A Row of Trees

The Journal of The Sonic Art Research Unit

Marlo de Lara

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, artist Marlo De Lara received a PhD in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds and an MA in Psychosocial Studies at the Centre of Psychoanalytic Studies at Essex. Her practice works within the realms of sound performance, visual distraction, and film. Previously under the moniker ‘marlo eggplant’, her sound works are textural compositions which develop from microscopic tone landscapes into dense and expansive states of noise. Her works aim to blur the definitions of the (un)intentional and the myth of permanence.

She was a 2021 Intercultural Leadership Institute Fellow and is now a co-facilitator for the program. The Intercultural Leadership Institute is a year-long intensive leadership experience for artists, culture bearers and other arts practitioners. ILI is a collaborative program of Alternate ROOTS, First Peoples Fund, National Association of Latino Arts & Cultures (NALAC) and PA’I Foundation.

De Lara is also the Director of Grants and Community Care at the Los Angeles experimental transmedia artspace Coaxial Art Foundation and is an active participant in the Sonic Cyberfeminisms cohort and founder of Ladyz in Noyz arts collective.


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