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February 2013

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

January 28, 2013 - February 1, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013 - 9:00am - Friday, February 1, 2013 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Meghan Gordon MFA ART

D301 Gallery: Chris Dyson MFA ART

L-SHAPE Gallery: Pun Ho Yan Nicole MFA ART

MAIN Gallery Perimeter: Ali Kheradyar MFA ART

A402 Gallery: Nick Johnston MFA ART

LIME Gallery: Luis Flores MFA ART

MINT Gallery: Danny Escalante MFA ART

Last edited by Belmer on Jan 28, 2013

Marc Bamuthi Joseph/The Living Word Project: 'red, black & GREEN: a blues' @ REDCAT

Marc Bamuthi Joseph
January 31, 2013 - February 3, 2013
Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 8:30pm
Friday, February 1, 2013 - 8:30pm
Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 8:30pm
Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 3:00pm

REDCAT: Alpert Award-winning theater artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s soul-stirring performance draws on hip-hop’s interdisciplinary foundations to create a kaleidescopic investigation, staged within an evolving modular stage set-cum-art installation by celebrated visual artist Theaster Gates.  Read more

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The Tournées Festival/Film Today: 'Curling'

February 1, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

Curling
Denis Côté
2010 / 92 min.

FILM/VIDEO: Denis Côté’s singular fifth film, set in a bleak, rural town in Québec, focuses on the odd, touching relationship between Jean-François and his 12-year-old daughter, Julyvonne. Julyvonne, confined to the house by her pathologically overprotective father, keeps herself occupied by reading and, occasionally, by talking to the corpses she finds in the woods near her home. After the arrival of Isabelle, their relationship will take another direction.

This event is part of The Tournées Festival, the weekly series of new French films on campus.

Support for the Tournées Festival is provided by:

  • Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States / Centre National de la Cinématographie et l’Image Animée
  • CampusFrance / Florence Gould Foundation / highbrow entertainment
  • www.facecouncil.org
Last edited by sgoforth on Jan 31, 2013

Metamorphosis

February 1, 2013 - February 4, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013 - 11:00pm
Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 8:00pm
Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 7:00pm
Monday, February 4, 2013 - 6:30pm

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

THEATER: Dramatic performance.

Last edited by dstears on Jan 28, 2013

Sean Fitzpatrick's MFA Jazz Drums Graduation Recital

February 2, 2013
Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 2:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Sean Fitzpatrick's graduation jazz drums recital featuring Brundlefly, the CalArts Salsa Band and more!

Last edited by dstears on Jan 22, 2013

Ted Taforo's Mid-Residency Recital

February 3, 2013
Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: MFA Mid-Residency Jazz Saxophone Recital featuring original compositions and arrangements by Ted Taforo.

Last edited by dstears on Jan 22, 2013

Art School Gallery Exhibitions

February 4, 2013 - February 8, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013 - 9:00am - Friday, February 8, 2013 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Camila Romero BFA ART

D301 Gallery: Rebecca Rose BFA ART

L-SHAPE Gallery: Weng San Sit MFA PHOTO

MAIN Gallery Perimeter: Melanie Berry MFA ART

A402 Gallery: Calla Donofrio BFA ART

LIME Gallery: Minkyung Choi MFA ART

MINT Gallery: Hannah Bates BFA PHOTO

Last edited by Belmer on Feb 01, 2013

Jean Rouch on the Gold Coast @ REDCAT

February 4, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: Jaguar (shot 1954–55, premiered 1967) preceded by Les Maîtres fous (The Mad Masters, 1955).

These two films compose a fascinating portrait of the dislocation created by colonialism in Africa. Once controversial, but now an anthropological classic, Les Maîtres fous (28 mins.) documents a Hauka possession ceremony, during which the participants mimic figures of the colonial power. With Jaguar (90 mins.), Rouch invented ciné-fiction, a mix of ethnology and improvised narrative. A gallant public writer, a shepherd and a fisherman—portrayed respectively by non-professional actors Damouré Zika, Lam Ibrahim Dia and Illo Gaoudel—leave their village to try their luck on the fabled Gold Coast (modern-day Ghana). In Accra, Damouré becomes a “jaguar”—a city slicker. As sync sound was not available then, the three buddies jovially comment on the action after the fact, observing that the Brits royally conned Africa out of its gold. Read more

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Paul Brach Lecture Series: Andrea Fraser

February 5, 2013
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

F200

ART: Andrea Fraser’s work has been identified with performance, video, project-based art, context art, and institutional critique.

