Lucky Dragons

Lucky Dragons artist duo

Occidental College's Fall 2014 Wanlass Artist in Residence

During Fall 2014, Occidental College was proud to host its first semester-long Wanlass Artist in Residence, Lucky Dragons.  Throughout their time on campus they engaged the Occidental community by creating art projects, interventions and organizing guest speakers. As part of their residency Lucky Dragons organized an exhibition that was on view in the College’s Weingart Gallery from October 29 to November 29, 2014.

In their semester at Occidental Lucky Dragons taught The Open Score Workshop. This class was a collaborative exploration of the use of scores in music, dance, art and everyday life. The Workshop invited guest “artists" to be in dialogue with students to explore a range of ideas about the score— from music and art to recipes and legal contracts.

From October 29 through November 29, 2014, the Open Score Workshop took the form of a public presentation in the College’s Weingart Gallery. The collaboratively designed exhibition, entitled Anticipatio, used visual and text-based instructions as prompts for visitor engagement. These scores are simple actions that anyone can do, framing viewers’ experiences as events.

Anticipatio opened at Occidental College’s Weingart Gallery on October 29, 2014 with a public reception from 5pm to 8pm and remained on view through November 29, 2014 with gallery hours from 10am to 5pm Monday through Saturday. The Weingart Gallery is located on the Occidental College campus at 1600 Campus Road in Eagle Rock.  

For more information about Anticipatio click here.

About the Artist

Lucky Dragons is an ongoing collaboration between Los Angeles-based artists Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck. Active since 2000, Lucky Dragons explore a participatory and conceptual approach to making music, interactive performances and installations, and playful, humanistic use of digital tools. Their cooperative performances blur the line between teacher and student or performer and audience to create a shared experience and dialogue. Fischbeck and Rara have presented collaborative work in a wide variety of contexts, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, London’s Institute for Contemporary Art, Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, among others.

Their website can be viewed here.