The logic of karaoke works as a mechanism to break apart the unity of a song, separating the melodic sequence from the lyrics, which are often the most recognizable feature. Karaoke therefore relies on the memory of the singer, who needs to remember the correct time, scale and harmony of the original, and attempt to imitate it.
With karaoke, we aim to have a good time, to remember and to play, but to also be confronted with the content of the music we grew up with, reading and repeating lyrics, making them our own words—to test our memory, our creations, and our new interpretations of the songs around us.
Joining Peripheral Intuitions at the Karaoke Night is Maya Saravia, an artist whose work focuses on ideas and theories about the process of abstraction. These processes can be used to explore our material experiences, often standing in contrast to our lived realities. Saravia interrogates these differences through installations, videos, paintings, and archive-based projects that have been displayed around the world.
The Karaoke Night is free and open to all—be sure to get your ticket on www.night-embassy.com for guaranteed admission.
Maya Saravia was born in Guatemala City. Studied fine arts at the National School of Art in Guatemala City, Graphic Design at Istituto Europeo di Design, Madrid and Art History at Uned, Madrid. She is interested in the proceses of abstraction used to describe material experiences and the way these proceses contrast with lived realities. She develops her practice through installation, video, painting and archive.
Solo shows include Las Golondrinas, at Galería Balcony, Lisbon. El Olvido at Instituto Cultural de Ponta Delgada, Walk and Talk Festival, Azores. Limerence II, at La Erre, Guatemala City, Golden Brown at Ramón Lujan, Madrid. Group shows include Habitar la Frontera at OTR, Madrid; Hipocamps at the Museum of the University of Alilcante; Maybe we should all be dead, at La Erre, Guatemala City; Heartbreaker at Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City; Horror Vacui/ The Dissapeared, North Dakota Museum and Centro de Formación, Antigua Guatemala and the XVII Bienal de Arte Paiz, Guatemala City.
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