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December 2014

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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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Past Events

Benjamin Seror: 'The Marsyas Hour' at REDCAT

November 18, 2014 - December 2, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 7:30pm
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 7:30pm
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 7:30pm


Benjamin Seror, The Totochabo Principe (2014), Plateau, Frac île-de-France, Paris. | Photo: Martin Argyroglo Callias Bey

REDCAT: Benjamin Seror’s improvised stories are inspired by phantoms of literature, art history and everyday adventures. Over three Tuesday evenings in the REDCAT Lounge, he develops and performs a new version of his latest project, The Marsyas Hour, an impromptu script for a TV pilot that recounts everyday life on Mount Olympus through the eyes of the young satyr Marsyas. Apollo defeated Marsyas in a flute contest, and had him tied to a tree to be flayed alive—but Marsyas survived the punishment and committed his life to defeating the gods.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

December 1, 2014 - December 5, 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 9:00am - Friday, December 5, 2014 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Performance for the Camera Class Exhibition

D301 Gallery: Ian Sinclair BFA 4 ART

L-Shape Gallery: Narrative Class Exhibition

Main Gallery: Lorrie Wheeler BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA 

A402 Gallery: Elma Dorado BFA 4 ART 

Lime Gallery: Photography and Media Foundation Class Exhibition

Mint Gallery: Photography and Media Foundation Class Exhibition

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Aron Kallay

December 1, 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Pianist/composer Dr. Aron Kallay has been praised as possessing “that special blend of intellect, emotion, and overt physicality that makes even the thorniest scores simply leap from the page into the listeners' laps.” After Aron premiered three of his works, composer and music critic Kyle Gann was “struck speechless,”.

Aron is an award-winning solo and chamber musician who has performed throughout the United States, as well as in the Czech Republic and Ukraine. His performances have been heard internationally on the radio shows Music From Carnegie Mellon and The Global Village.

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Graphic Design Visiting Designer Lecture Series: John Van Hamersveld

December 1, 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 7:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: The Program in Graphic Design welcomes John Van Hamersveld.

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Duo Meranti in Recital

December 1, 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: An evening of duo music written for violin and guitar, including works by Astor Pizzolla, Miroslav Tadic and Mesut Özgen.

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ChucK Concert

December 1, 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: An evening of music using computer science skills to create custom environments.

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Digital World Music

December 2, 2014
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: A blend of custom electronics and music from India, Japan and Turkey.

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'Nova Chordis: CalArts Contemporary Vocal Ensemble'

December 2, 2014
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: The Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, a chorus of men and women, was created to provide an outlet for choral composers at CalArts to showcase their compositions and for the singers at CalArts to perform new choral works.

The Contemporary Vocal Ensemble performs works in a wide range of styles including atonal, non-pitched, improvisational, electronic and more traditional-style choral music.

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Staff Holiday Boutique

December 3, 2014
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

CalArts, Cafe Windows

INSTITUTE: Annual staff boutique. Sale of crafts.

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(Avoid) The Funk

December 3, 2014
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Sonic Boom Dance Party. Funk classics by James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Parliament, Blood Ulmer, Pigbag, Of Montreal and a new piece by Boris Hegenbart.

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Bom An's BFA Mid-Residency Recital

December 3, 2014
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Mid-residency recital for oboe featuring music by Schuman, Mozart, Poulenc and Pasculli.

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'WATER FALL MUSIC'

December 4, 2014
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:30am

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: Musical performance including a piano, electronics, viola and cello.

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Speaking in Public Series

December 4, 2014
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

INSTITUTE: Speaking in Public is a series of talks and workshops hosted by the Equity & Diversity Committee and designed to encourage discussion and collaboration between CalArts students, staff, faculty and administration on a wide range of concerns. It can be difficult to talk about sensitive, complex topics in groups, no matter how small or familiar, for fear of being ridiculed, of offending someone, of not knowing enough, or not having the ‘right’ to speak about a difference or experience not one’s own. Speaking in Public provides participants opportunities to practice exchanging, learning and taking risks with others, with greater awareness, confidence and investment.

