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October 2012

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Tony Cokes: 'Retro (Pop, Terror, Critique)' @ REDCAT

Tony Cokes, “Headphones,” 2004, digital video, 7 min. 09 sec.
September 15, 2012 - November 11, 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 6:00pm - Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 6:00pm

Opening Reception
Saturday, September 15 | 6–9pm

Gallery Hours
Tuesday-Sunday | 12pm–6pm or Intermission

REDCAT: Rhode Island-based artist Tony Cokes’ Retro (Pop, Terror, Critique) is an ambitious new multichannel video installation that surveys the past 15 years of his work. Since the mid-1980s, Cokes has employed the medium of video to borrow and sample materials from high and low culture and reveal how race, gender and class are perceived through “representational regimes of image and sound.”  Read more

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artists: Adam Benjamin and Storm Nilson

October 1, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: The Jazz program presents visiting artists Adam Benjamin and Storm Nilson, as part of the Jazz Forum class.

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Jazz Ensembles Tatum Concert

October 1, 2012 - October 2, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

CalArts, Tatum Lounge

MUSIC: All student ensembles will perform one tune in our annual beginning-of-the-year concert.

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James Benning: The Second Cabin 'Stemple Pass' @ REDCAT

Still from 'Stemple Pass' by James Benning
October 1, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: Composed of four static shots of the same landscape, each taken from the same angle but during different seasons, Stemple Pass is the last installment in a series of films by James Benning—following Two Cabins (2011) and Nightfall (2011)—made in relation to cabins he built in the Sierra Nevada.  Read more

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WHAP! Screening: Simondon of the Desert

October 2, 2012
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

West Hollywood Library, City Council Chambers

CRITICAL STUDIES: Come celebrate the birthday of French philosopher of technology Gilbert Simondon (b. October 2nd, 1924) with the US premiere of François Lagarde’s documentary film Simondon of the Desert. Followed by a Q&A with the film director, and specialists of Simondon’s work. 

Pascal Chabot studied philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris and at the Free University of Brussels, and teaches at the Institut des Hautes Etudes en Communications Sociales (IHECS), Brussels. His many publications include a study of Gilbert Simondon’s work (Vrin, 2003). He is currently preparing a philosophical essay about the problem of burn-out for the Presses Universitaires de France. In 2009, he published a book with the photographer Sergine Laroux about the work of choreographer Michèle Noiret. 

Arne De Boever teaches American Studies in the School of Critical Studies at the California Institute of the Arts. He also directs the School’s MA Program in Aesthetics and Politics. He has published numerous articles on literature, film, and critical theory and is editor of Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy. His book States of Exception in the Contemporary Novel was published by Continuum.

Erich Hörl is Professor of Media Philosophy and Technology at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany and head of the Bochum Colloquium for Media Studies (bkm). His research interests cover the history and philosophy of cybernetics and the description of the cybernetization of our forms of life, and he has widely published in this field. For his current research, which involves the philosophy of Gilbert Simondon, he is developing a General Ecology of Media and Technology. 

François Lagarde is a photographer and filmmaker who has been teaching art students for 24 years. He has edited several books, including the legendary Beat Hotel, inspired by the photographs of Harold Chapman. His films often operate as encounters with people he admires: during the 1970s and 80s, he made films about William S. Burroughs, Ernst Jünger, and Albert Hofmann, the inventor of LSD; during the 1990s, about Roger Laporte and Phillippe Lacoue-Labarthe. Simondon of the Desert, which he made with Pascal Chabot, was selected for the International Festival of Documentary Film in Marseille. With Marco Filoni, he is at work on a documentary about Alexandre Kojève.

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Film/Video, Structuring Strategies: Thom Andersen, Faculty Member, Program in Film and Video

October 2, 2012
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

FILM/VIDEO: Thom Andersen, faculty member, Program in Film and Video, will show and discuss Get Out of the Car, --- -------, and other works.


stills: Get Out of the Car

GET OUT OF THE CAR

(2010, 35 min., 16mm)                 
Direction: Thom Andersen; camera: Madison Brookshire, Adam R. Levine; editing: Adam R. Levine; sound: Craig Smith

GET OUT OF THE CAR is a city symphony film in 16mm composed from advertising signs, building facades, fragments of music and conversation, and unmarked sites of vanished cultural landmarks (including El Monte Legion Stadium and the Barrelhouse in Watts). The musical fragments compose an impressionistic survey of popular music made in Los Angeles (and a few other places) from 1941 to 1999, with an emphasis on rhythm’n’blues and jazz from the 1950s and corridos from the 1990s. The music of Richard Berry, Johnny Otis, Leiber and Stoller, and Los Tigres del Norte is featured prominently.

 “Andersen’s film frees images from the yoke of instrumentality, revealing the city for what it is and allowing us to see what we otherwise cannot. It is at once theory and practice; not content to simply describe the new cinema, it embodies it… It teaches us how to see. ” – Bright Lights Film Journal

"Get Out Of The Car… is an elegiac portrait of the back patio of the city: Latin quarters, empty spaces that had been communal spaces, a culture in disappearance, a culture in transformation." – Cahiers du Cinéma España

“Get Out of the Car [is] a sporadically funny and poignant study of Los Angeles from Thom Andersen, whose disgust for that city is matched only by his transparent love. Working in film, Mr. Andersen tours Los Angeles largely through one of the most despised, contested and quotidian elements clouding our collective field of vision: the billboard. Instead of garish new signs, though, Mr. Andersen reserves his camera and intermittently audible dry wit for weather-beaten, tattered billboard ads in which the original images are absent or hardly recognizable. Like the brightly hued, hand-painted wall murals that also capture his interest here, these derelict billboards fill this film with ephemeral beauty.”  – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

 “Originally the film was going to be much more centered on the images, and the sound was just going to be ambient sounds… I got interested in the responses people had to us when we were filming. And I quite enjoyed the conversations that occurred… And, in the end, I think the soundtrack is probably more important than the images, which is the opposite of the way it began…There’s an impressionistic history of black jazz and rhythm and blues in Los Angeles, which is part of the city’s heritage which should be better known. It has been forgotten to a surprising extent… My conviction about the importance of music to films has intensified over the years. Bad music, bad sound-tracks, have destroyed a lot of movies. The best filmmakers are always the ones with the best musical sense, like Pedro Costa, Jean-Marie [Straub], or even Stan Brackhage… One of the most significant advances in modern cinema was the abandonment of non-diegetic music…”  – Thom Andersen, interviewed by Cinema Scope

GET OUT OF THE CAR

(Remix) by Craig Smith (2012, 7 min.)

