Posted on April 29, 2011
Lara Bank/Clay Chaplin
One Minute Los Angeles is a collaborative project combining field recording and photography. Photographer Lara Bank and recordist Clay Chaplin have been trekking throughout Los Angeles documenting one minute of time in everyday environments. The idea is to capture one minute of sound framed by two photographic time stamps: one at the start of the minute and one at the end. What happens in between is heard in the recording and only framed by the photographs. The result blurs the relationship between the immediate future and the immediate past.
Lara Bank is a Los Angeles artist producing conceptual participatory artworks questioning notions of ownership, space, communication, equity, and accomplishment through communal actions. Her projects question where art can happen: Tree and Space, the Portable Forest, Yard; and test the limits of what we think of as an artistic practice, such as conceptual curation in the 100 Person Solo Show and gallery direction and creation with Sea and Space Explorations, LA, a 501(c)(3) non-profit art gallery. Bank received an MFA in Studio Art from Cal Arts in 1998 and an MFA in Painting from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1996. www.larabank.com/
Clay Chaplin is a composer, improviser, video artist, and audio engineer from Los Angeles who explores the realms of audio-visual improvisation, sound synthesis, field recording, electronics, and computer processing for creative sonic expression. Clay has worked on many projects involving experimental music, video, audio recording, and interactive computer systems. Clay’s works have been performed internationally including performances at the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, the Bent Festival, the Pusan International Computer Music Festival, the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Elektroakustiche Musik (DEGEM) studios, the Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music (STEIM), the New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) conferences, the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College (CCM), the Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Festival, and many others. He is currently the Director of the computer music and experimental media studios at the School of Music at CalArts where he teaches in the Experimental Sound Practices program. http://claychaplin.com/