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November 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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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

Last edited by Belmer on Nov 01, 2012

CANCELED: MFA Writing Program Visiting Artist Series: Patricia Spears Jones

November 1, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012 (All day)

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

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Guitars@Noon

November 1, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 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.

Last edited by dthatt on Oct 19, 2012

Paul Brach Lecture Series: Ted Purves

November 1, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

F200

ART: Ted Purves is a writer and artist based in Oakland, CA. His public projects and curatorial works are centered on investigating the practice of art in the world, particularly as it addresses issues of localism, democratic participation, and innovative shifts in the position of the audience. His two-year project, Temescal Amity Works, created in collaboration with Susanne Cockrell and based in the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland, facilitated and documented the exchange of backyard produce and finished its public phase in winter 2007. His collaborative project Momentary Academy, a free school taught by artists over a period of 10 weeks, was featured in Bay Area Now 4 in 2005 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. He is the Chair of the MFA program at CCA in San Francisco and founder of the school's MFA in Social Practice program. His book, What We Want Is Free: Generosity and Exchange in Recent Art, was published by State University of New York Press in 2005.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Eric Ross

November 1, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, B318

MUSIC: The Composition program presents visiting artist Eric Ross, as part of the Writing for Everything Else class.

Last edited by dthatt on Oct 24, 2012

Speak-Ez

November 1, 2012 - November 2, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 11:15pm - Friday, November 2, 2012 - 1:00am

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

THEATER: An open mic event with performers from every métier.  Performances will include music, dance, spoken word and monologues.

Last edited by dthatt on Oct 30, 2012

4th Annual Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival

November 2, 2012 - November 4, 2012
Friday, November 2, 2012 - 8:00pm - Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 8:00pm

Various venues throughout Los Angeles—see below for locations

FILM/VIDEO / COMMUNITY: The 4th Annual Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival runs November 2-4, 2012. The CalArts School of Film/Video is a community collaborator at the Festival, and will co-present "Surrealness" on Saturday, November 3 (see schedule below). 

CalArts artists who have work in this year's festival include:

  • Student Adelaide Windsome has a film in the Nov 4 shorts program titled WORK OF ART.
  • Alum Rhys Ernst wrote & directed THE THING, which screens Nov 3 in the shorts program SURREALNESS and was also a 2012 Sundance selection. The film features current Film/Video MFA-3 Ruthie Doyle, was produced by FV alum Logan Kibens, and the assistant director was alum Ian Samuels.
  • BY HOOK OR BY CROOK (2002, Sundance selection and winner of SXSW audience award) screens Nov 3, and was written by, directed by and stars Silas Howard and Critical Studies/Art School Faculty Harry Dodge. Silas Howard, along with the film's producer Steak House, have each made several guest artist visits to CalArts in recent years. Howard will receive the Festival's second annual Trans Luminary Award on Nov 3 in conjunction with this special revival screening.

For more information and complete festival schedule, please see the Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival website.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Renberg Theatre
(The Village at the LA Gay & Lesbian Center)

1125 North McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038

4:30 pm Surrealness short films (short films program 86 mins)

What do androids, funerals, tourist traps, kung fu, matchmaking, saints, outlaws, and roommates have in common? In this surreal collection of transgender, intersex, and genderqueer short films...everything!

Trandroids dir Britt Dunn 18 min.
When a stranger brings them the key to Master Control, the Trandroids must choose between the safety of hiding or the start of a revolution.

Remember Me in Red
dir Hector Ceballos 15 min.
When tragedy strikes a tight-knit group of transgender Latina women in Los Angeles, Fidelia plans her dear friend Alma Flora's funeral as a tribute to her life as a woman. Her parents, however, unexpectedly arrange to bury their son as a man. Fidelia must find a way to respect the parents' memory of their child and honor the way her friend would want to be remembered.

La Santa dir Mauricio Lopez 14 min. (Chile, in Spanish with English Subtitles)
María (13) is intersex and being forced by her father to incarnate the Holy Virgin Mary at their town’s procession, because he thinks this is the only way she can “get fixed.”

The Thing dir Rhys Ernst 15 min.
A couple with a stale relationship and a reluctant cat are on a road trip to "The Thing,” a remote roadside attraction.

Robin Hood is so Gay dir Broch Bender & Oscar McNary 7 min.
This film recovers the legacy of Robin Hood's faggotry, recounting the story of how Robin Hood and the Merry Men fought the Sheriff of Naughtyngham's homophobic policy in 1269.

Lee dir Roland Wiryawan 6 min.
Lee is no ordinary warrior, he has a secret love. When his secret is revealed, Lee must face the hardest battle of her life: to gain respect.

Make a Mate dir Jennifer Jordan Day 3 min.
What makes a perfect mate? All the right ingredients go into this lighthearted animation about finding true love.

Roommates dir Caitlin Parker  8 min.
In this playful romp, Pablo struggles with having a crush on his roommate.

Venues

Echo Park Film Center
1200 North Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026

The Renberg Theatre, The Village, LA Gay & Lesbian Center
1125 North McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038

The Workmen's Circle Cultural Center
1525 S. Robertson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035


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Turn the Metal: Rough Sketch

November 2, 2012 - November 5, 2012
Friday, November 2, 2012 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 4:30pm
Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 8:00pm
Monday, November 5, 2012 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Butler Building 2

THEATER: A romantic whirlwind of music, movement, and light, Turn the Metal takes swing-era icons Tommy Dorsey, Busby Berkeley, and Astaire and Rogers and turns them on their ears. Writer/director Robert Cucuzza’s ensemble of 14 dancers and singers delve into the corkscrew recesses of obsessive love, heartbreak and loss.

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Ultimedia Theremin: Eric and Mary Ross @ REDCAT

Eric Ross. Photo: Courtesy the artist.
November 2, 2012
Friday, November 2, 2012 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: World-renowned as a theremin virtuoso and an innovative multi-instrumentalist, composer Eric Ross collaborates with video artist Mary Ross to present an engrossing concert of avant-garde sounds and sights—by turns hypnotic, lyrical, even fiery—including their recent Boulevard d’Ronstructie (Op. 54).  Read more

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Studio Fall 2012 @ REDCAT

REDCAT Studio Fall 2012
November 3, 2012 - November 4, 2012
Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 8:30pm
Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 7:00pm

REDCAT: The quarterly series devoted to experimental performance offers adventurous audiences an interdisciplinary mix of new works and works-in-progress by some of the city’s freshest voices. This edition of Studio was curated with guest curators Charles O. Anderson and Deborah Oliver, and features works by Brandon Alter, Karen Anzoategui, Emily Beattie and Jonathan Snipes, Moira Macdonald, Gabriela Garcia Medina and Jordan Saenz.  Read more

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Last edited by dthatt on Oct 24, 2012

Sonic Boom - Krautrock

November 4, 2012
Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 3:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Sonic Boom performs German krautrock pieces by CAN, Krafwerk, Tangerine Dream, Stockhausen, and Faust.

Last edited by dthatt on Oct 30, 2012

Junior Chamber Music Concert

November 4, 2012
Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 3:15pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Ensembles from Junior Chamber Music will present a concert of their chamber music works.

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A Day at CalArts - The Orchestra Concert

November 4, 2012
Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 5:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: A concert of four concertos by Popper, Mozart, Hindemith and Pärt, featuring soloists that include faculty members Lorenz Gamma (violin), Erika Duke (cello), Madeline Falcone (violin), Mona Tian (violin), and Mark Menzies (viola).

Last edited by dthatt on Oct 29, 2012

Art School Gallery Exhibitions

November 5, 2012 - November 9, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012 - 8:30am - Friday, November 9, 2012 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: "notes on being a person" by Natalie Hon BFA PHOTO/MEDIA

D301 Gallery: EXPERIMENTAL ANIMATION CLASS EXHIBITION- SCHOOL OF FILM/ VIDEO

L-SHAPE Gallery: "My Land of Israel is Beautiful and Blooming" by Lillian Gottlieb BFA ART

MAIN Gallery Perimeter: QUEER ARTS COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION- GROUP

A402 Gallery: Daniel Bernard BFA ART

LIME Gallery: Johanna Deeb BFA PHOTO/MEDIA

MINT Gallery: Margaret Pratt BFA PHOTO/MEDIA

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Anthony Wilson

November 5, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

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

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Graphic Design Visiting Designer Lecture Series: Martine Syms

November 5, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

F200

ART: Martine Syms is a conceptual entrepreneur based in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a degree in Film, Video, New Media. Her work focuses on the relationship between commercialism, identity and experience. From 2007-2011, she was the founder and director of Golden Age, a project space focused on exhibitions, performances and printed matter.  