OLIVIA’S PLACE

(1966, 5 min., 16mm)

“On Sunday, January 16, 1966, we shot 200 ft. of 16mm Kodak Ektachrome MS film, type 7256, at OLIVIA’S PLACE, 2618 Main Street, Santa Monica, California. We shot with a static camera, mounted on a tripod, using only available light. A recording of THERE IS SOMETHING ON YOUR MIND by Big Jay McNeely and his Band, with vocal by Little Sonny, was on the jukebox then. The Harlem Globetrotters and TOKYO JOE, starring Humphrey Bogart, were on TV that afternoon.”  — Thom Andersen, John Moore.

This text appears as a title at the beginning of Olivia’s Place. In 1970 or 1971, Bill Norton filmed a scene for Cisco Pike there. Olivia’s Place was also the inspiration for the song “Soul Kitchen” by The Doors. It was demolished in 1972 or 1973 as part of a redevelopment project that turned Santa Monica’s Main Street into a boulevard of expensive shops and restaurants (including restaurants owned by Wolfgang Puck and Arnold Schwarzenegger).


stills: --- -------

--- -------

(Thom Andersen and Malcolm Brodwick, 1967, 11 min., 16mm)

Director’s Statement: In --- -------, we attempted to reconcile formalist cinema and documentary cinema by making a documentary about rock music in which the parts would be related formally, rather than thematically. We began with a simple dialectical form. The shots and segments of sound become progressively and gradually longer in units of two. Within each unit, the first part is half as long as the second part. We began to call these units “iambs,” relying on this definition: “A foot, in poetic metre, consisting of a short syllable followed by a long one…” The title is a nonverbal symbol for an iamb. Within this basic rhythmic structure, there are other less systematic patterns based on dialectical oppositions between adjoining shots. For example, the dominant color of each shot is opposite the dominant color of the shot preceding it and the shot following it, creating a pattern like this: orange, purple, yellow, blue, red, green, purple, orange, blue, yellow, green, red.

The picture montage and the shot track were each constructed according to this formal schema, but they were made separately. Malcolm Brodwick edited the sound track, and I constructed the image track, but we worked independently. Thus the relation between image and sound at any point in the film is determined by chance. The film is a series of picture-sound equations with arbitrarily chosen terms.

We wanted to create a form that would allow the images and sounds to retain their autonomy. We wanted to avoid topicality, refusing to supply facts that can be expressed in expository prose. We actually believed that the film would be more interesting to viewers forty years later, and we were right.

Melting

(1964-1965, 16mm)

A single, static 200  ft. shot, filmed at 3 frames per second, MELTING shows the natural monostructural disintegration of a strawberry sundae, its passage from rigidity to softness, from edibility to waste,  The spoon resting on the plate refers to the human presence, which lurks behind the screen, declining to interfere with what transpires.

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Thom Andersen has lived in Los Angeles for most of his life. In the 1960s, he made short films, including Melting (1965), Olivia’s Place (1966), and --- ------- (1967, with Malcolm Brodwick). In 1974 he completed Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer, an hour-long documentation of Muybridge’s photographic work. In 1995, with Noël Burch, he completed Red Hollywood, a videotape about the filmwork created by the victims of the Hollywood Blacklist. Their work on the history of the Blacklist also produced a book, Les Communistes de Hollywood: Autre chose que des martyrs, published in 1994. In 2003 he completed Los Angeles Plays Itself, a videotape about the representation of Los Angeles in movies. It won the National Film Board of Canada Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 2003 Vancouver International Film Festival, and it was voted best documentary of 2004 in the Village Voice Film Critics’ Poll. He has taught film composition at the California Institute of the Arts since 1987.

FILMOGRAPHY:

  • Reconversion (2012)
  • Get Out of the Car (2010)
  • Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)
  • Red Hollywood (1996)
  • Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer (1974)
  • Olivia's Place (1966/74)
  • --- ------- (1967) (aka Short-Line, Long-Line)
  • Melting (1964-1965)
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Duo Alterno—I suoni delle cose: The Sound of Things @ REDCAT

Duo Alterno
October 2, 2012
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: In this rare U.S. appearance, the duo of soprano Tiziana Scandaletti and pianist-composer Riccardo Piacentini—among the most inventive interpreters of contemporary Italian repertoire for voice and piano—incorporate gestural sonic elements and visuals with their beautifully executed, witty performance.  Read more

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Words and Music: Bonnie Barnett @ REDCAT

Bonnie Barnett
October 3, 2012
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 8:30pm

Featuring a tribute to Dorothea Grossman

REDCAT: Armed with a sonorous, agile contralto, plenty of extended techniques, and a fearless approach to free jazz improvisation, “extreme vocalist” Bonnie Barnett trades chops with consummate players Ken Filiano, on bass, and Anders Nilsson, on electric guitar.  Read more

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Duo Alterno

October 4, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: The Voice program presents visiting artist Duo Alterno, as part of the Master Class.

