IMAGE: Carmina Escobar. Photo by Mel Melcon.

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Abraham Cruzvillegas:
Hi, how are you, Gonzo?

Exhibition Activation:
Body Resonance Workshop with Carmina Escobar

Activations are included with museum admission.
Admission is free of charge on Saturday, May 18 in celebration of Art Museum Day 2019!

Abraham Cruzvillegas embraces the concept of autoconstrucción—loosely defined as “self-constructing”—in a vibrant artistic practice imbued with a sense of constant becoming, a curiosity to learn and share information.

In this spirit, Cruzvillegas has invited experimental vocalist and sound and intermedia artist Carmina Escobar to activate the exhibition space. Join Escobar for a participatory workshop that plays with the resonances of the voice and the body in space. Together, participants will embrace autoconstrucción while exploring the interactions between us, our surroundings, and their multifaceted dynamics through sound, the voice, and the body. The workshop will be led in what Escobar describes as “Spanglish” and is open to ages 16 to 100; participants are advised to wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

An experimental vocalist, performer, improviser, and sound and intermedia artist, Escobar (born in Mexico City; lives in Los Angeles) focuses primarily on the voice, the body, and their interrelations to physical, social, and memory spaces. Drawing on her improvisational background, she often works without language, using sound as a material and object in and of itself. She is currently a faculty member in the VoiceArts department at the Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts.