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October 2014

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'Small Museum for the American Metaphor' at REDCAT

September 27, 2014 - November 30, 2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 12:00pm - Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 6:00pm


Ettore Sottsass, Hotel California (Superbox, 2003). | Photo courtesy Centro Studi Poltronova, Florence, Italy.

REDCAT: From September 27 to November 23, 2014, the Gallery at REDCAT will present Small Museum for the American Metaphor, an exhibition curated by Belgian architect Kersten Geers in collaboration with the Gallery at REDCAT Director Ruth Estevez.

Small Museum for the American Metaphor is an exhibition which brings together European perspectives on the American West, and more specifically, the particularities embedded in the idealized fictions surrounding it. The visual argument here is that there is a certain architectonic "idea" that dwells on the celebration of Endlessness as mythicized in the American West. The metaphor is the base for an architecture that blurs the distinction between building and object, collapsing the different scales. It is an architecture that celebrates the fiction of the "wide open" and seeks to re-evaluate/reinterpret the world as a gigantic interior. In that context, a successful intervention is able to define hierarchies, carve out places, and make shared points of reference. The exhibition, much in the tradition of showcasing objects in a defined space, such as a cabinet, "collects" artworks, architectural models, drawings and other elements that consciously fade the distinction between object and representation.

Ultimately it is a show on urban strategies, but starting from the conviction that these very strategies can only be conveyed if presented in an oblique way. The show proposes a method that understands beauty and hedonism not so much as the enemy of hierarchy and organization, but despite all senses of responsibility, its driving force.

The exhibition includes works from artists and designers such as John Baldessari, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Stefano Graziani, Rita McBride, Valérie Mannaerts, Jonathan Muecke, Jonathan Olivares, Manfred Pernice, Bas Princen, Ed Ruscha, Ettore Sottsass, Michaël Van den Abeele, Richard Venlet, Pieter Vermeersch, Peter Wächtler and Christopher Williams, as well as models of past and present architectures of the "big box."

Kersten Geers (b. 1975, Ghent) studied at the University of Ghent and at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura in Madrid, Spain. He worked in Rotterdam for Maxwan/Max.1 Architects until 2001 and from 2001 to 2005 for Neutelings Riedijk Architects. He was a tutor at the TU Delft, the University of Ghent and the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, and a guest lecturer and guest critic for the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, and Columbia University in New York, among other institutions. He is founding member and editor of San Rocco magazine, and frequently publishes essays on architecture in a variety of magazines and books. In 2002 he founded Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen together with David Van Severen. In 2008 they were awarded with the Belgian Prize for Architecture and in 2010 with the Silver Lion at the 12th Venice Biennial of Architecture.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

October 27, 2014 - October 31, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 9:00am - Friday, October 31, 2014 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: CLOSED

D301 Gallery: CLOSED

L-Shape Gallery: CLOSED

Main Gallery: CLOSED

A402 Gallery: CLOSED

Lime Gallery: CLOSED

Mint Gallery: CLOSED

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'The Misanthrope'

October 28, 2014 - October 30, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:45pm
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:45pm
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:45pm

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

THEATER: AWP Workshop directed by Diane Rodriguez.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: David Frantz

October 30, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 6:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: David Frantz is a curator based in Los Angeles. He is the curator of ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives,the independent, community-partner of ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries, the largest repository of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) materials in the world. The ONE Archives Foundation collects, preserves, and protects LGBTQ history, art, and culture in collaboration with ONE Archives at the USC Libraries.

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Past Events

CalArts Staff Show

September 27, 2014 - October 4, 2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 8:00am - Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 10:00pm

CalArts, D300 and D301

COMMUNITY: Art show by CalArts staff.

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'Zephyrs,' An Installation By Mark Trayle

September 29, 2014 - October 12, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 8:00am - Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 11:45pm

CalArts, WaveCave

MUSIC: A material and acoustic installation involving physics and glitter, by Mark Trayle.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Christopher Dawson

October 1, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

CalArts, B318

MUSIC: The Herb Alpert School of Music presents visiting artist Christopher Dawson, as part of Jazz History.

Chris Dawson began playing piano by ear at age seven. Within a few years, Dawson landed his first steady gig playing ragtime and swing at a restaurant in Hollywood and made his decision to become a professional musician after being a featured act, along with the Nicholas Brothers, Harry Belafonte, Sammy Davis Jr. and Lena Horne at the twenty-fifth annual Thalians Ball in Beverly Hills. He won a national music competition, the "Arts Recognition and Talent Search," which resulted in a scholarship to the University of Southern California during the fall of 1987. He has played at venues such as the Jazz Bakery, Birdland, Jazz Alley, Jazz at the Crowne, Smalls, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Vibrato Jazz Grill, Spazios and Steamers Cafe. In addition to Jazz venues, he has also appeared at the Comedy Store and the Improv, accompanying notable improvisational groups such as, "Funny You Should Ask," and "Off The Wall". Chris is also the Music Minister for Mount Olive Lutheran Church, in Santa Monica.

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Anabel Romero's BFA Mid-Residency Voice Recital

October 1, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Featuring music by Honneger, Milhaus and a performance by She, the Night.

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Aerial Performance at Staff Art Show

October 2, 2014
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Theater

COMMUNITY: Aerial performance on silks, hoop, trapeze and hammock. 

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Zachary Drucker

October 2, 2014
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 6:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Zackary Drucker lives and works in Los Angeles. She earned an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2007 and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2005. Zackary Drucker is an artist who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality and seeing. Her participatory art works complicate established binaries of viewer and subject, insider and outsider, and male and female in order to create a complex image of the self.

