collaboration by Abby Crain / Layton Lachman / Mara Poliak / Sam Hertz
( PART OF A SHARED EVENING WITH VIOLETA LUNA AND CHRISTINE BONANSEA FOR FRESH FESTIVAL 2018)
Weekend 4 Friday + Saturday 1/26 + 27
Three frogs sit on wet grass, but we are not sure if it is actually grass, or if they could actually be frogs because they have so much hair. They also dance.
Samuel Hertz is a Berlin-based sound-artist and researcher working at the intersections of psychoacoustics and expanded listening practices whose work and research has recently been presented in France, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Sweden, the UK, and the US. As a recipient of the 2017 DARE Prize for Radical Interdisciplinarity (University of Leeds/Opera North: Leeds, UK), his current research concerns affective crossings between humans and environment, ecological soundings, and geophysical/atmospheric infrasonic sound. His research includes publications in association with Studio Tomas Saraceno, The Royal College of Art/Imperial College (London, UK), and Temporary Art Review, and lectures at the American Association of Geographers, Lancaster University, University of Leeds, Beloit College, and FH Potsdam •• samhertzsound.com ••
After working in the San Francisco Bay Area for seven years, Layton Lachman is now a Berlin-based artist. She is working in dance performance and continues to be deeply invested in the politics of alternative modes of artistic collaboration, curation, and social organizing. Her research is often in the realm of somatics and finding methods of utilizing these experiential practices in the creation of immersive worlds of sensorial complexity and perceptual disorientation.
Mara Poliak is a dancer, writer, and teacher based in Oakland, California. Their practice is centered on friendship as a way of life and queernaturecultures.