On this week’s pick we bring you a preview to a performance by Emily Lacy at LACMA. I am heading out to LA in the next couple of weeks for the holiday and am really psyched if I can check this out. Lacy will be in residence at the Pavilion for Japanese Art over December and January where she will be performing a piece entitled Temples of the Mind. Lacy has stated that, “throughout this process an entire album will be recorded on-site at LACMA, mysterious radio transmissions will be available over the internet, and mystical reckonings will occur inside a tiny Hermitâ€™s Cabin, where performances transpire for just 1 to 2 people at a time. I hope to create something like a sanctuary, a fountain of sound shooting skyward, for your very own two-month temple.”
Unframed, LACMA’s blog, recently interviewed the artist about why she choose that specific location, her process, and work with Machine Projects.
LACMA: Why did you choose the Pavilion for Japanese Art as a site for your performance?
EMILY: It just feels like a very meditative space. Itâ€™s a circular, organic space that you can really get lost in. One day I was sitting in there on one of the decks, kind of on the edge of the space, and I felt like I was inside a canyon looking down. I just fell in love with the space. It feels like a place where somethingâ€™s supposed to happen, but itâ€™s not exactly clear what that is. The building is performing.
LACMA:Â What is it like working in a museum space like this one?
EMILY:Â People come here to have an experience. I feel that, as artists, part of our job is to continually question what that experience is and to add to it through our own work. Iâ€™m creating an environment; itâ€™s a visual, sonic, social environment. And itâ€™s constantly being transformed.
To read the rest of this interview please visit Unframed’s site.