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Writing Now Reading Series: Anna Joy Springer

December 4, 2014
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Butler Building #4

CRITICAL STUDIES: Anna Joy Springer: is an artist, performer, and cross-genre writer who investigates the weird intersections of sacredness, perversity, feminist history, and interbeing. She is the author of The Vicious Red Relic, Love (Jaded Ibis, 2011), an illustrated fabulist memoir with soundscape, and The Birdwisher, A Murder Mystery for Very Old Young Adults (Birds of Lace, 2009). Her current research interests are: A graphic text picture puzzle called Thieves’ Rebus, an operatic outer space puppet show memoir called Art In Heaven, and a collaborative essay on writers who use magic, ritual, and prophecy in contemporary experimental literary practice. An Associate Professor of Literature at UC San Diego and the Director of its MFA Program, she teaches experimental writing, feminist literature & graphic texts. She’s played in punk and dyke punk bands Blatz, The Gr’ups, and Cypher in the Snow and toured with Sister Spit.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Joel Kyack

December 4, 2014
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 7:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Joel Kyack is a Los Angeles-based artist. Kyack received his BA at Rhode Island School of Design in 1995, studied at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine in 2004, and received his MFA from the University of Southern California in 2008. His work engages installation and performance - depicting the human body as comical and grotesque - and explores individual and collective control, chance, and failure.

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Winter Dance Concert

December 4, 2014 - December 5, 2014
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 8:00pm
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Modular Theater

DANCE: The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance presents an evening of dance featuring choreography by faculty and guest artists.

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Rashaun Mitchell, Stephin Merritt, Ali Naschke-Messing: 'PERFORMANCE' at REDCAT

December 4, 2014 - December 7, 2014
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 8:30pm
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 8:30pm
Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 8:30pm
Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 7:00pm


Rashaun Mitchell: Performance. Designed by Rachel Berks.

REDCAT: “Mr. Riener (in electrifying form) and Mr. Mitchell...are two of the greatest dancers before the public today, and you’re continually shown new facets of them.” – The New York Times

The intoxicating choreography of former Merce Cunningham dancer Rashaun Mitchell meets the fanciful musical stylings of Magnetic Fields singer-songwriter Stephin Merritt in a space of liquid luminosity—a beguiling visual design created by installation artist Ali Naschke-Messing with lighting design by Davison Scandrett. A celebration of the mysteries in the art of performance, of on-the-spot wit and invention, and of the absurd, this one-of-a-kind collaboration is inspired by an observation from Richard Avedon: “We all perform. It’s what we do for each other all the time, deliberately or unintentionally. It’s a way of telling about ourselves in the hope of being recognized as what we’d like to be.” Mitchell is joined by dancers Hiroki Ichinose, Cori Kresge and Silas Riener; Merritt performs solo, on and off the stage.

WORKSHOP
In conjunction with REDCAT performances, dancer-collaborator, Silas Reiner, will lead the workshop "Building Other Worlds: Inside Worlds Outside Worlds” at Pieter Performance Space, Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 12 - 2pm.
To register and more information visit Pieter.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Peter Evans

December 5, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Peter Evans is an American trumpet player based in New York, who specializes in improvisation and avant-garde music. Peter currently works in a wide variety of areas, including solo performance, chamber orchestras, performance art, free improvised settings, electro acoustic music and composition.

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WHAP! Lecture Series: New Media and Democracy in Latin America and the Middle East

December 5, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

West Hollywood Public Library, Community Room

CRITICAL STUDIES: A panel on the contemporary intertwining of media and politics in the context of new or emerging democracies, featuring Marcelo Leiras and Muzammil M. Hussain. With Chandra Khan and Martín Plot as discussants.

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Beats, Grids and Groups

December 5, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: A concert of electronic music performed by CalArts students using a blend of networked laptops, custom-made digital audio interfaces and conventional instruments.

Performers include: Cordey Lopez, JP Yépez, Martín Vélez, Paúl Roserom Zach Crumrine, Dexter Shepherd, Chris Knollmeyer, Hill Jaeger, Meason Wiley, Kevin Kim, Jack Rodgers, and Daniel González.

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'We Can Only Grow Closer' - SOLD OUT

December 5, 2014 - December 10, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Monday, December 8, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Butler Building #2

**This event is sold out.**

THEATER: We Can Only Grow Closer is a new work, devised and workshopped in rehearsal with an ensemble cast. Originally inspired by the writings of Patricia Highsmith, this work explores the depth of desire and attachment.