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Paul Brach Lecture Series: Brett Cody Rogers

October 4, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

F200

ART: Brett Cody Rogers (b. 1977, Glenwood Springs, CO) received his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1999 and his MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 2004. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at Pepin Moore, Los Angeles, CA; Praz-Delavallade, Berlin, Germany and Paris, France; The Approach, London, England; and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Rogers has participated in group exhibitions at Country Club, Los Angeles, CA; Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO; John Connelly Presents, New York, NY; and Swiss Institute, New York, NY among many other venues worldwide. He has lived and worked in Los Angeles since 2002.

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MFA Writing Program Visiting Artist Series: Anna Joy Springer

Anna Joy Springer
October 4, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, Butler Building 4

CRITICAL STUDIES: Anna Joy Springer was lead singer and songwriter for the influential punk band Blatz that came out of The 924 Gilman Street Project and Lookout! Records, alongside bands like The Yeastie Girlz and Green Day. She later sang with The Gr’ups and Cypher in the Snow, and toured with Sister Spit, a raucous all-woman group of writers headed by Michelle Tea.

Springer’s fabulist memoir, The Vicious Red Relic, Love, re-enacts her relationship with [Gil], a sometimes endearing, sometimes frightening addict and cult survivor who did not disclose to Springer that she’d tested positive for HIV. Brilliantly conceived as a training manual, survival guide and time machine, the book returns to 1990s San Francisco and deftly weaves feminism, deviance, punk rock and Sumerian literature into a cauldron of post-Reagan/Bush-era neoliberalism and AIDs grief.

Anna Joy Springer received her M.F.A in Literary Arts from Brown University in 2001, and has just completed a lively summer book tour with author (and CalArts MFA Writing Program alum) Janice Lee. She teaches at UC San Diego, where she engages her students in graphic texts, punk rock, feminist ethics, non-traditional literary structures, and radical literary arts pedagogies. She lives in Los Angeles.

In an interview about The Vicious Red Relic Love:, Springer said, "I want people to notice that the novel itself is designed as a metaforest, not an orchard and definitely not a city. It is not an efficient or efficiency machine. It tries in performance to prove what it postulates – that ease of reading reproduces belief in certainty. There is no certainty through narrative ease in this book, and that is the hopeful part. Hopeful, but not nice."

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Commuter Dance Festival

October 4, 2012 - October 5, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 8:00pm
Friday, October 5, 2012 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Dance Theater

DANCE: The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance presents the Sixth Annual Commuter Dance Festival [Alumni Edition]. The festival supports the presentation of works by local choreographers in order to encourage the exchange of creative processes between educational and professional environments within the Los Angeles community and to provide CalArts students with exposure to the talented and diverse working dance artists in the area. This year, the festival is putting the spotlight on alumni. Alumni choreographers to be presented are Liz Hoefner Adamis, Jessica Gaynor, Samantha Giron, Pam Gonzales, Travis Reinfried, and Erik Speth.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Walter Zimmermann

October 5, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, B318

MUSIC: The Composition program presents visiting artist Walter Zimmermann, as part of the Intonation Workshop class.

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'American Grand'

October 6, 2012
Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Pre-release screening of movie about piano rebuilding.

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Anthony Wilson, Larry Goldings and Jim Keltner @ REDCAT

Anthony Wilson, Larry Goldings and Jim Keltner
October 6, 2012
Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: Music titan Jim Keltner—“the leading session drummer in America”—teams here with two of today’s most creative jazz players, guitarist Anthony Wilson and organist Larry Goldings—both 35 years his junior—to bring a fresh spirit of play and possibility to the trio format.  Read more

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Domi LaRussa: Multi-Focus Percussion Graduation Recital

October 7, 2012
Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 2:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Domi's final chapter of her percussion performance journey at CalArts, featuring the works of John Bergamo, Bobby Halvorson and more.

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Visiting Poetry Reading Series

October 8, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012 - 4:00pm - 6:30pm

CalArts, Cafe A

ART: Poetry reading by three visiting poets from Brooklyn.

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Graphic Design Visiting Designer Lecture Series: Manuel Warosz

October 8, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

F200

ART: Manuel Warosz is a French graphic designer, one half of the well-known duo Antoine et Manuel. Their unique visual language combines hand drawing and computer illustration with their own typography and photography. 

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'The Cathedral of emptiness and Interiosity': Video/Performaces by Kathy Rose @ REDCAT

Production still from The Cathedral of emptiness. Courtesy the artist.
October 8, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: Long hailed for exploring mysterious inner worlds through pioneering integrations of live performance and projected film, video and animation, Kathy Rose presents two recent choreographic fantasies in which she appears live as a solitary figure, traversing lush and layered invented landscapes.  Read more

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Ignacio Berroa

October 9, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: The Jazz program presents visiting artist Ignacio Berroa, as part of the Jazz Forum class.

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Film Video, Structuring Stratagies: Kathy Rose, Video/Performance Artist and Animator

October 9, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

FILM/VIDEO: Kathy Rose, video/performance artist and animator, will perform and discuss Cathedral of Emptiness and other works.

"There is something eternal in Rose's creations.  Imagine Jung crossed with Jean Cocteau." - Joanna Ney, Curator, Walter Reade Theater/Lincoln Center

”Holographic inserts and inky veils of color coat the event - a mixture of three-dimensional stage and film/reality... she transfers her audience to a miraculous world, completely unreal, far from commonplace..” - Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung

“Long hailed for exploring mysterious inner worlds through pioneering integrations of live performance and projected film, video and animation, Kathy Rose presents a recent choreographic fantasy in which she appears live as a solitary figure, traversing lush and layered invented landscapes. Rose's surreal environments-adorned with forests of human arms, glistening waters, and floating moon faces-shape poetic alternate universes inspired by Noh theater. Rose has received numerous awards for her multimedia performances, and her early hand-drawn films, rightly considered classics of personal animation, are held by major museum collections worldwide.” – Berenice Reynaud

Live Performance

THE CATHEDRAL OF EMPTINESS (performance with video, 20 min., 2008)

Patterns of vibrant hands and figures float, eerily around the performer; she emerges from a rich landscape of delicate branches transforming into another being. Sound includes koto, voice and echoing drums.

