Marisela La Grave (b. Caracas) New York - New Mexico based multidisciplinary artist, director, producer, film maker, photographer and creator of projects that explore the nature of perception, phenomenology, consciousness and temporality. Her multidisciplinary oeuvre includes film, video, sound design, film, photography, installation & performance art, environmental advocacy, drawing, writing. She produces experimental films, essay style documentaries and time based works for camera that explore the space in between concept, reality and auto-fiction. Her cinematic art performance concepts, films, photographs, multidisciplinary site-specific events, sound track design, scripts, works on paper are the core of her existential deracinated ongoing investigations. M. La Grave is a Co-founder and the Artistic director at Magnetic Laboratorium™ (2001) a New York - Paris based multimedia art studio experimenting with multidisciplinary productions. Her original site-specific collaborative performances for camera with Magnetic Laboratorium associated artists as well as other works have been screened, exhibited, presented, and published internationally and housed in private collections and museums around the world; e.g. The Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, (Massachusetts) - The Whitney Museum of American Art, Live Series (New York) - Paris Underground Film Festival, (Paris) - The Watermill Center (South Hampton, NY) - Art Miami Basel Video Lounge, (Miami) – Hamptons International Film Festival (New York) - Scotiabank Nuit Blanche in (Toronto) – Dance Theater Workshop, Movement Research, (New York) – Dance Space Saint Marks church New York, NY – PS1-22 (New York) - 98 Bowery Gallery (New York) Museo de Bellas Artes & Museo Jacobo Borges (Caracas) - Nikki Dianne Marquardt Gallery (Paris) - Camera Austria (Vienna) Photographies Magazine, Paris - Vis-à-vis Magazine, Paris Magazine Photo (Paris) - Extra-camera (Caracas) among others. Grants and awarded residencies include: The Watermill Center, Robert Wilson, (South Hampton, NY) (2014) - Performance Matters, (London) (2010) The Banff Center - New Media (Canada) (2009) - New York Foundation for the Arts (New York) (2008) - Magdalena Ridge Observatory (New Mexico) (2014)- Mount Tremper Arts & Zen Mountain Monastery, (Mount Tremper) NY (2000).
M. La Grave studied Film at Tisch School, New York University (New York) - Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Sorbonne III, (Paris) and Photography at the International Center of Photography, (New York).
She is currently focused on the development, advocacy and creation of the International HWY 60 Dark Sky Reserve Project (2023). Directing and producing Dark Sky Land, an Experimental documentary Film, set in a remote Bortle class 1 sky in New Mexico. Skyland Lab Productions, LLC / Magnetic Laboratorium / The New Mexico Film Foundation.
Recent productions - collaborations include:
The Henry L. Ferguson Museum, Fishers Island
The Water Mill Center, South Hampton, NY
Columbia County Historic Society.
Light House Works, Fishers Island.
Shaker Museum in Mount Lebanon, NY.
The Crandel Theater, Chatham NY.
Camphill Hudson, Hudson New York.
Warehouse 1-10, Magdalena, NM
Sky PI Observatory, Top of the World, NM
Magdalena Ridge Observatory, NM
International Dark Sky Association
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MARISELA La GRAVE a.k.a Magnetic Laboratorium™
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