« Sirenes » gathers sounds in which the experimental use of the voice is a central mode of expression, as an instrument or an enunciator of meaning. They respond to each others and coexist in an echoing space that has no linearity but many doorless rooms and corridors where they meet and cross.
Lara Dâmaso (b.1996) is an artist and performer living in Zurich. Lara's central medium is the body. She explores the expressive, therapeutic and political potential of the voice. More than an enunciation tool of the intellect, its setting in motion is closely linked to that of the body; it establishes a vibratory link that is more a matter of sensitive experience than of reason. In doing so, the artist bypasses the structures of power embodied in the disciplined use of the voice. Her work exists in the form of live performances, videos, or audio works.
Her work has been presented in various institutions, off-spaces and festivals, including les Urbaines, Masi Lugano, Zürich Moves, Kunsthaus Langenthal, Istituto Svizzero, Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève, Kunsthalle Zürich, Theater Neumarkt, Cabaret Voltaire, Plymouth Rock, Kunsthalle Bern, Centre Pasqu'Art. In 2020 she was nominated for the Kiefer-Hablitzel Göhner Art Prize and is nominated for Plattform21 and the Swiss Performance Award 2021. As a performer she has worked with and for Monster Chetwynd, Jade Kuriki Olivo (Puppies Puppies), Tarren Johnson, Isabel Lewis, Nile Koetting, Nikima Jagudajev, Dora Garcia, Cally Spooner/Offshore, Debora Delmar corp. and Alicia Frankovich. Lara is associated artist at Theater Gessnerallee in Zurich.