The Cathedral of emptiness is a non-narrative poetic choreographic fantasy in which I explore this figure moving in a complex surreal environment including a forest of arms, glinting waters, and moon faces floating in the sky. Regal percussive effects bestow a formal elegance, and there is sampling and treatment of a koto, voice work; chanting and guttural sounds.
The piece is projected onto a veil, which I perform behind and in front of, resulting in a magical dimensionality.

Influences include the Japanese Noh theater. My interest is in creating an alternate universe with otherworldly qualities. (KR)

Video

PENCIL BOOKLINGS (35mm, color, sound, 14 min. 1978)

MIRROR PEOPLE (16mm, color, sound, 5 min. 1974)
 
THE INN OF FLOATING IMAGERY (video, sound, 8 min., 2007)
Performance, theramin, video and sound: Kathy Rose
Studio assistant: Thessia Machado

A sea of richly colored figures floating and flying is accompanied by eerie sounds. The animated figures are constructed in the manner of puppetry and collage. The imagery continues until the artist's involvement with her "canvases" is revealed, with her performative self finally emerging.

S  H  E  (video, 4 min., 2009)
Performance, video, edit and costume design: Kathy Rose
Additional imagery: Chi Kit Tso.
Music: C.P. Roth
 
An insectoid fantasy with an indio/arachnid sound track by C.P. Roth.  This piece was originally created as a live performance, and re-interpreted here as a video.

L I F E I N T H E W E B (video, 9 min., 2007)
Performance, video, edit - Kathy Rose
Sound - Kathy Rose, Toshi Makihara

A Surrealist Vision: Through my form of “self-puppetry” I am exploring the identity of the artist and process of the art.. This video uses fabrics, figures and miniature sets, to create an enchanting operatic vision. Influenced by the work of Remedios Varo, assemblages of Hannah Hoch, the supernatural world of the Japanese Noh theater, and a fascination with puppets and dolls. (KR)


Still: Life in the Web


Still: S H E

Kathy Rose's oeuvre has evolved from her unique, pioneering performance work combining dance with film to her current surreal performance video spectacles, installations, and video pieces, with influence from symbolist art and the Japanese Noh theater.

A graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art with a B.F.A. in Filmmaking (1971) and the California Institute of the Arts with an M.F.A. in Animation (1974), Rose began creating multi-media works in 1982 combining live performance with film.

Her numerous appearances include the Museum of Modern Art's Cineprobe, Kennedy Center, Serious Fun at Lincoln Center, Fondation Cartier pour l'art Contemporain, the Walker Art Center, The Kitchen, Institute of Contemporary Art in London, Danspace-St. Marks Church, Baltimore Art Museum, Akademie der Kunst/Berlin, Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, etc. as well as performances in Geneva, Helsinki, Amsterdam, Hiroshima, etc. Rose's video installations have been exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Aldrich Museum, Cooper Union, etc. Recent grants include a Guggenheim Fellowship in Performance Art in 2003, New York State Council for the Arts - Video (Media & New Technology) 2005, Finishing Funds grant - Experimental Video Center 2003, etc.  Kathy Rose has also received 7 grants from the National Endowment for the Arts in Media arts, Dance and Interarts.

Her experimental dance videos have shown in numerous dance/video festivals throughout the world including Dance on Camera/Lincoln Center, New Moves International, Glasgow, Dance on Camera West, American Dance Festival's 13th annual Dancing for the Camera, Motion Pictures 2008 Philadelphia, Il Correografica-Electronica Naples, Dança Sem Sombra 2008 Lisbon, etc.

For more information please visit www.krose.com

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DMA Program Showcase

October 10, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A showcase concert featuring original works by doctoral students enrolled in CalArts' DMA Performer-Composer program, including Neelamjit Dhillon, Kristin Erickson, Robert Halvorson, Andreas Levisianos, Jxel Rajchenberg and Andrea Young.

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Faculty and Student Chamber Music

October 10, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 8:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Performance of chamber music by string and piano faculty and students.

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Nan Jombang: 'Rantau Berbisik' (Whisperings of Exile) @ REDCAT

Photo: Fiona Cullen
October 10, 2012 - October 14, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 8:30pm
Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 8:30pm
Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 8:30pm
Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 3:00pm

REDCAT: Revered Indonesian choreographer Ery Mefri brings his acclaimed company Nan Jombang to the U.S. for the first time with an intoxicating work that incorporates coiled bodies, exacting feats of balance and spellbinding control—punctuated by bursts of chanting, clapping and body percussion.  Read more

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Long-Form Concert One

October 10, 2012 - October 11, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 10:30pm - Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 12:30am

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: The first in a new series of concerts featuring two extended "works" by two composers.

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Paul Brach Lecture Series: Frances Stark

October 11, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Bijou Theater

ART: Please join us for a screening of Frances Stark's "My Best Thing."

"Frances Stark (°1967, Newport Beach, California) is based in Los Angeles, California. She received her MFA from Art Center College of Art and Design (Pasadena, California), and is currently an Assistant Professor at University of Southern California Roski School of Fine Arts (Los Angeles, California).

Through both writing and visual art, Frances Stark addresses the conditions of creative labor, producing candid and affecting work about the nature of artistic practice and the corresponding yet integral banality of the everyday. The artist’s body of work stands as a self-reflexive inquiry into the process of artistic production, and the often-elided demands of daily life." http://www.francesstark.com

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The Land Trio

October 12, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: The Land Trio is based on the idea that communication is able to free music from cultural and national frames. Land Trio mixes instruments from Mexico, Iran and India, which allows them to find new ways of communication through sound while keeping their traditional idiom.

