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EMA: *I Wanna Destroy* on February 15, 2015, presented at MoMA PS1 as part of VW Sunday Sessions 2014-2015. Photo by Charles Roussel.

Erika Anderson, aka EMA, is a musician and multimedia artist based in Portland. Working with her live band, or through hybrid texts designed for sites that creatively repurpose the tools of the internet, Anderson is vitally engaged with half a century’s worth of pop culture language.

I Wanna Destroy is a Virtual Reality environment built in collaboration with Portland-based developer Zach Krausnick and the software company Chroma. This virtual world uses 3D game mechanics to articulate experiences not often explored in mainstream gaming; including guilt, nostalgia, family, and transcendence. Audience members explore a changing 3D environment, while their experiences are projected before the entire audience. EMA provides a live score, working to meld semi-acoustic instruments and lyrical content into a digital world.

Sunday Sessions is a weekly presentation of performance, moving images, dance, music, and discursive programs. Its mission is to embrace live arts as an integral aspect of contemporary practice and ask how art forms, which unfold in the here and now, produce specific ways of thinking and useful means to engage with the broader world. Every Sunday different artists, curators, thinkers and a range of other cultural agents are invited to share their latest projects and ideas with the MoMA PS1 audience.

I Wanna Destroy is organized by Sasha Frere-Jones for BATAN Arts

Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator with Alex Sloane, Curatorial Assistant and Rosey Selig-Addiss, Associate Producer.

Sunday Sessions 2014-15 is dedicated to Mike Skinner, 1974-2014

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Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

Major support is provided by MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation.

This performance is part of VW Sunday Sessions 2014-15.