Latifa Medjdoub & Haco
(USA and Japan)
Date: Friday May 26, 7:00 PM | Saturday May 27, 2:00 PM
Location: Gallery 308
Duration: 50 minutes
Pre-Performance Q&A with Audience: Friday May 26, 6:45 PM | Saturday May 27, 1:45 PM
Come early to talk with the artists!
General Admission: $25
Children under 18: $12.50
Discounts: Full time students with ID and Seniors, $4 off cover price
Limited early bird tickets available until March 31 from $12.50
If you miss our early bird offerings, take advantage of our Festival Pass and see five shows for $70.00
This event is sponsored by:
The Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center
The Museum of Performance and Design
Eurythmy is a social performance inspired by nature’s energy and rhythmical order and is inviting participants of all ages and condition to connect in real time. Using fiber sculptures conceived together with the public, participants are encouraged to creatively interact in a communal and cultural space. The project consists of the collaborative construction of an ephemeral flexible architecture, a web-like system speaking for interrelationship and unity while celebrating our diversity. The public is active and reflects on the multiple levels of interconnectedness of individuals and networks. Facilitated by French Algerian visual artist Latifa Medjdoub in collaboration with avant-garde experimental sound artist, Haco from Japan, this environmental social art exploration aims to open new avenues to the public practice in regard to the art of possibilities together in a terrain designed to bring a wave of inspiration, awareness and energy.
ARTIST BIOSLatifa Medjdoub Latifa Medjdoub is a visual artist and social art practitioner whose work is conceived with a gesamtkunstwerk approach through its synthesis of sculpture, painting, photography, installation and performance art often using textile art as a central mode of communication. She was born in France from Algerian descent and lives and works in Portland, Oregon.
Since 2013, she has developed social art projects which successfully transcend cultural divides such as the Roots, placing the public in an active self-reflective and meditative mode of dialogue within metatheatrical concepts in order to engage awareness. Her extensive experience in the diverse fields of performance and design among outstanding international artists allowed her to study the social behavior in the expression of acting and to conceive elaborate and intricate artistic tools stimulating creative social interactions, communication and social transformation. Latifa Medjdoub’s recent work focuses on the question of identity and social construction, a study she calls ID, captivating a psychological portrait of modern societies in the fast-paced stream of information.
Haco is a Japanese composer, sound artist, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who created numerous recordings both as a producer and an engineer. She has given performances and created live installations throughout Japan and worldwide. With her unique sensibility, she has developed her own sound art based on principles of post-punk, electro acoustics, avant-garde and improvisation. She has received recognition internationally as the lead singer, lyricist and composer of the band After Dinner in the 1980s and was awarded the digital music category at Prix Ars Electronica in Austria for Stereo Bugscope 00. In 2002, she established the View Masters sound collection, an environmental sound project seeking to select, extract and define sounds from daily life. Since 2004, she has been using voice and self-programmed electronics as an organic method to develop her performances, sometimes accompanied by video projections.
Haco frequently lectures and gives workshops on various sound-related topics. She has also taken part in collaborations with contemporary dancers in Japan, France, and Australia. In 2008, she was invited as a residency artist for composers for Fais une halte chez Antonella choreographed and performed by Claudia Triozzi and to Nomadic Nights, curated by Patti Smith at the Foundation Cartier in Paris, France, and for Corridor choreographed by Lucy Guerin for the Melbourne International Arts Festival in Australia. Her original vocal style using experimental pop sound and improvisation encompasses conventional genres and continues to attract new listeners around the world.