Photo by MPW (2018)

Photo by MPW (2018)

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, artist Marlo De Lara received a PhD in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds and an MA in Psychosocial Studies at the Centre of Psychoanalytic Studies at Essex. Her practice works within the realms of sound performance, visual distraction, and film. Working under the moniker ‘marlo eggplant’, her sound works are textural compositions which develop from microscopic tone landscapes into dense and expansive states of noise. Her works aim to blur the definitions of the (un)intentional and the myth of permanence. She recently was at an Artist in Residence at the 2019 CalArts Summer Institute and a nominee for the 2019 Oram Awards PRS Foundation.

 
Using found objects, installation, and various forms of amplification, I assemble environments and structures that use sound to impart meaning and affect for the participant. While I assemble installations and sound sculptures, it is the interaction between sound,  the visual work, and the story of those that encounter the work. I use video and film in my practice as well as live performances of improvised sound. My work is often informed by my experience as the child of Filipino migrants of the ‘brain drain’  and my coming of age. The work is created through an unabashed feminist sociopolitical practice/research that editorializes on contemporary global conditions.

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