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January 2015

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'The Wilson Exercises' at REDCAT

December 13, 2014 - February 8, 2015
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 9:00am - Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 7:00pm

REDCAT: December 13, 2014 to February 8, 2015
Opening Reception Dec 13, 6-9pm
Conversation between artists and Rivet: 6.30 pm

REDCAT presents The End of Summer: The Wilson Exercises, a duo exhibition with newly created work by Anna Craycroft and Marc Vives, guest-curated by the curatorial office Rivet. Developed during an ongoing, multi-year research project called The Wilson Exercises, the exhibition marks the first presentation of the artists in Los Angeles.

The Wilson Exercises is a framework in which the artists and the curators have shared materials and research since fall 2012. The End of Summer is the first iteration of this research in exhibition format. The project suspends the pressure of finite outcome and deals with shared method and productive process, without clear distinctions between doing, making and showing.

In the gallery, Marc Vives creates a cave-like fabric installation that contains a visual and aural environment inspired by the non-rational visual language of popular street festivals in Spain. This semi-secretive space is framed by Anna Craycroft's large black and white oversize posters, hung in a dense grid to create transformations of basic geometric forms. They are created by the stripping down and subsequent adding of coloring and folds that produce timbre. The exhibition, as the curators explain, pivots around dynamics of togetherness and withdrawal, obscurity and immediate visibility. It uses a visual vocabulary of learning but turns that into an atmospheric element, highlighting experiential learning over measurable cognitive acquisition.

The exhibition in Los Angeles was preceded by a residency at the Rogaland Kunstsenter (Stavanger, Norway) in summer 2014. The Wilson Exercises will have a third public appearance, as an exhibition, at Espai 13 of the Fundació Miró (Barcelona, Spain) in March 2015. The Wilson Exercises may remain open-ended.

The End of Summer coincides with the publication of Manual: The Wilson Exercises with words by Trinie Dalton, Diedrich Diederichsen, Ruth Estévez, Geir Haraldseth and Rivet, and images by Anna Craycroft and Marc Vives. Manual: The Wilson Exercises is a co-production between REDCAT and the Rogaland Kunstsenter with support from the Arts Council Norway. It is designed by Project Projects.

About the Artists

Anna Craycroft (New York) has developed a body of work that draws analogies between early child pedagogy and cultural production. Every question she asks has to do with being an artist, or being an artwork: what for, how, and why? Her sculptural installations, workshops, and lectures, as well as collaborations with artists and other experts, combine archival information with the creation of platforms that emphasize art as a vehicle to create original knowledge – most notably C’Mon Language PICA, Portland (2013), Subject of Learning/Object of Study Blanton Museum of Art, Austin (2010). She has received numerous commissions for public sculptures (Art in General, Socrates Sculpture Park, NYC; Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, NYC; Den Haag Sculptuur, the Hague, Netherlands). Craycroft also teaches, and will be faculty at CalArts in spring 2015.

Marc Vives's (Barcelona & San Sebastián) practice comprises performance, group sessions and installations. Vives brings together disparate fields of popular and mainstream culture to prompt novel connections and collective action. He often designs radical spatial situations that invert regular roles or structures of authority. In particular, he focuses on questions surrounding artistic production and practice—such as his work with YProductions, Hamaca, Por La Vena. He recently participated in a collective project at the Tàpies Foundation (Barcelona). As part of the duo Bestué/Vives (2000-2012), he has presented work at the Venice Biennale (2009), at Playground festival, Belgium (2010) and a performance in Times Square, New York with Creative Time (2010). Vives is currently the curator at Nau Estruch in Sabadell (Spain). The Wilson Exercises is their first project together.

