FUENTES / This Nature of Ours
Carmina Escobar, 2016
Performances: August 6, 12 & 13, 2016
FUENTES / This Nature of Ours is a site-specific performance for the Bowtie Project by vocalist Carmina Escobar. Using voice and electronics, Escobar fills the Bowtie’s historic roundhouse with light and sound. Viewers walked together at sunset along a paved road dotted with , and return back to the parking lot after dark.
This performance is presented as part of CURRENT: LA Water, Los Angeles’s inaugural public art biennial, initiated by the Department of Cultural Affairs.
Experimental vocalist Carmina Escobar is a creative performer, improviser, sound and intermedia artist from Mexico City. Her work focuses primarily on sound, the voice, the body and their interrelations to physical, social and memory spaces. She has intensely explored the capacities of her voice developing a wide range of vocal techniques that she applies not only to her performance and creative practice but also to investigate radical ideas and concepts regarding the voice. In her artwork the Voice is the phenomenon and conceptual trigger that links all the materials, analogue or digital, in order to create an experience that sets in motion the audience perception. She has presented her own work in diverse festivals, biennials, experimental venues, formal concert halls and living rooms of the Mexican Republic, the USA, and Europe.
Technical Director: Scott Cazan
Production Assistant: Jesusdaniel Barba