Sarah Rara

September 26 – December 31, 2017 — In residence at Goentoro Lab and Dickinson Lab at Caltech

Fulcrum Arts welcomes Los Angeles artist Sarah Rara for a three-month residency at Caltech.

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.

This fall, Rara will conduct an open ended, three-month research residency at two biology labs at Caltech: Goentoro Lab and Dickinson Lab. Rara will observe and participate in dialogue and experiments with the resident scientists as they study the biomechanical nature of jellyfish and fruit flies.

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Sarah Rara at the Caltech: Goentoro Lab & Dickinson Lab

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Dickinson Lab/Caltech

Resident: Sarah Rara

The Dickinson Lab studies the neural and biomechanical basis of behavior in the fruit fly, Drosophila. We strive to build an integrated model of behavior that incorporates an understanding of morphology, neurobiology, muscle physiology, physics, and ecology.

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Goentoro Lab/Caltech

Resident: Sarah Rara

We are curious about how biological systems are built. We want to understand the engineering principles and molecular mechanisms of how things are built and how things function. In the lab, we study multiple scales of biological organization, from small protein circuits, signaling pathways, developmental programs, to organisms.

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