LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) and VOLUME are pleased to present Resonant Forms. This three day festival showcases new voices in the emergent fields of experimental electronic music, live cinema and sound art. While artists have been working at the crossroads of visual and sound arts for decades, recently this work has experienced a resurgence as technological developments have allowed greater fluidity across artistic media and genres.
Resonant Forms will premiere Sheepwoman, a new live cinema performance piece by SUE-C. and Laetitia Sonami, that is inspired by Haruki Murakami's two novels "Dance, Dance, Dance" and "The Wild Sheep Chase". The artists bring the film into existence by manipulating photographs, objects, drawings, videos, shadow theater and miniature lighting rigs.
Sheepwoman interweaves dreams with reality to engage the audience in witnessing the creation and dissolution of fleeting fantasies, blurring the boundaries of the cinema world and the real world. This work was commissioned by LACE with funds from The Multi-Arts Production Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Rockefeller Foundation.
The festival will also feature performances by William Basinski, Richard Chartier, Christopher Willits,Kadet Kuhne, Lucky Dragons, Yann Novak, and Celer, installations by David Kwan, Mark Trayle, and artSpa, hosted by Adam Overton. Each of these artists traverses the territory between visual art, music, and sound through varied disciplines including sound manipulation, soundtrack generation, digital media, computer-generated visuals, aural landscapes, and animation.
Participating in the same cultural conversation as the Mutek festival (Montreal), Transmediale (Berlin), and Ars Electronica (Linz), Resonant Forms is also designed to cultivate a deeper understanding and appreciation of this work through panel discussions and workshops, where dialogue between composer and audience is encouraged.