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Jazz Ensembles Concert

November 5, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

CalArts, Tatum Lounge

MUSIC: All student bands play one tune, in an informal, eclectic, entertaining concert.

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Happy Half-Beard (Julian Kleiss): Graduation Recital

November 5, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Spiderman's One-Man Boy Band: Indie Acoustic Folk Pop Worldbeat.

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The Poetics of Place: Films by Rose Lowder @ REDCAT

Stills from "Bouquets 11–20."
November 5, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: Rose Lowder is one of Europe’s most influential and celebrated cinematic treasures—with more than 50 films that create complex single-frame matrices, bordering eerily on the edge of animation. The program includes the early masterwork Rue des Teinturiers (1977), along with more recent works.  Read more

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Film/Video, Structuring Strategies: Influential Experimental Filmmaker Rose Lowder

November 6, 2012
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

FILM/VIDEO: Influential Experimental Filmmaker Rose Lowder will show and discuss parts of her oeuvre.

Rose Lowder is one of Europe’s most influential and celebrated cinematic treasures – a filmmaker and scholar who first trained as a painter and sculptor, then later studied with filmmaker Jean Rouch. Since 1977 Lowder has made more than 50 films that create complex single-frame matrices, bordering eerily on the edge of animation. Whether filming the view from her Avignon window, the French countryside, or centuries-old structures, Lowder composes highly charged, multiple-perspective mosaics that explore nature’s visual wonders and the underlying ecology of specific places. She investigates the world around her with a scientist’s precision, and exalts it with a singular vibrancy of form and color.

“If you put a camera in front of a scene and let it run normally, what you get is something that is visually poorer than if you you'd been sitting looking at the scene yourself. You've got two eyes, so you experience volume; and you're aware of a lot of things which would normally be outside of the film frame: when you're seeing a film, you're in a dark room where all your other sensory input is cut off, and you're looking at one isolated little rectangle out of all there is to see. It seemed to me that if you wanted to create, not reality – that’s not interesting at all; you might just as well see reality – but if you want to make a work of film art that is as rich as what one is used to in reality, you have to enrich the film image somehow.” (Rose Lowder)

PROGRAM:

Certaines observations (1979, 14 min, film for 1 screen but 2 projectors)

Les tournesols (Sunflowers)  (1983, 3 min)

Quiproquo (1992, 13 min)

Voiliers et coquelicots (Poppies and Sailboats) (2001, 2.6 min)

Bouquets 21-30 (2001-2005, 14 min)

Jardin du soleil/Sun Garden (2010, 2 min)

Rien d’extraordinaire – Nothing Special (2010, 1.45 min)

Fleur de sel/Sea Salt Flower (2010, 32 min)

For more information: http://lightcone.org/en/filmmaker-199-rose-lowder.html

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Guest Speaker: Professor James L. Gelvin - 'The Arab Uprisings: What We Have Learned After Two Years'

November 7, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 2:00pm - 3:15pm

CalArts, Langley Hall

CRITICAL STUDIES: The School of Critical Studies presents guest speaker Professor James L. Gelvin. Professor Gelvin will be the guest speaker in Professor Khan's class on Nonviolent Social Movements: Social Media and Information Technology in Popular Resistance—Egypt and Beyond.

This event is open to the Institute.

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MTIID Graduate Series: Decoding Dreams

November 7, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: The graduate students of the MTIID program present an exciting evening of multimedia performance, incorporating the most cutting-edge technologies in digital media.

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Renowned Vietnamese-American filmmaker Trinh T. Minh-ha: 'Surname Viet, Given Name Nam' @ REDCAT

Still from "Surname Viet, Given Name Nam."
November 7, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 8:30pm

Film at REDCAT & The School of Film/Video in collaboration with Intercultural Arts Project Committee (ICAP), The Office of the Provost & The Master of Aesthetics and Politics Program proudly present Trinh T. Minh-ha 3 screenings/presentations, Nov 7, 8 & 9.

REDCAT: Jack H. Skirball Series
$10  [members/students $8, CalArts $5, Film/Video free]

Surname Viet, Given Name Nam

(USA, 108 mins, Betacam, 1989)

Twenty-three years after its premiere, Trinh T. Minh-ha's film remains a post-colonial classic, tackling issues of translation and untranslatability: from a Vietnamese transcript of half-spoken voices recorded at night, to the French publication of these interviews, to their re-translation into English by a native Vietnamese speaker, to the patient efforts of ordinary Vietnamese women to memorize and utter them-then to the lyrics of Vietnamese ballads translated into English subtitles-and finally to Trinh delivering, in English, fragments of oral history, epic poems, and folk sayings about women's role in society. What is lost and what is gained in this multiple-entry process, in this palimpsest of half-erased texts? What is not gained is a "knowledge-about" a certain object: Vietnam. And what is not lost is a certain truth about the bodies of Vietnamese women.

Surname Viet, Given Name Nam has received the Merit Award from the Bombay International Film Festival, the Film as Art Award from the Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art (SF Museum of Modern Art) and the Blue Ribbon Award at the American Film and Video Festival.  Read more

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Trinh T. Minh-ha

Born in Vietnam, Trinh T. Minh-ha is a filmmaker, writer and composer. She has traveled and lectured extensively-in the States, as well as in Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand-on film, art, feminism, and cultural politics. She taught at the National Conservatory of Music in Dakar, Senegal (1977-80); at universities such as Cornell, San Francisco State, Smith, and Harvard, Ochanomizu (Tokyo), Ritsumeikan (Kyoto), Dongguk (Seoul); and is Professor of Gender & Women's Studies and of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley.

The recipient of numerous awards and grants (including the "Trailblazers" Award at MIPDOC, Cannes; AFI National Independent Filmmaker Maya Deren Award, fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment of the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, the American Film Institute, The Japan Foundation, and the California Arts Council), her films have been given over forty two retrospectives in the US, the UK, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Korea, Spain, the Netherlands, Slovenia, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Japan, India, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Jerusalem, and were exhibited at the international contemporary art exhibition Documenta 11 (2002) in Germany. They have shown widely in the States, in Canada, Senegal, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as in Europe and Asia (including in Italy, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Finland, Japan, India, Taiwan, Jerusalem, etc.

Her works include:

Films

  • Night Passage (98mins, Digital, 2004) (fiction)
  • The Fourth Dimension (87 mins, Digital, 2001)
  • A Tale of Love (108 mins, 1995) (fiction)
  • Shoot for the Contents (102 mins, 1991)
  • Surname Viet Given Name Nam (108 mins, 1989)
  • Naked Spaces - Living is Round (135 mins, 1985)
  • Reassemblage (40 mins, 1982)

 Books

  • Elsewhere, Within Here (Routledge 2010)
  • The Digital Film Event (Routledge 2005)
  • Cinema Interval (Routledge 1999)
  • Drawn from African Dwellings (in coll. with Jean-Paul Bourdier, Indiana University Press 1996)
  • Framer Framed (Routledge 1992)
  • When the Moon Waxes Red. Representation, gender and cultural politics (Routledge 1991)
  • Out There: Marginalisation in Contemporary Culture (Co-editor with Cornel West, R. Ferguson & M. Gever. New York: New Museum of Contemporary Art and M.I.T. Press, 1990)
  • Woman, Native, Other. Writing postcoloniality and feminism (Indiana University Press 1989)
  • En minuscules (book of poems, Edition Le Méridien 1987)
  • African Spaces - Designs for Living in Upper Volta (in coll. with Jean-Paul Bourdier, Holmes & Meier 1985)
  • Un art sans oeuvre (International Book Publishers, Inc. 1981)

Installations

  • Old Land New Waters, Okinawa Fine Arts Museum (opening) November 2007; (exhibition) 2009 and Guangzhou Art Triennial, China (Sept 6 to Nov 16, 2008).
  • L' Autre marche (The Other Walk) In collaboration with Jean Paul Bourdier, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France 9 June 2006 -2009
  • The Desert is Watching (in coll. with Jean-Paul Bourdier, 2003, Kyoto Art Biennale)
  • Nothing But Ways (in coll. with L. M. Kirby, 1999, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco)

Music

  • Poems. Composition for Percussion Ensemble. Premiere by the Univ. of Illinois Percussion Ensemble, Denis Wiziecki, Director. 09 April 1976.
  • Four Pieces for Electronic Music. 1975 Performances at the Univ. of Illinois.

