ANNA LUISA PETRISKO (she/her) is an interdisciplinary artist working in experimental opera, video art, body-based sculpture, and immersive media. Her work explores future and ancient ideas at a non-linear tempo, creating built environments that are as much invested in the sacred as they are in technological speculation. Collaborating with many artists, she sees shared work as a way to form relationships and cultural communion.
She has exhibited and performed at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), Hammer Museum, REDCAT, LACMA, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and The Music Center. She is a MAP Fund recipient and has been an artist-in-residence at Yaddo, Coaxial Arts Foundation, and Echo Park Film Center. As a faculty member in the Art, Media, and Design department at California State University San Marcos, she teaches courses in Video Art and Sound Design.
XINA XURNER is an experimental music/performance collaboration between Marvin Astorga and Young Joon Kwak, whose cathartic performances combine DIY and power electronics, mutated vocals, and bad drag to expand ideas about queer and trans bodies. Their music combines a variety of genres (including happy hardcore, industrial, drone metal, and techno-opera), in order to create sadical and sexperimental noise-diva-dance anthems that evoke a sense of death, decay, and transformation. Xina Xurner released their debut album "DIE" in 2012 and their follow-up “Queens of the Night” was released in April of 2018. Past performance spaces and events include sCum, The Smell, the Hammer Museum, Cool World, Mustache Mondays, LACE, Smart Museum of Art (Chicago), Bath Salts (NYC), and Bitchpork (Chicago), as well as international performances in Paris, Tokyo, Seoul, Bogotá, and Mexico City. Xina Xurner will make you sweat.