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Thursday, May 5, 7 pm Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum

Free Performance for The Public

Carmina Escobar explores the concept of identity in her performance installation A White Room. Her performance is permeated with her voice, which functions as a primary instrument layered over a sonic landscape. Escobar’s work involves real-time processing of her voice to construct a narrative of the self in a space. The space is itself constructed with delayed, filtered, and sampled field recordings, found objects, and images collected over the period of a year.

Mexico City-native Carmina Escobar is a singer and multimedia artist, whose work explores opera as well as medieval, contemporary, folk, and electronic music. Experimental trends involving interdisciplinary collaborations, performance art, and multimedia are also hallmarks of her work. Though Los Angeles-based, Escobar has performed internationally in the Mexican Republic, USA, and Europe. About the Forum Lounge Series: Forum Lounge is a series of free, unique, performance-based events, ranging from the theatrical to the avant-garde that are normally found only in large metropolitan venues, and that reflect CAF’s mission to sustain and encourage the artistic process by presenting art in the form of exceptional music, dance, video, and other multi-media to our community.

Support for Forum Lounge is generously provided by: Andrea Lang Fund, Daniel Clark, Endevermusic Productions, the Franciscan Inn, KCSB, Santa Barbara Independent, Santa Barbara Winery, and Therese Schweidler.

Forum Lounge is presented in association with the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization’s 1st Thursday.

About the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF): CAF is a non-profit, non-collecting alternative art space dedicated to the exhibition, education, and cultivation of the arts of our time. Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2011, CAF is the premier venue for contemporary art between Los Angeles and San Francisco. CAF is located at the Paseo Nuevo Mall Upper Arts Terrace in downtown Santa Barbara, CA.

Forum Lounge: Carmina Escobar, A White Room

Thursday, May 5, 7 pm Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum FREE

Carmina Escobar performs A White Room, a sonorous vocal experiment about identity at CAF!


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