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Sound travels far beyond the audible range, the known languages, signals, and noise lingering in vibrations of thoughts, memories, and experiences. Alan Nakagawa examines the biophysical properties of the unheard, the otherwise fortuitous instance overlooked with or without concurring vibrations. These symbiotic experiments are carried out in sound research, sculpture, performance, and installation encouraging the audience to sense beyond our acceptable boundaries. Nakagawa’s emotional portrayal in memory of his father, OYAJI; The Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, is an intimate installation of two sound beds, audio loop, sound system, and a lamp in the shape of a ship (the point of his parents’ encounter in 1957): a guiding light for the passage his father (assistant chef) and mother travelled from Japan to Los Angeles in search of a better life. Horses at the tracks, tempura frying, Akita dogs howling and Ma Jong game pieces shuffling and clattering modulate into cumulated frequency clusters alluding to experiences of his father’s ailments. (KG). collagecollage.com

Oyaji; the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind. mix media installation, Alan Nakagawa, 2015, C.O.L.A. Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery. Photo by Sit Weng San”

Oyaji; the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind. mix media installation, Alan Nakagawa, 2015, C.O.L.A. Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery. Photo by Sit Weng San”

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Max Presneill & Kio Griffith from ARTRA Curatorial is a volunteer organization for the implementation of new modes of exhibition, locally, nationally and internationally, that feature artist-led emerging platforms and opportunity based interactions and community building via social practice type events. Founded in 2009, the group has instigated large scale art events and exchanges, as well as the alternative art fair Co/Lab, throughout Los Angeles and has new projects being presented in China, France and UK in 2014, as well as the continuation of their MAS ATTACK series of events both in LA and other US cities.

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