Luke Fischbeck is an artist, composer, and organizer who designs and tests structures for collaboration.

He is a contributing member of the group Lucky Dragons (2000—present, with Sarah Rara), founder and principal organizer of Sumi Ink Club (2005—present, a platform for collaborative art) and KCHUNG Radio (2011—present, a collectively-organized broadcast project), managing director of the non-profit arts organization Human Resources, and member of the steering committee for The Los Angeles Contemporary Archive.

Lucky Dragons research forms of participation, dissent, perception and attention in performance and public art, purposefully working towards a better understanding of existing ecologies through workshops, publications, and recordings.

Fischbeck and Rara have presented collaborative work in a wide variety of contexts, including REDCAT, LACMA, and The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, MOCA Los Angeles, the Centre Georges Pompidou, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, London’s Institute for Contemporary Art, The Kitchen in New York, the 54th Venice Biennale, The Whitney Museum of American Art (as part of the 2008 Whitney Biennial) and The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, among others.

Read more about Lucky Dragons
SFMOMA - Let’s Get Physical: The Art of Conflict Resolution
Walker Art Center - Mystery, Music, and the Art of Lucky Dragons

Panel: Interaction & Outcomes

So what comes of all this? Let's talk about what happens during and after interaction and what makes a project successful. Is 'awe' a form of activism?

Reverse Engineering The Technologies Of Peace

We will present findings from "User Agreement," a research-based art exhibition that seeks to identify technologies of peace—images, actions, and language that function as tools invented to resolve conflict, focus collective effort, and establish peace. Through a process of reverse engineering (dismantling, analyzing, and re-contextualizing) these technologies, we build new tools as art forms.