“MEMBA MI TELL YU” (Listen Up, Take Note)
OPERETTA & ART EXHIBITION
Opening Reception | April 6, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Performance 7:00 p.m. | The Bolsky Gallery
Panel conversation discussing| Art, Activism & Climate Change | 8, 2017 | 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. | The Otis Forum
The Bolsky Gallery | April 4-10, 2017 | Gallery open daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
International | Los Angeles based visual and performance artist, Yrneh Gabon Brown, will present his first major operetta/exhibition Panel discussion on April 4-10, 2017, at the Otis College of Arts and Design. Memba Mi Tell Yu (listen up, take note) is an operetta/exhibition consisting of performances utilizing songs, poetry and dance.
The exhibition will address Climate Change and its effect on the ecosystem in California. With various components including sculptures and objects creating the structure for the exhibition. The libretto will be carried through voice, movement, video projections, and objects. Audience members will be participating in the last supper installation through food served in handmade ceramic vessels.
The California wildfires are a constant challenge and a great contributor to climate change to date, and this poses several challenges to the ecosystem. Considering what is at stake Yrneh, is determined to use visual and performance art to further this environmental awareness project. ‘More specifically, “I am interested in using the life of the dragonfly, as a motif to investigate and explore the changes in the ecosystems. The continuous California wildfires are undoubtedly contributing to climate change, and so we must get involved at all levels; politically, socially, and scientifically will be addressed in Memba Me Tell Yu (Listen up, Take Note).” Yrneh added.
Yrneh Gabon Brown, is a Mixed Media Artist and Social Activist. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California, Roski School of Art, BFA (HONS) and Otis College of Arts and Design (MFA final year candidate) and lives in Los Angeles, California.
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