For more than one voice, a collaborative exhibit organized by Elana Mann
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Los Angeles, CA 90027
323 Projects Presents For more than one voice, a collaborative exhibit organized by Elana Mann
• Exhibition runs from September 23 – October 21, 2011.
• Opening September 24 from 6-9PM. Come to the opening without going anywhere by calling (323) 843-4652.
• 323 Projects is a phone number gallery hosting audio art. Call (323) 843-4652 to experience contemporary art 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. More info at 323projects.com
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
323 Projects is pleased to present For more than one voice, a collaborative exhibit conceived by Elana Mann. In her art practice Elana Mann explores the call and response structure of communication through systems of performance and exchange. She investigates the roles of listener and speaker in various ways and recently has begun to focus on the voice in song. This exhibition takes its cue from Adriana Cavarero, a philosopher who argues for the “politics of the voice,” valuing the resonant vibrations of a unique speaker (or singer) beyond the mere semantic content of vocal expression.
"The impalpability of sonorous vibrations, which is as colorless as the air, comes out of a wet mouth and arises from the red of the flesh...the voice is the equivalent of what the unique person has that is most hidden and most genuine"
For this exhibition, Mann called out to members of her community for songs of resistance and freedom. By the opening of the exhibit she collected over fourteen songs and will continue to gather recordings throughout the run of the show. The songs are both original works and interpretations of classic melodies, ranging from a Korean protest song from the 1980’s, to a Suffragist song from the early 1900’s, to a newly penned work about sailors and pirates off the coast of Somalia. All of the lyrics to the songs will be available on-line at 323projects.com. As Cavarero writes, the notes of these tunes emerge from the “wet mouth(s)” and the “red flesh” of unique social and political bodies, each striving to be heard. The in-progress list of contributors include: Audrey Chan, Babara Cohen, Bia Goyato, Dorit Cypis, Evelyn Serrano, Lena Hwang, Lora Ivanova, Melissa Kaplan, Miggie Wong, Niko Solorio, Paula Cronan and Thorbjorg Jonsdottir.
Callers to the telephone line are invited to listen, sing-a-long, or contribute their own songs of resistance and freedom. These songs will then be added to the playlist. For more information please visit 323projects.com.
323 Projects invites you to hear For more than one voice by calling (323) 843-4652 or (323) TIE-IN-LA. The show is open all day and all night, every day of the week.
ABOUT ELANA MANN
Elana Mann is a multidisciplinary artist who creates artwork through strategies of performance and exchange. She has presented work at REDCAT (Los Angeles); Apex Art (New York); the Ford Foundation (New York), LEVEL (Brisbane, Australia); A Gentil Carioca (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); Jancar gallery (Los Angeles) and Fellows of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles). She is a recipient of California Community Foundation’s 2009 Visual Arts Fellowship and has published five books, four of which are in the collection of the Getty Research Institute. Her projects have been reviewed in the Los Angeles Times, NPR, O Globo, El Pais, La Reuppublica and X-Tra Magazine. Mann received her B.F.A. from Washington University, St. Louis and her M.F.A from California Institute of the Arts, Valencia. Mann lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, USA. www.elanamann.com
ABOUT 323 PROJECTS
323 Projects is an innovative exhibition space that visitors can call to access contemporary art. To visit 323 Projects simply call (323) 843-4652 or (323) TIE-IN-LA. You can also visit the 323 Projects website at 323projects.com.
323 Projects exists to provide a dispersed, peripatetic, and constantly accessible venue for artists of all kinds who seek to explore issues important to their respective practices. The artists involved with 323 Projects provide, create, or perform works that can be appreciated in bits and pieces, and at more than one time, in both public and private spaces, by an unseen, yet omnipresent, local and international audience. Tucker Neel is the Founder and Director of 323 Projects.