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Marilyn Crispell Solo/Duo & Myra Melford and Snowy Egret @ REDCAT

Myra Melford. Photo: Michael Wilson.
October 12, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: Marilyn Crispell, a trailblazer of improvised music, opens this extraordinary concert with live-wire solo piano before being joined by Alpert Award-winning keyboardist and creative musicmaker extraordinaire Myra Melford for a set of piano duos, followed by the Los Angeles debut of Melford’s newest band.  Read more

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Clare Yeo: BFA-2 Mid-Residency Recital 'Don't Blink'

October 14, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Clare Yeo presents an evening of angels and demons, flesh and stone, through the piano music of Liebemann, Brahms, Copland and more.

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Reversal: Destruction as Creation

October 15, 2012 - October 19, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 10:00am - Friday, October 19, 2012 - 12:00am
Friday, October 19, 2012 - 10:00am - 6:00pm

Live performance all week long. Thursday night reception 8-10 pm.

CalArts, C113

THEATER: This installation by Leah Olbrich (MFA3 Puppetry) seeks transformation. Rather than using the gallery space to display artwork, the artwork IS the space.  The space will undergo several reversals, beginning as a white room that is covered in black paper then turned white again over a series of creative tasks (involving the destruction of the black paper) set about by chance.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artists: Steve Coleman and Marcus Gilmore

October 15, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: The Jazz program presents visiting artists Steve Coleman and Marcus Gilmore, as part of the Jazz Forum class.

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Graphic Design Visiting Designer Lecture Series: Neil Kellerhouse

October 15, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

F200 

ART: Neil Kellerhouse is the graphic designer behind the posters for The Social NetworkI'm Still HereThe Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and more recently Haywire, among many others. He's also done work for The Criterion Collection, Pixar, and works with directors like Steven Soderbergh and David Fincher.

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Invisibilities: Animated Films and Live Performance by Laura Heit @ REDCAT

Courtesy the artist.
October 15, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: Using numerous animation techniques, puppetry and live-action video, Heit’s exquisitely crafted, subversively witty work makes visible hidden corners of the human psyche, where monsters, wolves and imaginary creatures tread. The screening includes a new version of the critically acclaimed Matchbox ShowsRead more

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Political Debates Viewing Event

October 16, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

CalArts, Tatum Lounge

STUDENT AFFAIRS / INSTITUTE: An opportunity for students to watch the presidential debates, encourage voter registration and understanding of the political issues.

Additional viewing event on Monday, October 22.

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Filmmaker Erika Vogt at Structuring Strategies Screening Series

October 16, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

FILM/VIDEO: Erika Vogt will show and discuss recent works.

“Vogt works in video, sculpture, and drawing to create a floating iconography that is as much about entering a physical plane as an imaginary one. This quality of moving and mutable signs forms the basis of her conceptually complex work.  Vogt strives to create an environment in which the viewer is able to move freely, creating an experience predicated upon associations, layers, and contingencies.” -Simone Subal Gallery

WORKS:

–    Stranger Debris Roll Roll Roll
Excerpts from Two Channel Video Installation
Digital Video, 4 min., 2012

–    Notes on Currency
Sound recording, 5 min., 2012

–    Grounds and Airs (Airs to an Ending)
Digital Video, 8 min., 2012

–    Engraved Plane (Field Guide with Coinage)
Digital Video, 10 min., 2011-2012


Still: Engraved Plane       


Still: Secret Traveler Navigator

–    Engraved Plane (Composer with Animated Figures)
Digital Video, 12 min., 2011-2012

–    Geometric Persecution
Digital Video, 10 min., 2010

“A lone wayfarer travels through an abandoned set of landscapes and employs magic walking sticks and rusted devices and tools to assist her in her travels. An accumulation of the same painted sticks and instruments from the video makes its way into exhibition space. The objects are affixed with stiffened handles for visitors to pick up and engage as they navigate their own viewing experience.”  –Aram Moshayedi, Art Forum

–    Image No Image
Digital Video, 15 min., 2010

–    Secret Traveler Navigator
Digital Video, 12 min., 2010

“Film portraits, archetypes based on the union of digital and analog techniques.” –Cecilia Alemani, Mousse 25, Simone Subal Gallery

Erika Vogt (1973, East Newark, NJ) lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA. Her work has been screened and exhibited nationally and internationally including exhibitions Hammer Museum, Centre Pompidou, Paris, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and The Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.  She was a 2012 Mohn Award Finalist.

http://www.simonesubal.com/here/exhibitions/erika-vogt/press/
http://www.madeinla2012.org/artist/erika-vogt-2/

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Voice Event I

October 16, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 8:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: An evening of songs and arias by students of the CalArts Voice program.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

MFA, School of Art, Mid-Residency, 2012
October 18, 2012 - October 19, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 9:00am - Friday, October 19, 2012 - 5:00pm

 

All Galleries

//     THIS IS ALL WE HAVE IN COMMON      // 

Mid-Res MFA2 Exhibition
October 15 - 20, 2012
CalArts 

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 18, 8pm

Performances will be held throughout the day on October 18:

12pm - A discourse by Chandler McWilliams - Stairs of the Main Gallery
12:30pm - A slide lecture by Heather M. O'Brien - D301 Gallery
9:00pm - A performance by Johanna Reed - Main Gallery 
 

Anne Guro Larsmon
Andrea Hidalgo
Arturo Molinar-Avitia

Ashley Romano
Benjamin Dean
Bryne Rasmussen
Camilo Restrepo
Chandler McWilliams
Conor Fields
Dina Sherman
Elin Lennox
Emily Shanahan
Eve LaFountain
Heather M. O’Brien
Heisue Chung
Jamora Crawford
Jason Roberts Dobrin
Katrin Winkler 
Lauralee Pope
Lauren Steinberg
Marisa Williamson
Minha Park
Pablo Carrillo
Páli Bjornsson
Roslyn Cohen
Satoe Fukushima
Stephen Neidich
Tara Foley
Tamara Rosenblum
Vidisha Saini
Vivian Sming
W Don Flores

 

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'The Commons' Lecture Series with Gala Porras-Kim

October 18, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 4:00pm

CalArts, Tatum Lounge

CRITICAL STUDIES: Please join us for the second session of "The Commons" Lecture Series with Gala Porras-Kim.

