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Caroline Partamian

Brooklyn, NY   

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Caroline Partamian is a musician, visual artist, and curator who now resides and works in New York City. 

Influenced by her training in ballet and modern dance, her work focuses on themes of muscle memory and abreaction — the extraction of dormant memory stored within a muscle, resurfaced through physical movement, of which an individual was previously unaware. These memories span the spectrum and can be traumatic, erotic, or comforting. By focusing on the process rather than the anticipated result, her work encourages what can be revealed when one becomes conscious of their kinetic movement in the process of creation.

Partamian was recently an artist in the Newburgh, New York Artist in Vacancy residency program (summer 2019) as well as an artist+curator-in-residence at Flux Factory in Long Island City, Queens. She was a member of the collaborative psych-punk musical project Scully, amongst other projects The Splinters, Habibi, and The Numerators. She received her MA at NYU’s Museum Studies program, where she focused on applying teaching methods of postmodern dance to the conservation of contemporary performance art acquisitions at museums. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a major in Anthropology and minors in English and Music. She works at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has previously worked for artist Laurie Anderson.

She has composed ambient and experimental soundscapes for and in collaboration with Eva Dean Dance and Proteo Media dance companies, as well as films, and creating sleep meditation tapes using found and original sounds. 

Fifth Dimension Part 1 for Eva Dean Dance – Extended for Grahamstown South Africa FINAL

made using found sounds, keyboard, guitar

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Combat-Interference for Eva Dean Dance, Spring 2018

made using korg ms-20 synthesizer

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made using found sounds, sampler, reel to reel tape machine delay

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