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CalArts School of Theater's 'A Streetcar Named Desire'

December 6, 2014 - December 9, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Monday, December 8, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

**The Dec. 5 performance has been cancelled. Refunds will be issued to those who have already purchased tickets.

***NEW PERFORMANCE ADDED: Dec. 9, 8 pm. Tickets here.

THEATER: A Streetcar Named Desire, a classic tragedy written by Tennessee Williams, and directed by Jennifer Harvey, will be performed at the CalArts Coffeehouse Theater from Dec. 5-8. A streetcar brings the desire of human nature out into light. A woman with ultimate pride, who lives under the disguise of self-nested lies, is subdued by the raw strength of a “righteous” society. CalArts alumna and Princess Grace Award winner Jennifer Harvey is the production's guest director. She established and headed the summer theatre program for the Academy of Creative Education and created the Art Thieves Conservatory in North Hollywood.

A Streetcar Named Desire runs Friday, Dec. 5 through Monday Dec. 8 at 8 pm, A matinee runs on Saturday Dec. 6 at 3 pm. 

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Peter Evans with the New Millennium Brass Ensemble

December 5, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Composer, trumpeter Peter Evans performs with the CalArts New Millennium Brass Band, Imaginative Improvisations and works by Pärt, Ruggles and Maimeter.

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CalArts Singer/Songwriter Showcase

December 6, 2014
Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Join us Saturday, Dec. 6 at 2 pm in ROD Concert Hall for a showcase of singing and songwriting by CalArts students! Reception to follow.

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VoiceArts Creates

December 6, 2014
Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Creative endeavors by CalArts VoiceArts students.

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Musical Arts Program Semi Annual GRANDSTAND

December 6, 2014
Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Our semi-annual GRANDSTAND is a beloved tradition. Students from the Musical Arts Program gather to share our work with the Institute. Many friends will perform many songs.

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'Who gives a shit? We're all going to die: Lilia Bogoeva's BFA-4 Graduation Recital'

December 7, 2014
Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: The demon guitar possesses Lilia for an afternoon of heavy metal acrobatic guitar dancing with some zesty Balkan flare.

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Chamber Music Concert

December 7, 2014
Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Chamber music concerts featuring music by L. Thuille, F. Schubert, M. Ravel, R. Clark Beethoven and more.

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Guitars@CalArts

December 7, 2014
Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Acoustic and electric guitars playing traditional and original pieces and improvisations from classical to blues to jazz to rock and beyond.

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Luminous Worlds: The Art Pilots Project Exhibition

December 8, 2014 - December 12, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014 - 9:00am - Friday, December 12, 2014 - 7:00pm

CalArts, L-Shape Gallery

CAP: CAP/Arts Pilots Project Exhibition showcasing work from students from Newhall Elementary School.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

December 8, 2014 - December 12, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014 - 9:00am - Friday, December 12, 2014 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: The Question Concerning Ecology Class Exhibtion

D301 Gallery: Allen Brewer MFA 1 ART

L-Shape Gallery: Art Pilots Class Exhibition

Main Gallery: Sanjina Azad BFA 3 ART

A402 Gallery: Rachel Yezbick MFA 1 ART

Lime Gallery: Andrés Machin MFA 1 ART

Mint Gallery: Jonathan Molinas-Garcia MFA 1 PHOTO/MEDIA

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African Music and Dance Show

December 8, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: Ghanaian West African performance by the African Music and Dance Ensemble performing their end-of-semester music and dance.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Kate McGarry

December 8, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: With five critically acclaimed CDs and a Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocal CD, Kate McGarry has become recognized as a jazz artist who brings authenticity and vitality to every song regardless of genre. The Wall St. Journal calls her, "austere and elegant," New York Times pronounced her music, “astute and sensitive".

She currently performs in jazz clubs, Performing Arts Centers and festivals throughout the US and abroad.

As an educator she has served on the faculties of Manhattan School of Music and New England Conservatory.

Downbeat Magazine has cited McGarry as 'Rising Star' vocalist for the past five years. She has been interviewed on All Things Considered, Jazz Set w/DeeDee Bridgwater, Piano Jazz w/Marion McPartland. McGarry has performed on some of the world’s most prestigious stages, from Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Birdland to the Newport Jazz Festival, San Sebastian Jazz Fest and Jazz Baltica.

