lucky dragons is a collaboration between Los Angeles-based artists Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck. Working with a range of media, the duo explores forms of participation and dissent through music, performances, publications, recordings and public art.
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. The artists have presented their work in a wide variety of contexts, including REDCAT, LACMA, MOCA and The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Centre Georges Pompidou, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, London’s Institute for Contemporary Art, The Kitchen in New York, the 54th Venice Biennale, Documenta 14, The Whitney Museum of American Art and The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, among others.
At Loop, lucky dragons will take part in a presentation called Computer as Collaborator: Incorporating Machine Learning in the Creative Practice. It will look at some of the music being produced by artists working with artificial intelligence. We’ll hear from the tool makers working to harness these new possibilities, and from artists like lucky dragons who are using these tools to create new forms of music.