Mélissa Lavabre

Mélissa Lavabre


On-site event June 1st

Roaming presentation with Eric Basta:
A couple of meandering Meanderthals will stroll throughout the space, producing various sounds as they travel in costume – part troubadours, part jesters, part moving installations, activating the space briefly with new textures as they move along.

soundscapes On-site June 1st and online June 9th

Found Sound Station #1
My father with his Buddhist learnings drilled in me that “everything is impermanence”. Nowhere is this more apparent than with sound – so ephemeral, so intangible, instantly vanishing. These are aural scenes that caught my attention for one reason or another. Funny voices, an unexpected harmony produced by a machine, the juxtaposition of many simultaneous happenings. They each tell a story even when they are all rather ordinary scenes. Some are pleasant, some are unpleasant, just the sound of passing life, different scenes I was observing, featuring the voices of loved ones and the voices of strangers, trains, machines, the radio in the background, birds, and more… I am not a professional sound recordist, I just zone out on sounds. Most of these were collected on my Zoom H2. This collection was presented last year at soundpedro in installation form.

Tortured Monkey #1
Torture is a certain mood, best not to dwell there too long, but three minutes can help get it out of the system.

earmaginations [silent videos] On-site June 1st and online June 9th

Stroboscopic self
Self-absorbtion to the point of dissolution. In love with petty selves that are just actually immaterial specks that vanish so quickly.

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Mélissa Lavabre grew up in a tiny village in the South of France then landed in this strange place in 1996 at the age of 17, a sharp contrast to her homeland yet bearing similarities with its vegetation and climate. While the oak trees, sage, raccoons and coyotes of Los Angeles are comforting to her, the co-existing industrial aspects of L.A. also fascinate her. Mostly self-taught, she identifies as a neurodiverse, outsider artist and with all the mediums she has sifted, she is mainly interested in textures, impressions, and documenting both the inner and outer worlds. She seeks to experience and capture the fleetingness and the passing of time through her explorations and collections.

Artist Location: Los Angeles , LA

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