July 27, 2012 – 7PM
Melissa Bruno – Michele Jaquis – Whitney Lynn
Julie Rooney & Jonathan Sokol – Nina Ross
Orgasmatique, Dramatique, Horror (2009) is a short performance questioning the portrayal of women and emotion in pornography, melodrama and horror films from Washinton D.C. artist Melissa Bruno.
Los Angeles artist Michele Jaquis envies people who speak multiple languages. Her series, i dream in your language (2010-2012) investigates the experience of seven such people, revealing the complex negotiations they undertake to translate and interpret words and meaning.
San Francisco based Whitney Lynn asks a rabbit (repeatedly) to “sit” for a portrait in Commissioned (After W.W.) (2010).
The Complect Voice (Suite for Birds and Mammals) (2012) attempts to include a variety of animals in a musical collaboration with the artist Julie Rooney & composer Jonathan Sokol, both based in Boulder, CO.
The Foreignness of Language (2011) by Nina Ross explores the disruption of personal identity the artist experienced as she incorporated a second language after leaving Melbourne, Australia to live in Norway.
Armory Center for the Arts
145 North Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103