"The Commons" Lecture Series is a yearlong series of talks, debates, and open discussions with prominent thinkers and artists curated and organized by students of the MA in Aesthetics and Politics, CalArts School of Critical Studies.

Porras-Kim will be presenting her work and research. Her most recent project includes notes that led to the production of the LP Whistling and Language Transfiguration, which uses the tonal qualities of the Zapotec language to translate stories of the Tlacolula Valley in Oaxaca into its whistled form. The artist will discuss objects resulting from her research into the Zapotec culture and politics, its tonal language, and the variations of dialects contained within the region, as well as whistling used as the hidden transcript and a strategy of dissent.

About the artist
Gala Porras-Kim was born in Bogotá, Colombia and lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her BA from UCLA (2007), MFA from the California Institute of the Arts (2009), and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2010). Her work has been included in exhibitions at Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, CA; La Central, Bogotá, Colombia; FOXRIVER, Singapore, Singapore; Dobaebacsa HQ, Seoul, Korea, and most recently at 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica, CA.

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Paul Brach Lecture Series: Dino Dinco - PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP

October 18, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

F200

ART: Dino Dinco is an independent curator, filmmaker, theater director and multidisciplinary artist. Dinco recently completed a year long residency at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) as Performance Art Curator (2011 - 2012). He also curated two concurrent annual fundraising events at LACE, GUTTED 2010 AND 2011, in which he focused on how multiple generations of performance artists speak from, about and to the body.

For this series, Dinco will lead an immersive, instructional, hands on workshop. Students will perform an array of actions and "exercises" to think about the intent of constructing performance as well as awareness of the image when making performance. Between exercises, there will be an open dialogue and critique about the experience. Along the way, Dinco also talk about his own experiences with making and curating performance and the modalities of different artists.

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MFA Writing Program Visiting Artist Series: 'My Heart is an Idiot': FOUND Magazine's 10th Anniversary Tour, with Davy & Peter Rothbart

'My Heart is an Idiot': FOUND Magazine's 10th Anniversary Tour, with Davy & Pet
October 18, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Butler Building 4

CRITICAL STUDIES: This fall, road warriors Davy and Peter Rothbart are hurtling your way on FOUND Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Tour, which celebrates the release of Davy’s book of personal essays, My Heart is an Idiot, Peter’s new album, and a brand-new issue of FOUND. The Rothbart Brothers are hopping back in the tour van, FOUND treasures in tow, for an epic cross-country romp, with stops in 37 states and 75 cities!

At each exhilarating show, Davy (FOUND’s plucky point guard) will share the latest magnificent and mesmerizing finds that’ve landed in the mailbox here at FOUND HQ, plus outrageous tales from his new book and his work on public radio's "This American Life," while Peter (FOUND’s international heartthrob) will dazzle with beautiful, haunting, and hilarious songs based on FOUND notes. Come on out and join us!

Davy Rothbart is the creator of FOUND Magazine, a frequent contributor to This American Life, and author of the story collection The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas. He writes regularly for GQ and Grantland, and his work also appears in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Believer. His forthcoming book of personal essays is called My Heart is an Idiot, out in September, 2012, from Farrar, Straus & Giroux. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Los Angeles, California.

Peter Rothbart is an award-winning songwriter, and the frontman for folk/rock group The Poem Adept. His third solo album, First Sun, will be released in fall 2012, and his music was featured in McSweeney's Wholphin DVD and the 2012 documentary film Mister Rogers & Me. He is also an editor at FOUND Magazine, and the executive director of the urban gardening organization We Patch.  He lives in Seattle, Washington.

“Davy and Peter Rothbart are utterly engaging performers!”
 —The Los Angeles Times

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Graphic Design Visiting Designer Lecture Series: Manuel Warosz

October 18, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Manuel Warosz is a French graphic designer, one half of the well-known duo Antoine et Manuel. Their unique visual language combines hand drawing and computer illustration with their own typography and photography.

www.itsnicethat.com/articles/antoine-et-manuel

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Student Choice Dance Concert

October 18, 2012 - October 19, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 8:00pm
Friday, October 19, 2012 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Dance Theater

DANCE: The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance presents the Student Choice Dance Concert, an evening of work choreographed by MFA and BFA students and curated by the School of Dance students.

Purchase tickets:

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

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Ten-Year Poem

October 18, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 10:00pm - 11:30pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

ART: Amplified voices reading texts.

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CalArts Weekend

October 19, 2012 - October 20, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012 - 11:00am - Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 9:00pm

CalArts, various locations throughout the campus

INSTITUTE / COMMUNITY: Become a CalArtian for the weekend!

Join us for an exciting and immersive CalArts experience. Over the course of two days, be among the hundreds of family members who deepen their appreciation of this unique artistic and educational community. Take part in specially designed workshops and classes, view cutting-edge art exhibitions and performances, and meet and mingle with Institute leadership and faculty.

Building on the excitement of last year, we are preparing an all-new schedule. Highlights include: a panel of leaders in the creative economy on professional preparation and life after graduation, a Town Hall meeting with distinguished new Provost Dr. Jeannene Przyblyski, and a rousing Saturday night finale, Art/Rock/Orchestra, presented in The Wild Beast Music Pavilion.