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Ra Essence Da Cipher

November 7, 2012 - November 8, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 9:30pm - Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 1:00am

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

MUSIC: Live music and dj, featuring music from free jazz to hip hop.

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Systemic Improvisation Concert

November 8, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: Concert of ensemble music.

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CultureHub Event: Tabla Workshop with CalArts professor Randy Gloss

November 8, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, XBOX (Main Gallery Conference Room)

INSTITUTE / MUSIC: CalArts professor Randy Gloss will be presenting the class which is open to the campus.

Tabla is the primary percussion Instrument found in North Indian (Hindustani) Classical Music.  During the workshop students will be introduced to the techniques, language (bols), rhythmic structures (tala), and concepts (such as tihai, chakradhar, and more) found in this highly developed rhythmic art form.

Links:
http://randygloss.com
http://directory.calarts.edu/node/1978

CalArts students of all disciplines are welcome to attend.  Interested students are free to drop in but are encouraged to RSVP at annie@culturehub.org to ensure space.

Randy Gloss

“Randy Gloss's maneuvering of his frame drum had to be seen to be believed…”
-Mina Silverstone, salamworldwide.com

"Randy Gloss' work on pandeiro (Afro-Brazilian tambourine) was one of the most amazing demonstrations of concentrated virtuosity I've ever seen."
-Greg Burk, metaljazz.com

“Bergamo was successful at creating his own pool of students that went on to professional careers, most notably Randy Gloss who remains a highly innovative frame drummer.”

-Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, Volume II Performance and Production

Randy Gloss
, a percussionist whose background performing several modalities of hand drums, contemporary percussion, and drum set has led to his involvement in many innovative ensembles that fuse world music with new music and jazz.  Most notable is Hands On’Semble, a percussion group devoted to the art of hand drumming founded by percussion vanguard John Bergamo.

Winner of Drum! Magazine Reader’s Poll Award for Best Percussion Ensemble in 2003, 2002, and first runner up award in 2001.

"A Stellar percussion group with extraordinary soloing, and extensive palette of sounds"
(Modern Drummer Magazine)

Hands On’Semble has performed and lectured at many of the world’s premier percussion and world music festivals, music schools and conservatories, and have collaborated with a wide array of highly esteemed percussionists including: Swapan Chaudhuri, Adam Rudolph, Poovalur Sriji, Houman Pourmehdi, Glen Velez, Brad Dutz, Jamey Haddad, Steve Shehan, Mark Nauseef, Pete Lockett, Ed Mann, Abbos Kosimov, Carlos Stasi and Guello, and have released four widely acclaimed CDs to date.  Hands on’Semble was also featured extensively on the film soundtracks to Cowboys and Aliens in 2011, and Prince of Persia: Sands of Time in 2010.

In addition to his work with Hands On’Semble, Randy Gloss has also been involved in numerous other projects fusing world music with new music and jazz, including Adam Rudolph’s: “Go: Organic Orchestra” and world percussion group Vashti; The Lian Ensemble, including the Pangea Project with Djivan Gasparyan and Swapan Cahudhuri and the 2009 UCLALive production of Medea starring Annette Bening with Angus Macfadyen directed by Lenka Udovicki with music by Lian Ensemble and Nigel Osbourne.  Randy has also worked with slide veena master Chitravina Ravikiran, Brazilian pianist Jovino Santos Neto; a Balkan/Indian collaboration with maestros Aashish Khan, Swapan Chaudhuri, Miroslav Tadic, Vlatko Stefanovski; pianist Larry Karush; Romanian pan-flutist Damian Draghichi; overtone singer David Hykes to name only some.  Randy Gloss has also contributed percussion for film soundtracks by composers Danny Elfman, Gary Chang, and Harry Gregson-Williams; recorded music for the American Conservatory Theater and Southwest Chamber Music; several extensive percussion sample libraries for software companies such as: Apple (Garage Band), Ilio, and Native Instruments; as well as television shows such as Fear Factor; and video game soundtracks such as Uncharted 3 for Sony PlayStation.  

Randy teaches at CalArts where he has been on the percussion and world music faculty since 1999.  Randy Gloss endorses Remo world percussion and drumheads, and Paiste cymbals and gongs.

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Paul Brach Lecture Series: Liz Glynn

November 8, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

F200

ART: L.A. based Liz Glynn’s installations, sculptures and participatory performances investigate the malleability of historical narrative while conflating ancient references with contemporary concerns.

“As an aficionado of antiquities and all their respective baggage, in particular the museum artefact, Liz Glynn is nothing if not rigorous in her excavations and subsequent recreations of objects. She researches them, exhumes them, and runs them through a virtual gauntlet of de- and reconstruction. Past projects of note have included the “24 Hour Roman Reconstruction Project, aka Building Rome in a Day,” an installation-cum-performance from 2008; “On the Museum’s Ruin,” from 2011, which included Corbusier chairs constructed out of, among other things, rubble from the demolition of the Fogg Museum; and, from 2009, “California Surrogates For The Getty,” which consisted of vases and other ancient object surrogates that were assembled from the Getty’s own trash...”

Michael Shaw, ArtScene, February 2012, Vol. 31, No.6

Check out an interview with Liz, and her work:

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Renowned Vietnamese-American filmmaker Trinh T. Minh-ha: 'Shoot for the Contents'

November 8, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater
 Free and open to the entire Institute

FILM/VIDEO: Film at REDCAT & The School of Film/Video in collaboration with Intercultural Arts Project Committee (ICAP), The Office of the Provost & The Master of Aesthetics and Politics Program proudly present Trinh T. Minh-ha 3 screenings/presentations, Nov 7, 8 & 9.

Shoot for the Contents

(USA, 102 mins, 16mm, 1991)

The title refers in part to a Chinese guessing game, a maze of allegorical naming and storytelling. The film ponders questions of power and change, politics and culture, stemming from events at Tiananmen Square. While juggling with documentary concepts of getting to the truth, the title simultaneously inquires into the process of filmmaking. The multifaceted layering of images and sounds (Chinese popular songs, classical music, sayings of Mao and Confucius, women's voices, words of artists, philosophers, and other workers) once again touch on the multiplicity of identity, and the politics of representation, in this case, re-presentations of China.

Shoot for the Contents won the Jury's Best Cinematography Award at the 1992 Sundance Film Festival and the Best Feature Documentary Award at the Athens International Film Festival, and toured internationally with the 1993 Biennale of the Whitney Museum.

Trinh T. Minh-ha

Born in Vietnam, Trinh T. Minh-ha is a filmmaker, writer and composer. She has traveled and lectured extensively-in the States, as well as in Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand-on film, art, feminism, and cultural politics. She taught at the National Conservatory of Music in Dakar, Senegal (1977-80); at universities such as Cornell, San Francisco State, Smith, and Harvard, Ochanomizu (Tokyo), Ritsumeikan (Kyoto), Dongguk (Seoul); and is Professor of Gender & Women's Studies and of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley.

The recipient of numerous awards and grants (including the "Trailblazers" Award at MIPDOC, Cannes; AFI National Independent Filmmaker Maya Deren Award, fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment of the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, the American Film Institute, The Japan Foundation, and the California Arts Council), her films have been given over forty two retrospectives in the US, the UK, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Korea, Spain, the Netherlands, Slovenia, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Japan, India, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Jerusalem, and were exhibited at the international contemporary art exhibition Documenta 11 (2002) in Germany. They have shown widely in the States, in Canada, Senegal, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as in Europe and Asia (including in Italy, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Finland, Japan, India, Taiwan, Jerusalem, etc.