Her essays and performance texts have appeared in Art in America, Afterimage, October, Texte zur Kunst, Social Text, Critical Quarterly, Documents, Artforum, and Grey Room. Books include Andrea Fraser: Works 1984- 2003, published by Dumont, and Museum Highlights: The Writings of Andrea Fraser, released by MIT Press in 2005. Major projects include installations & performances for the Berkeley Art Museum; the Kunstverein Munich; the Venice Biennale (Austrian Pavilion); the Whitney Biennial; the Generali Foundation, Vienna; the Kunsthalle Bern; the Sprengel Museum Hannover; the Bienal de São Paulo; Tate Modern; the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; inSITE, San Diego/Tijuana; Whitechapel, London; the Dia Art Foundation, New York; MOMA, Vienna; MOMA, New York; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; and MOCA Los Angeles, among other venues.

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Structuring Strategies Presents: Involution, a Program of Short Video Works

February 5, 2013
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

FILM/VIDEO: Involution, a program of short video works by Ivan Argote, Balam Bartolome, Amy Howden-Chapman, Christian Franco, Oliver Laric, Lindsay Lawson, Sara Ludy and Anne de Vries, with Ivan Argote, Amy Howden-Chapman and curators Temra Pavlovic and Michael Ray-Von. This screening is in tandem with an exhibition of these works at Otras Obras in Tijuana, BC, MX, opening Friday, 8 Feb., from 6-10 PM.

It doesn't set a ground for this is true, and this is not true.  With an involutionary continuum the means of assessment (of the origin and the destination) are always in question.  “They're in a state of becoming but, I wanna not say that word.”  The form we're talking about exists between these two terms: the medium and the substrate.  

Involution as a radical rethinking of historical narratives and social formations.  A social architecture is an assemblage of images, the form of which constitutes a temporary continuum of identity.  The continuum tends toward behaviors; tropes.  Existing in parallel are potential alternate formations of a given social image.  Innumerable heads inhabiting a single body; a coexistence of influences.  By exploiting or exploding the tendencies, or tropes, of a given formation: alternate formations occur.   The result is a lingering self-recognition, a turning out upon itself, an involution.  Exposing an interiority that carries the potentials of all possible exteriorities.  Laying bare the genetic material.

With an evolution, the relationship between a preceding form and its successor is fixed.  An involution occurs when the hierarchy of those fixed identities is complicated.  An identity in time is given question as to whom is the actor, and whom is being acted upon.  And this sets the identity into a crisis where the means for assessing the terms of progression are lost.  

The dancer is practicing in front of the mirror.  The mirror is practicing in front of the dancer.  The camera is the dancer, and the television is the mirror.  And the video-feedback itself is neither the camera nor the television, it's something that's between the two terms.  And its always-already occurring everywhere all the time.  

Emancipate the logic of civilization to serve as a catalyst for an involution of form, as an instrument for treason against a stagnating social formation.  Involution is an auto-betrayal.  This exhibition is a consideration of the terms under which an involution may take place.

Amy Howden-Chapman is a Los Angeles based artist and writer, born in 1984 in Wellington, New Zealand. She has an honors degree in Art History, Victoria University, Wellington (2006), a Masters degree in Creative Writing, Victoria University, Wellington (2005) and in 2011 she graduated from California Institute of the Arts with a Master in Fine Arts.

Ivan Argote (born 1983 in Bogota, Colombia) studied design and new media at the National University of Colombia in Bogota as well as fine arts at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris. Argote works with mixed media: His (video) performances, photography, sculptures, paintings, new media and video art often share “humour with a rebellious twist” and comment “on the ways we traditionally regard art” (Da Wire). “My works are reflections about the way we behave, about how we understand our close environment, and about how this close environment is related with history, traditions, art, politics and power. Creating these reflections in a playful spirit, this allows me to work with great freedom in different ways, which also is a comment about the way one works on art” (Idol Magazine, 2011) explains the young artist, who however already enjoys international attention. Argote presented his work at solo exhibitions in acclaimed art institutions such as Palais de Tokyo, Paris; CA2M, Madrid; D+T Project, Brussels and elsewhere. In addition, Argote has been invited to 30th Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil and numerous group exhibitions in Europe, USA and South America.

