Selected Performance and Acting

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Tusk Festival 2020 - Virtual

Stereo Toothtone

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An event series curated by Aily Nash, Mary Helena Clark, and Josh Minkus at 99 Scott, Bushwick

 March 8, 2020

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Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

Toothtone, Allophone Movement, and Phonemes Movement

January 16, 2020

Wherein I amplified Nancy Lupo's 16 sculptural benches, so that the audience heard and felt my performance from their seats.

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for Nancy Lupo's Open Mouth, as part of Current:LA 2019 Public Art Triennial

October 13, 2019 in Pershing Square, Los Angeles

Toothtone was composed using the recorded voices of strangers I approached in Pershing Square, Los Angeles throughout the month of September 2019. I would scan the square, and when I felt I could hold eye contact comfortably with someone, I would approach them with my big boom microphone and ask them if they would be willing to talk to me and let me record them for any amount of time up to one hour, for the modest fee of $20. I recorded 9 people this way. This composition was then separated into 16 channels, each channel piped out of speakers I built out of clear acrylic sheet and hung as invisibly as possible under 16 benches made by artist Nancy Lupo. Nancy Lupo's 16 benches were placed in an ellipse formation in Pershing Square for 2 months, as an artwork called Open Mouth. She invited me to perform there. The benches vibrated by the sounds of the voices. On the night of October 13th, 2019, each bench emitted a voice, and the 16 benches played the composition

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Hammer Museum

for Triple Canopy's Omniaudience

Performance of Allophones Movements III + Phonemes Movement V + Other Songs

June 19, 2019

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Allophones Movement II + Phonemes Movement IV, performed at LAXART as part of Marie de Brugerolle's CBARET. April 23, 2019

Phonemes Movement II, performed at Los Angeles Contemporary Archive. December 8, 2018

Phonemes Movement I and Other Songs, performance at Human Resources. November 27, 2018

You Are the Audience, performance with Bana Haffar at Potts Gallery. May 18, 2018 

Duo with Bana Haffar, opening for Phew, with Ang Wilson & Pauline Lay. Zebulon, Los Angeles, March 18, 2018. 

Documentation of various works

Narrator in Shana Lutker's The Average Mysterious and the Shirt Off It's Back at  Hauser Wirth & Schimmel

Performance in Shana Lutker's The Sleeping Poet and The Jongleuse, as reviewed in ArtNews.

Performer and sound artist in Patricia Lennox-Boyd's film on exhaustion, produced by EMPAC. 

"The shoot, which took place over five days last spring, used a system of four moving cameras in the EMPAC Theater—two bird’s-eye views moving up and down on vertical axes, and two horizontal tracking shots—to surround and relentlessly document the space in which performer Nour Mobarak took up an extended and repetitive series of gestures. Within this matrix of cameras—running in constant motion according to pre-programmed commands—the system inevitably documents itself, each camera puncturing the frame of the others and capturing the static lighting rigs and technical equipment used on-set. Mobarak’s body, like all the objects represented, is passed by again and again and thereby can never become a fixed subject of the film since the system is not programmed to privilege her presence any more than the adjacent objects." - from EMPAC event press release.

Co-starred in Mati Diop's film Snow Canon, which opened at the 2011 Venice Film Festival. Watch the film here. Press conference linked here

Am grateful to have performed as a member of Smegma and other members of LAFMS including Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Tom Recchion, Joseph Hammer, Joe and Rick Potts, Vetza,  at the Getty Museum. 

Performed at the Time Based Arts Festival in Portland, Oregon on September 15, 2014 for Cinema Project's program "In Favor of Skepticism". This was a live interpretation of the original script for Guy Debord’s 1952 anti-film Hurlements en Faveur de Sade. This translation was done by Justin Katko with help from Nour Mobarak and Camille Paloque-Berges and was published in Hot Gun!

Performances with Brenna Murphy in Milan, Italy and on a boat in Antwerp, Belgium.

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