Lucky Dragons: Actual Reality
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Actual Reality re-stages a series of intimate workshops—Light Walks—conducted by artist, scientist, and educator Bob Miller in which sunlight resolves into images through naturally-occurring pinholes, shadows, and reflections. Actual Reality proposes that all streams contain images. To play, and to pay attention, is to resolve these images, seeing them for a moment as reality.
Lucky Dragons is an ongoing collaboration between Los Angeles-based artists Sarah Rara (featured in Made in L.A. 2014) and Luke Fischbeck. Active since 2000, Lucky Dragons is known for an open and participatory approach to making music, radically inclusive live shows, and playful, humanistic use of digital tools.
Fischbeck and Rara have presented collaborative work in a wide variety of contexts, including the Whitney Museum of American Art (as part of the 2008 Whitney Biennial), the Centre Georges Pompidou, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, London’s Institute for Contemporary Art, The Kitchen in New York, REDCAT and LACMA in Los Angeles, MOCA Los Angeles, the 54th Venice Biennale, and the Smithsonian’s Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, among others. The name “Lucky Dragons” is borrowed from a fishing vessel that was caught in the fallout from h-bomb tests in the mid-1950′s, an incident which sparked international outcry and gave birth to the worldwide anti-nuclear movement.
All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.
Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, the Simms/Mann Family Foundation, The Brotman Foundation of California, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and all Hammer members.