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John Stowell & Evan Jiroudek

February 5, 2013
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Tatum Lounge

MUSIC: John and Evan will play two sets of standards and original music.

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Steve n' Greg - BFA Mid-Residence Jazz Guitar Recital

February 5, 2013
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A recital featuring Copper Root, River Song and Fell Runner.

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Alex Snydman's MFA Mid-Residency Jazz Drums Recital

February 6, 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: 1st set - jazz trio featuring Alex Snydman (drums), Zirque Michael-Bonner (bass) and John Schwerbel (piano).  2nd set - quartet featuring Alex Snydman (drums), Ted Taforo (saxophone), Khris Kempis (bass) and Nery Kim (piano).

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Bumbayaya

February 6, 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Inspired by works such as Laurie Anderson's Home of the Brave, Bumbayaya is a multimedia experimental musical with live electronic music, video and dance. Written by MFA Experimental Sound Practices student Anna Luisa Petrisko aka "Jeepneys." Featuring Tarren Johnson (choreography/performer), Lauren Michelle David (performer) and Dina Lasso (performer). Human/alien hybrid beings from the distant future and a faraway planet time travel to Earth in order to decolonize the future! Bumbayaya is the healing light that we call upon. For more info, visit: jeepneysjeepneys.com

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Alexander Mackendrick: A Centennial Celebration @ REDCAT

February 6, 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: The esteemed director of Sweet Smell of Success (1957) and The Ladykillers (1955), Alexander Mackendrick (1912–93) was a pivotal figure in the history of CalArts, and his work and writings remain a major influence on contemporary narrative directors and screenwriters. For this celebration of the artist’s multifaceted contributions, Paul Cronin, editor of Mackendrick’s seminal book On Film-Making, is joined by two CalArts alums, director James Mangold and author and filmmaker F.X. Feeney. Together they honor the man who, as Dean of the School of Film/Video at CalArts and throughout his nearly 25 years of teaching, shaped an institution and inspired generations of filmmakers. This lively discussion reveals Mackendrick through personal reminiscences, film clips and critical observations on his work as a filmmaker, teacher and theorist. Read more

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Paul Brach Lecture Series: Tone Olaf Neilsen and Martin Goll

February 7, 2013
Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

F200

ART: Tone Olaf Nielsen is an independent curator, whose practice is based on a firm belief in the ability of artistic and curatorial work to contribute to social and political transformation. Nielsen advances a conception of the curated exhibition as a transnational-transdisciplinary platform from where to address the root causes of social, economic, and environmental inequities and to present other ways of organizing the world. In 2005, she formed the transnational feminist curatorial collective, Kuratorisk Aktion, with feminist curator Frederikke Hansen. Working internationally out of Copenhagen, Kuratorisk Aktion produces exhibitions, publications, and discussions that probe into the complex relations between historical colonialism and capitalist globalization from a postcolonial-transnational feminist perspective.

Based in Copenhagen, Morten Goll holds an MFA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and an MFA from Otis College of Art and Design. He is the cofounders & executive director of the Trampoline House: a user-driven refugee justice community center located in Copenhagen, where refugees and residents of Denmark can meet, share experiences, and work together for a just and humane refugee and asylum policy. The center operates as a non-profit, selforganized platform for social interaction, knowledge exchange, and solidarity building across boundaries of privilege, exclusion, and inequality, and offers a series of services and activities intended partly to inform the Danish population about the conditions for refugees living in asylum centers or underground, and partly to provide refugees and asylum seekers in Denmark with a platform from which to better their situation.

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MFA Writing Program Visiting Artist Series: David Shields

February 7, 2013
Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 7:30pm

CalArts, Butler Building 4

CRITICAL STUDIES: David Shields is the author of thirteen books, including How Literature Saved My Life (forthcoming from Knopf on February 5, 2013); Reality Hunger: A Manifesto (Knopf, 2010), named one of the best books of the year by more than thirty publications; The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead (Knopf, 2008), a New York Times bestseller; Black Planet: Facing Race During an NBA Season, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Remote: Reflections on Life in the Shadow of Celebrity, winner of the PEN/Revson Award; and Dead Languages: A Novel, winner of the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award.

