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Virtual Breakout During the Outbreak June 6th Livestream

Mescalito’s Whistle

Proposed work as accepted for soundpedro 2020:
the temple of para-sonic activities

Throughout the history, mankind expressed the relationship with the surrounding world through formal language and abstraction. The remarkable artifacts of these translations were often born in the moments of tension and even pain. Such ornaments often took forms of repetitive patterns on adornments, ornamented marks, heavily decorated totem objects and tattooed skins of the people. In previous epochs, these fears were often constructed around natural disasters. Water, fire, air, earth – were all part of the narrative that depicted the environment as something not only powerful, but super-powerful—completely uncontrollable and unpredictable. Altars as spaces of worship, and rituals as methods of worship naturally developed as tools to communicate with higher powers. Based on how long these elements stayed in our cultures, albeit changing and transforming, they certainly were and still are effective in, if not alleviating the impending circumstances, but certainly coping with them. As we carve our way into the age of the Anthropocene, we come to a sudden realization that we ourselves have become one of these fearful and untamable superpowers. Our relationship with technology presents an interesting paradox, where it acts as both a cause of our fears, and a platform for coping with it. We use common ritualistic elements such as masks, costumes, sound, and repetition in order to explore the incarnation of ritualistic practices applied in a modern environment.

live audio-visual set

Performance of an audio-visual live set utilizing found objects for sound and video.

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the2vvo is an artist duo based in Los Angeles, CA​, made up of Eldar Tagi (sound**) and Lena Pozdnyakova (architecture​​​​*). In their cross-disciplinary practice, the2vvo explores the interplay of improvisation, chance, and distinct objectives within the sound, video and installation media.

Artist Location: Los Angeles, CA

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