LA LADIES CHOIR “VisionVersion”

dublab is delighted to share the next installment of the VisionVersion film series. This nautically inspired live performance by the L.A. Ladies Choir was filmed at the The Sea Nymph Installation at Machine Project (Echo Park, Los Angeles). A non-profit collective of artists and performers, Machine Project, serves as an informal educational institution which hosts scientific talks, poetry readings, musical performances and competitions. Machine Project housed the Sea Nymph Installation in the fall of 2010, a sunken ship set created by Josh Beckman, that for two weeks offered aquatic-themed events, performances, lectures, and workshops.

The L.A. Ladies Choir consists of 30 creative women whose careers span music, fashion, art, literature and theater. Although currently on hiatus, the choir performed weekly throughout the City of Angels. Their repertoire singing from classic and modern covers to originals by Becky Stark (front woman for both Lavender Diamond and the trio the Living Sisters) , Aska Matsumiya (of indie bands AsDSSka, the Sads, and Moonrats) and singer-songwriter Ariana Delawari. Some other members included model Frankie Rayder, pastry chef Jenny Park of the Trails Cafe, Diva Dompé of the bands blackblack/Pocahaunted, producer and performer Nicole Disson (producer of The Series at The Standard and NOMERICA at El Cid) cult costumer and stylist Miss KK, and vintage-store owner and musician Kitty Jensen. The L.A. Ladies Choir released their first LP in September 2010 through Teenage Teardrops, titled: “Sing Joyfully”. This dublab VisionVersion remains as one of the last collaborations of the choir and a sweet artifact of this dreamy collective.

This VisionVersion was directed by Benjamin Kutsko of The Masses. Benjamin has been a wide-ranged collaborator with dublab, projecting his films and music videos in the Labrat Matinee 9 screening program as well as assisting with the production of dublab’s Tonalism at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, as part of the university’s Reed Arts Week 2010. Cinematography on this VisionVersion film was helmed by the talented Eduardo Mayen.

“Oceans and Ground”

The Sea Nymph Installation, Machine Project

Benjamin Kutsko