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La Politesse.

6 May

In the form of video performance, Lala Drona recounts her personal experience living abroad.  After moving to Paris, France in 2012, Lala films herself performing in French for the very first time.

She speaks with her face blanketed in flesh-colored mesh; she pulls and pushes through the material, illustrating the tension between the “natural” and “foreign” behaviours she experiences abroad.  The camera frame often segments parts of the face, zooming in on her mouth in order to draw focus to her words.  The video successfully transmits an oppressive ambience, the pressures of living up to societal norms when immersing yourself into a new culture.

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Damian Fuller, Minimalism and Manners Blog

 

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From the Bed to the Lab: Lala’s upcoming exhibition.

31 Oct

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Lala was spotted this week in Paris’ 11th district measuring the walls of Düo, where she’s due to show her work December 11th-13th.  Lala’s exhibition “From the Bed to the Lab” will be a retrospective look at her time in Paris: how the city helped her find her way down the rabbit hole we now call the Lala World.  The three series of paintings and installations Lala has chosen for the exhibition illustrate a persisting struggle to find a place of her own in the world.

“I’ve come to the conclusion that life it just one big do-it-yourself project.  Since that realization, I see the possibilities are endless.  That’s what this exhibition is about.”

Since Lala’s arrival in Paris, she has created her own world, composed of fact-fiction blog entries, paintings, videos and music.  “From the Bed to the Lab” will be Lala Drona’s first solo gallery exhibition in Paris to present this work.  The art pieces are to be accompanied by performances and DJ’s during the night hours (TBA).  Check Lala Drona’s facebook page and stay updated on details about the most anticipated Lala event of the year.

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Preview of newest piece

8 Jun

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A preview of Lala Drona’s newest (and unfinished) addition to her series Sexe Sans Sex.  Being the second time Lala has included animals in her series, Drones are not exactly shocked.  What’s shocking is Lala’s plan to create a sexually stimulated animal.  “This cat will in fact have an erection,” the artist stated in a correspondence with Based on a Fact.  What’s more, the artist plans to add faux-fur to the cat’s arm, so that onlookers can interact with the piece by petting the cat.  Though some may think Lala is perhaps tip-toeing on the line of bestiality, she quotes that “it is all in good fun.”  The elderly woman in the piece was inspired by someone Lala saw at a cat show when visiting another small city in France.  Keep a lookout for more updates on Lala Drona, her adventures and of course, her art.

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Kevin Goggins, 20 journalism student

Adopt a Bee, save the Drones.

31 May

Save the bees!It seems Lala Drona is inviting her Drones to protect another type of drone: Bee drones.  Since the disappearances of these tiny creatures world-wide, countries such as France and Germany have decided to ban pesticides that have been implicated in the death of bees.  Since this ban, the disappearances have stopped and bees seem to be thriving in their habitats.

Some species of bees have grown up to 40 times their size says Johanne Matien, a French apiologist.  “They are getting bigger and bigger.  The bees have gone from flying rats to flying cats in just one year!”  raising awarenessDespite this anomaly, there seems to be minimal danger in the rapid bee growth.  “The bees are rather pacifists and will not attack unless threatened,” Johanne explains.  There has only been one human death since the rapid bee growth and when put to trial, was ruled out an accident.

The only real problem has been the amount of injured or sick bees abandoned by their hive.  Every weekend in the Jardin des Plantes, the entomology department from the University of Paris sets up stands that put rescued bees up for adoption.  Lala Drona was spotted at one of these tents last weekend, interested in adopting a bee.  Lala asked many questions and posed for photos, however, witnesses did not catch her actually adopting a bee. photo op.

Some say Lala made an appearance at the adoption tent as a publicity stunt in order to improve her image.  Others say this queen bee has always been concerned about her drones, whether they are human, bee or machine and has depicted these ideas in images.  Whatever intentions she may have, one thing is true.  Lala is raising long-due awareness about a crucial change in our environment.