Her works include:

Films

  • Night Passage (98mins, Digital, 2004) (fiction)
  • The Fourth Dimension (87 mins, Digital, 2001)
  • A Tale of Love (108 mins, 1995) (fiction)
  • Shoot for the Contents (102 mins, 1991)
  • Surname Viet Given Name Nam (108 mins, 1989)
  • Naked Spaces - Living is Round (135 mins, 1985)
  • Reassemblage (40 mins, 1982)

 Books

  • Elsewhere, Within Here (Routledge 2010)
  • The Digital Film Event (Routledge 2005)
  • Cinema Interval (Routledge 1999)
  • Drawn from African Dwellings (in coll. with Jean-Paul Bourdier, Indiana University Press 1996)
  • Framer Framed (Routledge 1992)
  • When the Moon Waxes Red. Representation, gender and cultural politics (Routledge 1991)
  • Out There: Marginalisation in Contemporary Culture (Co-editor with Cornel West, R. Ferguson & M. Gever. New York: New Museum of Contemporary Art and M.I.T. Press, 1990)
  • Woman, Native, Other. Writing postcoloniality and feminism (Indiana University Press 1989)
  • En minuscules (book of poems, Edition Le Méridien 1987)
  • African Spaces - Designs for Living in Upper Volta (in coll. with Jean-Paul Bourdier, Holmes & Meier 1985)
  • Un art sans oeuvre (International Book Publishers, Inc. 1981)

Installations

  • Old Land New Waters, Okinawa Fine Arts Museum (opening) November 2007; (exhibition) 2009 and Guangzhou Art Triennial, China (Sept 6 to Nov 16, 2008).
  • L' Autre marche (The Other Walk) In collaboration with Jean Paul Bourdier, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France 9 June 2006 -2009
  • The Desert is Watching (in coll. with Jean-Paul Bourdier, 2003, Kyoto Art Biennale)
  • Nothing But Ways (in coll. with L. M. Kirby, 1999, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco)

Music

  • Poems. Composition for Percussion Ensemble. Premiere by the Univ. of Illinois Percussion Ensemble, Denis Wiziecki, Director. 09 April 1976.
  • Four Pieces for Electronic Music. 1975 Performances at the Univ. of Illinois.

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BFA II Solo Dance Concert

November 8, 2012 - November 9, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 8:00pm
Friday, November 9, 2012 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Dance Theater

DANCE: The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at CalArts presents it annual BFA II Solo Dance Concert, comprised of solo works created by the second year undergraduate dance students, under the direction of Stephanie Nugent. The works are presented in two different programs on separate evenings; half of the pieces will be featured on November 8, and the other half on November 9.

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012

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Situating Surface I: People Watching

November 8, 2012 - November 9, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday, November 9, 2012 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Opening reception for 'Situating Surface I: People Watching' is Thursday, November 8th at 8pm in the C113 gallery at CalArts.

CalArts, C113


Situating Surface Series, Iteration I

FILM/VIDEO: "People Watching sits quietly on the surface of Los Angeles. The gallery installation by CalArts MFA candidate Chris Adler allows HD video of Los Angeles beaches to play off of HD video of models watching films. This piece revels in the silent pleasure of watching the act of viewing unfold while its compliment, a series of landscapes filmed along the Los Angeles coastline are projected onto the opposing wall. These images become simultaneous embodiments of depth/flatness and the front-stage self.

"People Watching enlists the camera as a tool for presenting a surface - its only true function.” Situating these images together in space sets off a staged “conversation” that forms a query of perception and spatial proximity. In it’s construction of the real, the w­ork draws on the “documentary style” of the history of portraiture and landscape photography and gains influence from such photographic precursors as Rineke Dijkstra, Bill Viola, The Becher School, and Andy Warhol.

Chris Adler is a cinematographer and artist working in multi-channel video installations since his undergraduate studies at Colgate University.  His work concerns ideas of surface, proximity, and perception. He is currently pursuing an MFA in Film/Video at California Institute of the Arts.

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'The Tempest'

November 8, 2012 - November 17, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 8:30pm
Friday, November 9, 2012 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 3:00pm
Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 8:00pm
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 8:00pm
Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 8:30pm
Friday, November 16, 2012 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 8:00pm

Please note: The performance on Thursday, November 8th is a preview.

CalArts, Walt Disney Modular Theater

THEATER: The CalArts School of Theater presents The Tempest, directed by Deena Selenow.

Shakespeare's classic, The Tempest, is deconstructed and overturned in Deena Selenow's production at CalArts, exploring the disintegration of structure and liberation from human order. With engaging humor, in this version of The Tempest, horror breeds humility as gender roles are questioned and the power of magic is tested. The Tempest centers on a cast of characters thrust into a barren land full of mystery. Driven from his dukedom in Milan 12 years prior, Prospero is reduced to ruling over a kingdom of three: Miranda, Caliban and Ariel. When Alonso and his crew members crash onto this strange land, they must learn to survive by new rules or come to terms with losing all hope. Each is stripped of their constructed identities into more base and revealing versions of themselves. Oppressors become the oppressed, and the oppressed become vicious oppressors.

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Student Council: Open Mic

November 8, 2012 - November 9, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 10:00pm - Friday, November 9, 2012 - 1:00am

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

STUDENT COUNCIL: Student Council hosts this Open Mic night featuring various acts.

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Renowned Vietnamese-American filmmaker Trinh T. Minh-ha: 'Naked Spaces - Living is Round'

November 9, 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012 - 4:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater
Free and open to the entire Institute

FILM/VIDEO: Film at REDCAT & The School of Film/Video in collaboration with Intercultural Arts Project Committee (ICAP), The Office of the Provost & The Master of Aesthetics and Politics Program proudly present Trinh T. Minh-ha 3 screenings/presentations, Nov 7, 8 & 9.

Naked Spaces - Living is Round

(USA, 135 mins, 16mm, 1985)

Elaborating on her first film, Reassemblage (1982), Trinh T. Minh-ha examines the themes of postcolonial identification and the geopolitical apparatus of disempowerment to create an ethnographic essay-film on identity, the impossibility of translation, and space as a form of cultural representation. Trinh's unique presentation of images serves as a language for the abstract, often exoticized representation of African Culture in Western countries. She re-frames the images in order to establish a figurative filter - a usurped privileged gaze. The montage of images points towards the economy of entertainment, which exoticizes images as justification for continued neocolonialism. Trinh's images re-present struggle and resistance to the mystification and exoticization of African life. Her images suggest a process of interpretation as an explanation to resist prescribed assumptions and the perpetuation of stereotypes.

Naked Spaces received the Blue Ribbon Award for Best Experimental Feature at the American Int'l. Film Festival and the Golden Athena Award for Best Feature Documentary at the Athens International Film Festival in 1986; it toured nationally and internationally with the 1987 Biennial of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Trinh T. Minh-ha

Born in Vietnam, Trinh T. Minh-ha is a filmmaker, writer and composer. She has traveled and lectured extensively-in the States, as well as in Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand-on film, art, feminism, and cultural politics. She taught at the National Conservatory of Music in Dakar, Senegal (1977-80); at universities such as Cornell, San Francisco State, Smith, and Harvard, Ochanomizu (Tokyo), Ritsumeikan (Kyoto), Dongguk (Seoul); and is Professor of Gender & Women's Studies and of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley.

The recipient of numerous awards and grants (including the "Trailblazers" Award at MIPDOC, Cannes; AFI National Independent Filmmaker Maya Deren Award, fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment of the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, the American Film Institute, The Japan Foundation, and the California Arts Council), her films have been given over forty two retrospectives in the US, the UK, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Korea, Spain, the Netherlands, Slovenia, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Japan, India, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Jerusalem, and were exhibited at the international contemporary art exhibition Documenta 11 (2002) in Germany. They have shown widely in the States, in Canada, Senegal, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as in Europe and Asia (including in Italy, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Finland, Japan, India, Taiwan, Jerusalem, etc.

Her works include:

Films

  • Night Passage (98mins, Digital, 2004) (fiction)
  • The Fourth Dimension (87 mins, Digital, 2001)
  • A Tale of Love (108 mins, 1995) (fiction)
  • Shoot for the Contents (102 mins, 1991)
  • Surname Viet Given Name Nam (108 mins, 1989)
  • Naked Spaces - Living is Round (135 mins, 1985)
  • Reassemblage (40 mins, 1982)

 Books

  • Elsewhere, Within Here (Routledge 2010)
  • The Digital Film Event (Routledge 2005)
  • Cinema Interval (Routledge 1999)
  • Drawn from African Dwellings (in coll. with Jean-Paul Bourdier, Indiana University Press 1996)
  • Framer Framed (Routledge 1992)
  • When the Moon Waxes Red. Representation, gender and cultural politics (Routledge 1991)
  • Out There: Marginalisation in Contemporary Culture (Co-editor with Cornel West, R. Ferguson & M. Gever. New York: New Museum of Contemporary Art and M.I.T. Press, 1990)
  • Woman, Native, Other. Writing postcoloniality and feminism (Indiana University Press 1989)
  • En minuscules (book of poems, Edition Le Méridien 1987)
  • African Spaces - Designs for Living in Upper Volta (in coll. with Jean-Paul Bourdier, Holmes & Meier 1985)
  • Un art sans oeuvre (International Book Publishers, Inc. 1981)

Installations

  • Old Land New Waters, Okinawa Fine Arts Museum (opening) November 2007; (exhibition) 2009 and Guangzhou Art Triennial, China (Sept 6 to Nov 16, 2008).
  • L' Autre marche (The Other Walk) In collaboration with Jean Paul Bourdier, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France 9 June 2006 -2009
  • The Desert is Watching (in coll. with Jean-Paul Bourdier, 2003, Kyoto Art Biennale)
  • Nothing But Ways (in coll. with L. M. Kirby, 1999, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco)

Music

  • Poems. Composition for Percussion Ensemble. Premiere by the Univ. of Illinois Percussion Ensemble, Denis Wiziecki, Director. 09 April 1976.
  • Four Pieces for Electronic Music. 1975 Performances at the Univ. of Illinois.

