SNOW WILL NOT STOP US - COME FOR THE WARMTH - SHOW BEGINS AT 9:00 pm Lopi LaRoe, Raquel de Loloya
Lopi LaRoe [Brooklyn, NY]
Lopi is a multi discipline artist and activist living in Brooklyn, NYC. Her current work primarily encompasses installation, performance and painting.
Her Performance originated in improvisational dance and is rooted in theatrical performance. She activates constructed environments with kinetic compositions using props, projections and sound scapes to fabricate site specific installations. She explores themes of human evolution, norms, the class system and digital vs. analog realities.
Racquel de Loloya [Manila, Philippines]
Racquel De Loyola is actively engaged in the international network neworldisorder and women artists group Kasibulan. She previously curated Authorized Extremist a live art component of 2008 tutoK-2talk Creative Convergence. In 2007 she was shortlisted to Ateneo Art Awards for her “Subsisting Sustenance” which was presented in 2006 in Toronto Canada for 7a*11d, as Ramon Lerma described,
“Framing stillness and motion, the collision of space and intervention in Racquel de Loyola’s subsisting sustenance performance delivers a sensorial spectacle that leaves viewers shocked and awed. Haunting ululation presages the entry of the artist who, caked in talcum and garbed as the multi-breasted Bagobo goddess Mebuyan, weaves her own melodious yowling into a hair-raising bel canto-style duet”.
She is now developing her new performative project “Satisfaction” which already presented in Manila, France, and Germany. With a growing reputation in the international cross-disciplinary art circuit she is frequently invited to various art events abroad. She was awarded the prestigious Cultural Center of the Philippines 13 Artists Awards in 2009.
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