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Preview before official release

22 May

Lala Drona releases a preview before the finishing touches on her newest piece.  The piece discovered in the video “Lala in La-la Land” did in fact have a connection to her Sexe Sans Sex series.  Lala, after revisiting some of her old art work, decides to reanimate an old idea by juxtaposing text with art.  Below you will find the song lyrics “My Neck, My Back” by KHIA superimposed on the image of a baby-doll.

Preview by Lala Drona

Preview of unfinished piece by Lala Drona

Lala makes a buck off a blast from the past

18 May

Lala makes a quick buckLala Drona reported that while in Colorado she would not be participating in any gallery showings of her work.  However, Drones were both pleasantly surprised and disappointed to see a spontaneous private show…in the form of

a garage sale.

ArtsaleIn front of what we believe to be her family home, passer-byes found a blast from the past.  Lala exhibited works which she described as B.L., or Before Lala (works she did as a kid). Here she exhibited her first ever acrylic painting The Ant, completed at the age of fourteen years old.

Lala's work displayed on the driveway.

Lala’s work displayed on the driveway.

Other works included drawings from her first ever series of portraits which she completed at the age of fifteen.  The idea for the series was quite simple, as it was the first time Lala blended text with visual art. (Examples below.)

 

It seems critics have very mixed reviews, some applauding the artist’s humility in displaying her art in front of her home and revisiting her pre-Lala years.  Others have commented that the display is yet another insult to galleries which display and sell Lala’s pieces, that she is giving the finger to the elitist types that buy her art at extravagant prices.  Whether one story is truer than the other, one thing is certain.  Through this display, she has given us a more complete picture of her development as an artist, and in turn, more puzzle pieces to discover who Lala Drona is.

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Demi Gallegos, 55 Homemaker

Sexe sans Sex series update: “Michigan’s 7-hour Window”

21 Apr
Current project in Lala Drona's series "Sexe sans Sex."  Not yet titled.

Current project “Michigan’s 7-hour Window” by Lala Drona. Part of series “Sexe sans Sex.”

Sneak Peek of the Lala Laboratory

17 Apr

With construction of the Lala Laboratory underway, Drones everywhere are trying to get a closer look.  Lala releases a video as a sneak peek at what will be the Lala Lab.  Critics say that the notebook in the video represents the Lala Laboratory… all of Lala Drona’s big ideas in the notebook are to be made reality in the Lala Laboratory.  Music The Big Dream by David Lynch.  See more videos by Lala here.

 

 

Lala steals the show, but Fred saves the day.

31 Mar

Not this time!Lala made a short and unwelcome appearance yesterday at the annual “Perve Grandma Convention” where she was accused of stealing an art piece by special guest,

Fred Le Chevalier. The “Perve Grandma Convention” takes place in Paris to celebrate not just female sexuality, but elderly female sexuality.  “Just because we’re older, doesn’t mean we’ve lost our desire,” says Adrienne Marceau one of the events core coordinators.

These senior citizens join together every year to share their patchwork and hand-knit sweaters in order to raise awareness about the oppression of senior women’s sexuality.

Many thought Lala arrived to support the movement, but quickly realized she was up to no good.  Many guests stated she was visiting artists’ booths asking for ideas or inspiration.  Witnesses later saw Lala approach Jeannette Durand, an elderly woman that had just bought her 12th Fred Le Chevalier piece.

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Lala violently ripped the art piece from Jeannette Durand’s hands and made a run for the door.   She almost made an escape, but fortunately, Fred Le Chevalier came to the victim’s rescue by stopping Lala in her tracks.  He repossessed the art piece and returned it to its rightful owner.  “He’s my knight in shining armor,” Jeannette stated after the incident.

Jeanette Durand after Fred le Chevalier returned her art piece.

Jeanette Durand after Fred le Chevalier returned her art piece.

Many guests wanted to call the police and threatened to have Lala thrown in jail once and for all in order to stop her crimes against muses and fellow artists.  However, Fred and Jeanette have both decided not to press charges and Lala roams free, continuing to skulk dark alleyways and hidden galleries, looking for inspiration in all the wrong places.

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