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Anne Bray and Molly Cleator

Anne Bray and Molly Cleator have shown art at gas stations, malls, movie theaters, on TV, in department stores, on billboards, in homes. As artists they have produced public art projects funded by Public Art Fund and others, and mixed media installations at Santa Monica Museum of Art, and elsewhere. Most recently they developed a new video installation with at Pomona College and a video performance at Track 16 Gallery.

Anne Bray teaches public art at University of Southern California and new genres at Claremont Graduate University. She also directs L.A.Freewaves, a consortium of arts organizations, cable stations, libraries and schools presenting a decentralized video and new media festival every two years throughout Los Angeles.

Since 1980, Molly Cleator has performed as an artist, actress and spoken wordist on the stage, screen, TV, gallery, CD, radio and cafe. She has performed in numerous of her own pieces and in collaborative site specific works with Cornerstone Theater, Padua Hills Playwrights Festival and Art as Spectacle. As an actress, she has worked with Seinfield, Schwartzenegger and Peter Weir.

Continuous collaborators since 1989, Cleator and Bray contrast their different points of view in forms reflective of the issues and sites, accessible to a broad audience. Their concerns about community and self, i.e., about negotiating one’s place in our mass mediated society merge into their collaborative installations.

Collaborative Art Projects:

  • 2002 *Double Burning Jagged Extremities, video installation at USC's Spring Art Festival

  • 2001 Rainy Days and a Raised Skirt, video performance at Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica CA

  • 2001 *Double Burning Jagged Extremities, video installation at Cinematexas 6, Austin TX

  • 2000 *Weight & Volume, multiprojection performance/installation at Armory Center for the Arts

  • 2000 Personals, collaborative performance/installation with Dutch artists at the Brewery Project

  • 1999 Dis Miss, War Party, dueling video projections with live music mix at Sonopticon, a sound and light event organized by FAR (Foundation for Art Resources)

  • 1998 Double Burning Jagged Extremities, video installation in Old Town Pasadena mall October 15-Nov 15, sponsored by NewTown

  • 1996 God Doesn’t Have A Mouth, slide audio video installation/performance, at Civitella Ranieri, Italy

  • 1994 ColLAborations: Inside the Armory, Out on the Street, curated by Karen Moss, photo-audio installation, What Can I Say with community members at Armory Center-Arts in Pasadena

  • 1993 The Gap, audio installation at mall at S.B. Contemporary Arts Forum, as part of Backtalk, Women's Voices in the 90's curated by Marilu Knode & Erica Daborn

  • 1993 Ashes, Ashes, audio installation overlooking Los Angeles, L.A. Municipal Art Gallery

  • 1993 Easy Chair, Electric Chair, video installation in Video Reflections of Multimedia Art Works at Banff Center, Alberta, Canada and in Images du Futur, Cité des Arts et Nouvelles Technologies de Montreal, Canada

  • 1992 Easy Chair, Electric Chair, video installation at Santa Monica Museum of Art