a partipatory project artist

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fertile creatures (series)
drawing
sapphire pacifier
onesie armor
infant vampire formula

photos
belly back
boob shoulder
crows

preditorXtreme (series)
sculpture
fox gun
baby quail grenades

drawings
coyote sight
fox guns
prairie dog revolver
baby quail grenades

the dead garden (series)
Winter Shack, Brooklyn, NY
High Desert Test Sites, CA

the portable forest (series)
Dumbo Arts Center & Festival, NYC
The Armory Center for the Arts, CA
The San Deigo Museum of Art
Monte Vista Projects, LA
Sunset Blvd. Art Concert, LA
Human Resources, LA
Washington Blvd. Art Concert, LA
Woodbury Hollywood Exhibitions
Sea and Space Explorations, LA

public art places
organizer, curator, director
sea and space explorations, LA
tree and space, LA
sound in space Festival, LA
100 person solo show, LA

participatory
you are the largest thing on Earth
art of exchange
primal scream painting booth
we
miss
wish

sculpture/installation
data planter
yard
search
loop
blue kiss
island of misfit toys

concept paintings
portal paintings
black holes
LED Paintings

videos
Periphery Murder Mystery
Paradigm Shifts Frighten Small...
A Flat Ontology
born free

performative
Digital Improvisational Ensemble

 
Lara Bank
The Portable Forest Travels the Sonic World
for Sound in Space at Sea and Space Eplorations
trees, pots, stickers, dirt, chains, rock speakers, ipod, amplifier
2008 - present

The Portable Forest
are potted plants
that can travel for shows, events and happenings inside and outside. Typically they are shown interacting with the space they are in or traveling metaphorically if not physically.

Press:

Denny, Drew, “Sound in Space 2,” L.A. Record, pg. 15 (Vol. 3, Issue 12, Feb. 2009). - PDF (986KB) (interview)

Ward, Alie, “The Little Gallery Doing Big Weird Things,” Metromix: The LA Times (Vol. 2, Iss. 6, Feb. 11-17, 2009), cover story & interview - PDF

For 13 nights in February of 2009 a different soundtrack played through rock shaped speakers within the trees behind Sea and Space Explorations exhibition space for the Sound in Space II, a month long sound festival. Sounds: beach, jungle, rainstorm, chainsaws and axes chopping trees, a forest fire, monkeys, etc.

 

Lara Bank

Lara Bank
02/2009 The Portable Forest Travels the Sonic World for Sound in Space II by Lara Bank at Sea and Space Explorations, LA, CA, February 2009