Rivet is Sarah Demeuse and Manuela Moscoso, with other collaborators. They make exhibitions and publications, and hold occasional reading groups and conference calls. Some are more public than others, yet all are conceptually connected. Rivet has focused on notions such as deployment, circulation, and resonance but is equally concerned with curatorial frameworks and working methods. Having landed in places such as Belgium, Ecuador, Beirut, New York, São Paulo and Berlin, Rivet's permanent residence is athttp://rivet-rivet.net

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The Wooster Group 'Early Shaker Spirituals: A Record Album Interpretation' at REDCAT

January 21, 2015 - February 1, 2015
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 8:30pm
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 8:30pm
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 8:30pm
Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 8:30pm
Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 8:30pm
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 8:30pm
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 8:30pm
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 8:30pm
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 8:30pm
Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 8:30pm
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 3:00pm

REDCAT: “A precise worldly expression of something impalpable and divine.”  — The New York Times

“The piece is about... the big but contained joy that informs the act of creativity—along with power and elegance and modesty”  — The New Yorker

“Early Shaker Spirituals” testifies joyously to the discipline, dedication and conviction that have allowed one band of artists to endure and flourish on its own uncompromising terms."  –  The New York Times

The newest Wooster Group work, Early Shaker Spirituals: A Record Album Interpretation is a performance based on a 1976 LP of Shaker hymns, marches, anthems, and testimony recorded by Sister R. Mildred Barker and the sisters of the Shaker community in Sabbathday Lake, Maine.

Early Shaker Spirituals features performances of all twenty tracks from side A of the album sung by Cynthia Hedstrom, Elizabeth LeCompte, Frances McDormand, and Suzzy Roche. The performers channel the voices of the Shaker singers to give a new live rendering of the songs. Complementing the songs are dances created by the Group. They are composed of simple patterns inspired by the surviving fragments of the ecstatic dance that characterized the Shakers’ worship services. For the dances, the singers are joined byMatthew Brown, Modesto Jimenez, Bobby McElver, Bebe Miller and Andrew Schneider. Jamie Poskin reads from the album liner notes.

Early Shaker Spirituals returns to an artistic practice that the Group has used throughout its history: working with record albums as source material for original productions, among them Hula (1981) and L.S.D. (…Just the High Points…) (1984). The piece also expresses the Group’s long-standing interest in the Shakers, a millenarian, celibate, communitarian sect. In 1980, Elizabeth LeCompte, Kate Valk, and other members of the company visited the Sabbathday Lake Shaker community and met with Sister R. Mildred Barker. Around that time, the company first began listening to the record album that forms the basis for this new piece.

In addition to the performers, the full Early Shakers Spirituals ensemble includes Max Bernstein (sound), Enver Chakartash (costumes), Eric Dyer (tour technical director), Elizabeth LeCompte & Jim Clayburgh (set), Bobby McElver (sound), Erin Mullin (stage manager), Jamie Poskin (assistant director), Emily Rea (production manager), Ryan Seelig (assistant lighting), Jennifer Tipton(lighting) and Kate Valk (director).

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

January 26, 2015 - January 30, 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015 - 8:00am - Friday, January 30, 2015 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Carlos Brache MFA 1 ART

D301 Gallery: Martha Dimitratou MFA 1 ART

L-Shape Gallery: John Alexander MFA 1 PHOTO/MEDIA

Main Gallery: Graphic Design T-Shirt Sale

A402 Gallery: Ayse Melis Okay MFA 1 ART

Lime Gallery:Violet Ryder MFA 1 PHOTO/MEDIA

Mint Gallery: Martina Crouch MFA 1 ART

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Tax Talks

January 28, 2015
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, G201

INSTITUTE: Q&A about student refunds. Come hear about ways you may qualify for a tax refund, how to file your taxes as a student, tuition tax credits and more. You do not have to have your 2014 tax documents to benefit from this session.

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CalArts Annual T-Shirt Show

January 28, 2015
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

ART: T-shirts designed and printed by Graphic Designers will be selling at the T-shirt show.

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Art Practicum Lecture: Thorbjorg (Tobba) Jonsdottir

January 29, 2015
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 6:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Thorbjorg Jonsdottir is a visual artist and experimental filmmaker from Iceland. She graduated with a MFA in filmmaking from the Program in Film & Video at California Institute of the Arts in 2009 and holds a BFA degree in visual arts from the Iceland Academy of Arts. Thorbjorg has taught in various places, such as in the School of Film & Video at CalArts, the Iceland Academy of the Arts and she is one of the founders and head instructors at Teenage Wasteland of the Arts, a radical arts program for teenagers and young people.