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The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Part One

November 9, 2012 - November 11, 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012 - 7:30pm - Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 12:00pm


Image: Warren Neidich, Neuropower, 2008, magic marker on paper

Goethe-Institute
5750 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles

West Hollywood Public Library
626 N. San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles

CRITICAL STUDIES: Hosted by Arne De Boever (MA in Aesthetics and Politics, CalArts), Warren Neidich (The Delft School of Design, TU Delft School of Architecture), and Jason Smith (Art Center).

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The conference begins on Friday, November 9th, 7:30 p.m. at the Goethe-Institute (5750 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles) with a keynote address by Franco “Bifo” Berardi (introduced by Sylvère Lotringer) and continues on Saturday, November 10th and Sunday, November 11th beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the West Hollywood Public Library (626 N. San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles).

Speakers will include: Jonathan Beller, Jodi Dean, Tiziana Terranova, Patricia Pisters, and Bruce Wexler.

The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Part 1 will bring together philosophers/critical theorists, media theorists, scientists and artists to discuss the state of the mind and brain under the conditions of contemporary capitalism in which they have become the new focus of laboring. How do the transformed conditions of labor--more specifically the fact that so much contemporary labor is immaterial, affective, and cognitive--transform the role of emancipatory politics and education today? When cognitive labor, the work of the mind in the new economy as it participates in social media, web browsing and crowd sourcing, becomes the source of power and wealth, what effects and constraints might that have on the conditions of contemplation itself. The conference will mine the subjects of Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Literary Studies, Economics, Politics, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Media and Art History just to name a few.

No registration is required and the public is invited for free.

The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Part 2 will be held at the ICI-Berlin, March 8-10, 2013.

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Machine-Man: The Musical Mayhem of Raymond Scott @ REDCAT

Raymond Scott. Photos: Courtesy the Raymond Scott Archives.
November 9, 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: In this unprecedented celebration of composer Raymond Scott’s polymorphic career, former Oingo Boingo guitarist Steve Bartek and his band find new takes on his scores for cartoons, while composer Ego Plum’s ensemble re-envisions Scott’s farsighted electronica.  Read more

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[TBA] Music Improv

November 9, 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012 - 11:00pm - Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 12:00am

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater (D212)

THEATER: An evening of improvised songs and music, culminating in a one-act improvised musical.

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SCREAM Finale @ REDCAT

Wadada Leo Smith
November 10, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: The venerated annual music festival signs off in style, with works by four masters of the electro-acoustic idiom. The program features solo trumpet by creative music luminary Wadada Leo Smith “overlaid” on a fixed electro-acoustic composition by SCREAM founder Barry Schrader, and much more.  Read more

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MFA Writing Program Visiting Artist Series: Cities & Interiors: Amina Cain, Renee Gladman and Matias Viegener @ REDCAT

November 11, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 7:00pm

REDCAT: External constructions and interior depths map this evening of new writing. Bridges and secret passageways, couplings and customs, private speech and public gestures and the multiple biomythic “I,” all collude to create affective and spectral relations between place and persona. The program celebrates the structure of city and self with readings from Matias Viegener’s recently published new book, 2500 Random Things About Me Too; a preview of the next volume in Renee Gladman’s Ravicka series; and new stories from Amina Cain, author of I Go to Some Hollow—all with an awareness that the map is not the territory.  Read more

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Amina Cain is the author of I Go To Some Hollow (Les Figues Press, 2009) and CREATURE (Dorothy, a publishing project, 2013). Recent stories have appeared in publications such as Dear Navigator, Dewclaw, LRL, and The Encyclopedia Project; as a chaplet through Belladonna*; and in Polish and French translation in MINIMALBOOKS and Jet d'encre. She is also a curator, most recently for the literary/performance/video festivals Both Sides and The Center (with Teresa Carmody) at the MAK Center/Schindler House in Los Angeles, and When Does It or You Begin? Memory as Innovation (with Jennifer Karmin) at Links Hall in Chicago.

In an aesthetic statement, Cain writes, I sit, feeling as if the air is a part of my body. I sit in front of a fire, blazing and warm. Whose hands die when they sit in front of a fire? It snows and the snow covers a wire. Who looks at a wire?

Poet, novelist, and publisher Renee Gladman was born in Atlanta and earned a BA in philosophy at Vassar College and an MA in poetics at the New College of California. Gladman, whose work has been associated with the New Narrative movement, composes prose and poetry that tests the potential of the sentence with mapmaking precision and curiosity. Author of the poetry collection A Picture-Feeling (2005), Gladman has also published several works of prose, including The Ravickians (2011), Event Factory (2010), To After That (2008), Newcomer Can’t Swim (2007), The Activist (2003), Juice (2000), and Arlem (1994). She edits Leon Works, a press for experimental prose, and produced the Leroy chapbook series.  Gladman lives in Massachusetts and teaches at Brown University. When asked if she considers the reader when writing, Gladman responded, It’s bewildering enough trying to grasp “the person” in space and time; imagine trying to think about the reader as you write. For me, writing is a kind of pursuit of company that never comes.

Matias Viegener is a writer, artist and critic who works solo and collaboratively in the fields of writing, visual art, and social practice. He is a co-founder of Fallen Fruit, a participatory art practice focusing on fruit, urban ecology and public space, which has shown work internationally in museums and galleries. Viegener is the author of 2500 Random Things About Me Too.  Neither memoir nor diary but with aspects of each, his new book is an experiment in the construction of identity in a Facebook-drenched world of self-manufacturing and short attention spans. Possibly the first book to have been composed entirely on Facebook, 2500 Random Things About Me Too is a text-cloud raining art, dogs, sex, death and fruit.  Viegener has also co-edited two books, The Noulipian Analects and Séance in Experimental Writing with Christine Wertheim. He is the editor and co-translator of Georges Batailles’ The Trial of Gilles de Rais. About creativity and protest, Viegener says, Frankly, I am quite puzzled as to how to make work about the moment in which we find ourselves.  This feels like nothing else.  The velocity is enormous.  There is far too much information to absorb.  Everything feels immediate and highly mediated; the reaction is often one of intense engagement and also alienation. We need new forms to express this.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

November 12, 2012 - November 16, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012 - 8:00am - Friday, November 16, 2012 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Johann Mun BFA PHOTO/MEDIA

D301 Gallery: Sylvie Spencer BFA ART

L-SHAPE Gallery: Katrina Magowan BFA ART

MAIN Gallery Perimeter: Toby Jacobs BFA PHOTO/MEDIA

A402 Gallery:  Taralyn Thomas BFA ART

LIME Gallery:  Samuel Shoemaker BFA ART

MINT Gallery:  Marcee Helbig BFA ART

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artists: Kris Tiner & Mike Bagetta

November 12, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: The Jazz program presents visiting artists Kris Tiner & Mike Bagetta, as part of the Jazz Forum class.

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Graphic Design Visiting Designer Lecture Series: Family Bookstore

November 12, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

F200

ART: Family Bookstore is a bookstore and gallery on Fairfax Avenue in West Hollywood. Created by childhood friends David Jacob Kramer, Sammy Harkham, and his wife Tahli Harkham, they found inspiration in creating a store carrying all of their favorite things – anything that caught their eye, that they thought was beautiful or interesting.  They’ve acquired a buzz over the past five years for their artistic presence, unique eye, as well as their representation and support of independent artists, authors, and publishers.

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Graduate Composers Concert Series

November 12, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: The first of three concerts featuring new music by CalArts graduate composers and performed by the the CalArts New Century Players, under the direction of David Rosenboom.

