NYE 2018 @ The Huntington Gardens

Photographed at the Huntington Botanical Gardens on New Years Eve 2018 between 3PM and 5PM.

Pete Helvey photographed by Farida Amar

Allen Sovory II photographed by Farida Amar

Farida Amar photographed by Jeremy Quant

Farida Amar photographed by Jeremy Quant

Jeremy Quant photographed by Farida Amar

Pete Helvey photographed by Farida Amar

Pete Helvey photographed by Farida Amar

Jeremy Quant & Allen Sovory II photographed by Farida Amar

Farida Amar photographed by Pete Helvey

Farida Amar photographed by Pete Helvey

Jeremy Quant photographed by Farida Amar

Jeremy Quant photographed by Farida Amar

Allen Sovory II photographed by Farida Amar

Allen Sovory II photographed by Farida Amar

Jeremy Quant photographed by Farida Amar

Jeremy Quant photographed by Farida Amar

Jeremy Quant, Pete Helvey and Allen Sovory II photographed by Farida Amar



“Break” Music Video for Hil Jaeger

SONG : Break / ALBUM : CMPRSSN / MUSIC PRODUCTION, RECORDINGMIXING & PERFORMANCE : Hil Jaeger / BODY PERFORMANCE : Kira Preston / CREATIVE DIRECTIONPRODUCTION & STILL IMAGES : Farida Amar / CAMERA OPERATIONCINEMATOGRAPHY & VIDEO EDITING : Viktoria RaykovaLOCATION : Everybody, Los Angeles



Galaxies Are Growing Inside Me

Galaxies Are Growing Inside Me was a summoning of life and the inevitable colliding of that which lives. It was attraction and repulsion, where creatures of the night met the light of day. Where sound was sent into concrete high rises. Wake up little crickets, and chirp towards the sun. Close your eyes human, and rest in the shade. Let yourself climb towards the sky, flip upside-down and use your fingers to trace the outline of your own shadow on the ground below.

MUSICIANS : EntertainmentHip to DeathNikki McKnight, Chris Gravely, Scott Box and Joshua LonerPERFORMANCE ARTISTS : Sara Gregory of MakeShift Circus and Marilyn Chen of Liquid Sky / INSTALLATION DESIGN : Farida Amar / PRODUCTION : Farida Amar

Photo Credit : Farida Amar

This show was a part of Unraveled Tours 2016.


Sleep Is Not for Those Who Dream

About the Wayfinding Installation built by Raphael Arar : This participatory installation includes a set of four electromechanical sculptures that operate in subsequent harmony and discord based on audience, performer and/or environmental impulses. Each sculpture, positioned at a Cardinal Direction, operates independently by way of a motor that strikes tensed bungee cables containing a glass orb with a glass marble. In effect, both movement and sound ensue, the latter continuously amplified by digital effects. Software manipulates and morphs the sequence at which the sculptures fire, inviting both the environment along with the participant to meddle with a sense of direction amidst time.

MUSICIANS : Brandon Tory, Model Soul and The Heavns / PERFORMANCE ARTIST : Camille Grenier / INSTALLATION DESIGN : Raphael Arar and Will Michaelsen / PRODUCTION : Farida Amar / DOCUMENTATION : Viktoria Raykova

Photo Credit : Viktoria Raykova

This show was a part of Unraveled Tours 2016.


Eventually, Everything Connects

Eventually, Everything Connects 

MUSICIANS : Canada, Airacuda and Vishnu Basement / PERFORMANCE ARTISTS : Marina Kec, Caitlin Dagle and Nicole Battestilli / MUSIC CURATING : Truong TaINSTALLATION DESIGN : Farida Amar / PRODUCTION : Farida Amar

Photo Credit : Farida Amar 

This show was a part of Unraveled Tours 2016.


Crashing Into Walls We’ve Built

About the Wayfinding Installation built by Raphael Arar : This participatory installation includes a set of four electromechanical sculptures that operate in subsequent harmony and discord based on audience, performer and/or environmental impulses. Each sculpture, positioned at a Cardinal Direction, operates independently by way of a motor that strikes tensed bungee cables containing a glass orb with a glass marble. In effect, both movement and sound ensue, the latter continuously amplified by digital effects. Software manipulates and morphs the sequence at which the sculptures fire, inviting both the environment along with the participant to meddle with a sense of direction amidst time.

MUSICIANS : Hoofwerk, Hydroplane, Wake and Whitney Lyman / PERFORMANCE ARTIST : Camille Grenier / INSTALLATION DESIGN : Raphael Arar and Will Michaelsen / PRODUCTION : Farida Amar


Old Ways Won’t Open New Doors

About the Wayfinding Installation built by Raphael Arar : This participatory installation includes a set of four electromechanical sculptures that operate in subsequent harmony and discord based on audience, performer and/or environmental impulses. Each sculpture, positioned at a Cardinal Direction, operates independently by way of a motor that strikes tensed bungee cables containing a glass orb with a glass marble. In effect, both movement and sound ensue, the latter continuously amplified by digital effects. Software manipulates and morphs the sequence at which the sculptures fire, inviting both the environment along with the participant to meddle with a sense of direction amidst time.

MUSICIANS : The Shape, Wicked ManHoofwerk and Whitney Lyman / PERFORMANCE ARTIST : Camille Grenier / INSTALLATION DESIGN : Raphael Arar and Will Michaelsen / PRODUCTION : Farida Amar

Photo Credit : Viktoria Raykova 

This show was a part of Unraveled Tours 2016.

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