Privacy/Publicity: an evening of dance and video art

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Untitled Trio, Dance
Privacy/Publicity: an evening of dance and video art
Curated by: Maia Harari, Nico Machida

420 West Avenue 33
Unit 10, Lincoln Heights
Los Angeles, CA 90031
May 16th, 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

downtown/east la
dance, dancer, modern dance mixed-media, digital, video-art, performance, conceptual
non-monetary donation (beer, wine, clothes, books, etc.)


The work presented here aims to address the shifting boundaries between private and public space, physical and virtual life, individuality and collectivity—ideas that map the experience of living in an age of unprecedented access to information. What slips and transformations of meaning occur in the space between private reality and self-representation? What implications does increased access to self-representation (particularly through social media) have on the very nature of publicity and the public sphere? How might artists respond to this new cultural order? Privacy/Publicity puts these concepts into practice.



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Maia Harari is a Los Angeles-based choreographer, writer and producer. She is the Artistic Director of Maia Harari Dance Theatre, a pick-up contemporary dance ensemble focused on the production of multimedia stage productions, short films, site-specific happenings and choreography for music videos. As a teaching artist, Harari regularly leads workshops and master classes on movement and performance. Her most recent film, Chloe @ 3AM, will screen at Dance Camera West this summer. She received her BA from The University of California Berkeley in Urban Studies & New Media with a Minor in Dance. Through Harari Dance she seeks to create a platform for interdisciplinary collaboration. Follow her on Twitter!  


Nico Machida is a Los Angeles-based art historian. His work focuses on the intersection of art and architectural discourses in post-1960 practices of installation, institutional critique, and site-specificity. He has held curatorial positions at the Getty Research Institute and the Dallas Museum of Art. He has also served as a staff critic for Artslant. A graduate of the art history program at Stanford University, he will enter UCLA this fall as a doctoral student in the subject.


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