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Three nights in L.A.: dancing gold flakes, Russian lounge music and William Basinski's 'The Deluge'

Three nights in L.A.: dancing gold flakes, Russian lounge music and William Basinski's 'The Deluge'

On Wednesday night, in front of 30 people, a woman made flakes of gold levitate and dance at a small room in Echo Park's South of Sunset. Her name was Evelina Domnitch, and she wore an off-white dress and shoes by United Nude that looked a bit like an infinity symbol rendered in white and green plastic. An orderly strip of hair bisected her otherwise shaved head.

Seventh-grade physics would be easier if there were more Domnitches and gold flakes.

With her partner Dmitry Gelfand adjusting unidentified signals from a mixing desk nearby, "Sonolevitation" (the name of the piece and the process) was a visual and aural experience. Two flat-ended silver tubes facing each...

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