His essays and stories have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, Esquire, Yale Review, Village Voice, Salon, Slate, McSweeney’s, and Utne Reader; he’s written reviews for the New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Times Book Review, Boston Globe, and Philadelphia Inquirer. His work has been translated into fifteen languages.  Shields has received a Guggenheim fellowship, two NEA fellowships, an Ingram Merrill Foundation Award, a Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation grant, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. He lives with his wife and daughter in Seattle, where he is the Milliman Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the University of Washington. Since 1996 he has also been a member of the faculty in Warren Wilson College’s low-residency MFA Program for Writers, in Asheville, North Carolina.

For me, Shields says of the lyric essay, it's the orchestration of theme, always. It's about how beautifully the mosaic comes together. I've always loved that. Like the way a great painting comes together. That's the formal challenge of the lyric essay or literary collage - this apparently rather random gathering of material.

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Open House Dance Concert

February 7, 2013 - February 8, 2013
Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 8:00pm
Friday, February 8, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Dance Theater

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

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Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 8:00pm

Friday, February 8, 2013 - 8:00pm

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CEAIT Festival 2013 @ REDCAT

February 7, 2013 - February 8, 2013
Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 8:30pm
Friday, February 8, 2013 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: The two different programs that make up this year’s festival from the CalArts Center for Experiments in Art, Information and Technology (CEAIT) offer a triad of avant-garde techno music-makers. One night features Bonnie Jones, whose “no-input” style of sound-text performances...Read more

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The Tournées Festival/Film Today: 'Dans La Ville de Sylvia / En La Ciudad de Sylvia / In the City of Sylvia'

February 8, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

Dans La Ville de Sylvia / En La Ciudad de Sylvia
In the City of Sylvia

José Luis Guerín
2007 / 84 min.

FILM/VIDEO: An anonymous young man returns to the unnamed French city where he first saw, six years ago, a beautiful woman named Sylvia. On his ritual of café-visiting and wandering around, he spots a woman he’s convinced is Sylvia, he follows her; she finally tells him she’s not the one he’s searching for. But the seeker is not to be deterred.

This event is part of The Tournées Festival, the weekly series of new French films on campus.

Support for the Tournées Festival is provided by:

  • Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States / Centre National de la Cinématographie et l’Image Animée
  • CampusFrance / Florence Gould Foundation / highbrow entertainment
  • www.facecouncil.org
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International Showcase Part 2

February 8, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013 - 7:30pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

INSTITUTE: The international students at CalArts will present International Showcase Part 2. This will be a film screening featuring some of our most talented CalArts artists. A reception and Lunar New Year celebration will immediately follow the event in Tatum. Please stop by and see what our international students have been up to.

Last edited by dstears on Jan 28, 2013

John Choi's BFA Graduation Recital: Final Amalgamate

February 8, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Featuring works by Von Weber, Mendelssohn and Artie Shaw along with free improv SoundJourney and live J Dilla covers and original hip-hop tunes.

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The Almost In Tune Boys - Lucky 13

February 8, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: The Almost In Tune Boys present their first concert, featuring original songs, and songs from the American Folk canon. The band consists of Bob Clendenen and Steven Van Betten on guitars and vocals, with a special guest appearance by Jett Kelly on mandolin and vocals.

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Jillian Risigari-Gai - MFA Graduation Recital

February 9, 2013
Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 2:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Harp recital with Ryan Bancroft, Ryan Espinosa, Colton Lytle, Jenica Anderson and Sara Gomez.

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Romances Sans Paroles/Romances Without Words

February 10, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 5:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Violist Sarah Niblack and Harpist Susan Allen interpret French songs written on poems by Paul-Marie Verlaine and Sully Prudhomme, with readings in French and English.

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Julian Beutel's MFA 1 Jazz Trumpet Mid-Residency Recital

February 10, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: MFA 1 jazz trumpet recital featuring original music by Julian Beutel.

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Blowing Off Steam

February 11, 2013 - February 15, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013 (All day) - Friday, February 15, 2013 (All day)

CalArts, Main Gallery

ART: MFA I Solo Show by Barnett Cohen.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

February 11, 2013 - February 15, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013 - 9:00am - Friday, February 15, 2013 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Yiji Wu MFA ART & TECH

D301 Gallery: Arturo Molinar-Avitia MFA ART

L-SHAPE Gallery: Meital Yaniv MFA PHOTO

MAIN Gallery Perimeter: Barnett Cohen MFA PHOTO

A402 Gallery: Nick Arehart BFA ART

LIME Gallery: Daniel Bruinooge BFA ART

MINT Gallery: Clay Gibson BFA ART

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Robert Anderson's MFA Mid-Residence Jazz Drum Recital

February 11, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Music of Max Roach, Wayne Shorter and Robert Anderson.  Featuring Ted Taforo (sax), Jake Sucher (guitar), Nery Kim (piano) and Khris Kempis (bass).

