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Thursday, February 3, 7 pm
Forum Lounge: Lucky Dragon
Dragons" is a collaborative project facilitated by Los Angeles-based
artists Luke Fischbeck and Sarah Rara. Lucky Dragons relies heavily on
participation, openly engaging audiences and passersby in the creation
of the artwork. An important aspect of "Lucky Dragons'" performance pieces
is the publishing and distribution of multiples, in the form of books,
recordings, and posters, low-cost and widely accessible to the public.
With participation ranging from the intense intimacy of two people, to
the public spectacle of several thousand people, to the internet's
infinite capacity for exchange, at the heart of it all is playing
together--building up social collectivities in both public and private
spaces, and re-engaging, with wonder, the technologies that connect us.
Support for Forum Lounge is generously provided by: Endevermusic Productions, the Franciscan Inn, KCSB, Santa Barbara Winery, and the Santa Barbara Independent. Forum Lounge is presented in association with the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization’s 1st Thursday.
Forum Lounge is proud to present a performance by LA musical duo Lucky Dragons. While "musical" certainly best categorizes the ensemble's performance, it is not your traditional concert. By integrating live feedback from viewer interaction, Lucky Dragon's style can more appropriately be described as improvised collaboration with a multimedia twist. The result is a curious blend of electronic static complemented by musical overtones. It's at once robotic and melodic (which begs the question, do robots like music?). It's also an exercise in a democratic process of creation, where the viewer has as much control over the output as the musician. Lucky Dragons consists of Luke Fishbeck and Sarah Rara; however, for this peformance, Luke will be working with Santa Barbara-based programmer Pthe Smell, Echo Curio, Dublab, MOCA and at the 2008 Whitney Biennial.