Rachel Mason's new project, "The Moving Mountain" is a performance platform where interviews with scientists are integrated into performances that feature biographical stories both real and imagined. Mason will be using LAMOA as a songwriting studio to write songs for each of the 17 constellations attributed to human characters. This body of songs will become the foundation for performances within The Moving Mountain series. The first was on February 28 at Human Resources Gallery and was based on one star in the Andromeda constellation, Alpha Andromeda, aka Sirrah.
Rachel Mason is an artist, musician and filmmaker from Los Angeles. Mason has recorded 13 albums, has toured, exhibited sculpture, video and performance at the Whitney Museum, Queens Museum, LACMA, Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art, School of the Art Institute in Chicago, Henry Gallery in Seattle, James Gallery at CUNY, University Art Museum in Buffalo, Sculpture Center, Hessel Museum of Art at Bard and Occidental College, Kunsthalle Zurich, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, The New Museum, Park Avenue Armory, Art in General, La Mama, Galapagos, Dixon Place, and Empac Center for Performance in Troy among other venues. Reviews include New York Times, Village Voice, Los Angeles Times, Flash Art, Art in America, Art News, and Artforum. Her album and feature film, The Lives of Hamilton Fish. has toured festivals and museums internationally and was released in 2016.
Rachel Mason's residency at LAMOA at Occidental College will be from Mach 21 until April 3, 2017
A selection of the rough tracks she records at LAMOA will be uploaded to:
Photo Credit: Paul Koudinaris
The Moving Mountain is part of the Emerge Projects program of the Pasadena Arts Council