Upcoming concerts in this series:

  • March 4, 2013
  • April 15, 2013
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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Harris Eisenstadt

November 13, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

CalArts, location to be determined

MUSIC: The African-American Improvisation program presents visiting artist Harris Eisenstadt, as part of the Colloquium class.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Harris Eisenstadt

November 13, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, A300

MUSIC: The Percussion program presents visiting artist Harris Eisenstadt, as part of the Percussion Workshop class.

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Film/Video, Structuring Strategies: 'The Forgotton Space,' Film Essay by Allan Sekula and Noël Burch

November 13, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

FILM/VIDEO: Structuring Strategies presents The Forgotten Space (2010, 112 min.), a film essay by Allan Sekula and Noël Burch.

Presented by Allan Sekula, photographer, writer, critic and CalArts faculty member, Photography and Media.

Awash in Capitalism, a Changing Earth
“In 'The Enchafèd Flood,' his resonant study of 'the romantic iconography of the sea,' W. H. Auden noted that, in the opening verses of the Book of Genesis, the vast watery expanses of the world served as a 'symbol for the primordial undifferentiated flux, the substance that became created nature only by having form imposed upon or wedded to it.'” –New York Times, A.O. Scott, February 2012

“Investment flows intangibly, through the ether, as if by magic. Money begets money. Wealth is weightless. Sea trade, when it is remembered at all, is a relic of an older and obsolete economy, a world of decrepitude, rust, and creaking cables, of the slow movement of heavy things. If Petty’s old fable held that a seafarer was worth three peasants, neither count for much in the even more fabulous new equation.” –Notes for a Film by Allan Sekula & Noël Burch

More information: http://www.theforgottenspace.net

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Voice Event II

November 13, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: An evening of dynamic vocal music.

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P'ansori: Korean Opera and Improvisation @ REDCAT

Bae Il-Dong. Photo: Courtesy the artist.
November 13, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: Rough-hewn, quavering, soulful song accompanied by a single drum is the musical hallmark of p’ansori, the centuries-old Korean folk opera style that has enjoyed a resurgence in recent decades. Singer Bae Il-Dong and drummer Kim Dong Won are among the finest contemporary practitioners of the art.  Read more

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Long-Form Concert Two

November 13, 2012 - November 14, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 10:30pm - Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 12:30am

CalArts, Main Gallery

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

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CANCELED: Singer/Songwriter Concert

November 14, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 (All day)

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

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Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet

November 14, 2012 - November 15, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 8:00pm
Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

MUSIC: A two-day exhibition featuring the music of Gavin Bryars and the artwork of Zachary Aronson.  Directed by Ryan Bancroft, performed by musicians of the Herb Alpert School of Music & Quintet "River Song."

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'The Commons' Lecture Series

November 15, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, Tatum Lounge

CRITICAL STUDIES: A student-run lecture series inviting artists and theorists for an open discussion.

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Paul Brach Lecture Series: Pradeep Dalal & Joshua Lutz

November 15, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Pradeep Dalal is a Mumbai-born artist and writer based in New York. Recent exhibitions include: “Picturing Parallax: Photography and Video from the South Asian Diaspora” in San Francisco, "Exchanging Glances" at Chatterjee & Lal in Mumbai, and  "Vision is Elastic. Thought is Elastic," Murray Guy in New York.  His work is included in Blind Spot 43 and he is a recipient of the Tierney Fellowship.  Pradeep has an MFA from ICP/Bard College and a MA in Architecture from MIT. He is on the faculty at the International Center of Photography and the Bard College MFA Program, and he also directs the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program.

Joshua Lutz's large-format photographs of urban sprawl and suburban portraiture capture intimate details of places and their inhabitants in a soft, moody palette. The subtle tension in Lutz's photographs between natural and man-made structures expands upon themes of the New Topographics.  Meadowlands, Lutz's debut monograph, was published by powerHouse Books in 2008.  Breaking down the structure of the photograph as truth and the book as narrative, Lutz's second monograph, Hesitating Beauty, is an intimate portrait that rethinks how photographs and text can function.  Lutz blends family archives, interviews, and letters with his own photographic practice into a precious, fictitious experience of a life and family consumed by mental illness.  Lutz is currently on the faculty of the MFA program at Bard College, The International Center of Photography, and Pratt Institute.

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MFA Writing Program Visiting Artist Series: CAConrad

November 15, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 7:30pm

CalArts, Butler Building 4

CRITICAL STUDIES: The son of white trash asphyxiation, CAConrad’s childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift.  He is the author of A BEAUTIFUL MARSUPIAL AFTERNOON: New (Soma)tics (Wave Books, 2012), The Book of Frank (Wave Books, 2010), Advanced Elvis Course (Soft Skull Press, 2009), Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006), and a collaboration with poet Frank Sherlock titled The City Real & Imagined (Factory School, 2010). He is a 2011 Pew Fellow, a 2012 Ucross Fellow, and a 2013 BANFF Fellow. He is the editor of the online video poetry journals JUPITER 88 and Paranormal Poetics.  Visit him at http://CAConrad.blogspot.com. About mentors and coming to poetry, CA says, I loved [Anne Sexton] as a kid. For the record, I dislike the confessional poets, every suicidal one of them. My work is not about wallowing in posttraumatic stress disorder, it’s about posttraumatic stress growth.

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Chris Cochrane, Dennis Cooper and Ishmael Houston-Jones: 'THEM' @ REDCAT

Chris Cochrane, Dennis Cooper and Ishmael Houston-Jones: 'THEM'
November 15, 2012 - November 18, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 8:30pm
Friday, November 16, 2012 - 8:30pm
Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 8:30pm
Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 7:00pm

REDCAT: This powerful re-staging of THEM, an incendiary work of dance theater that premiered in 1986,won a coveted Bessie Award for “bringing an intensely visceral exploration of male identity in the time of AIDS to life with beauty, power, conviction and passion.” Conceived and directed by Ishmael Houston-Jones.  Read more

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MFA2 Writing for Performance Workshop: 'Dance the Fallen' by Aleshea Harris

November 16, 2012 - November 19, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 2:00pm
Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 8:00pm
Monday, November 19, 2012 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Butler Building 2

THEATER: A woman is resurrected and embarks on a wheelbarrow ride through significant events in her life. With her youngest son at her side providing the soundtrack and the need for re-examination, she traverses the wildernesses of love, family, loss, transition and acceptance. Through the use of music, rhythm, and movement of words, Dance the Fallen, by playwirght Aleshea Harris, is presented as a 2012 MFA Writing for Performance staged reading directed by faculty member Nataki Garrett.

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Linnea Sablosky: BFA Mid-Residency World Music Recital

November 16, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012 - 8:00pm

CalArts, A300

MUSIC: A non-required mid-residency World Music recital featuring ensemble folk singing and music from different parts of the world.

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Danny Holt: The Piano/Percussion Project

November 16, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012 - 8:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: School of Music faculty member Danny Holt performs virtuosic feats of multi-intrumentalism of works for piano/percussion (one player) by David Johnson, Milen Kirov, Oscar Bettison, Jonathan Russell and Jascha Narveson.

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My Favorite Unkle Comedy Showcase

November 16, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012 - 8:30pm

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

THEATER: A fundraiser for the graduating showcase class, this night of comedy features My Favorite Unkle sketch comedy troupe and a showcase of revolving stand-up comics and headliners.

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Ivan Johnson: Mid-Residency Recital

November 17, 2012
Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 2:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Recital by Ivan Johnson, featuring Cathlene Pineda, David Johnson, Sam Kauffman-Skloff and Greg Uhlmann.

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Hyung Kyu Lee: Mid-Residency Jazz Drums Recital

November 18, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Hyung Kyu Lee Jazz Quartet, featuring music by Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Dave Holland.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

Braunschweig, CalArts, German Exchange, Corinna Schnitt, DAAD
November 19, 2012 - November 23, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012 - 8:15am - Friday, November 23, 2012 - 5:00pm

D300 & D301 Galleries:

Braunschweig <-> CalArts Exchange Exhibition and Tour

Part Two

  • Nov 19 - “Artist As Traveler” Group Exhibition by students and faculty from Braunschweig University of Art, Germany opens in D300 and D301
  • Nov 20 - 10am-noon - Critique and Dialogue in D300 and D301 (opens to all art, photo/media students) 
                  6:30pm - Corinna Schnitt’s Lecture in D301

Opening reception to follow immediately after.

