iEAR Presents! Alison S.M. Kobayashi
EMPAC Studio Beta
March 18, 2019 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Alison S.M. Kobayashiâ€™s works involve the conjuring of stories from found objects. Allegories are resurrected by the artistâ€™s imagination as she interrogates materials as varied as the world wide web, lost letters, and vintage audio and video tapes. Often in her works, Kobayashi performs a cast of characters that she imagines are connected to these objects, telling their stories with equal parts humor and sensitivity. Though her performances are cheeky, she does not make fun of her subjects but rather teases out what is universal: our awkwardness, our desire to be love and be loved, and our wish to do good–to be better. For her screening she will present a number of works includingÂ From Alex to Alex (2006),Â Hungry Kitty (2011),Â DO GOOD Percy (2009),Â Personality Unlimited (2015),Â DO GOOD Ray (2009),Â Just Relax (2016) andÂ Music is Magic (2016). In addition, she will show an expert from her newest work, Say Something Bunny!