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Hyo Jin Kim/Hyung Su Kim: 'Madame Freedom' at REDCAT

October 2, 2014 - October 5, 2014
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 8:30pm
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 8:30pm
Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 8:30pm
Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 7:00pm

REDCAT: "Superbly dynamic in the way it puts a 21st century woman in the context of her country’s past." – The Herald (Scotland)

"Intriguing and visually seductive." – The Times (London)

The Seoul-based video and performance collaborators who awed audiences at the 2013 Edinburgh International Festival, now present the U.S. premiere of their immersive Madame Freedom at REDCAT. A stirring fusion of live interactive dance and a sumptuous media installation that incorporates black-and-white footage from a famous 1956 Korean melodrama Jayu Buin (Madame Freedom), this stage collaboration looks to the historical struggle of Korean women to break free of the social, economic and political constraints of yesteryear as it considers the uneasy contemporary legacy of hard-won changes nearly 60 years later. Today’s Madame Freedom is a rumination on identity, myth, and the tension between dreams and the burdens of the past. Choreographed by Hyo Jin Kim, who co-directs the production with Hyung Su Kim.

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Quiet Night

October 2, 2014 - October 3, 2014
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 10:00pm - Friday, October 3, 2014 - 12:00am

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: Evening of quiet music in the main gallery.

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ESP Reunion Concert/WaveCave Opening

October 3, 2014
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Seven Experimental Sound Practices alumni will gather in the Roy O. Disney Concert Hall on Friday, October 3, 2014, to celebrate the opening of CalArts' newest gallery space, the WaveCave. Performances will begin at 8pm and will include both acoustic and electronic sets performed by graduates of CalArts ESP program.

  • Cooper Baker will deliver a live performance of Noctiluca Scintillans, a piece that was previously installed in the WaveCave this year. In this piece, hanging acrylic tubes containing bead chains generate acoustic impulses, which trigger and control the sounds. Several types of sound-generating algorithms are employed, including granulation, wavelet synthesis, rotating variable delay, formant synthesis, spectral reverb, and additive synthesis.
  • Todd Lerew will showcase his work Performed in Accordance with the California Balloon Law, SB 1990, in which a contact microphone is rendered omnidirectional by its contact with a balloon. Lerew explores how the balloon's natural frequency of feedback become unstable given it's distance from a speaker.
  • Stephanie Smith will perform a structured improvisation with voice, violin, laptop and synthesizer.
  • Ezra Buchla will perform a solo work entitled COMPRESSIONOFTHECHESTCAVITYMIRACLE, utilizing his viola and laptop. Inspired by the writings of Daniel Paul Schreber, this work creates a spectrum of shifting tensions between intimate somatic texture, crystalline tonality, abrasion and emptiness. Slices, performed by
  • Casey Anderson, is an in-progress live electronics piece based on slicing field recordings into small pieces and pummeling them with various noise sounds.
  • Daniel Eaton brings his work Body Wave to the ROD. Inspired by James Tenney's Spectral Cannon, Body Wave
    utilizes a room's resonating characteristics, physical attributes, sine tones, and amplified trombones to create a variable dance of pulsing frequencies and sonic gesticulation.
  • Scott Cazan will close out the night with his work 2, a 4-channel piece utilizing otoacoustic emissions and binary calculations.
  • Mark Trayle will present Zephyrs in the WaveCave. In Zephyrs, gold glitter is periodically deposited on a small piezoelectric disc. Ultrasonic square waves play through the disc causing the glitter to form patterns that emerge, change, and disappear. Sometimes the glitter flies off the disc. The ultrasound waves (and their lower frequency auxiliary tones) also create patterns of varying amplitudes and frequencies in the acoustic space.
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WHAP! Lecture Series: How To Cite A Leaked Document

October 3, 2014
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

West Hollywood Public Library, Community Room

CRITICAL STUDIES: A panel discussion about art, politics, and civil disobedience in a digital age, featuring MA program students Will Eley, Rachel Kennedy, Elliot Vredenburg, Johanna Kozma, Christine Cangelosi, and Nathaniel Deines. With Norman Klein and Martín Plot as discussants.

The event will serve as the book launch of In/Form: PARA, a collective volume including contributions by MA A&P 2013-14 students, edited by Martín Plot, Nathaniel Deines, and Elliot Vredenburg.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

October 6, 2014 - October 10, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 9:00am - Friday, October 10, 2014 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Olga Cosme BFA 3 PHOTO/MEDIA

D301 Gallery: Closed

L-Shape Gallery: National Portfolio Day

Main Gallery: National Portfolio Day

A402 Gallery:  Alexandria Cornejo BFA 3 ART

Lime Gallery: Kadi Lee BFA 3 PHOTO/MEDIA

Mint Gallery: Yanel Salazar BFA 3 PHOTO/MEDIA

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Bobby Bradford

October 6, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Bobby Lee Bradford is an American jazz trumpeter, cornetist, bandleader, and composer. He is noted for his work with Ornette Coleman. In October 2009 Bradford became the second recipient of the Festival of New Trumpet Music's Award of Recognition. He holds a B.M. degree from Huston-Tillotson College (now Huston-Tillotson University) in Austin, Texas. He is an instructor at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California, and Pomona College in Claremont, California where he teaches The History of Jazz, known to be one of the most popular classes available.

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Graphic Design Visiting Designer Lecture Series: Emily Luce & Rodney Sayers

October 6, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 7:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: The Program in Graphic Design welcomes Emily Luce and Rodney Sayers.