Thorbjorg works primarily in 16mm film, video installation and collage. Her work often deals with the uncanny and the preternatural, and uses landscapes as a metaphor for entrances to other worlds. Thorbjorg’s films and video installations have screened both in galleries and film festivals nationally and internationally. Thorbjorg lives and works in Reykjavik, Iceland and Los Angeles, California.

http://vimeo.com/thorbjorgjonsdottir

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Theorist-in-Residence Judith Butler: 'We, The People: Thoughts on Public Assembly'

January 30, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Langley Hall

CRITICAL STUDIES: This Spring, the MA Aesthetics and Politics Program at CalArts is delighted to welcome 2015 Theorist in Residence, philosopher Judith Butler. As Theorist in Residence, Professor Butler will give four lectures, all free and open to the public. Assembled under the title of “Demonstrating Precarity: Vulnerability, Embodiment, and Resistance,” her talks will address questions of political dissent, protest, resistance and violence in light of recent events in the United States and abroad.

Judith Butler is the author of numerous influential books, including Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990), Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence (2004) and, most recently, Dispossession: The Performative in the Political (2013). She is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California Berkeley.

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Winter Motion Show

January 30, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Auditorium

ART: Screening of work created by students from Hongik University during the Techniques & Design in Motion Graphics intensive course.

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'Adventure Time!' Ricky Davis' BFA Graduation Recital

January 30, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: An evening of original electro-acoustic art rock and moden acoustic guitar music.

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Past Events

Art School Gallery Exhibitions

January 12, 2015 - January 16, 2015
Monday, January 12, 2015 - 9:00am - Friday, January 16, 2015 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Brittany Neimeth MFA 1 PHOTO/MEDIA

D301 Gallery: Carmen Amengual MFA 1 ART

L-Shape Gallery: PENDING 

Main Gallery: PENDING

A402 Gallery: Nebras Hoveizavi MFA 1 PHOTO/MEDIA

Lime Gallery: Aimee Goguen MFA 1 ART

Mint Gallery: Andre Keichian MFA 1 PHOTO/MEDIA 

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Art Practicum Lecture: Nikolas Ventourakis

January 13, 2015
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 6:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: NIKOLAS VENTOURAKIS is from Athens, Greece and lives in London,UK since 2007. He studied fine art photography at the TEI of Athens and completed an MA in Photography at Central Saint Martins School of Arts in 2013. He was selected for the Young Greek Photographers exhibition at Athens Photo Festival in 2010, and in 2013 he exhibited his project “Leaving Utopia”, an abstract narrative about the social crisis in Greece, in a solo show in the main schedule of the festival. He is the recipient of the Deutsche Bank Award in Photography, a finalist of the Celeste Prize 2013 and was selected for The Catlin Guide 2014 and the Future Map 2013 as one of the top graduating artists in the UK. In the Summer of 2014 he exhibited in the Photographer’s Gallery, London, in the Fresh Faced Wild Eyed exhibition, was nominated for the Fotomuseum Winterthur Plat(t)form and from October 2014 he is a visiting artist in residence at the California Institute of Arts with a Fulbright Artist Fellowship. His main subjects of interest are misconceptions and assumptions.

http://www.ventourakis.co.uk/

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End Rape on Campus: EROC, Title IX & Campus Activism

January 15, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 4:00pm

CalArts, Butler Building #4

INSTITUTE: FREE & Open to the Public

Annie Clark and Andrea Pino, founders of End Rape On Campus (EROC), will speak with CalArts students, faculty about Title IX, lesser known laws such at Title II and Title IV, campus activism and strategies, resources for faculty, and media misinformation around rape.

Annie Clark is a lead complainant in the Title IX and Clery complaints against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she completed a B.A. in Political Science. She is a former administrator at the University of Oregon and is a contributor to Huffington Post and MSNBC. After directly working with New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, she helped write the Bi-Partisan Campus Safety and Accountability Act.

