1999 – present (18 years)
any recorded or performed or installed or packaged or shared pieces made by Luke Fischbeck, Sarah Rara, and any sometimes collaborators.
lucky dragons shows are about the birthing of new and temporary creatures–creating equal-power situations in which audience members cooperate amongst themselves, to build a fragile network of digital signals connected by touching on the skin. There have been hundreds of these simple yet shifting and unpredictable instances–with audiences ranging from the intense intimacy of one person to the public spectacle of over one thousand people. At the heart of it all is playing together–building up social collectivities, re-engaging the wonder and impossibility of technology and live performance. It sounds–and looks–like simple and ancient patterns coming together and falling apart in a sincere attempt to let wires and screens and words become clear and crystal.
they keep a busy schedule of performances and visits and festivals and workshops and things, in the present, and in the past: NY's PS1, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Philadelphia Institute for Contemporary Art, the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Frankfurt's Schirn Kunsthalle, Los Angeles' The Smell, NY's The Kitchen, and the 2008 Whitney Biennial, and The Smithsonian Institute's Hirshorn Museum,Tokion's "Creativity Now" conference, etc. lucky dragons live in Los Angeles California and have recorded 19 albums which are all available for downloading.
lucky dragons' sister projects include "sumi ink club"–a weekly collaborative drawing society, and "glaciers of nice"–a small press and internet community.
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