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Leslie Scalapino & Konrad Steiner 'Way' at REDCAT

October 6, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 8:30pm


Way. | Photo courtesy the Artist.

REDCAT: “Steiner’s illuminations of Scalapino’s ever intensely tuned voice makes this so potent a work on its own shifting ground.” Steve Dickison, The Poetry Center, SFSU

San Francisco filmmaker Konrad Steiner took 12 years to complete a montage cycle set to the late Leslie Scalapino’s most celebrated poem, way—a sprawling book-length odyssey of shardlike urban impressions, fraught with obliquely felt social and sexual tensions. Based on the experimental writer’s own reading of the poem, recorded in 2000, Steiner created six stylistically distinctive films for each section of way, using sources ranging from Kodachrome footage of sun-kissed S.F. street scenes to internet clips of the Iraq war to a fragmented Fred Astaire dance number.

In person: Konrad Steiner

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Slower Sound

October 6, 2014 - October 7, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 10:00pm - Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 12:00am

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: The sequel to last year's Slow Sound, but slower than you think.

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Structuring Strategies Presents Australian Filmmaker Richard Tuohy

October 7, 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Auditorium

FILM/VIDEO: While many commercial film labs are shutting their doors, a counter movement is taking place in the form of the international network of artist-run film labs. The Australian experimental filmmaker Richard Tuohy—a prominent figure in this cinematic d-i-y movement—sees this new phase for the traditional media as an opportunity; as a chance for the film artist to directly engage with the once inaccessible, now too often discarded tools of the traditional film lab. Structuring Strategies will host Richard as part of his 2014 tour through the Western United States.

Tuohy's hand crafted cinema presents us with multiple visual manipulations in camera, in printer techniques, in experimental processing procedures and in projection to sculpt an activated and reanimated reality that collectively represent a distinctively cinematic experience. More visual then cerebral, these pictures move, and with an energy unique to film. While covering a range of techniques, strategies and visual themes, they each share the same tenacious unfolding of a set of abstract possibilities from singular visual ideas. This program presents eight hand-processed and d-i-y printed 16mm film works from the artist’s recent output. The films, though diverse, are all highly abstract and tightly structured and share a fascination with the visual possibilities of basic traditional film technology.

Iron-wood
2009, 7 minuets, 16mm

Iron-wood
is an abstract visual exploration of the deeply fissured 'cog-like' bark of the Australian tree Eucalyptus Sideroxylon - Red Ironbark.

Flyscreen
2010, 8 minutes, 16mm

Flyscreen
is a camera-less ‘rayogram’ film, made by layering fly-screen material onto raw 16mm film stock and then exposing to light. The sound heard is the optical sound of the images passing the 16mm optical sound head.

Seoul Electric
2012, 7 minutes, 16mm
A North Asian metropolis. Electricity wires draped like thick webs adorn the street scape. Explosive sparks of colour electrify the frame. Filmed in Seoul in black and white. Colourised during processing using coloured torch light.

Tree Lines
2009, 7 minutes, 16mm
High country, high contrast. A collision of lines and patterns from the wood of burnt trees.

Ginza Strip
2014, 9 minutes, 16mm
The Ginza of fable and memory. This is the first film I have finished using the 'chromaflex' technique that we developed. This is a very much hands on colour developing procedure that allows selected areas of the film to be colour positive, colour negative, or black and white.

Etienne’s Hand
2011, 13 minutes, 16mm
A movement study of a restless hand. Made from one five second shot. Sound constructed from an old French folk tune played on a hand cranked music box.

Blue Line Chicago
2014, 10 minutes, 16mm
Architectural distortions of the second city.

Dot Matrix
2013, 16 minutes, 2 x 16mm

Dot Matrix
is dual 16mm film involving two almost completely overlapping projected images. The ‘dots’ were produced by photogramming sheets of dotty paper (used for manga illustrations) directly onto raw 16mm film stock. These dots were then contacted printed with ‘flicker’ (alternating black frames) creating strobing 'interruptions' to the dots. The drama of the film emerges in the overlap of the two projected images of dots. The product they make is greater than the parts. The sounds heard are those that the dots themselves produce as they pass the optical sound head of the 16mm projector.

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Hyo Jin Kim: 'Dancing Love' Inspired by Cheoyong Dance

October 7, 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Theater

DANCE: The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance presents a special performance choreographed by Hyo Jin Kim. The piece titled 'Dancing Love' is inspired by Cheoyong dance.

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LA India Ensemble

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

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: A stunning evening of Indian classical music with Rajib Karmakar on sitar, Raginder Monii on violin, Vineet Vyas and Neelamjit Dhillon on tabla.

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Speaking in Public Series

October 9, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 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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Faculty Creative Leave Colloquium

October 9, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, Langley Hall

INSTITUTE: The Office of the Provost invites you to attend the second Faculty Creative Leave Colloquium on Thursday, October 9 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm in Langley.

Doug Kearney, Ulrich Krieger, Connie Hatch, Mark Menzies, Marissa Chibas and Jacqui Bobak will present, discuss, and share their accomplishments with the larger CalArts community.

Refreshments will be served.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Nancy Lupo

October 9, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 6:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Nancy Lupo is part of an emerging vanguard recalibrating the production of the art object. Like Gerhard Richter’s 1963 Life with Pop installation, Lupo creates a domestic architecture of furniture: however, rather than address the commercial consumption of art, her work often focuses on latent ideologies and the emotional fallout within commercial consumption itself.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Perry Cook

October 9, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

CalArts, Machine Lab

MUSIC: From Interactive Foley to Laptop Orchestras: Real-Time Physics Based Parametric Sound Synthesis for Art, Profit and Fun!

