Risa's work explores the relation between 2D and 3D, along with her concerns in materials - surface, colors and the tactility. She is fascinated by the aspects of duality in architecture, such as structural engineering that should be obvious from the building itself, but at the same time seems invisible due to lack of information and knowledge.
Ben Seretan plays the electric guitar, sings, and makes long music – big, sweeping clouds of tones that fill a room. His work falls somewhere between Alice Coltrane, Arthur Russell, and La Monte Young. He also studied experimental music with Alvin Lucier and Anthony Braxton at Wesleyan University. Interested in tenderness as both subject and a performance endeavor, he often chooses to eschew traditional concert settings, preferring to play in bedrooms, powerplants, galleries, and churches, preferably at sunrise. Ben has released 3 full-length solo recordings, a collaborative LP with Portland, OR band the Early, an hour-long video collage, and a cassette tape with Standard Issue. He has held residencies in Oregon, upstate New York, and Alaksa and, as ever, plays in a variety of other bands.