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CalArts Percussion Ensemble

December 8, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Carlos Chavez, Tocaklaton Percussion; Lou Harrison, Fugue for Percussion; John Cage; Jim Tenny, Three Pieces from Percussion Quartet.

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Mati Diop: 'The Dawn of a Thousand Suns' at REDCAT

December 8, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: “Exceedingly personal, drawn from memory, experience, and chance encounters.” – Cinema Scope

Since first drawing attention for her stunning performance in Claire Denis’ 35 Shots of Rum (2008), Diop has emerged as an adventurous filmmaker who mines the edges between drama and creative documentary. The daughter of Senegalese musician Wasis Diop and niece of legendary filmmaker Djibril Diop Mambéty, Diop broke out with the Tiger Award-winning short Atlantiques (2010, 15 min.), which recalls the life-threatening attempts by Africans to reach Europe by flimsy pirogues. The program also includes Mille Soleils (2013, 45 min.), winner of top prizes at FID Marseille and the Ann Arbor Film Festival. An homage to Mambéty’s Touki Bouki (1973), Mille Soleils follows that film’s main actor, Magaye Niang, 40 years later as he searches for Myriam—his co-star and great love at the time.

In person: Mati Diop

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Sustainable Tatum Kickoff

December 9, 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, Tatum Patio

INSTITUTE: As a way to promote the abolishment of water bottles, the CalArts Commission for Sustainability (CCS), as well as Evelyn's Arts and Activism Class will be collecting water bottles and creating a sculpture together. Music and food provided.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Duane Linklater

December 9, 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 7:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Duane Linklater was born in Moose Factory, Ontario Canada and is currently based in North Bay. Although his concentration in school was film and video, his work remains expansive in medium, ranging from installation, performance, and sculpture. His work questions authenticity, appropriation, and authorship of cultural heritage and tradition.

This visit was supported in part by ICAP and the Equity and Diversity Program

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Structuring Strategies Presents Mati Diop

December 9, 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 7:00pm

3 Short Films by Mati Diop

CalArts, Bijou Auditorium

FILM/VIDEO: Big in Vietnam, Snow Canon, followed by a repeat screening of Atlantiques.

Mati Diop will also conduct individual critiques for students in the School of Film/Video. Please contact Patti Palmer (ppalmer@calarts.edu) to sign up.

  • Big in Vietnam
    France, 2011, 29 min
    A movie is being filmed around Marseille. Henriette, a French-Vietnamese director, is shooting Dangerous Liaisons, assisted by her son Mike. Soon, all activity must stop. The main actor is missing. Henriette leaves the set and goes looking for him. In the port city, Henriette wanders around, discovering a world that reminds her of the one she left. There, she meets a man haunted by a journey of no return.
  • Snow Canon
    France, 2011, 33 min
    Set in a luxury chalet in the French Alps, the film is freely adapted from Stendhal. Vanina is the name of the teenager left behind alone with Mary Jane, her new American nanny. This situation ends up in a tantalizing play of seduction, accentuated by screen shots of a chat among girl friends as well as majestic camera movements gliding across the mountainside.
  • Atlantiques
    Senegal/France, 2009, 15 min
    Atlantiques is a ghost story, no less delusive than her young protagonists' hopes for a better life in Europe. In the flickering glow of a bonfire, Serigne from Dakar tells a few friends the story of his voyage to Spain in an overcrowded pirogue; in the meantime, a gravesite bears witness of the fact that he actually drowned in the passage.

About the Filmmaker

Mati Diop, born in 1982, lives and works in Paris. She directed her first film, the 52 min narrative Last Night, in 2004, that was shown at the Cinémathèque française. In 2006, she joined the Pavillon artistic laboratory of the Palais de Tokyo (Paris) where she made several videos: Ile artificielle-Expédition (2006) is selected at the Cinéma du Réel Festival in Paris and shown in a number of exhibition spaces (Espace Louis Vuitton and Palais de Tokyo in Paris and Delhi Cultural Center in India). She entered the contemporary arts studio in Le Fresnoy in 2007. She made Atlantiques (2009) that received the Tiger Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival as well as a number of other awards in the Media City Festival (Ontario, Canada), the Ann Arbor Film Festival (Michigan, US), the Cinéma du Réel. It was shown in competition in the Toronto, New York, Belfort, IndieLisboa and Corsicadoc film festivals.

