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David Brognon and Stéphanie Rollin present "Maybe Some of Us Will Change This"

Image credit: Brognon-Rollin and FLAX

France Los Angeles Exchange (FLAX) and Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA), with the Metropolitan Continuation High School, present David Brognon and Stéphanie Rollin, aka Brognon-Rollin’s multi-site sound-based exhibition Maybe Some of Us Will Change This. Open from March 17 through May 12, 2019, be sure to visit the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles to see their upcoming display.

Brognon-Rollin were struck upon reading the following phrase in a student’s essay about justice: "Maybe some of us will change this." Since their month-long residency with FLAX and ICA LA at Metropolitan Continuation High School in Downtown Los Angeles, the phrase has resonated with the artists and inspired their upcoming exhibition. Maybe Some of Us Will Change This, expresses hope and ambition while also recognizing a bit of realistic uncertainty.

During their residency at the Metropolitan High School, Brognon-Rollin were able to make work inspired by their immersion into a new community. As part of this process, the artists had the ability to travel to the Mexican border and collaborate with a myriad of people including a sound engineer, educators, and the students themselves.

The phrase, “maybe some of us will change that,” mirrors the desire to address the debate surrounding migration, intolerance, and the “Border Wall.” This exhibition, like their previous works, reflects the absorbing strong contexts—from prisons to corporate factory shutdowns to under-resourced schools—that the artists are known for.

 

The exhibition is made possible by generous support from ICA LA.

This FLAX Project is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; and the FLAX Creative Circle including The Skylark Foundation, Arthur Forney, Olga Garay English and John Mark Horton. 

With the additional support of Fonds Culturel National Luxembourg (FOCUNA).

Special thanks to Eloy Garcia, Alfonso Garza, Astrid and Eddie Sykes & Antoine Bertin – Studio SoundAnything.

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