Andrea Pino is a first generation college student, and attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she majored in Political Science and English, and pursued research around the policy framing of Title IX, and campus violence. Andrea filed a Federal Complaint with the Department of Education against UNC, and her activism has been featured on front page of the New York Times, Vogue, CNN, Good Morning America, The Melissa Harris-Perry Show, and countless other media sources. Along with Annie, she helped write the Bi-Partisan Campus Safety and Accountability Act.

Julia Meltzer, feminist, filmmaker and founder of the Los Angeles-based arts organization Clockshop, co-hosts the conversation, contextualizing campus rape within an intergenerational framework.

This event will be followed by Q&A and a brief reception.

Presented by California Institute of the Arts, The Provost's Office of Equity & Diversity, California Institute of the Arts, and Clockshop.

For more information, contact Tisa Bryant, Interim Co-Director of Equity & Diversity, tbryant@calarts.edu

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Fire + Water + Stone

January 15, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, C113

FILM/VIDEO: Art installation with sound performance. Three hundred tealights and a reflection pool.

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Art Practicum Lecture: Sara Wookey

January 15, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 6:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Sara Wookey is a choreographer with an interest in the way that performance and publics interact. Her work is informed by her training in American Post-Modern Dance, European Dance-Theater and Laban Movement Analysis. Parallel to her creative practice Sara speaks and writes on issues of economy and value in dance. Sara is often asked to consult on dance presentation and archive in the museum and on public engagement with cultural institutions and government agencies. She is a certified teacher of Yvonne Rainer's seminal dance work Trio A (1966) and a practicing square dance caller.

http://sarawookey.com/home.html

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Cloud Eye Control: Half Life at REDCAT

January 15, 2015 - January 18, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 8:30pm
Friday, January 16, 2015 - 8:30pm
Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 8:30pm
Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 3:00pm

REDCAT: “Transcendently spectacular theater.” – Los Angeles Times

"A multidimensional, seductively cinematic experience." –LAist

A highly visual and emotional experience of fierce urgency, the latest multimedia production from Cloud Eye Control is an imagistic, visceral work inspired by the nervous fear felt in the wake of natural or man-made disasters. The starting point for the creation of Half Life was blog entries by women who experienced the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis, inspiring the artists to explore the psychological fallout of global disaster, and how it affects our emotions and imaginations. The Los Angeles-based collaborators— Miwa Matreyek, Anna Oxygen, and Chi-wang Yang —bring their signature mix of projected animation, live performance and music to summon the unseeable forces that govern our collective sense of personal safety and control.

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Art Lande Trio Concert

January 16, 2015
Friday, January 16, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Special guest Art Lande (piano) with CalArts faculty Darek Oles (bass) and Joe Labarbera (drums).

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

January 19, 2015 - January 23, 2015
Monday, January 19, 2015 - 9:00am - Friday, January 23, 2015 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Artur Silva MFA 1 ART

D301 Gallery: Carlos Diaz-Sullivan MFA 1 ART

L-Shape Gallery: PENDING 

Main Gallery: PENDING

A402 Gallery: Juhee Han MFA 1 ART

Lime Gallery: Kyle Johanson MFA 1 ART

Mint Gallery: Erica Palmiter MFA 1 ART

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Art Practicum Lecture: Neha Choksi

January 20, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 6:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Neha Choksi was born in the United States, raised in India, and formally educated in the Fine Arts and Indo-European philology at UCLA and Columbia University. She lives and works in Mumbai and Los Angeles. Her poetic oeuvre presents a materially bound search for, and acceptance of, various forms of absences - absenting and emptying. Whether sculpture, video, photography or performance, her art takes matter apart in substance and form, in metaphor and media. She often makes tragicomic, even absurd, interventions in the life of a plant, an animal, or her own, and in so doing trespasses on the vulnerability, intimacy and isolation that is experienced. Additionally, Neha’s works often carry an interest in commonsense gravity and in the stillness that accrues in time and space to the things of this world. These themes recur in the various formats in which she works, whether it is a performance piece in which she anesthetized herself and four farm animals; a video showing the denuding of a large tree in a single day; or an installation of vases full of flowers supporting the crushing weight of a mattress. Her works approach absence through an excess of gesture and of presence.

