This fall, Occidental College is proud to host its first semester-long Wanlass Artist in Residence, Lucky Dragons. Throughout their time on campus they will be engaging the Occidental community by creating art projects, interventions and organizing guest speakers. As part of their residency Lucky Dragons is organizing an exhibition that will be on view in the College’s Weingart Gallery from October 29 to November 29, 2014.
In their semester at Occidental Lucky Dragons is teaching The Open Score Workshop. This class is a collaborative exploration of the use of scores in music, dance, art and everyday life. The Workshop invites guest “artists” to be in dialogue with students to explore a range of ideas about the score— from music and art to recipes and legal contracts.
From October 29 through November 29, 2014, the Open Score Workshop will take the form of a public presentation in the College’s Weingart Gallery. The collaboratively designed exhibition, entitled Anticipatio, uses visual and text-based instructions as prompts for visitor engagement. These scores will be simple actions that anyone can do, framing viewers’ experiences as events.
Anticipatio opens at Occidental College’s Weingart Gallery on October 29, 2014 with a public reception from 5pm to 8pm. It remains on view through November 29, 2014 with gallery hours from 10am to 5pm Monday through Saturday. The Weingart Gallery is located on the Occidental College campus at 1600 Campus Road in Eagle Rock.
About the Artist
Lucky Dragons is an ongoing collaboration between Los Angeles-based artists Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck. Active since 2000, Lucky Dragons explore a participatory and conceptual approach to making music, interactive performances and installations, and playful, humanistic use of digital tools. Their cooperative performances blur the line between teacher and student or performer and audience to create a shared experience and dialogue. Fischbeck and Rara have presented collaborative work in a wide variety of contexts, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, London’s Institute for Contemporary Art, Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, among others.