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Marina Rosenfeld

2008 Biennial artist Marina Rosenfeld creates music and performances that challenge ideas of the conventional visual and audio experience. She invited YI teens to star in her Biennial performance, Teenage Lontano at the Park Avenue Armory, which focused on highlighting the complex relationships between audience, performer and music in a single piece of art. Teenage Lontano featured the YI teens as a twenty piece choir, singing along with iPods and the music that filled the hall. In weekly preparation sessions, Marina engaged the group in lively discussions about performance, sound art, and her practice as an artist. The sessions and the performance itself combined powerfully as a way for the teens to learn about diverse kinds of art and their meanings.