Neha’s works have been exhibited worldwide in galleries, museums, festivals, and film screenings and are in notable public and private collections in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. Neha is a contributing editor for X-TRA, a quarterly art journal published in Los Angeles.

http://www.nehachoksi.com

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WHAP! Lecture Series: Jacques Rancière: Time, Narration, Politics

January 20, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

West Hollywood Public Library, Council Chambers

CRITICAL STUDIES: Jacques Rancière was born in Algiers (1940) and is Emeritus Professor of Aesthetics and Politics at the University of Paris VIII, where he taught from 1969 to 2000 in the Philosophy Department, and professor at the European Graduate School. His work crosses over the fields of Social History, Politics, Aesthetics, Film Studies and Literature. Among his works recently translated into English are Aisthesis. Fourteen Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art (Verso, 2013) and The Intervals of Cinema (Verso, 2014.) Previous books include Disagreement: Politics and Philosophy, The Politics of Aesthetics, On the Shores of Politics, Hatred of Democracy, and The Emancipated Spectator.

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Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Training

January 22, 2015
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Theater and outside

INSTITUTE: A representative from the Rape Treatment Center will facilitate conversations regarding rape culture on campuses.

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Art Practicum Lecture: Njideka Akunyili

January 22, 2015
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 6:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Njideka Akunyili Crosby was born in 1983 in Enugu, Nigeria.

She earned her BA at Swarthmore College, obtained a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and went on get her MFA from Yale University School of Art 2011.

Akunyili Crosby has exhibited extensively both around the United States and internationally including at venues such as Marianne Boesky gallery, Victoria Miro Gallery London, the Nasher museum of Art at Duke University, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Bronx Museum, and the Yale University Art Gallery. She will be included in Surround Sound, the next New Museum triennial that opens in late February.

She has received numerous awards including the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant, and most recently, the James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize from the Smithsonian Museum. This passage from the announcement of her receipt of this most recent award provides a concise description of her artwork itself.

The jurors wrote in their decision, “Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s nuanced work reflects the increasingly transnational nature of the contemporary art world. Akunyili Crosby sensitively negotiates the cultural terrain between her adopted home in America and her native Nigeria, creating collage and photo transfer-based paintings that expose the challenges of occupying these two worlds. She has created a sophisticated visual language that pays homage to the history of Western painting while also referencing African cultural traditions. Akunyili Crosby has a striking ability to depict deeply personal imagery that transcends the specificity of individual experience and engages in a global dialogue about trenchant social and political issues.”

Akunyili Crosby creates vibrant paintings that weave together personal and cultural narratives drawn from her experience. She uses an array of materials and techniques in each of her autobiographical works. Collage and photo-transfer provide texture and complexity to the surface of each composition in which photographs from family albums mingle with images from popular Nigerian lifestyle magazines. This varied and inventive use of media serves as a visual metaphor for the intersection of cultures as well as the artist’s own hybrid identity.

Akunyili Crosby was a 2011-2012 artist-in-residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem, a 2013 resident at the International Studio and Curatorial Program, NY, and a 2014 recipient of the space program from the the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation.

Akunyili Crosby’s work is included in numerous public collections such as: the Yale University Art Gallery, the Rubell Family Collection, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, the New Church Museum Cape Town, the Zeitz MOCAA Cape Town, and the Tate Modern.

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School of Film/Video Title IX Awareness Week

January 23, 2015 - January 26, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Monday, January 26, 2015 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Screening of Two Major Films on the Topic

CalArts, Bijou Auditorium

Fri., Jan. 23, Film Today, 4-7 pm, Bijou Auditorium

Mohamed Diab's Cairo 678
(678, Egypt, 2010, 100 min)

Three Cairene women from different backgrounds join together in uneasy solidarity to combat the sexual harassment that has impacted each of their lives. We begin on an overcrowded bus line, dreaded by Fayza as a daily site of humiliation and anguish. Responding to a self-defense talk by Seba, whose marriage is splintering as she deals with her own assault, Fayza fights back—and soon has a police detective searching for her amid public panic. Meanwhile, Nelly, an aspiring comedian, faces pressure from her family to drop a lawsuit against her attacker. Mohamed Diab's deftly braided narrative tells a gripping, timely social tale through its patchwork of interconnected lives and deeds.