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Writing Now Reading Series: Ben Lerner

October 9, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Butler Building #4 Seminar Room

CRITICAL STUDIES: Ben Lerner is the author of three books of poetry: The Lichtenberg Figures (2004), Angle of Yaw (2006), and Mean Free Path (2010), all published by Copper Canyon Press. He has been a finalist for the National Book Award in poetry, a Fulbright Scholar in Spain, a Howard Foundation Fellow, and a Guggenheim Fellow. In 2011 he became the first American to win the Preis der Stadt Münster für Internationale Poesie for the German translation of The Lichtenberg Figures. His first novel, Leaving the Atocha Station (Coffee House, 2011) won The Believer Book Award and was named one of the best books of the year by The New Yorker, The Guardian, The New Statesman, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Republic, among other publications. His second novel, 10:04, is just out from Faber/FSG.

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Disco Night

October 9, 2014 - October 10, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 9:00pm - Friday, October 10, 2014 - 12:00am

CalArts, Main Gallery

INSTITUTE: Amplified sound and reception.

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Experimental Animation Visiting Artists Series: Vince McKelvie

October 10, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Langley

FILM/VIDEO: Experimental Animation Visiting Artists Series welcomes Vince McKelvie.

Vince McKelvie creates sculptural GIFs and software environments that crack open the well of kinetic sculpture. His pieces explore texture, shape and movement with digital rendering software, processing and WebGL.

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National Portfolio Day 2014

October 11, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

National Portfolio Day is an event specifically for visual artists and designers seeking undergraduate degrees. It is an opportunity for those who wish to pursue an education in the visual and related arts to meet with representatives from colleges accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Representatives will be available to review your artwork, discuss their programs and answer questions about professional careers in art. High school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and college transfer students are encouraged to attend. Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by CalArts. For more information, please email: admissions@calarts.edu.

Registration is not required but is highly recommended.  Please register here.

Participating Schools

  • Alberta College of Art + Design
  • Art Center College of Design
  • Art Academy of Cincinnati
  • California College of the Arts
  • Cleveland Institute of Art
  • College for Creative Studies
  • Columbus College of Art & Design
  • Corcoran College of Art + Design
  • Cornish College of the Arts
  • Emily Carr University of Art + Design
  • FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
  • Kansas City Art Institute
  • Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
  • Laguna College of Art + Design
  • Lesley University College of Art and Design
  • Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design
  • Oregon College of Art and Craft
  • Otis College of Art and Design
  • Pacific Northwest College of Art
  • Paris College of Art
  • Parsons The New School for Design
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
  • Pratt Institute
  • Pratt MWP
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Ringling College of Art and Design
  • Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
  • San Francisco Art Institute
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • School of Visual Arts
  • Suffolk University - The New England School of Art and Design
  • Syracuse University, College of Visual & Performing Arts
  • The Cooper Union School of Art
  • The University of the Arts
  • University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design
  • Washington University in Saint Louis
  • Woodbury University

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Parking

Parking is free and open to all participants.

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The Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner at REDCAT

October 11, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 8:30pm


Jace Clayton | Photo: Rocio Rodriquez Salceda.

REDCAT: “Jace Clayton, aka DJ/Rupture, is a thoughtful pipeline for music from countless distant and obscure outposts.” – Jon Pareles, The New York Times

“Seductive, ambiguous, ephemeral, potentially hazardous, Knoles hypnotizes with her sonic beat" – The Los Angeles Times on Amy Knoles

Conceived for twin pianos, live electronics and voice, this exhilarating sonic exploration led by Jace Clayton, a.k.a. DJ /rupture, brings fresh insight to the artistic legacy of the late Julius Eastman, a mercurial African American composer who mixed canny minimalist innovation with political provocation. The program includes new arrangements of Evil Nigger (1979) and Gay Guerrilla (1980), two of Eastman’s most important piano compositions. Clayton uses his custom designed “Sufi Plug Ins” software to process the pianos of David Friend and Emily Manzo, also interspersing musical vignettes performed by neo-Sufi vocalist Arooj Aftab.

Preceded by a solo electronic-percussion interpretation of Eastman’s Crazy Nigger by Amy Knoles using a system of loops to play the parts of the four players.

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Sunday Chamber Concerts

October 12, 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 12:15pm - 3:00pm
Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Chamber music written by greats such as Bach, Rice, Macintosh and many more composers from all around the world.

Opening a series of concerts called Sunday Chamber Music @ CalArts, this concert event travel over Many Lands is in two parts, with the first part at 12:15 pm running about an hour, and the second from 3-4 pm. There's a coffee reception between the two, where a kind of aural program note will be presented. There is no admission charge.

Presented by CalArts faculty, Julie Feves and Mark Menzies, and joined by CalArts alumni, Andrew McIntosh and Melinda Rice, the first part (at 12:15 pm) is titled Many Lands—it celebrates the work of the late Betty Feves, a prominent Oregonian sculptor and visual artist; the program features compositions by Rice, McIntosh and Menzies, including a radical (re)construction of Bach’s 3rd solo violin sonata for 3 violins/viola and bassoon.

