M.A. Harms

1815 S Main St. Los Angeles, CA 90015
Mar 24, 9 AM - 6 PM — ends Mar 26, 2023
M. A. Harms: carnation, lily
March 24: open to the public 9am-6pm
March 25: open to the public 9am–9pm
March 26: open to the public 9am–9pm
Free | Open to all
Mask wearing is highly recommended
indoors. N/95, KN/95 & Surgical masks are
suggested and provided.

carnation, lily is an interactive installation
that transforms Coaxial into the purgatory
in which Kelly Link's short story takes
place. Converted to a dingy seaside motel,
pre-recorded music, and various video
ranging from found footage, white out
illustrations, and stop motion animation will
bring Coaxial to life as audience members
are invited to walk through the space and
embody the story’s main character.

M.A. Harms is a Los Angeles-based composer, performer, and instrument builder who explores the intersections between grief, gender, and sex through a combination of text and sound. Their practice centers performance art and interdisciplinarity, imagining and creating sound using sculptural installations, found objects, electronics, mannequins, and placing equal significance on the visual experience of their work. M navigates literal stories and personal life events via sound practice, obscuring them to the point that they begin to bridge the gap between individual and “universal” experiences.
As a percussionist and interdisciplinary performance artist, M has worked with artists including Eric Lennartson, Daniel Newman-Lessler, and Jeonghyeon Joo. They received their MFA from California Institute of the Arts, where they studied with Tim Feeney and Nicholas Deyoe.

carnation, lily, lily, rose is a two-part project presented by LA-based artist M.A. Harms including an interactive installation at Coaxial Arts March 24–26 (carnation, lily) followed by an installation and performance at Human Resources Los Angeles on April 28 (lily, rose). This work is co-presented by Boss Witch Productions, Coaxial Arts, and Human Resources Los Angeles, and was developed with support from a 2022–23 Boss Witch Productions Commission.