the wulf.

10.11.2017 8:00 p.m.

The Ground Beneath Her Feet

the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts

1815 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA US 90016

The Ground Beneath Her Feet features two performers as they grapple within an enclosed, transparent latex shell, as the sounds of latex on skin are amplified and mixed live. Using latex as a proverbial "skin", this piece looks at the yearning for shape and the resulting assault against the surface when the desired form is untenable. The Ground Beneath Her Feet takes its title from Salman Rushdie’s book of the same name, a novel that reflects on the trauma of breaking through into new worlds, metamorphoses and aspiration. “…we’re rushing back into our skins and war paint, postmodern into premodern, back to the future" (Rushdie 1999).

This work is a collaborative performance between Rachel Yezbick and Eric Heep.

Rachel Yezbick is a Los Angeles based artist. Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Yezbick attended Michigan State University for her undergraduate and graduate coursework in the social sciences. In 2010 she received her M.A. in Cultural Anthropology, was published by Wayne State University Press in Arab Detroit 9/11: Life in the Terror Decade, and has since been exploring the connections between anthropology and her art practice. In 2016, Yezbick graduated with an MFA in Art from the California Institute of the Arts. She currently works at Sundance Institute towards New Frontier programming for the Sundance Film Festival, and formerly worked for CURRENT:LA Water Public Art Biennial. She has taught at numerous colleges and universities and has moderated panels with esteemed pioneers in art and technology, such as Scott Snibbe and Suzanne Anker. Yezbick’s work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at New City Space (Glasgow) and Studio 41 (Glasgow) and in group exhibitions at REDCAT (Los Angeles), Human Resources (Los Angeles), The N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art (Detroit) and at Printed Matter (New York).

Eric Heep is a experimental composer/artist based in Los Angeles. He received his BFA (2014) and MFA (2016) in Music Technology at California Institute of the Arts, and currently lives and performs in Los Angeles. His work generally includes incorporating existing technology in novel ways, creative coding, and experimental and procedural sound.

Carole Kim is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on media installation and video projection for live immersive environments. She experiments extensively with the moving image, engaging the materiality of projected light and the spatial architecture of the surfaces she projects onto. As certain technologies veer towards virtuality, she remains enthusiastically invested in the possibilities of illusionistic wonder in the actuality of the physical world.