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Nancy Buchanan: Lines of Enquiry @ REDCAT

February 11, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013 - 8:30pm
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Structuring Strategies; Jon Jost Presents his recent feature film 'Coming to Terms'

February 12, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

FILM/VIDEO: "Among the most devoted and prolific independent filmmakers of this era, Jost was self-taught and made his first full-length film in 1974.  Since then he has completed more than thirty features (several of which received theatrical release) in addition to at least as many shorts. Jost's films include dramatic narratives, documentaries, and diaristic investigations, and many of his films blur the lines between categories. His subjects range from the political and cultural critique to more formal explorations, and he is always unpredictable and open to new artistic possibilities.
Born in Chicago to a military family, Jon Jost grew up in Georgia, Kansas, Japan, Italy, Germany and Virginia. He began making films in January 1963 after being expelled from college. In 1965 he was imprisoned by US authorities for 2 years 3 months for refusal to cooperate with theSelective Service system.[2] On his release he became engaged in anti-war activities, working for the draft resistance, Chicago Mobilization, and helped found the Chicago branch of what became Newsreel, the New Left Film production and distribution group
." –Aaron Gerow,  An interview with Jon Jost

COMING TO TERMS:
This is a very serious film of a fragmented family called by the father to assist him in committing suicide. Formally it is in no way a conventional film.” – Jon Jost

JON JOST: Born in Chicago on May 16, 1943, of a military family, Jon Jost grew up in Georgia, Kansas, Japan, Italy, Germany and Virginia. Expelled from college in 1962, he began making 16mm films in January, 1963. He is self-taught. He has made some 20+ shorts and 14 feature length films on celluloid, 16 and 35mm, all of which he has conceived, written, photographed, directed and edited; most of these he also produced. Since 1996 he has worked only in Digital Video (DV), completing 18 full-length works and many shorts, as well as one large-scale 7 screen installation work, TRINITY, presented at the ZKM, Karlsruhe Germany, in this medium as of 2009.
After 10 years of making short works, Jost made his first feature-length film in 1974, and since devoted himself to the making of a wide-ranging series of films, largely focused on specifically American topics, in forms ranging from essays (Speaking Directly, Stagefright, Plain Talk & Common Sense), to fictions (Last Chants for a Slow Dance; Bell Diamond) to documentaries (Nas Correntes De Luz da Ria Formosa, London Brief) and hybrids such as Angel City. In Digital Video his work shifted to include highly abstract works such as Passages, Trinity and Dissonance.

His work has shown widely in museums, film archives, and festivals since 1975. Most recently his films were accorded full retrospectives at the Cinemateca Portuguese (1996) and the Filmoteca Español (1997), and in 2006 the Buenos Aires Independent Festival accorded his work a partial retrospective.   He has been regularly invited to major film festivals with new work, including Venice (2004), Rotterdam (2008), Berlin, Toronto, London, Edinburgh, Sydney, Yamagata, Jeonju, Singapore, and many others.
Jost's recent work, HOMECOMING, was shown at the Venice Film Festival, Cinema Digitale section, in Sept. 2004, and then was shown at the Rotterdam festival in January 2005, as well as being in competition at Jeon Ju, Korea. Since 2006 his works, PASSAGES, LA LUNGA OMBRA, and OVER HERE were screened at the Rotterdam Festival, and subsequently at Jeon Ju, Warsaw, Frankfurt, Split, San Jose Maverick and other festivals. His most recent film, Imagens de uma cidade perdida was shown in Rotterdam and in competition at the Yamagata documentary festival in Japan in Oct 2011.

