Immune Recordings

Lucky Dragons – ‘Speak Your Own Language’ 7″
Limited edition 7″ packaged in a silk-screened wrap around jacket. Less than 100 copies are for sale outside of Mexico. Speak Your Own Language (2015) was conceptualized and created by Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck of Lucky Dragons as part of their project Variety Gate at Museo Universitario del Chopo in Mexico City in the spring of 2014. While the creative process represented the core of the work, the conceptual framework for the project was to open a creative dialogue between the artists and the public in the form of a performance, a collaborative drawing installation by Sumi Ink Club, a printed publication, and two 7-inch recordings. Based on an auditory illusion in which short fragments of speech, when repeated, can appear as entire words and sentences, “Speak Your Own Language” functions like an audio rorschach test. Spoken syllables, sequenced and altered into layered rhythms and harmonic textures, occupy an area between music and language that each listener hears differently. For the record’s cover artwork, five listeners were asked to write down any words or phrases that they heard, composing lyrics to the music. Lucky Dragons is an ongoing collaboration between artists Sarah Rara (b. 1983, Livingston, N.J.) andLuke Fischbeck (b. 1978, San Francisco, Calif.), Lucky Dragons have been exploring the nuances of sound as a participatory medium for close to 14 years through recordings, performance, software design, workshops, and installations. Their work has been presented in a wide variety of contexts, including the Whitney Museum of American Art (as part of the 2008 Whitney Biennial), the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Walker Art Center, London’s Institute for Contemporary Art, MOMA/PS1 and the Kitchen in New York, REDCAT, LACMA and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, MOCA Los Angeles, the 54th Venice Biennale, and the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, among others.


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