a partipatory project artist


fertile creatures (series)
composting diaper
sapphire pacifier
onesie armor
infant vampire formula

belly back
boob shoulder
c-section cut path

preditorXtreme (series)
fox gun
baby quail grenades

coyote sight
fox guns
prairie dog revolver
baby quail grenades

the dead garden (series)
Winter Shack, Brooklyn, NY
High Desert Test Sites, CA

the portable forest (series)
Dumbo Arts Center & Festival, NYC
The Armory Center for the Arts, CA
The San Deigo Museum of Art
Monte Vista Projects, LA
Sunset Blvd. Art Concert, LA
Human Resources, LA
Washington Blvd. Art Concert, LA
Woodbury Hollywood Exhibitions
Sea and Space Explorations, LA

you are the largest thing on Earth
art of exchange
primal scream painting booth

data planter
blue kiss
island of misfit toys

concept paintings
student waste painting
portal paintings
black holes
LED Paintings

Periphery Murder Mystery
Paradigm Shifts Frighten Small...
A Flat Ontology
born free

Digital Improvisational Ensemble

public art places
organizer, curator, director
sea and space explorations, LA
tree and space, LA
sound in space Festival, LA
100 person solo show, LA

Lara Bank

Primal Scream Painting Booth
canvas, black cloth, metal, speakers, ipod, foam, painter's coveralls, painter's booties, socks, neck sock, goggles, gloves, 5 colors or acrylic paint, varying brushes, rags, and water.

Gallery visitors were invited to enter, paint, view, and relax inside the booth in complete darkness while womb sounds played continuously. Participants were prepared to enter the booth in pairs or individually.

The results were two collaborative paintings, a long rectangular piece and a circular piece (ceiling of booth), created by: Lara Bank, Bill Cody, Mark So, Chris Colthart, Loren Hartman, Sarah Cole, Lora Ivanola, Amy Green, Ismael de Anda, Mariel Carranza, Donna Coppola, Daniel Brodo, Clay Chaplin.

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Primal Scream Painting Booth by Lara Bank for artSpa at Sea and Space Explorations, LA, 2007. Installation shot.

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Participant dressing in protective gear to enter painting booth.
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Participants entering the booth with paint.
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Participants ready to go!
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Participant ready with paint and brush selected. About to enter booth.
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Finished, unrolled collaborative painting. Includes top circle and sides of booth.

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