Performance 2nd Year Grad Talks

Friday, November 22, 4:15 p.m.
United States

Melody Takata: Melody Takata is an interdisciplinary performing artist combining Japanese traditional arts and contemporary arts. She considers her art practice as a Japanese diaspora in North America. It reflects the influences of her environment growing up in California, and cultural arts practice in Little Tokyo and SF Japantown for the last thee decades.  Her current work explores objects to create sound, and immersive environments as possible social engagement art to address social, political, feminist, and psychological thought processes.  She is influenced by Rosalind Krauss, Isamu Noguchi, George Balanchine, John Cage, Joan Jonas, and Kobo Abe.  She is investigating the works of Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Nam June Paik, and George Brecht.  


Jinlu Luo(罗 锦露): is a poet and artist who is currently investigating a sequence of social stereotypes which include a range of sexuality/gender-related issues and movements by deploying various production mode including creative writing, lecture-performance, choreography, directing, performing, and fashion design to manifest a 'neutral but parodied' position toward societal discourse.