an ideal space on the frontier

2015 – video for installation/performance projection

An ideal space on the frontier is a topology of events and media realized for Stazione di Topolò, July 2015. A maya.rouvelle collaboration with artist James Rouvelle. The work includes an installation/performance with mezzo-soprano Carlotta Buiatti, a musical composition, handmade musical instruments, materials found on site, drawings and video.

Inspired by the location and its history on the Italian and Slovenian border, Stazione di Topolò was an ideal space for us to continue to explore with sound, light and movement the qualities of suspension that take place on the frontier; where the essential in-betweenness of all things is evoked, with its ever present shifting perspectives, dualities and parallels.

This video was developed on site and includes footage captured in Topolò as well as unpublished material from earlier maya.rouvelle projects whose content foreshadowed this work. The visual echoes between the Topolò footage and the previous work footage form an isorhythm across time and space, another frontier. As a part of the installation/performance the video was projected onto drawings positioned over found objects.

The musical composition is a cross-synthesis of different musics from different times and media organized around the theme of the project.

Lili Maya - Topolo-4

 

 

Lili Maya - Topolo-2

These drawings are from a series created for and included in the installation/performance. Their process was analogous to the process for creating the musical composition in that both explored the border as a site of hybridity and assemblage. The drawings are presented here as they were photographed in a neighboring site illuminated by the Friulian sun, thus extending the work into yet another neighboring frontier.

full project documentation:
installation/performance photo documentation
video documentation of the installation
video for installation/performance projection

resownen, prelude

prelude to installation/performance work for Stazione di Topolò, July 2015

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rosa va bien

lili maya - rosa va bien

2015 – dimensions variable – digital print [original work / wax, mixed media]

tangential cut

lili maya - tangential

2015 – dimensions variable – digital print [original work / glass etching]

temperament

2014 – maya.rouvelle collaboration with artist James Rouvelle / live recording of performance with handmade glass instruments and electro-magnets from our artist residencies at the Museum of Glass and Pilchuck Glass School.

images are on flickr.

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@ Pilchuck Glass School / Artist in Residence Summer 2014

38 hours to spring

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[still] 2014 – 38 hours to spring is a maya.rouvelle collaboration – the music is a variation on the song of seikilos.

solution-dissolution, once

solution dissolution once

2014 – dimensions variable – digital print

solution-dissolution, twice

solution-dissolution-twice

2014 – dimensions variable – digital print

levitation with impossibilities

lili maya-levitation

2013 – dimensions variable – media variable

à la vitesse de ton souffle

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2013 – a maya.rouvelle collaboration / more information + video documentation @ maya.rouvelle and vimeo

à la vitesse de ton souffle was influenced by our time walking in and around Paris, La Générale/AtelierPier (residency/gallery) and Versailles – it is an installation in the form of a sequence of compositions and spaces made of sound, light, objects, code and movement, activated by visitors walking through the gallery at the speed of their own breathing.

au concert printemps flottant

lili maya - maya.rouvelle

[detail] 2013 – au concert printemps flottant is a maya.rouvelle installation that was shown at the palais de tokyo in paris. the piece was part of concert hall, a large collaborative work in the palais de tokyo’s exhibition entitled nouvelle vagues.

au concert printemps flottant is a kinetic installation composed of organic and industrial materials, including a live tillandsia medusa, a custom LED grow light, a motor, and commercial gas vapor street lights, among other materials. a micro-controller regulates movement and changes in lighting intended to both sustain the tillandsia and reveal a sequence of 26 short variations in movement and light over 11 minutes. au concert printemps flottant was built and programmed on-site during the installation period for nouvelle vagues’ concert hall and was influenced by, and references, the themes of music, play and integration at the heart of this exhibit.

materials include: tillandsia caput-medusa, electronics, tubing, springs, custom electric light, vellum, wood.

the dimensions of the work are approximately 10’x20’x15′ / photo documentation @ flickr and video @ vimeo site

imagining a modern taxonomist straddling a wellsian time machine

time machine

2012 – 18×24 in – mixed media


lili maya imagining

quine

lili maya - maya.rouvelle

2012 – a maya.rouvelle collaboration / photo documentation @ flickr / video documentation @ vimeo

yolk

lili maya

2012 – 14×23 in – casting paper and mixed media

through continuo

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[detail] 2012 – maya.rouvelle collaboration with artist James Rouvelle – paper and electronics – approximately 9’x16′

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lili maya james rouvelle

[fragment-detail] 2011 – maya.rouvelle collaboration with James Rouvelle – casting paper and electronics – 48 x 32 in

why in? diaphane, adiaphane – series 1

lili maya james rouvelle

[1 of a series of 8] 2011 – maya.rouvelle collaboration with James Rouvelle – casting paper and electronics – 8.5 x 11 x 3 in

why in? diaphane, adiaphane – series 2

lili maya james rouvelle

[1 of a series of 8] 2011 – maya.rouvelle collaboration with James Rouvelle – casting paper and electronics – 8.5 x 11 x 2 in

6 21 17:16

lili maya 21 17:16

2011 – 14×23 in – casting paper and mixed media

one

lili maya

2011 – 14×23 in – casting paper and mixed media

from other letters to milena

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[1 of a series of 3 prints] 2010, black and white digital print – published in Mandorla: New Writing from the Americas, Issue 13 as part of “Four Texts From Other Letters to Milena” by Reina María Rodríguez, translated by Kristin Dykstra

synchronous displacement

2010 – maya.rouvelle collaboration with James Rouvelle – mixed media and electronics. video excerpt

untitled – 8.5.1011

Lili Maya

[pages from the artist books series] casting latex and mixed media