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Lucky Dragons, Ooga Booga Bongo Music

Sumi Ink Club is a participatory drawing project established in 2005 by Los Angeles-based artists Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck (the collaborative partnership the Lucky Dragons ). For their Clocktower project, a site-specific audio piece was created, designed for focused listening while drawing. A series of large scale drawings were then produced in collaboration with visitors engaged in active listening.

Rara and Fischbeck, as both Sumi Ink Club and as Lucky Dragons, have presented their collaborative work at a wide variety of institutions, including Machine Project (Los Angeles), MOCA (Los Angeles), Southern Exposure (San Francisco), ICA London, ICA Philadelphia, MOMA/PS1, P.P.O.W. (New York), LACE (Los Angeles), Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), The Whitney Museum of American Art (as part of the 2008 Whitney Biennial), the Smithsonian’s Hirshorn Museum, and the Centre Georges Pompidou ,among others.

In this radio show you will hear music the two have written and recorded for their 2012 Clocktower project.


Clocktower Exhibits & Events


Clocktower Exhibits & Events is home to an archive of interviews with artists, curators, musicians, organizers, and more who have participated in Clocktower exhibitions and events throughout our organization’s history.

Many of the below recordings were documented while Clocktower was in the midst of a transformation. The original name, The Clocktower Gallery, was given to the exhibition, residency, and performance space in TriBeCa, founded by alternative spaces movement pioneer Alanna Heiss in 1972. After 2001, the Clocktower Gallery re-inaugurated its exhibition programming in 2005 as part of MoMA/PS1 and, after 2008, under the auspices of Art International Radio. In 2013, we moved on from our downtown Manhattan location, and have since renamed the organization Clocktower Productions, a title which encompasses our radio, exhibition, and event programming.

For more Clocktower history, listen to The Clocktower Oral History Project, in which such figures as Vito Acconci, Bill Beirne, Colette, Jeffrey Deitch, Mary Heilmann, Jene Highstein, Ann Magnuson, Richard Nonas and Joel Shapiro reflect upon their experiences with this unique New York space. Organized by artist Nancy Hwang for the Fall 2009 AVANT-GUIDE TO NYC: Discovering Absence exhibition at apexart.

NB: Clocktower Radio was launched by MoMA/PS1 in 2004 as the Web's first art radio station. It has been independent since 2009 and is licensed to host content created under PS1 management. Programs produced prior to 2011 may refer to our earlier URLs and station IDs, including,, and Art International Radio. For the complete history of Clocktower Radio, read our Mission & History section.