The second program (at 3 pm) is called travel—a solo violin lecture-(recital): it is a completely unique assembling of solo violin repertoire, old and new, performed by Mark Menzies, and includes compositions by Biber, Deyoe, Carter, Bowater, Body, Holloway, Hirs.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

October 13, 2014 - October 17, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014 - 9:00am - Friday, October 17, 2014 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Shannon McCauley BFA 3 ART

D301 Gallery: David Sepulveda BFA 3 ART

L-Shape Gallery: Closed

Main Gallery: Closed

A402 Gallery:  Blake Brent BFA 3 ART

Lime Gallery: Jessica Smith BFA 3 ART

Mint Gallery: Leah Schietekat BFA 3 ART

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Structuring Strategies Presents Robert Fenz

October 14, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Auditorium

FILM/VIDEO: Following his program at REDCAT on Monday, October 13, CalArts alumnus Robert Fenz will present a group of films in Structuring Strategies that spans over twenty years of filmmaking. Included will be the rarely shown early Vertical Air (1996) a collaboration with and portrait of musician Wadada Leo Smith, as well as two recent major works, La Nuit (2014), a portrait of Marseilles at night, and The Sole of the Foot (2011).

Robert Fenz (born 1969, Ann Arbor, Michigan) is an artist working with analogue film and photography, currently based in Los Angeles. His films were featured in the Whitney Biennials of 2002 and 2008 and have been the subject of solo screenings at New York's Museum of Modern Art; the Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge; the Cinémathèque Française, Paris; Cinema du Reel, Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Rotterdam and Locarno International Film Festivals; and worldwide at many other recognized venues. He is the recipient of a Jerome Foundation Grant (1998); a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (1999); a Guggenheim Fellowship (2004); and a LEF Foundation Production Grant (2008). In 2006 he was an artist in residence of the DAAD in Berlin. His first solo gallery exhibition The Sole of the Foot was presented in 2011 at the DAAD Gallery, Berlin. His film Tea premiered in Forum Expanded, 64th Berlinale (2014) and a retrospective of his films was shown at the 16th BAFICI, Buenos Aires (2014).

Films:

  • Lonely Planet (1997); Silent, 12 minutes
  • Vertical Air (1996); Sound, 28 minutes
  • La Nuit (2014); Silent, 12 minutes
  • The Sole of the Foot (2011); Sound, 34 minutes

“The German philosopher, Georg Simmel (whose classes Walter Benjamin took), questioned the links between the artist and traveler, and in 1911 he plotted out the Fenzien program: "It is well within the essence of a work of art to cut off a piece of the infinitely continuous sequences in the world, or in life, to free it from the groups that it forms, with everything that is above, or below it, and to give it a form that will only suffice its own self, and which is maintained as if by an interior core."—Nicole Brenez, Experimental Film and Anthropology, 2014

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Undergraduate Composers' Concert

October 14, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Performances of student works by undergraduate composers.

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Costume Shop's Halloween Costume Sale

October 15, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

CalArts, Cafeteria Corridor

THEATER: Sale of costumes.

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DMA Showcase

October 15, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Performances by current DMA students. Reception to follow.

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Arts Remap America: A Talk About Changing Demographics and the Future of the Arts

October 16, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Auditorium

INSTITUTE: The Equity and Diversity Committee Guest Speakers Program presents Roberta Uno speaking about the changing demographics in the USA through the lens of the arts and the future of the arts. Faculty, students and staff are encouraged to participate.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Jeffrey Vallance

October 16, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 6:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Jeffrey Vallance is a Los Angeles based artist whose multi-disciplinary practice engages in anthropological and art-historical myth, faith, ritual, and political pop culture. His work stems from his own personal life experiences and maintains a critical but humorous eye.

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Pumpkin Night

October 16, 2014 - October 17, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 10:00pm - Friday, October 17, 2014 - 1:00am

CalArts, Main Gallery

INSTITUTE: Music, food, drinks, art.

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Student Choice Dance Concert

October 17, 2014 - October 18, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Theater

DANCE: The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance presents MFA and BFA choreography in the first student dance concert of the Fall semester.

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Oct. 17

Oct. 18

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The Counter-Intuitive Value of a Creative Education

October 18, 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Theater

INSTITUTE: Provost Jeannene Przybylski hosts this panel discussion to explore career paths and share working wisdom. Invited alumni include:

  • Dimitri Diakopoulos (Music) creative technologist 
  • Golden Krishna (Art) UX designer 
  • Daron Navsky (Film/Video) creator of Star vs. The Forces of Evil 
  • Tina Tangalakis (Theater) founder of Della fashion line

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Screening: 'Los Angeles Plays Itself'

October 18, 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 3:30pm

CalArts, Bijou Auditorium

FILM/VIDEO: Expanded from a late 1990s CalArts lecture and finished in 2003, faculty member Thom Andersen’s 169-minute film essay is composed of clips from more than 200 films set in Los Angeles. Heard over scenes from famous, not-so-famous and obscure films—Chinatown, Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard and The Exiles, to name just a few—is the voice of Encke King narrating a treatise on how the City of Angels is presented on the silver screen. The narration systematically confronts and debunks, or at least adds nuance to, Hollywood-perpetuated stereotypes of Los Angeles, including the notion that nobody walks in the city.

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Wild Beast Concert Series: John Bergamo Tribute Concert

October 18, 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 6:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast and Mark Taper Courtyard

MUSIC: All-star musicmakers gather to celebrate the legacy of the great John Bergamo (1940–2013)—the peerless hand-drummer, composer, global music explorer and educator who was one of the most influential creative figures in CalArts history. Performing a selection of Bergamo’s most important works are members of the late maestro’s original Repercussion Unit; the Hands On’Semble with Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri and Houman Pourmehdi; and the latest iteration of the CalArts Percussion Ensemble.

