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Leslie Garcia is a current artist-in-residence for Fulcrum Arts’ Incubator and a researcher for LACE’s 2024 Pacific Standard Time exhibition, undisciplinary tactics: Beatriz da Costa. During this special event Garcia will perform Medium, a compositional piece based on her work with transient hypofrontality tools, which investigates the effects of sound on the material state of consciousness and the ability of psychoacoustic processes to trigger alternate states of perception and temporality.
After the performance, Garcia will be joined by curator Daniela Lieja Quintanar to discuss their work together for undisciplinary tactics: Beatriz da Costa. This project revisits the collaborative artistic practice of the late Beatriz da Costa (1974-2012) as an investigation into technoscientific experimentation, politics, activism, and art-making, contextualized for our contemporary moment. Da Costa’s unique models of inter- and un-disciplinary public interventions, workshops, and critical writing foreground and amplify the ongoing social struggles for sustaining life. (un)disciplinary tactics: Beatriz da Costa explores how da Costa’s deep reflections on life and extinction, health and wellness, environmental issues, cancer and chronic illness, socio-political autonomy, and interspecies cohabitation remain relevant to our societal issues at hand today.
Refreshments will be served.
Leslie Garcia’s performance and residency is made possible with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and the Perenchio Foundation.
About the Artist
Leslie García is a Mexican sound artist who develops electronic art and digital media projects that explore the fusion process between art and technology. She is a co-founder of the bioart collective Interspecifics (Mexico City, 2013-present), the electronic media collective DreamAddictive (Tijuana, 2003-2010), and Astrovandalistas (Mexico City, 2011-2017). From 2012 to 2015 she was an associate researcher at the Nucleo Laboratorial Nano of the Escola de Belas Artes – UFRJ, in Rio de Janeiro. From 2015 to 2016, she was an associate researcher in the media department of the Bauhaus University in Weimar. Additionally, she is a member of the National System of Art Creators (SNCA) in the specialty of new technologies. She produces electronic music under the aliases Microhm and LogarDecay.
Garcia’s work has been included in festivals and shows at spaces such as Medialab Prado, Museo de Arte Reina Sofia, O1SJ, Museum of Latin American Arts, Piksel Festival, Ars Electrónica, Public Art Lab in Berlin, NOMAD Center for media research, Museum of Contemporary Art in Szczecin, Museum of Latin American Art, Transitio_mx, LabSurLab2, Hip3rorganicos, Nuvem art and technology station, ISEA, Mutek_MX, Mutek Montreal, transmediale, CTM, NIME 2014 (London), Sight & Sound (Montreal), ICAD International Conference for Auditory Display (Graz), European Congress on Artificial Intelligence (York), Heroins of Sound, and others.
LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) is the longest-running incubator for artists, curators, and cultural workers in Los Angeles, founded in 1978 by 13 artists. LACE is a nonprofit venue that exhibits and advocates for innovations in art-making and public engagement. Uniquely positioned in the heart of Hollywood, LACE provides space for artistic experimentation, exploring new forms of art-making at the edge of the field, and amplifies the voices and visions of Los Angeles’ diverse makers. LACE presents free, significant, and timely exhibitions, performances, and public projects, complemented by education initiatives. www.welcometolace.org