In the weekly trek into the river, I’ve observed and experienced beauty, uncertainty, and moments of bliss. Being in a river surrounded by the mountainside of Mt. Rubidoux, indigenous plants, and wildlife is intrinsically beautiful; it’s something that needs to be seen to be felt. While engulfed in beauty, I can’t seem to get this lingering feeling off of me every time I visit the river; it’s a feeling of uncertainty, despair, yet in the midst of doubt, I still find hope.

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merge.part.locate., by Crystal Sepúlveda,  was performed at homeLA featuring Asuka Hisa's Victoria Park home in Los Angeles.

there are some questions that permeate how i am investigating/defining/composing my relationship to Asuka’s home, the designated home-site for the 15th installment of homeLA // Victoria Park.

i am asking these questions from the position of two locations in Asuka’s home - under and near the staircase by the front entryway and outdoors on top of the portico.

i will alternate between these two locations throughout my four hour durational performance.

i see the performance as a platform for revealing the development of these questions.

i will be additionally informed by the flow of spectators and performers entering, exiting, lingering, passing through and returning again.

the locations that have called my attention (mentioned above) are situated between or next to more than one other happening/performance. my process is leading me to be conscious of attending to the production of a state of juxtaposition that is not an absolute side by side framing, but one that merges into the other at times diagonally, temporarily, as a reference, on the edges or ongoing...

i am thinking about how to be responsive to my surroundings beyond the two locations where i am located.

i am thinking, how might this response-extension generate information for me to explore live, right where i am?

how will i negotiate between being here and there from here?

what will come from my own self-imposed state of alternating between two specific locations?

what kind of relationship will i establish between the locations i inhabit?

how are these locations distinguished?

how will time inform possibilities to remain and construct identified place?

what will change, with the gaze specifically, when performing near audience and then performing from a distance?

these are the immediate questions and desires that will become the work, merge.part.locate.
— http://www.crystalsepulveda.com/#/mergepart/


Hello dear friends, family, and general lurkers!

Today, I am thankful: Thankful for all of the new friendships I've made these past few months, thankful for recent opportunities, and thankful for this new website I have managed to compile through countless revisions.

About a year ago I redesigned my website to fit the web's changing standards, but a year is a long time in web-space. This time around, I scrapped WordPress and decided to use Squarespace. I loved the flexibility of WordPress and the ability to get into the nitty-gritty details of its open-source code, but what took days, weeks, or even months on WordPress took only a few hours to create on Squarespace. I'm essentially starting from scratch; Importing from an older website left strange formatting and structural issues. So, as a result, you may notice that older blog posts are no longer around; Instead, I've decided to incorporate them into my two galleries - dance and portrait. I invite you to take a look around my site and let me know what you think.

I have created a Facebook page in conjunction with my new site. If you have a comment to make, please leave them below. Stay in touch by contacting me, subscribing, or by following me on Instagram and Twitter; I would love to hear from you!

Lastly, I am currently selling fine art canvas prints on my print store. A limited batch of one-time-prints are currently on sale until August 14, 2015. New prints will be added every Tuesday.

Thanks again for all of your continued support!


EXCERPTS: Samantha Blake Goodman

EXCERPTS: Samantha Blake Goodman

Choreographer Samantha Blake Goodman brings together nine Los Angeles based artists for the creation of her new evening length work EXCERPTS. Unraveling in two parts as five and Shades in Lavender, this live performance project is built in collaboration with Crystal Sepúlveda, Samantha Mohr, Ted Byrnes, Pari Desai, Nicolette Mishkan, Katelan Breymar, Dayna Richards, Jaman Laws, and Kathryn Nockels.

EXCERPTS is a meditation on the present as it is constant flux, playing with the intimacy of seeing and being watched, of listening and being heard. It is about feeling and constructing heightened conditions in shared spaces as it challenges traditional uses of the black box theater.

Featuring a live horn section, improvisational sound on drum set, and three dancers, the evening’s program is designed to provoke heightened experiences for both performers and audience, through interchangeable scores created for movement, sound, lighting, and costume.

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