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PANGELICA/THERESA CHROMATI, ARTIST, Forming, Ripping, haha, forming, 2020

"Forming, Ripping, haha, forming", 2020, is a soundscape imaged by Chromati and composed by electronic and pop artist Pangelica. Chromati conceived the three-minute sound loop to create an audio environment in which to experience her three banners. Electronic sounds and deconstructed samples of the song "Before I Let Go" by Frankie Beverly and Maze are mixed with Chromati’s voice saying “happy,” “forming,” and “cracking,” as well as her laughter, deep breaths, and screaming. This fluctuation between meditative passages and disruptive noise echoes the “ambiguous journey” of a central female figure that Chromati depicts across her three banners. As they move from banner to banner, viewers see this figure in both chaotic and balanced states of being.

Stepping Out to Step In
  1. Kristen Hileman, Curator in Residence
  2. PANGELICA/THERESA CHROMATI, ARTIST, Forming, Ripping, haha, forming, 2020
  3. Leslie Shaffer, Executive Director