Saturday, September 15 | 6–9pm
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
CalArts, The Wild Beast
MUSIC: The Voice program presents visiting artist Duo Alterno, as part of the Master Class.
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.
- Check out Geoff Tuck's review of Brett's show last year: http://notesonlooking.com/?p=6938
- An interview of his home+life http://www.freundevonfreunden.com/interviews/brett-cody-rogers/
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."
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.