 Feature length filmography:
•    Speaking Directly (1973)
•    Angel City (1976)
•    Last Chants for a Slow Dance (1977)
•    Chameleon (1978)
•    Stagefright (1981)
•    Slow Moves (1983)
•    Bell Diamond (1986)
•    Plain Talk & Common Sense (1987)
•    Rembrandt Laughing (1988)
•    Sure Fire (1990)
•    All the Vermeers in New York (1990)
•    Frameup (1993)
•    The Bed You Sleep In (1993)
•    Uno a me, uno a te e uno a Raffaele (1994)
•    London Brief (1997)
•    Nas Correntes de Luz da Ria Formosa (1999)
•    6 Easy Pieces (2000)
•    Roma - un ritratto improvvisario (2000)
•    Muri romani (2000)
•    Oui Non (2002)
•    Vergessensfuge (2004)
•    Homecoming (2004)
•    Chhattisgahr Sketches (2004)
•    Passages (2004)
•    La Lunga Ombra (2005)
•    Over Here (2007)
•    Parable (2008)
•    Rant (2008)
•    Swimming in Nebraska (2010)
•    Imagens de uma cidade perdida (2011)
•    Dissonance (2011)
•    Trinity (2011)
•    The Narcissus Flowers of Katsura-shima

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An Evening with Myra Melford

February 12, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Alpert Award winner Myra Melford presents an evening of her music with special guests Mark Dresser and Butoh dancer-choreographer Oguri with others.

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Kevin Taylor's MFA Mid-Residence Recital

February 12, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Mid-Residency Recital of Kevin Taylor featuring Shane Summers (piano).  Works by Bozza, Milhaud, Ewazen and Mark Phillips.

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The Otolith Group: 'The Radiant' @ REDCAT

February 12, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: Commissioned as part of dOCUMENTA (13), The Radiant explores the aftermath of the March 11, 2011, when the Tohoku earthquake triggered a tsunami that killed many thousands and caused the partial meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on the east coast of Japan...Read more

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Andrea Young: interFACE // DMA 2

February 13, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A solo concert of original compositions for voice, live-electronics and voice-controlled electronics. Each work experiments with extracted features of the voice, which are used as a live sound interface.

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Paul Brach Lecture Series: Ming Wong

February 14, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

F200

ART: Ming Wong (b. 1971, Singapore) currently lives and works in Berlin. “Wong explores the performative veneers of language and identity, through his own 'world cinema'. He has been recognized internationally for his ambitious performance and video works that engage with the history of world cinema and popular forms of entertainment. Working through the visual styles and tropes of such iconic film directors as Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Wong Kar-wai and Ingmar Bergman, Wong’s practice considers the means through which subjectivity and geographic location are constructed by motion pictures. His installation at REDCAT (2012), Making Chinatown, is his first project focused on the American context of filmmaking and draws upon Polanski’s iconic film for its use of Los Angeles as a versatile and malleable character. Wong treats the film as a text through which he is able to inhabit and impersonate the qualities that are particular to the place it represents. Making Chinatown mimics and reduces the techniques of mainstream cinema in order to emphasize the theatrical qualities that underlie cinematic artifice. “

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Hiroaki Umeda: 'Haptic and Holistic Strata' @ REDCAT

Hiroaki Umeda
February 14, 2013 - February 16, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 8:30pm
Friday, February 15, 2013 - 8:30pm
Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: Tokyo-based choreographer and video artist Hiroaki Umeda creates mesmerizing visual environments for his visceral solo works, appearing as a fine-spun swirl of movement in a digital storm of light and sound—an elusive figure, by turns frantic and still, awash in pulsating electronic waves.  Read more

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CalArts Office of International Relations and CultureHub Present: A Hip-Hop Cyber Cypher

February 15, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, XBOX (Main Gallery Conference Room)

INTERNATIONAL: A cypher is a collective circle of self-expression and, often, competition in which B-boys, B-girls, Emcees, Human Beatboxers, poets and other Hip-Hop heads gather to create sound and movement improvisation and practice their craft.  The Hip-Hop Cyber Cypher is the first CalArts student co-produced CultureHub collaborative exchange. Through Telepresence (live video), CalArts students will freestyle lyrics and beats with The Hip Hop Re:Education Project artists at CultureHub NY.

Interested students are free to attend the event.  For inquiries, please contact Annie Kim at annie@culturehub.org.