More information and schedule of events

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'The Time of Your Life'

October 19, 2012 - October 22, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 2:00pm
Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 8:00pm
Monday, October 22, 2012 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Butler Building 2

THEATER: A comedy written by William Saroyan and directed by Mary Lou Rosato. As the country prepares to enter a new world war, San Francisco is still recovering from economic turmoil.  Joe sits in Nick’s Pacific Street Saloon day after day, always cynical, and always superior, However, as lonely as Joe is, he is never alone.  The non-stop parade of quirky and touching characters that enter Nick’s Saloon one particular October day will set off a chain of events that will change not only Joe’s life, but the lives of all who surround him.  William Saroyan’s love song to San Francisco and its working class won the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for drama, the New York Drama Critic’s Circle Award and its rank among American classics.

Reserve tickets:

Friday, October 19, 2012 - 8:00pm

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 2:00pm

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 8:00pm

Monday, October 22, 2012 - 8:00pm

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Faust @ REDCAT

Faust. Courtesy the artists.
October 19, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012 - 8:30pm
Friday, October 19, 2012 - 11:00pm

REDCAT: Original Faust band-members Zappi Diermaier and Jean-Hervé Péron are joined by Amaury Cambuzat for an evening of essential krautrock. Echt pioneers alongside Can and Kraftwerk, Faust created music in the ’70s that sounds like it was made yesterday, and revolutionized studio music production along the way.  Read more

Purchase tickets

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Wild Beast Concert Series: Art/Rock/Orchestra

October 20, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast - Open Door Concert

MUSIC: The iconic krautrock pioneers Faust, the Los Angeles indie trio Derde Verde, and the CalArts Orchestra come together for a revelatory evening of orchestral rock—fierce, modern and sonically beautiful. Various configurations of rock band and orchestra and rock orchestra wail through a program that includes original compositions by faculty member Ulrich Krieger and CalArts students and alumni, as well as transcriptions of Richard Wagner and SunnO))).

The concert concludes the second annual CalArts Weekend. Several Los Angeles food trucks will be onsite with food and beverages available for purchase.  Read more

Register to attend

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Tomeka Reid

October 22, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: The Jazz program presents visiting artist Tomeka Reid, as part of the Jazz Forum class.

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Political Debates Viewing Event

October 22, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

CalArts, Tatum Lounge

STUDENT AFFAIRS / INSTITUTE: An opportunity for students to watch the presidential debates, encourage voter registration and understanding of the political issues.

Last edited by dthatt on Oct 22, 2012

Graphic Design Visiting Designer Lecture Series: Jonathon Zawada

October 22, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

F200

ART: Australian graphic designer, art director, Jonathon Zawada has a client base consisting of Modular Records, Coca Cola in the US and China, The Presets, Ksubi, BMW, V and General Pants. He’s done everything from his humble beginnings as a web designer to everything to designing the print of fabrics for fashion designers Ksubi and Tina Kalvais.  

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Undergraduate Composers Concert Series

October 22, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: The first concert in a series of four, showcasing the work of CalArts undergraduate student composers.

Upcoming concerts in this series:

  • November 19, 2012
  • February 25, 2013
  • April 22, 2013
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'The Paper Boy'

October 22, 2012 - October 24, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012 - 8:00pm
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

THEATER: A physical exploration of the modern military family dynamic, based on true stories.

Last edited by dthatt on Oct 10, 2012

China Onscreen Biennial: Ripples of Time and Modernity @ REDCAT

Still from "Baby Tadpoles Look for Their Mother."
October 22, 2012 - October 23, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012 - 8:30pm
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: This showcase of Chinese cinema brings two evenings of eye-opening animated and live-action film. One program offers a rare glimpse at the “twin Golden Ages of Shanghai animation,” and another is dedicated to Beijing Flickers (2012), a recent film by Zhang Yuan.  Read more

Purchase tickets

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Paul A. Rivera's Masters Recital

October 23, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 8:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Paul A. Rivera will perform a number of pieces on bass trombone/contrabass trombone, and it is going to be awesome.

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Stan's Show

October 24, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A group performance of contemporary pop music.

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POSTPONED: Cecil Taylor @ REDCAT

Cecil Taylor
October 24, 2012 - October 25, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 8:30pm
Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 8:30pm

THESE CONCERTS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED. 

The organizers hope to reschedule these concerts for a later date. Please use the "sign up for reminders" button on the REDCAT website to sign up for notification when alternate dates are known.

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Paul Brach Lecture Series: Brian O'Connell

October 25, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

F200

ART: Born in Leuven, Belgium in 1972, Brian O'Connell lives and works in New York and Los Angeles, and is represented by Redling Fine Arts, Los Angeles. This autumn he will be a visiting faculty member at California Institute for the Arts (CalArts). After completing a BA degree at Columbia University in German Studies in 1995, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Germany. O'Connell received his MFA from CalArts in 2002. His work has been exhibited at institutions and galleries internationally, including de Appel, Amsterdam; K21, Düsseldorf; Abteiberg Museum, Mönchengladbach; Chelsea Space, London; and Andrew Kreps Gallery, Casey Kaplan Gallery and The New Museum, New York. In 2010 O'Connell participated in MoMA PS1's Greater New York exhibition. This is the artist's first exhibition in Turkey.