Discussion moderated by School of Film/Video faculty Bérénice Reynaud.

Mon., Jan. 26, Shame and Trauma in Cinema, 1-4 pm, Bijou Auditorium

Jonathan Demme's The Accused
(USA, 1988, 111 min)

Loosely based on the real-life gang rape of Cheryl Araujo that occurred at Big Dan's Bar in New Bedford, Massachusetts, on March 6, 1983, this film was one of the first Hollywood films to deal with rape in a direct manner. Jodie Foster, for her portrayal of Sarah Tobias, earned the Academy Award for Best Actress.

One night in a bar, a working-class woman, Sarah Tobias, is gang raped by several drunk bar patrons, while drunken onlookers cheer them on. The assistant district attorney, Kathryn Murphy (McGillis), who is assigned to the rape case wants to drop the case. After a heated argument, she is admonished by her superior to enter a plea bargain with the rapists requiring some jail time. Sarah is enraged by the deal, mostly because she did not get to tell her story in court...

Discussion moderated by School of Film/Video faculty Nina Menkes

Screenings and discussions open to the entire Institute:
Students, staff, faculty, all welcome!

Title IX

Title IX is a portion of the United States Education Amendments of 1972, Public Law No. 92‑318, 86 Stat. 235 (June 23, 1972), codified at 20 U.S.C. sections 1681 through 1688, co-authored and introduced by Senator Birch Bayh; it was renamed the Patsy Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act in 2002, after its House co-author and sponsor. It states (in part) that:
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of gender, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

Title IX applies to all educational programs and all aspects of a school's educational system. Civil rights activists and organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) maintain that "when students suffer sexual assault and harassment, they are deprived of equal and free access to an education."[53] Further, according to an April 2011 letter issued by the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, "The sexual harassment of students, including sexual violence, interferes with students' right to receive an education free from discrimination and, in the case of sexual violence, is a crime."

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Theorist-in-Residence Judith Butler: 'From Performativity to Precarity/Acts of Resistance' at West Hollywood Public Library

January 23, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 7:00pm

Council Chambers, West Hollywood Public Library

CRITICAL STUDIES: This Spring, the MA Aesthetics and Politics Program at CalArts is delighted to welcome 2015 Theorist in Residence, philosopher Judith Butler. As Theorist in Residence, Professor Butler will give four lectures, all free and open to the public. Assembled under the title of “Demonstrating Precarity: Vulnerability, Embodiment, and Resistance,” her talks will address questions of political dissent, protest, resistance and violence in light of recent events in the United States and abroad.

Judith Butler is the author of numerous influential books, including Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990), Precarious Life. The Powers of Mourning and Violence (2004) and, most recently, Dispossession: The Performative in the Political (2013). She is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California Berkeley.

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Student Council Presents 'Slam Mic'

January 24, 2015
Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, Tatum Lounge

INSTITUTE: Open mic night for poetry, comedians, acoustic performances and any other lovely talent.

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Graphic Design Visiting Designer Lecture Series: Ludovic Balland

January 26, 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015 - 7:00pm

Monday January 26
7PM, F200

Ludovic Balland is a graphic designer based in Basel, Switzerland. In 2004 he founded the studio Typography Cabinet, where he focuses on book design, visual identities for international brands, architects and cultural Institutions, and does investigations in typography. Balland is the recipient of the Swiss Federal Design Award for “Warsaw under Construction.” Balland’s clients include: Vitra, Fondation Beyeler, The Swiss National Museum Zurich, Christ & Gantenbein Architects, and Herzog & de Meuron. Besides working as a practitioner, Balland teaches graduate and undergraduate typography at ECAL/University of Art and Design in Lausanne. While in Los Angeles, Balland will also be conducting a workshop as part of the Art School Practicum, and working with students at Otis College of Design.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Jerry Tachoir