In 2010 she directed the short Big in Vietnam and in 2011 another short, Snow Canon, that was shown in competition at the Venice Film Festival. Her latest project Mille Soleils (A Thousand Suns, 2013) is a homage to her uncle, the legendary Senegalese filmmaker Djibril Diop Mambéty (1945-1998).

She played the central role of the daughter in Claire Denis’s loose remake of Ozu’s Late Spring, 35 rhums (35 Shots of Rum, 2008), for which she received the Best Actress Award in the MK2/Close Up Young Talents Festival. After appearing in Sébastien Betbeder’s featurette Yoshido (2010), she was cast as the female lead in Antonio Campos’s Simon Killer (2011).

She is currently a Radcliffe-Harvard Film Study Center Fellow/David and Roberta Logie Fellow.

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CalArts Improvisation Ensembles

December 9, 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Music in the Moment by CalArts Improvisation Ensembles with Susan Allen.

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'Edward Park: The Random Jukebox'

December 10, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Vocal works composed and/or performed by Ed.

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Ceramics Sale

December 11, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 11:00am - 2:30pm

CalArts, Cafeteria Windows

ART: Ceramics sale to benefit CalArts community and students selling work. Priced for your CalArts salary.

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Visiting Artist Jorge Gutierrez Screens 'The Book of Life'

December 11, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

CalArts, Bijou and The Palace

The School of Film/Video welcomes director and CalArts alumnus Jorge Gutierrez who screens his feature animated The Book of Life at 2 pm in the Bijou Theater. A Q&A with the director follows afterwards in The Palace (A221T) at 4 pm. The screening and discussion are open to the Institute. 

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Reem Fadda - CANCELED

December 11, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 6:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Reem Fadda is currently Associate Curator, Middle Eastern Art, Abu Dhabi Project, Solomon R. Guggenheim. She is based at the Guggenheim headquarters in New York City. Between 2005-07, Fadda was Director of the Palestinian Association for Contemporary Art (PACA) and worked as Academic Director to the International Academy of Art – Palestine, which she helped found in 2006. She co-curated and had been involved in many projects such as: "Liminal Spaces", and "Ramallah Syndrome", part of the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009.

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One Act to Cinematic Event: 'A Streetcar Named Desire'

December 11, 2014 - December 14, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday, December 12, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Butler Building #3

FILM/VIDEO: In collaboration with James Franco, Deborah LaVine and the CalArts Film Directing Programs Class "One Act to Cinematic Event," directors, designers and actors explore the collision of technology with traditional narrative storytelling through Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire.

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Last edited by pfraser on Dec 09, 2014

Art Opening - Salsa Band

December 11, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 10:00pm - 11:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: CalArts salsa band plays for dancing.

Last edited by rsdavid on Dec 11, 2014

WordMoves

December 12, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, C108

INTEGRATED MEDIA: WordMoves is a collaborative games developed by students of Contexts for Interaction, Performance and Play. People are invited to test-play the game.

Last edited by rsdavid on Dec 01, 2014

CalArts Winter Dance 2014 at REDCAT

December 12, 2014 - December 13, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014 - 8:30pm
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: Three world premieres by Herb Alpert Award winner and tap dance phenom Michelle Dorrance, CalArts alum and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Jonathan Fredrickson, and CalArts faculty member Laurence Blake, mark this year's December concert from The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance. Dorrance will premiere an ensemble work highlighting tap and body rhythm, Fredrickson will unveil a new trio and Blake will debut a new ensemble work.

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Last edited by rsdavid on Dec 08, 2014

Piano Spheres: Aron Kallay at REDCAT

December 16, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: Piano Spheres continues its new Satellite Series of emerging pianists with Aron Kallay, an award-winning solo and chamber musician who has performed throughout the United States, as well as in the Czech Republic and Ukraine. His performances have been heard internationally on the radio shows Music From Carnegie Mellon and The Global Village.

Last edited by rsdavid on Dec 15, 2014
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