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Platform International Animation Festival @ REDCAT

Platform International Animation Festival
October 26, 2012 - October 28, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012 - 7:30pm
Friday, October 26, 2012 - 10:00pm
Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 12:00pm
Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 2:00pm
Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 4:30pm
Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 7:00pm
Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 9:30pm
Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 12:00pm
Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 2:30pm
Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 5:00pm
Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 8:00pm

REDCAT: Held for the first time in Los Angeles, the festival offers nine screenings, including highlights from the Annecy International Animation Festival, a celebration of 40 years of CalArts animation, and a retrospective of work by internet sensation PES.  Read more 

Purchase tickets

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Singing Time with Kirsten: MFA Mid-Residency Voice Recital

October 27, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 5:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Voice recital by Kirsten Wiest, featuring 20th and 21st century music for soprano by Anton Webern, Per Nørgård, Nicola LeFanu and Jeffrey Holmes.

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A Distributed Book Launch for 'I'll Drown my Book: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing by Women'

October 27, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Locations: Institute for Figuring, Automata and Human Resources (Chinatown LA)

CRITICAL STUDIES: This event is sponsored by the CalArts MFA Creative Writing Program and Les Figues Press.

Click here to view poster and more information (pdf).

When:
8-11 pm on Saturday, October 27, 2012

Where:
Institute for Figuring, Automata and Human Resources (Chinatown LA)
View map  (locations from south to north: Automata, The Institute for Figuring, Human Resources)

Who:
Teresa Carmody, Jen Hofer, Vanessa Place, Frances Richard, Giovanni Singleton, Christine Wertheim

How:
Move from venue to venue in the order you choose to hear all six writers, reading as themselves and others

Why:
Because conceptual writing by women wants you to experience time and space in multiple ways, and this reading does too.  Accompanied by refreshments.

Schedule

Automata Arts
Frances Richard
Vanessa Place
Reading times (choose one):
8:05 - 8:20
9:05 - 9:20

Institute for Figuring
Teresa Carmody
Giovanni Singleton
Reading times (choose one):
8:25 - 8:40
9:25 - 9:40

Human Resources
Jen Hofer
Christine Wertheim
Reading times (choose one):
8:45 - 9:00
9:45 - 10:00

Reception
Human Resources
10-11

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

October 29, 2012 - November 2, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012 - 9:30am - Friday, November 2, 2012 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Closed

D301 Gallery: Zachary Vidal BFA ART

L-SHAPE Gallery: Catherine Rockhold BFA PHOTO/MEDIA

MAIN Gallery Perimeter: Meghan Gavin BFA PHOTO/MEDIA

A402 Gallery: "studies in control" by Taylor Louise Lovio BFA PHOTO/MEDIA

LIME Gallery: Daniel Quinonez BFA PHOTO/MEDIA

MINT Gallery: "Inferior Self" by Kali Zappala BFA PHOTO/MEDIA

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Graphic Design Visiting Designer Lecture Series: Michael Leon

October 29, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Langley Hall

ART: Michael Leon, a CalArts Alum, is an artist, a designer and a skater, and this triad works in combination for everything he does. He has exhibited extensively over the past two decades, designs for a few lines and worked as the Art Director at Nike for a few years in the second half of the last decade. He collaborated on the SB, Tech Pack, and 6.0 lines and helped with some pieces for the ’08 Olympics in Beijing.  

Before he started at Nike, Michael founded Commonwealth Stacks, a company that continues to this day. Established in 2000 and operating out of the second bedroom in his apartment on Commonwealth Ave. in Los Angeles, Stacks was Leon’s outlet to produce t-shirts that could be used as conversation pieces and as a “platform for simple, thoughtful design”. Sure enough, Leon has stayed true to his idea and his t-shirts are everything he wanted them to be: simple, interesting and thought-provoking.

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Silent Mountains, Singing Oceans, and Slivers of Time: Six Films by David Gatten @ REDCAT

Still from "What the Water Said."
October 29, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: Over the last 15 years, David Gatten has explored the intersection of the printed word and moving image with depth and imagination. A leading figure dedicated to mining 16mm film’s continuing expressive possibilities, he was recently included in Cinema Scope’s “Best Fifty Filmmakers Under Fifty.”  Read more

Purchase tickets

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Film/Video, Structuring Strategies: Experimental Filmmaker David Gatten

October 30, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

FILM/VIDEO: Experimental Filmmaker David Gatten will show and discuss parts of his mid-career retrospective Texts of Light.

 

“Included in Cinema Scope’s recent list of “The Best Fifty Filmmakers Under Fifty” and placing among the ten highest names in a Film Comment poll of the top avant-garde filmmakers of the 2000s, David Gatten is clearly one of the most significant experimental filmmakers working today. Even if his work seems to come from a different era. “ –Berenice Reynaud

“Gatten continues to find new creative possibilities in the continuing premonitions of film’s demise.” –Scott MacDonald, Garden in the Machine

“The films of David Gatten brand the brain and the retina with equal force. They consist partly of cerebral puzzles and partly of lyrical reveries, and their central drama lies in the space between, where facts transform into poetry and transient experiences are assimilated into systems of knowledge.” –Tom McCormack, Moving Image Source

“This midcareer retrospective serves as a stocktaking (and culmination) of Gatten’s current practice at a crucial moment before he unveils a new phase of his career. The series and its tour provides viewers with a unique opportunity to have a sustained encounter with one of the most singular and focused bodies of film being produced today.” –Chris Stults, Associate Curator of Film, Wexner Center for the Arts

http://davidgattenfilm.com/
http://www.redcat.org/event/david-gatten

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Chamber Music Concert

October 30, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 8:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: A concert featuring chamber works performed by students and faculty.

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Mark Z. Danielewski: 'The Fifty Year Sword' @ REDCAT

The Fifty Year Sword.
October 31, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 9:30pm

REDCAT: Celebrated author Mark Z. Danielewski casts his wicked spell on Halloween: an eerie theatrical presentation of his ghost story for grown-ups. Christopher O’Riley, concert pianist and host of NPR’s From The Top, composes and performs music for an evening of harrowing visuals and special guests.  Read more

Purchase tickets

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