Free, RSVP Requested

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Sunday Chamber Concerts

October 19, 2014
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 3:30pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Chamber music written by greats such as Schubert, Beethoven, Webern and many more.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

October 20, 2014 - October 24, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 9:00am - Friday, October 24, 2014 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: MFA Mid-Residency Exhibition

D301 Gallery: MFA Mid-Residency Exhibition

L-Shape Gallery: MFA Mid-Residency Exhibition

Main Gallery: MFA Mid-Residency Exhibition

A402 Gallery:  MFA Mid-Residency Exhibition

Lime Gallery: MFA Mid-Residency Exhibition

Mint Gallery: MFA Mid-Residency Exhibition

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Neil Rolnick

October 20, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, B318

MUSIC: The Herb Alpert School of Music presents visiting artist Neil Rolnick, as part of the Composers' Forum.

Rolnick was born in Dallas, Texas, and studied English literature at Harvard University where he received a BA in 1969. He then turned to music, studying composition first at the San Francisco Conservatory in 1973–74, then with Richard Felciano, and finally with Andrew Imbrie and Olly Wilson at the University of California, Berkeley, where he received an MA in 1976 and a PhD in 1980. Concurrently he also studied computer music with John Chowning at Stanford University and was a visiting researcher at IRCAM in Paris from 1977 to 1979. Rolnick also studied composition with Darius Milhaud and John Coolidge Adams, and computer music with James A. Moorer.

Since 1981, Rolnick has taught at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he founded the iEAR Studios. In 1991, as head of Rensselaer's Arts Department he led the establishment of the nation's first MFA program in Integrated Electronic Arts. As of 2007, he was still a professor at the RPI arts department, commuting weekly from NYC to teach.

Rolnick's compositions have appeared on 16 records and CDs, and he was a pioneer in the use of computers in performance.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Willie Jones

October 20, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: The Herb Alpert School of Music presents visiting artist Willie Jones, as part of the Jazz Forum.

Willie Jones III (born 1968) is a jazz drummer. He has played, toured, and/or recorded with Horace Silver, Roy Hargrove, Arturo Sandoval, on the Grammy-winning album Hot House (1998). His group Black Note released several albums in the 1990s. He is appreciated by jazz musicians for his exceptional speed and control, together with his use of a wide range of textures which characterize most of his playing. He is a master of many styles and moves quickly and easily between be-bop, big band, avante guard, and Latin jazz grooves. He has regularly played with pianist Eric Reed, as the drummer for Wynton Marsalis' Jazz at Lincoln Center, and has several CDs released as a leader on his own label, playing hard bop and swing. In 2000, Jones founded an independent jazz label, WJ3 Records.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Guido van der Werve

October 20, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Langley Hall

ART: Van der Werve was born in Papendrecht, the Netherlands[1] and currently lives and works in Finland and Berlin . Van der Werve initially started out doing performances but because he disliked the live aspect, he started to film them with simple video cameras. Having a background in music Van der Werve tries to create visual art, which communicates as direct as music. Van der Werve is an avid runner and triathlete.

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Satoko Inoue: 'From Tokyo'

October 20, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Pianist Satoko Inoue is renowned throughout Japan, Europe and the US as a leading interpreter of contemporary solo piano music. She has premiered works by some of Japan's foremost composers including Jo Kondo, Yoritsune Matsudaira, Satoshi Tanaka and Yuji Itoh. She is known for performing works by composers including Toru Takemitsu, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Henry Cowell, Giancito Sclesi, Luciano Berio and others.

Satoko Inoue has appeared at major European festivals including Darmstadt, the International Experimental Music Festival in Bourges and at Japan Year (Germany).

This performance includes Melatan by Yuji Itoh, Sight Rhythmics by Joy Jondo, Expressions No. 3 by Keiichi Morigaki, Kicking Shadows by David Rosenboom, Rain Tree Sketch 1 by Toru Takemitsu and The Waves by Toshiya Watanabe.

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China Onscreen Biennial at REDCAT

October 20, 2014 - October 24, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 8:30pm
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 8:30pm
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 8:30pm


Still from Fan Popo's The Vachina Monologues. | Photo courtesy the artist

REDCAT: “a rumination on ruins and the transformative roles of space and place in contemporary China.” – Yunfest

REDCAT is one of several L.A. venues for this three-week survey of voices that make China such a dynamic film and media environment. The biennial’s program ranges from the latest internationally-lauded auteur films to crowd-pleasing homages to major figures of Chinese cinema to experimental media. The highlight of the REDCAT screenings is Cong Feng’s visually haunting Stratum 1: The Visitors (Diceng yi: laike, 2013), winner of the Jury Award at the Beijing Independent Film Festival. The screenings are preceded by slideshows commissioned from some of China’s most accomplished visual artists.

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Structuring Strategies Presents Japanese Filmmaker Makino Takashi

October 21, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Deep Spaces of Makino Takashi

CalArts, Bijou Auditorium

FILM/VIDEO: Among Japan’s most prolific and adventurous filmmakers, Takashi Makino is known for hallucinatory, non-linear films that harness techniques from the twin media of film and video, treating both image and sound with equal importance. He is also one of japan's most internationally active and renowned younger generation experimental media artists. “Makino Takashi’s immersive live media experiences are a transcendence into ‘physical unconsciousness.’ Hallucinatory and experiential, Takashi creates abstract cinematic worlds immersing the viewer like a grain of emulsion free falling in the corporeality of image forming materials” (Unconscious Archives, London). Often described as being at the forefront of Japanese experimental filmmaking, Takashi himself generally shies from the term “experimental.” Rather, his influences include the multiple exposure techniques of 1920s French Surrealist films and a near-death experience at the age of five during which he envisioned “a place filled with lights more brilliant than any image I had ever seen.” Takashi’s work evolves as he attempts to find the ideal film, “an unshaped, organic, lump-like film that links with the consciousness and mental state of the viewers…and never ceases to change.”

