ON MEMORIES, LOSS, TRANSFORMATION AND WHAT COMES NEXT: AN INTERVIEW WITH DANA FUNARO

Dana Funaro in her Los Angeles studio, 2021. Portrait by Gina Clyne. All photos courtesy of the artist unless otherwise noted. Dana Funaro is an artist living and working in Los Angeles, California. She has established her practice as an artist along with a career in art management and administration. Born in the Bronx and raised in South Florida, Funaro moved to California in 2012 where she has worked for a variety of art museums and organizations. For six years she was the managing director of the studio of artist…

A CONTINUOUS LINE: AN INTERVIEW WITH KRISTIINA LAHDE

In 2019 during a trip to Western New York I had the opportunity to visit PLAY/GROUND, a platform for site-specific installations by contemporary artists, at a former high school in the village of Medina, NY. For its second edition, the organizers invited artists both from and outside the region to create immersive art projects and installations transforming the rooms and hallways into a multi-sensory experience for visitors. This is where I encountered the work of Kristiina Lahde, In the Fold and From a Straight Line to a Curve (12″ rulers).…

MOVING IDENTITY: AN INTERVIEW WITH ANDREA ORDAZ

Andrea Ordaz is a freelance dance artist, choreographer, and educator based in Los Angeles, California. She began her professional dance training at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and received a BFA in Performance & Choreography and an MFA in Dance from from the University of California, Irvine. In her thesis, Mexican-American Female Identity in Choreographic Process, Ordaz explores the ways in which her bicultural identity and femininity manifest in her choreographic work. As the founder and director of A. Ordaz Dance, 一a collaborative space dedicated to making…