Emily Mast

4030 N. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90065 mastonfig@gmail.com



ENDE (Like a New Beginning), 2014, HD color video with sound, objects and live performance, 7 minutes 30 seconds (loop)
With: Andrew Lush, David Gutierrez, Davie-Blue, Ela Aldrete, James Michael Cowan, Loren Fenton, Terrence Luke Johnson & Tim Reid
Camera: Martin Dicicco
Sound: Zach Alterman
Edit: Vanara Taing
Production: The Hammer Museum for Made in L.A. 2014

Commissioned by the Hammer Museum for Made in L.A., this piece is comprised of video, two “accumulation stations” and a series of unannounced live performances, all of which are dispersed throughout the museum’s peripheral zones. The video, which was filmed onsite at the museum, examines the moment, and how moment becomes memory. And then how memory becomes a sort of a malleable or fragile “fact”. Exploring the underlying complexities of language, translation, memory and miscommunication, it confronts the profoundness of the seemingly mundane and uses repetition and familiarity to incite instants of human connection. The performances activate seemingly fixed objects and recall the movement language featured in the video.