He presents Space Noise 3D, an immersive live cinema work for 16mm and video projectors, live soundtrack, and 3D glasses, giving a physical presence to the images beyond the screen. The work is preceded by three short films, two featuring the music of Jim O’Rourke. Cinema and live performance that will fill your senses.

Total 96 minutes + intermission.

Thank you to The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, for their support to make this screening possible. Special Thanks to Mia Ferm, Cinema Project, Portland OR; Steve Polta, San Francisco Cinematheque; and Steve Anker, CalArts.

Makino Takashi is an experimental filmmaker who lives and works in Tokyo. He creates and exhibits films that make full use of all film and video techniques, treating the image and the music as elements of equal importance. In 2001, after graduating from the Cinema Department of Nihon University College of Art, Makino moved to London to study music and lighting design at the atelier of the Brothers Quay. Makino continued to make films after returning to Japan and has held solo screenings regularly since 2004. He met Jim O’Rourke in 2005, which accelerated his filmmaking pace. His film, No is E won the Terayama Shuji Prize at the Image Forum Festival 2007. Makino was prominently featured at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2008, where Elements of Nothing was nominated for the Tiger Award. Since then his films have been invited for screenings at more than 30 international film festivals and video art festivals. In 2009, still in cosmos won the Grand-Prix at the 25FPS International Experimental Film & Video Festival 2009.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Kaoru Kakizakai

October 21, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: The Herb Alpert School of Music presents visiting artist Kaoru Kakizakai.

Shakuhachi master, teacher and performer Kaoru Kakizakai is the winner of the prestigious Kumamoto All-Japan Hogaku competition and has performed extensively in America, Europe, Asia and Australia. He is research fellow at the Tokyo College of Music.

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Guitars@Noon - CANCELED

October 23, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

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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CalArts Trustee Roundtable Series: Fall 2014

October 23, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

CalArts, Cafe B

INSTITUTE: A roundtable discussion series hosted by the CalArts Student Council and moderated by Student Trustee, Nijeul Porter. The series is an opportunity for students to receive information, meet members and share student concerns and highlights with the CalArts Board of Trustees. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, email trustee@alum.calarts.edu.

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Speaking in Public Series

October 23, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 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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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Allan deSouza

October 23, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 6:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Allan deSouza is a photographer and multi-media artist. He currently lives and works in San Francisco, where he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art Practice at the University of California, Berkeley. deSouza engages with issues of migration, relocation, and international travel in much of his work. The inheritor of the ideas and issues of colonialism and postcolonialism, his photoworks, texts, and installations re-examine historically-fraught meanings of geography, culture, and personal and communal identity.

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'Take Two' Turns Two at REDCAT

October 23, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 8:00pm

REDCAT: Take Two is turning two!

KPCC’s award-winning morning newsmagazine show is celebrating two successful years on air with a birthday bash featuring some favorite celebrity guests. The fresh mix of news, arts, culture and compelling conversations that has made Take Two a hit on public radio airwaves will be coming to life on the REDCAT stage.

Hosts Alex Cohen and A Martinez will be joined by special guests including comedian Jeff Garlin of Curb Your Enthusiasm, celebrity chef Nguyen Tran of Starry Kitchen, Latin Alternative musician Ceci Bastida, and the king of kitsch, Charles Phoenix.

Don’t miss this chance to party with your favorite morning drive companions. There will be hot jams, laughter, retro slideshows and a cooking showdown that will finally settle whether man or robot shall dominate fusion cuisine!

The show is free but RSVPs are required. Limit 2 per reservation.

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Cool Show Don't Go To 2

October 23, 2014 - October 24, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 9:00pm - Friday, October 24, 2014 - 12:00am

CalArts, B320

MUSIC: My band is an art project. My No-Wave band is better than your No-Wave band. How many saxes do you have? Live electronics? Cool bands. Cool show.

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Experimental Animation Visiting Artists Series: Sean Pecknold

October 24, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Langley

FILM/VIDEO: Experimental Animation Visiting Artists Series welcomes Sean Pecknold.

Sean Pecknold is a filmmaker & stop­motion animator from Seattle, WA now based in Los Angeles, CA. He first came to critical prominence with his woodsy stop­motion video for "White Winter Hymnal" by Fleet Foxes. He’s since directed more abstract pieces for that band, as well as clips for buzz bands Beach House and Grizzly Bear.

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'The Chelsea Girls:' Revival Screening of the Film by Andy Warhol at REDCAT

October 25, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 7:00pm


Andy Warhol, The Chelsea Girls, 1966. | Photo: Andy Warhol Museum.

REDCAT: “The Iliad of the underground.”– Newsweek

Some died in lonely drug overdoses, some became controversial artists, some mysteriously disappeared, some had impressive careers in B-movies, some were faux-girls, exuding spectacular femininity (Mario Montez), some weren’t girls at all, but inspired drama queens (Ed Hood), flamboyant philosophers (Pope Ondine) or bisexual lads in love with music (Eric Emerson), photography (Gerard Malanga), and their own bodies. Forty-eight years after Chelsea Girls’ premiere, their bitchiness, exuberance, humor, and Edenic experimentation with drugs, sex and art explode on the split screen. On a Velvet Underground tune, these fragile divas of the 15-minute fame—Nico, Brigid Berlin, Ingrid Superstar, Mary Woronov—are forever young, glamorous, iconic and radically transgressive.