This exchange is supported by DAAD, Braunschweig University of Art, CalArts School of Art, CalArts ICAP Grant.

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All other galleries are closed.

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African Music & Dance Noon Concert

November 19, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: Drumming and dance from Ghana, West Africa, featuring visiting artist Sulley Imoro.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artists: Steve Horowitz & New Monsters

November 19, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: The Jazz Program presents visiting artists Steve Horowitz & New Monsters, as part of the Jazz Forum class.

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Graphic Design Visiting Designer Lecture Series: Sheila De Bretteville

November 19, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Langley Hall

ART: Sheila Levrant de Bretteville is a graphic designer, artist and educator whose work reflects her belief in the importance of feminist principles, user participation in graphic design, and diverse local community issues. Since 1990 she has been the director of the Yale University Graduate Program in Graphic Design, one of the oldest and most important design programs in the country.

De Bretteville studied art history at Barnard College, and chose graphic design at Yale University School of Art, thinking that it would satisfy her thirst to connect with people in regular situations, and her love of what is thoughtfully made.

In 1971 she founded the first design program for women at the California Institute of the Arts, and two years later co-founded both “The Woman's Building,” a public center for female culture, and its Women's Graphic Center in Los Angeles. In 1981 she initiated the communication design program at the Otis Art Institute of the Parsons School of Design.

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Undergraduate Composers Concert Series

November 19, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

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

Upcoming concerts in this series:

  • February 25, 2013
  • April 22, 2013
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Thom Andersen Meets Souto de Moura: 'Reconversão' @ REDCAT

Still from "Reconversão."
November 19, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: With Reconversão (Reconversion), Thom Andersen opens another fascinating chapter of his ongoing investigation of architectural landscapes, their filmic representation, and their relation to history, by focusing on 17 buildings and projects by the Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura.  Read more

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Noon(ish) Dance Concert

November 20, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 12:30pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Dance Theater

DANCE: Join the Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance for a relaxed noon-hour dance concert of work by undergraduate students.

Reserve tickets

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Film/Video, Structuring Strategies: John Smith

November 20, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

FILM/VIDEO: "His reputation rests on a quite unique sensibility which has successfully married three traits - humour, documentary and formal ingenuity - into an indissoluble whole."
Michael O'Pray, Art Monthly, 2002

Program

  • Om    1986, 4 mins
  • Associations    1975, 7 mins
  • Gargantuan    1992, 1 min.
  • The Girl Chewing Gum    1976, 12 mins
  • The Black Tower    1985-7, 24 mins.
  • Blight    1994-6, 14 mins.
  • The Kiss    1999, 5 mins.
  • Flag Mountain    2010, 8 mins.
  • Dad’s Stick    2012, 5 mins.

John Smith has been a leading figure in the British avant-garde film scene for more than three decades. Inspired by conceptual art and the structural materialist ideas that dominated British experimental filmmaking during his formative years, but also fascinated by the immersive power of narrative and the spoken word, he has developed a body of work that deftly subverts the perceived boundaries between documentary and fiction, representation and abstraction. Drawing upon the raw material of everyday life, Smith's meticulously crafted films rework and transform reality, playfully exploring and exposing the language of cinema.

Since 1972 John Smith has made over fifty film, video and installation works that have been shown in cinemas, art galleries and on television around the world and awarded major prizes at many international film festivals.

John Smith was born in Walthamstow, East London in 1952 and studied film at the Royal College of Art. He lives and works in London and teaches part-time at the University of East London, where he is Professor of Fine Art. He is represented by Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin.

For more information: http://www.johnsmithfilms.com/texts/sf8.html

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Paul Brach Lecture Series: Corinna Schnitt

November 20, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

F200

ART: The artist and filmmaker Corinna Schnitt (1964, Duisburg) is active on the German and international art scene. After training as a wood-carver, she studied at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach and at the Kunstakademie of Düsseldorf. For many years now she has made use of film in her work. She created a series of short experimental films in which daily phenomena are pushed to the limit like an endless spiral, witness 'Raus aus seinen Kleidern'. Besides numerous video installations featured in museums and galleries, Schnitt shows her work in film festivals and on German television. (http://videomedeja.org/en/corinna-schnitt) She is currently the Professor for Film/Video at the University of Art Braunschweig.

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[TBA] Music Improv

November 20, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater (D212)

THEATER: An evening of improvised songs and music, culminating in a one-act improvised musical.

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Sonic Boom plays Krautrock

November 20, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Sonic Boom performs classic German Krautrock pieces and important influences. Music by CAN, Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Stockhausen, Faust, Riley, Nen! and Manuel Göttsching.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

November 26, 2012 - November 30, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012 - 8:00am - Friday, November 30, 2012 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Kevin Smith BFA ART

D301 Gallery: Alexander Woods BFA PHOTO/MEDIA

L-SHAPE Gallery: "Foma et situs agri" by Shahrzad Nikzad BFA ART

MAIN Gallery Perimeter: Camila Romero BFA ART

A402 Gallery: Vanessa Sioufi BFA ART

LIME Gallery: Madeline Becket BFA PHOTO/MEDIA

MINT Gallery: Nebras Hoveizavi BFA PHOTO/MEDIA

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John Fumo Ensemble

November 26, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: 'Jazz at Noon' concert

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Andy Milne with Snakes and Serpents

November 26, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: The Jazz program presents visiting artist Andy Milne with Snakes and Serpents, as part of the Jazz Forum class.

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Plus 20 Charisma presents Ruby-Throated with special guest Mrs. Jimmy

November 26, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

CalArts, Tatum Lounge

MUSIC: Three acoustic/indie/folk rock bands, emceed by Plus 20.

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Chamber Music Concert

November 26, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Concert featuring performances of chamber works by students and faculty.

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Paul Brach Lecture Series: Emily Jacir

November 27, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

F200 

Emily Jacir will be visiting the CalArts campus for a week of studio visits in conjunction with an award she received from the Alpert Foundation. Jacir is a Palestinian artist who spent her childhood in Saudi Arabia, attending high school in Italy; she currently divides her time between New York and Ramallah. She works in a variety of media including film, photography, installation, performance, video, writing and sound. Recurrent themes in her practice include repressed historical narratives, resistance, political land divisions, movement (both forced and voluntary) and the logic of the archive. From 2001-2003 she focused on a project titled Where We Come From, where she, as holder of an American passport, asked more than 30 Palestinians living both abroad and within the occupied territories: “If I could do anything for you, anywhere in Palestine, what would it be?” She collected responses and carried out tasks in an extended performance of wish fulfillment by proxy. She is a full-time professor at the International Academy of Art Palestine where she has been teaching since 2006.

Check out Emily's work here:

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Film/Video, Structuring Strategies: Charles Burnett presents his legendary film 'Killer of Sheep'

November 27, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

FILM/VIDEO: Charles Burnett, filmmaker and faculty member in the School of Film/Video, Film Directing program, will present his legendary film Killer of Sheep (1979).

"I don't think I'm capable of answering problems that have been here for many years. But I think the best I can do is present them in a way where one wants to solve these problems." — Charles Burnett

The Film

Writer/Director Charles Burnett submitted his first feature, Killer of Sheep, as his thesis for his MFA in film at UCLA. The film was shot on location near his family's home in Watts in a series of weekends on a shoestring budget of less than $10,000, most of which was grant money.

With a mostly amateur cast (consisting of Burnett's friends and acquaintances), much handheld camera work, episodic narrative and gritty documentary-style cinematography, Killer of Sheep has been compared by film critics and scholars to Italian neorealist films like Vittorio De Sica's The Bicycle Thief and Roberto Rossellini's Paisan. However, Burnett cites Basil Wright's Songs of Ceylon and Night Mail and Jean Renoir's The Southerner as his main influences.

In 1981, Killer of Sheep received the Critic's Award at the Berlin International Film Festival. In 1990, the Library of Congress declared it a national treasure and placed it among the first 50 films entered in the National Film Registry for its historical significance. In 2002, the National Society of Film Critics selected the film as one of the 100 Essential Films of all time.

Charles Burnett

Born in Vicksburg, Mississippi on April 13, 1944, Charles Burnett moved with his family to the Watts area of Los Angeles at an early age. He describes the community of having a strong mythical connection with the South as a result of having so many Southern transplants, an atmosphere which has informed much of his work.

