode of communication. She was born in France from Algerian descent and lives and works in Portland, Oregon.
Since 2013, she has developed social art projects which successfully transcend cultural divides such as the Roots, placing the public in an active self-reflective and meditative mode of dialogue within metatheatrical concepts in order to engage awareness. Her extensive experience in the diverse fields of performance and design among outstanding international artists allowed her to study the social behavior in the expression of acting and to conceive elaborate and intricate artistic tools stimulating creative social interactions, communication and social transformation. Her work has been shown internationally in Museums, galleries, including the Museum of Art and Industry, in France; Cheongju Art Center in Korea; De Cordova Museum, MA; Santa Fe Art Institute, NM; National Building Museum, DC; Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, TX and at The Old Mint in San Francisco CA.
Nava Dunkelman is a Bay Area based percussionist and improviser. Born in Tokyo, Japan and raised in a multi-cultural environment by an American father and Indonesian mother, her musical interests span the globe from Japanese taiko to Indonesian gamelan to American marching band, and from classical to contemporary to the avant-garde. Nava studied percussion under Eugene Novotney at Humboldt State University before attending Mills College, where she studied with William Winant, Fred Frith, Maggi Payne, Zeena Parkins, and David Bernstein. Since graduating with a degree in music performance in 2013, she has performed and collaborated with William Winant, Fred Frith, John Zorn, Ikue Mori, and many others. Nava has performed classical and contemporary pieces with the William Winant Percussion Group, inkBoat, The Luna Ensemble, San Francisco Girls Chorus, among others.
Jakob Pek is a musician and artist based on the West Coast, USA. His work has been described as "transcontinental" and "transhistorical". His creative practices interweave chaos and order, offering refined expressions of established musical palettes juxtaposed with escapades into uncharted domains of abstraction and experimentation. His work is necessitated by a the urge to love, transform and renew.
Gabby Fluke-Mogul is a performing, teaching, composing, & collaborating improviser based out of the bay area. they have existed as a body//violin-body in south florida, western massachusettes, & the wider new england area. through improvising//composing, gfm hopes to create space for individual & collective deep listening, laughter, intimacy, negotiation of identity & narrative, love, & healing. gfm performs in & with a variety of projects, installations, bodies, & instrument-bodies in addition to facilitating community-based workshops, & teaching (toddlers-adults) in public, private, & non-profit learning spaces. gabby holds a MFA in music performance and literature with improvisation specialization from mills college where they worked with pauline oliveros, zeena parkins, jennifer wilsey, india cooke, fred frith, roscoe mitchell, kala ramnath, & kara davis.