Saturday, December 1 | 6–9pm
Tuesday-Sunday | 12pm–6pm or Intermission
REDCAT: The third in a trilogy of recent animated works, Raspberry Poser is New York-based artist Jordan Wolfson’s most ambitious synthesis of digital video, computer-generated imagery (CGI) and hand-drawn animation. Read more
D300 Gallery: Luminous Worlds- Class Exhibition
D301 Gallery: Passion Practices- Post Foundation Art Class Exhibition
L-SHAPE Gallery: CLOSED
MAIN Gallery Perimeter: Gavin McCoy BFA ART
A402 Gallery: Fuzzy Pictures- Class Exhibition
LIME Gallery: It's a Family Affair- Class Exhibition
MINT Gallery: It's a Family Affair- Class Exhibition
CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater
THEATER: The MFA Acting class presents Hansel and Gretel's Disco Christmas Spectacular. An evening of performance featuring a series of Christmas and holiday vignettes and interactive events that re-imagine the telling of Hansel and Gretel.
CalArts, Tatum Lounge
INTEGRATED MEDIA: This interactive piece is half of a two-way installation. Guests will be invited to "sit to tea" with the image of the person projected on an RP screen.
Reception: 6 pm - 8 pm
CENTER FOR INTEGRATED MEDIA: Kay Adams, Daniel Charon, Dylan Fergus, Conor Fields, Bram Glik, Colin Honigman, Andrew Jordan, Jessica Li, Abraham Osuna, Diego Robles, Peiyi Wong.
CalArts graduate students of Open Source Studio present an exhibition of installation and performance works that instigate new ways of thinking about and challenging our 24/7, socially-mediated immersion in communications and mobile interactions.
Open Source Studio, an online course led by visiting artist Randall Packer, is a project of the CalArts Center for Integrated Media.
CalArts, Butler Building 4
CRITICAL STUDIES: Miranda Mellis was born and raised in San Francisco, and earned a BA from Naropa University and an MFA from Brown University. She is the author of The Spokes (Solid Objects, 2012), None of This Is Real (Sidebrow Press, 2011) and Materialisms (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs). Her first novel, The Revisionist, has been translated into Italian by Leonardo Luccone (Nutrimenti, 2008) and Croatian by Zoran Rosko (Quorum, 2009). The Revisionist was a finalist for The Believer 2007 Book Award.
Mellis has received The John Hawkes Prize in Fiction, The Michael Harper Praxis Prize, and an NEH Independent Research Grant. Her writing has appeared in various journals & magazines including Conjunctions, Harper's, McSweeney's, The Believer, Cabinet and Fence. Her writing also appears in several anthologies including Conversations at The War Time Cafe and California Video: Artists and Histories. Currently she is working on a story with images in collaboration with artist Megan Vossler called The Quarry, due out from Trafficker in 2013. She is a coeditor at The Encyclopedia Project and teaches at The Evergreen State College. In response to the question, “What is experimental writing,” Mellis said, Writing – even taking inventories which is how writing started – involves oscillations: losing and finding, locating and dislocating, delay and arrival, sleeping and waking, tracking and losing track. Experimental writers think of language as a medium and therefore do not ignore the fact that language, even univocal and transactional language (maybe even especially so) is imbricated with political life and systems: not neutral, after all, its what laws, mortgages, curses, roles, and rites of institution are made of.
CalArts, Steven Spielberg Sound Stage BB3
Under the instruction of James Franco
Faculty Advisor Deborah LaVine
FILM/VIDEO: Paradise is a compilation of one-act plays inspired by Tennesee Williams. With a cast of 20 actors and 10 directors, this production highlights the Great American playwright through interpretations of his writings in a contemporary workshop. Presented by the CalArts School of Film/Video, students have been working under the tutelage of actor/director James Franco and faculty member Deborah LaVine to explore the meanings of performance behind the mediums of both film and theater. Expect a little bit of everything.