January 27, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, A300

MUSIC: Jerry Tachoir received a Bachelor's degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston in Applied Music for the Vibraphone and Mallet instruments, and extensive studies in arranging and composition. He graduated Summa Cum Laude 1973 – 1976. His performance experience includes Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, American Wind Symphony, Wilkensburg Symphony, International Symphony in Switzerland. Tachoir spent 25 years as the leader of his own jazz quartet performing throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe at colleges and universities, jazz clubs, and jazz festivals. He performed Gunther Schuller's Concertino for Jazz Quartet and Orchestra with Westmoreland Symphony. Tachoir was the featured artist at an International Music event at Paris Conservatory of Music, and Nashville's most recorded mallet artist, etc. Jerry is a very popular and much in demand Artist/Clinician for the Musser Vibraphone and Marimba co./division of Ludwig Drums since 1972.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Pamela Z

January 27, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, B318

MUSIC: Pamela Z is a San Francisco-based composer/performer and media artist who works primarily with voice, live electronic processing, sampled sound, and video. A pioneer of live digital looping techniques, she creates solo works combining experimental extended vocal techniques, operatic bel canto, found objects, text, digital processing, and wireless MIDI controllers that allow her to manipulate sound with physical gestures.

In addition to her solo work, she has been commissioned to compose scores for dance, theatre, film, and new music chamber ensembles including Kronos Quartet and the Bang on a Can Allstars. Her large-scale multi-media works have been presented at venues including Theater Artaud and ODC in SanFrancisco, and The Kitchen in New York, and her media works have been presented in exhibitions at the Whitney Museum (NY) , the Diözesanmuseum (Cologne), and the Krannert Art Museum (IL). Her multi-media opera Wunderkabinet – inspired by the Museum of Jurassic Technology (co-composed with Matthew Brubeck) has been presented at The LAB Gallery (San Francisco), REDCAT (Disney Hall, Los Angeles), and Open Ears Festival, Toronto.

Pamela Z has toured extensively throughout the US, Europe, and Japan. She has performed in numerous festivals including Bang on a Can at Lincoln Center (New York), Interlink (Japan), Other Minds (San Francisco), La Biennale di Venezia (Italy), and Pina Bausch Tanztheater Festival (Wuppertal, Germany).

She is the recipient of numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Creative Capital Fund, the CalArts Alpert Award in the Arts, The MAP Fund, the ASCAP Music Award, an Ars Electronica honorable mention, and the NEA and Japan/US Friendship Commission Fellowship. She holds a music degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

For more information visitwww.pamelaz.com

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Art Practicum Lecture: Edgar Arceneaux

January 27, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 6:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Edgar Arceneaux (b. 1972, Los Angeles, CA) is a contemporary artist who lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. He received his BFA from Art Center College of Design in 1996, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting in 1999, and then received his MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 2001.

He is the co-founder of the Watts House Project, of which he was the director from 1999-2012. The Watts House Project is a non-profit neighborhood redevelopment organization that focuses on renovating residential properties and providing programs and venues for community involvement in the neighborhood around the historic Watts Towers.

In 2007, Edgar Arceneaux was named a United States Artists Fellow and was included the 2008 Whitney Biennial. Arceneaux's work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Orange County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, The Kitchen, NY, the Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland, the Lentos Art Museum, Austria, and the Museum Ludwig in Germany. He is represented by Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects in Los Angeles and Praz-Delavallade in Paris.

https://www.vielmetter.com/artists/edgar-arceneaux.html

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Structuring Strategies Presents Gary Mairs

January 27, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Auditorium

FILM/VIDEO: The School of Film/Video presents Gary Mairs.

Last edited by rsdavid on Jan 21, 2015

Be My Guest: Caid Jones's BFA Mid-Residency Recital

January 27, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Caid Jones presents a mid-residency recital featuring works by Rebecca Clarke, Melinde Rice, Imogen Heap, Witold Lutoslawski and W.A. Mozart. Guest performers: Emilio Cuenca, Thea Mesirow, Melinda Rice, Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick and Mark Menzies.

Last edited by rsdavid on Jan 14, 2015
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