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Spillover Live
Performed at the Bendix Building through Durden and Ray

Performers include: Emji Saint-Spero, Olivia Leiter, Jules Weitz, Carmen Amenguel, Priscilla Bourne, Lara Salmon, Danny Johnston, Ciaran Begley, Elliot Waugh, Ryat YezbickDocumentation by Nina Sarnelle 

Spillover Live was inspired by the 5-channel installation Spillover. The title, Spillover, references the transfer of pathogens from animal to humans while playfully engaging growing anxieties around global pandemics. The nine performers read texts from 25 participants who were asked to respond to the following prompt during the early days of COVID quarantine: "What overwhelming emotion have you been experience since the onset of the pandemic? Do you see your outlook changing in the coming months?" The responses were read by performers while attempting to retain water in their mouths. The durational piece lasted approximately 30 minutes, and engaged water as both a vital life force and potential contaminent. 

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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