Sarah Rara at the Caltech: Goentoro Lab & Dickinson Lab

October – December, 2017, Rara conducted an open ended, three-month research residency at two biology labs at Caltech: Goentoro Lab and Dickinson Lab. Rara observed and participated in dialogue and experiments with the resident scientists as they study the biomechanical nature of jellyfish and fruit flies.

Sarah Rara is a Los Angeles-based artist working with video, sound, and performance. She is a contributing member of the ongoing project Lucky Dragons. Her work focuses on human-technology relationships, observation and time, and the overlap between lyrical and empirical structures. Her work, solo and in collaboration, has been presented at such institutions as the Whitney Museum of American Art (as part of the 2008 Whitney Biennial), the Hammer Museum, Documenta 14 in Athens, the Centre Georges Pompidou, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, London’s Institute for Contemporary Art, PS1 in New York, REDCAT and LACMA in Los Angeles, MOCA Los Angeles, the 54th Venice Biennale, and the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, among others.

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