Carolina Performing Arts and UNC’s Department of Art present Liz Magic Laser From North Carolina to South Korea

 Carolina Performing Arts and UNC?s Department of Art present Liz Magic Laser From North Carolina to South Korea

Work features live stream to Republic of Korea on September 12, 2014


Chapel Hill, NC (September 10, 2014) ?Carolina Performing Arts welcomes Liz Magic Laser for a performance of From North Carolina to South Korea, commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts and UNC-Chapel Hill?s Art Department. The performance comes to the Memorial Hall stage Saturday, September 13 at 8:00 p.m. with a second performance Sunday, September 14 at 2:00 p.m.

Collaborating for the first time, the mother-daughter duo combines the multimedia performance art of Liz Magic Laser with the choreography of Wendy Osserman. The performance will examine the studied gestures of politicians and the actual events shown on the news. Focusing on internet news, Laser and Osserman will look at the effect that posturing and emotional display have on the public?s perception.

The development of this piece took place in part at UNC-Chapel Hill through a residency hosted by the Art Department. The performance will employ live video feeds with green screen effects, repurposing the techniques of news production in order to represent an embodied reception of the news.

In addition to footage culled from the internet, the performance will feature excerpts from an interactive event live-streamed from Carolina Performing Arts to the Nam June Paik Art Center in Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea on September 12, 2014.

?We would like to invite you to attend a special event on Friday, September 12th, 8 p.m. ? 11 p.m.,? said Laser. ?Prior to the multimedia performance, From North Carolina to South Korea, at Carolina Performing Arts, we will host an event which will involve a live-stream conversation between you and an audience at the Nam June Paik Art Center in Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea. Your feedback, recorded via a green-screened video feed, will be incorporated into the performances that follow on September 13th and 14th.?

For tickets and more information about Liz Magic Laser, please visit

About Carolina Performing Arts

The mission of Carolina Performing Arts (CPA) is to enrich lives by creating and presenting exceptional arts experiences and connecting them to The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) community and beyond. Established in 2005 at UNC-Chapel Hill, Carolina Performing Arts presents the very best from the full spectrum of the performing arts: internationally renowned recitalists and orchestras; dance and chamber ensembles; jazz, roots and world music performers; and opera and theatre companies. In the 2014/15, CPA celebrates its 10th season. In addition to returning favorites, CPA is partnering with UNC-Chapel Hill?s Southern Folklife Collection as they celebrate 25 years; the UNC-Chapel Hill Institute of Arts and Humanities? campus-wide World War I Centenary Project; and will present a three performance program in its inaugural Curatorial Fellowship through CPA?s Arts@TheCore initiative.

CPA strives to nurture artistic innovation and the development of new works on and off campus; to challenge and inspire audiences with powerful and transformative performances; and to integrate the arts into the life of the University, embracing its mission of teaching, research and public service. For more information, please visit

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