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Proto Floto

Performance Content / The Armory, Pasadena, USA / March, 2017 / 15:00m

10’L x 6.5’H x 4.5’W
PVC pipes, fabric, plastic hoops, balloons, original footage (15 minutes, looped), projectors, speakers.
        The Proto-Floto is a primordial protozoan blob that transports life beyond our universe. It is a flowing, cilia-covered, single-cellular organism that functions as a literal and metaphoric wormhole, burrowing a passageway and shortcut through the space-time continuum. The Proto-Floto is a fickle and “flam-buoyant” creature, with vibrant colors and imagery shifting on its outer “skin,” much like a chameleon. The microscopic organisms magnified on its surface were
collected from Lower Arroyo Park in Pasadena.
        The Proto-Floto has been observed “swallowing” human passengers through its mouth-like tunnel entrance, only to release them after a kaleidoscopic, time and space-warping excursion. Those who have entered and experienced the Proto-Floto wormhole emerge in a state of euphoric bliss, caused by an escape from contemporary conflicts on Earth.

        A massive collaborative effort lead by Lisa Mann

                 - Cecilia Hua                                   - Tonia Belgari

                 - Crystal Jow                                   - Andrea Cao

                 - Zoey Lin                                        - Ana Carolina Estarita Guerrero

                 - Emma Wood                                - Emilia Yang



- Art Night: Pasadena | March 2017 | The Armory Center for the Arts | Pasadena | California

- Rhythms + Visions / Expanded + Live 3 | April 2017 | University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts | Los Angeles | California

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