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For The Love Of L.A.: Estela Garcia

FOR THE LOVE OF L.A.

 

For The Love Of L.A. highlights the broad and expansive array of Angeleno creativity across diverse disciplines and geographies. New artists and works of art will be posted every Tuesday. In its first two seasons, For The Love Of L.A. premiered 48 projects while offering artists a platform to express their views of Los Angeles that are relevant and reflective of the current time through music, dance and visual culture.


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Estela Garcia

Trying

Artist Conversation

Curator Leeav Sofer paired artists Estela Garcia and L Y L E together and asked them to have a conversation about the works they each created for For The Love Of L.A. These two artists have never met each other before, and the discussion recorded is their first meeting and the first time they are viewing each others' art pieces. Watch their conversation below.


Artist Statement

TRYING, a short film shot and performed by Estela Garcia. The film and Estela move through the landscapes of home—Pasadena, South L.A. and Los Angeles’ freeways. The film weaves images of landscape and person with environmental sound. It’s a conversation between the outside world and the inner self.

The city speaks.
Is it noise, or is it music?

The prompt: Listen Louder L.A.

Listen LOUDER? Wait. How about if we release the need to achieve, or to do more? It’s the doing that gets us in trouble with the simplicity of listening. Listening—a permission to release the doing and an invitation to receive.

Here I am navigating the act of listening, or at least trying to.

Biography

A Los Angeles native, Estela Garcia is a performance artist, mover, deviser and tinkerer of materials.

She received her MFA from Dell'Arte in ensemble-based physical theatre and studied with the late Mary Overlie, Viewpoints originator. In addition to being part of the movement faculty at CalArts, Garcia is on faculty at South Coast Repertory and a resident teaching artist for Center Theatre Group.

As an actress, Garcia is best known for her portrayal of surrealist painter Remedios Varo in a play by the same name that she developed and toured. It was presented at 2018's [LAX] Performance Festival, The Fury Factory Festival in SF (2014), Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival (2014) and The Independents produced by East L.A. Repertory at The Rosenthal Theater (2013).

Most recently she played Josefina in Mojada by Luis Alfaro for the Getty Museum and Center Theatre Group’s partnership for the digital stage.

As a director and movement coach, Garcia worked with Kinan Valdez on Popol Vuh: Heart of Heaven, co-produced by Center Theatre Group and El Teatro Campesino. She was puppetry director for South Coast Rep’s The Long Road Today and an associate artist for numerous award-winning productions with Rogue Artists Ensemble.

FOR THE LOVE OF L.A.

 

For The Love Of L.A. highlights the broad and expansive array of Angeleno creativity across diverse disciplines and geographies. New artists and works of art will be posted every Tuesday. In its first two seasons, For The Love Of L.A. premiered 48 projects while offering artists a platform to express their views of Los Angeles that are relevant and reflective of the current time through music, dance and visual culture.


View other artists

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