Burnett first studied as an electrician but soon became bored with the idea of making this his career and went to UCLA, where he earned his Masters of Fine Arts in Filmmaking. There, he was greatly influenced by professors Elyseo Taylor—creator of the Ethno-Communications department—and Basil Wright—the English documentarian famous for Night Mail and Songs of Ceylon. He became fast friends with fellow future greats like Haile Gerima (Sankofa), and Julie Dash (Daughters of the Dust), collaborating with them and others on a number of projects. Burnett cites Jean Renoir, Satyajit Ray, and Sidney Lumet (The Pawnbroker) as important influences.

Burnett has been awarded grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the J. P. Getty Foundation. He is also the winner of the American Film Institute's Maya Deren Award, and one of the very few people ever to be honored with Howard University's Paul Robeson Award for achievement in cinema. The Chicago Tribune has called him "one of America's very best filmmakers" and the New York Times named him "the nation's least-known great filmmaker and most gifted black director."

Burnett has even had a day named after him—the mayor of Seattle declared February 20, 1997 as Charles Burnett Day. Burnett recently directed a documentary on Nat Turner and one chapter of the six-part documentary, The Blues, a production of Martin Scorsese's CPA Productions with Off-Line Entertainment. His latest feature is Nujoma: Where Others Wavered, shot in Namibia.

Charles Burnett lives west of Watts with his wife, costume designer Gaye Burnett. They have two sons.

For more information: http://www.killerofsheep.com/

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ESP Night

November 27, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A concert of electronic music and video, with Theremin and a few other things that are not laptops.

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Elevator Repair Service: 'Gatz' @ REDCAT

Elevator Repair Service's 'Gatz.' Photo: Paula Court.
November 28, 2012 - December 9, 2012
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 2:00pm
Friday, November 30, 2012 - 2:00pm
Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 2:00pm
Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 1:00pm
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 2:00pm
Friday, December 7, 2012 - 2:00pm
Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 2:00pm
Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 1:00pm

REDCAT: Hailed by critics around the world as a major theatrical event of historic proportions, Gatz is a bravura feat celebrated for its singular and dazzling literary alchemy. Gatz is not a retelling of the The Great Gatsby, but a revelatory, seven-hour enactment of experiencing the novel, as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s American masterpiece is delivered word for word, brought to life with absolutely startling dramatic effect by a cast of 13.  Read more

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SPRAWL

November 28, 2012
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Butler Building #4 - Cube

CRITICAL STUDIES: Student reading of original works for Critical Studies graduate students and Writing for Performance students.

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Andoumboulou: Sakhamuat - Vibrational Existence

November 28, 2012
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: MFA graduation recital performance of original compositions by Jamal Moore.

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Thea and Jarrett's Mid-Residency Cello Recital

November 28, 2012
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 8:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: A mid-residency cello recital featuring music from 1919 to present, including works by Edward Elgar and Joan LaBarbara. Join us for a night of music from rock to contemporary to romantic. Reception to follow.

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Long-Form Concert Three

November 28, 2012 - November 29, 2012
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 10:30pm - Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 12:30am

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: The third in a series of concerts featuring two extended "works" by two different composers.  Music by Wyatt Penn Keusch (featuring Raphael Arar) and David Paha.

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Paul Brach Lecture Series: Edgar Arceneaux

November 29, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

F200 

ART: Edgar Arceneaux was born in 1972 in Los Angeles, California, where he continues to live and work. He received his BFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and his MFA from the California Institute of Arts in Valencia, California. In addition he has studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine and at the Fachhochschule Aachen in Germany. He has had solo exhibitions at the Kunstverein Ulm, Germany; Galerie Kamm, Berlin; Frehrkring Wiesehoefer, Cologne; Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects; The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York and the Project, New York. Recent group shows include True Stories at the Witte de With, Rotterdam; Social Strategies: Redefining Social Realism at the University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, Urban Aesthetics at the African American Museum of Art, Los Angeles, and One Planet Under a Groove at the Bronx Museum, New York. (http://hammer.ucla.edu/exhibitions/detail/exhibition_id/32

"Probing strikingly incongruent sets of data for patterns of a≈nity, Edgar Arceneaux’s conceptual program uncovers meaning in unexpected adjacencies and sees beauty in tangential leaps. The artist’s practice takes advantage not only of his intellectual restlessness but also his wide-ranging technical adroitness, a mix of multidisciplinary skills—including drawing, photography, sculpture, and filmmaking—that figure into the unorthodox installation scenarios he has developed and refined over the last decade." (Read more at http://whitney.org/www/2008biennial/www/?section=artists&page=artist_arceneaux)

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Untitled [with Bertha Aguilar, Diego Robles and others]

November 29, 2012 - December 2, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 7:00pm - Monday, December 3, 2012 - 12:00am

CalArts, A404 - Black & White Studio

FILM/VIDEO: Video installation of two to six different artists with installations overlapping and raising new perceptions of a single piece of installation.

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Internal Bleeding

November 29, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

THEATER: A mix of modern spoken word meets Greek Theater meets Pina Bausch. This piece uses spoken word mixed with the reverberation, echo and ensemble work of traditional Greek Theater, and meets the physicality and metaphorical self-expression of the body as seen in the works by the Wuppertal Theater (Pina Bausch).

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MFA Writing Program Visiting Artist Series: Putting it Out There: Les Figues Press, Slake, and More!

November 29, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 7:30pm

CalArts, Butler Building 4

CRITICAL STUDIES: These days, there’s nothing shameless about self-promotion, and with writers and indie publishers doing more and more inventive sharing of the heavy lifting, it’s a good idea to get familiar with the terrain of navigating a new press, keeping things buzzing around an upstart magazine, and to know what to expect when getting published or presented: from the press or venue, or from yourself.  Les Figues Press and Slake Magazine have fast become a mainstay both on and off the page, with vibrant publications and events that have invigorated the region with fresh energy. Join Les Figues founding editor Teresa Carmody, Slake founding editors Joe Donnelly and Laurie Ochoa, along with two additional special guests, for discussion and strategies for shaping.

  
Les Figues Press was founded in January 2005 by Teresa Carmody, Vanessa Place, Pam Ore and Sarah LaBorde. In December 2005, Les Figues incorporated as a nonprofit 501c3 organization. The Press is a member of the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP), the California Association of Nonprofits (CAN), and the Green Press Initiative. Les Figues Press titles are distributed by Small Press Distribution (SPD).  Les Figues Press creates aesthetic conversations between Writers/Artists and readers, especially those interested in innovative/experimental/avant-garde work. The Press intends in the most premeditated fashion to champion the trinity of Beauty, Belief, and Bawdry. Les Figues Press publishes TrenchArt, an annual series of new literature that posits literary works in an inter-textual conversation; participating writers and artists write an aesthetic essay or poetics, setting the terms and parameters of the serial conversation. In 2009, the Press expanded its projects with Fig.Analects, a periodic series of conceptual and critical books.  Les Figues hosts a multi-author blog—Give A Fig—with rotating guest bloggers, including Les Figues authors, artists and others whom they admire. The Press also sponsors Mrs. Porter’s 2.0, a women’s art salon and discussion group, Q.E.D., is a short series of long conversations on queer art and literature, as well as sponsoring and participating in public readings, workshops and other events.


Slake: Los Angeles
, the quarterly reader cofounded by former L.A. Weekly editors Joe Donnelly and Laurie Ochoa, is devoted to the endangered art of deeply reported narrative journalism and the kind of polished essay, memoir, fiction, poetry, and profile writing that is disappearing in a world of instant takes and unfiltered opinion. Slake marks a return to storytelling.

Designed with an artist's eye and published in a full-color, perfect-bound format, the Los Angeles Times–bestselling Slake sets a new template for the next generation of print publications—collectible, not disposable; destined for the bedside table instead of the recycling bin. It's a whole new way of looking at Los Angeles and the world.

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Alphonso Johnson Ensemble

November 30, 2012
Friday, November 30, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

CalArts, Tatum Lounge

MUSIC: Jazz performance

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World Percussion Concert

November 30, 2012
Friday, November 30, 2012 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Led by Randy Gloss and Houman Pourmehdi, CalArts World Percussion Ensemble is an ongoing experimental forum bringing together percussion, drumming and world music at CalArts. Bridging cultures and musical ideas, new work is created for percussion, consisting of both highly fixed composition and extended improvisation. This concert will feature compositions by Poovalur Srinivasan and Houman Pourmehdi.

Last edited by dthatt on Nov 20, 2012
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