FOUNDATIONS: Sound + Video Lab with Anna Luisa Petrisko and
Maria Chavez

DECEMBER 2 - 11th


Maria Chavez


Born in Lima, Peru and based in NYC, Maria Chávez is best known as an abstract turntablist, sound artist and DJ. Coincidence, chance & failures are themes that unite her book objects, sound sculptures, installations & other works with her improvised solo turntable performance practice. Her latest album, “Maria Chavez PLAYS Stefan Goldmann’s Ghost hemiola” was nominated for a Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik in Jan. of 2020. Currently, Maria is on the cover of the textbook on the History of Experimental & Electronic music by Routledge Publishing, is a David Tudor and Robert Rauschenberg Arts Fellow and a Research Fellow for Goldsmith's Sound Practice Research Department (2015-17). Her large scale sound & multi-media installations along with other works have been shown at the Getty Museum, the JUDD Foundation, Documenta 14 in Kassel, Germany and HeK (Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel) amongst many other institutions around the world. She is currently an artist in residence with EMPAC (The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center) until 2022 and her latest sound installation, Staggered Shifts, 2021 is now on view at BRIC Arts for their "Latin Abstract" painting exhibition from Jan. - May 2021.  Maria is also a Toulmin Fellow, will be remote artist in residence with The Hague’s Rewire Festival in the Netherlands this Spring 2021 . She will be releasing new recordings with collaborators Sandy Ewen & Devin Kenny later this year via OrbTapes, SN Variations & Ballastnvp. Her latest album with Jordi Wheeler via Cafe Oto’s Takeroku label is now available as is her cassette release with collaborator Lucas Gorham via Ratskin Records which was released in the fall of 2020. Maria will be guest faculty with Bard University’s Sound Art MFA department for the summer of 2021. 

Anna Luisa Petrisko


Anna Luisa Petrisko is an interdisciplinary artist working in experimental opera, video art, body-based sculpture, and immersive media. Her work explores future and ancient ideas at a non-linear tempo, creating built environments that are as much invested in the sacred as they are in technological speculation. Collaborating with many artists, she sees shared work as a way to form relationships and cultural communion. 


She has exhibited and performed at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), Hammer Museum, REDCAT, LACMA, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and The Music Center. She is a MAP Fund recipient and has been an artist-in-residence at Yaddo, Coaxial Arts Foundation, and Echo Park Film Center. As a faculty member in the Art, Media, and Design department at California State University San Marcos, she teaches courses in Video Art and Sound Design.