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Chamber Music by Faculty

October 26, 2014
Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 12:15pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Chamber music master works performed by CalArts faculty, students and special guests. Program includes:

  • 12:15 pm Eight Pieces & Octet 
  • 5:00 pm Many Soloists and Orchestra
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'Strings and Serpents' (piano/koto/animation) featuring: Andy Milne, Benoît Delbecq, Tsugumi Yamamoto & Ai Kajigano at REDCAT

October 26, 2014
Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 7:00pm


Strings and Serpents. | Photo courtesy the artist.

REDCAT: “...quixotic interrogations of harmony and timbre.” – The New York Times

Plying rhythmic forms and sonic colors in a shared language of improvisation, jazz pianists Andy Milne and Benoît Delbecq partner with the Japanese koto duo TsuguKaji-KOTO, amid the swirling washes of Saki Murotani’s projected animation. Conceived and composed by Milne—founder of Dapp Theory and noted veteran of New York’s downtown jazz scene—the 75-minute epic draws on the myth of the Rainbow Serpent as it opens new multilayered dialogues between East and West, sight and sound. As the piano duo Crystal Magnets, Milne and Delbecq are known for fluid melodies and percussive prepared-piano textures, while the twosome of Ai Kajigano and Tsugumi Yamamoto explore the vivid tones of the koto in original repertoire that connects the traditional with the contemporary.

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Carry the Weight CalArts

October 27, 2014 - October 29, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 8:00am - Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 10:00pm

CalArts, Front Lobby

ART: Mattress to be left in front lobby as living art piece so people can add things to it from Monday until Wednesday.

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Motion Design Lecture Series: David Lewandowski

October 27, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: The Motion Graphics Lecture Series welcomes David Lewandowski.

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Graduate Composers' Series: New Century Players

October 27, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Performances of student works by graduate composers, performed by the New Century Players and conducted by Chris Rountree.

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'A Woman is Worth a Thousand Questions' at REDCAT

October 27, 2014 - October 28, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 8:30pm
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: “Halah Anvari questions what it means to be an Iranian woman, both in her own country and in the West.” – Time Out London

Two powerful, eye-opening programs deconstruct and recontextualize women’s complex relationship with Islam in Iranian culture and society. Ranging from experimental film and video to documentaries, the works draw attention to ways women are posited both within Islam and at its border, with codes of sexual propriety, veiling and separation functioning as signifiers of a condition fraught with contradiction and hope.

Artists include Haleh Anvari, Samira Eskandarfar, Loghman Khaledi, Firouzeh Khorosvani, Nassrin Nasser, Pooya Razi, Jinoos Taghizadeh and Nikoo Tarkhani. Part of the Los Angeles/Islam Arts Initiative (LA/IAI), which links nearly 30 L.A. institutions to explore traditional and contemporary arts from Islamic regions and their significant global diasporas. LA/IAI launches this fall in conjunction with the exhibition Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art and the contemporary exhibition Shangri La: Imagined Cities, commissioned by the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) for its L.A. Municipal Art Gallery.

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Lunch Conversation with Sidney Clifton, Head of Recruitment at Bento Box Entertainment

October 28, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Auditorium

INSTITUTE: Sidney will discuss preparing for life as an artist and opportunities in Animation, Graphic Design, and media.

The first 50 students will receive a FREE boxed lunch!

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Structuring Strategies Presents Pia Borg

October 28, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 7:00pm

Envisioning the Uncanny: Animation and Essay Films by Pia Borg

CalArts, Bijou Auditorium

FILM/VIDEO: Experimental Animation's new faculty member Pia Borg, Australia-born and and until recently London-based, will present several of her fantastical animations and one essay film, all of which evoke and raise questions of the uncanny.

"Pia Borg uses stop-motion film and live-action choreography to explore fantastical modern and historical visions of the future in which protagonists play mysterious and often unsettling roles. Through combining contrasting time periods, together with disparate cultural references and symbolism, Borg plays with aspects of recall and memory, creating ambiguity between the actual and the virtual." (Kino Museum, Warsaw)

Pia's recent film, Crystal World (2013), based on the novel by J.G. Ballard, premiered at the Rotterdam Film Festival and recently won the Best Experimental Film award at the Melbourne film festival.

Pia will also show Palimpsest (2008), Abandoned Goods (made with Ed Lawrenson) (2014), a powerful film essay on British asylum artists of the mid-20th century, The Yoko Ono Project (2014), and Through The Hawthorn (2014).

Pia Borg is an artist and filmmaker based between London and Los Angeles. She graduated with an MA in animation from the Royal College of Art, and recently had a solo exhibition of her work at the Oriel Davies Gallery in Wales. Her essay film Abandoned Goods was awarded the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival. The co-directed triptych animation Through The Hawthorn (2014) was awarded the Grand Prix at the Stuttgart Animation Festival. Her film Crystal World (2013) recently won the Best Experimental Film award at the Melbourne Film Festival.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: A.L. Steiner

October 28, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 7:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: A.L. Steiner was born in 1967 in Miami Florida and currently works and lives in Los Angeles. Her work includes photographic installation and collage, video, and performance. She is also a lecturer and author, a collective member of Chicks on Speed, co-curator of Ridykeulous, and co-founder/organizer of Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.). Her work encompasses “queer and eco-feminist androgyny”.

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Sprawl Reading Series

October 29, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Southeast Corner of Parking Lot 3

CRITICAL STUDIES: Student-curated readings.

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O.K. Composer

October 29, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: We're back! New music by CalArts music makers. Loose Halloween theme. BOO!

Last edited by rsdavid on Oct 10, 2014
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