RYAT        ˈrī-ət        

Mom’s Calling

Over the course of six months, gallerist Zach Korol-Gold facilitated calls between myself and my mother while I was at work. Korol-Gold was instructed to record the conversations, with all participants' knowledge, and to listen in on the call without participating. Halfway through the project, Korol-Gold was also asked to replace my mother with an undisclosed person on the call without notifying me of when the replacement would occur. The one rule of replacement was that the chosen individual be informed by the conversations occuring between my mother and I. Korol-Gold chose to replace my mother with his, neuroscientist Donna Korol.
The work was presented as part of my solo exhibition Cover Me at Garden. On a Sunday afternoon during the run of the show, the work was exhibited as a "listening in" session in which participants came to the gallery and phoned a given number to listen to excerpts of the calls.

The work existed as both postcards featuring all of the participants in the form of selfies, taken before and after each call, and as a listening session. The listening session was advertised on the back of the postcards.

The excerpt presented at the listening session can be listened to here.

Upcoming | Current
Tactics of Erasure at ReflectSpace, Glendale

Recent Exhibitions
Collision Practice at Human Resources and the LGBT Center

growth lies, pack of truth at Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles  Opening October 1st - January 8th

Durden and Ray at the Bendix building, Los Angeles

It’s kind of a scary feeling, LAXART for X-TRA Summer Launch Party

Contact: ryat.yezbick [at] gmail.com

Photography: Hagen Betzwieser, Keelan O’Hehir, Jessica Wittman, Panayiotis Tsangas, Cedric Tai, Eleni Maligoura, Zach Korol-Gold, Gabriel Sweet

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