Livestream at 2 pm on Feb. 15

CalArts Students

Austin Antoine is a Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Actor. Austin was raised in Laurel, Maryland and moved to California to pursue his passion for performance. He is in his final year at CalArts pursuing a BFA in Acting. During Austin’s first year at CalArts, he co-created the multicultural performance group TheyGotTime (TGT) with Jordon Waters. This March, Austin will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for Longest Freestyle Rap, currently set at 13 hours and 23 minutes. Event Co-Producer

Website:  http://theygottime.weebly.com

Jordon Waters is an interdisciplinary performing artist. With an extensive dance background, Jordon is concurrently an actor, producer and editor. Jordon is in his final year at CalArts pursuing a BFA in Dance and has performed at renowned venues such as REDCAT and La Jolla Playhouse.  Jordon recently choreographed a piece featuring Austin Antoine and Joseph Santos for the 2013 CalArts Open House Dance Concert.  He is currently working on an exploratory student film project on Commedia dell'arte as well as krump, contemporary, and ballet dance styles. Event Co-Producer

Joseph Apolonio Santos is an internationally touring, interdisciplinary artist with a primary focus on theatrical and filmed entertainment.  Joseph is pursing his final year as a BFA in acting at CalArts.  Along with Austin and Jordon, he is founding member of TGT.  A hip-hop culture fanatic, Joseph dabbles in the art of rhyming under the alias “JAS”.  He showcases his southern upbringing along with ambitions to come with the use of slick metaphors and rhyme schemes.  He is currently listening to the new B.I.G. Sean mixtape "Detroit" on repeat.  Event Co-Producer

Justin Jackson is a Singer, Songwriter, Musician. Born on the south side of Chicago, Justin attended a highly competitive performing arts high school for his final two years. Justin began playing the piano at the age of six and has honed his talent throughout his adolescence. Justin also developed a passion for singing and songwriting since the age of four. He is currently a first year BFA of the Music School at CalArts and looks to make a big contribution to the music industry in the near future.

Mike Merchant is an Actor, Rapper, Songwriter.  Originally from the Bronx in New York, Mike moved to Maryland at the age of seventeen.  Five years later, he made his way to California to pursue his first year as a CalArts BFA acting student.

Noah Gibbings is a student of the CalArts Musical Arts Program and currently pursuing his BFA in acting. Gibbings began writing and recording rap at the age of twelve. By fifteen, Gibbings had recorded two mixtapes entitled, "In Search of Clarity," and "Blue Ego," and opened for hip-hop recording artist, Twista.  Gibbings currently splits his time between writing pop songs, hip-hop songs and acting.

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The Tournées Festival/Film Today: '17 Filles / 17 Girls'

February 15, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

17 Filles / 17 Girls
Delphine & Muriel Coulin
2011 / 90 min.

FILM/VIDEO: Inspired by the true story of high-school students in a Massachusetts fishing town who made a pact to get pregnant and raise their babies together, 17 Girls, is set in a French seaside village. It all starts with Camille’s announcement during gym class that she’s expecting a baby. The film intriguingly observes the teenagers’ often contradictory concepts of freedom, the future, parenthood, and autonomy.

This event is part of The Tournées Festival, the weekly series of new French films on campus.

Support for the Tournées Festival is provided by:

  • Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States / Centre National de la Cinématographie et l’Image Animée
  • CampusFrance / Florence Gould Foundation / highbrow entertainment
  • www.facecouncil.org
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WHAP! Performance: Bodies in Break: A Night of Queer Performance

February 15, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013 - 7:30pm

Fubar, 7994 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood

CRITICAL STUDIES: Poet/Performer Ronaldo V. Wilson stages “queer” as an aesthetic action in his multimedia presentations of oppositional poetics, b-boy bizness, and hardcore signifying. Poet/Performer Douglas Kearney will host, play interlocutor, and shifty straight-man in this evening of performance, performativity and discussion.

Ronaldo Wilson is the author of the collections Poems of the Black Object (2009), which won the Publishing Triangle’s Thom Gunn Award, and Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man (2008). His poetry has received four Pushcart Prize nominations, and he has received fellowships and residencies from Cave Canem, Kundiman, the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, the Vermont Studio Center, Yaddo, the Anderson Center for the Arts, the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. With poets Dawn Lundy Martin and Duriel E. Harris, Wilson cofounded the performance-based Black Took Collective. He teaches at UC Santa Cruz.

Douglas Kearney’s second manuscript, The Black Automaton, was chosen by Catherine Wagner for the National Poetry Series and published by Fence Books in 2009. His newest chapbook, SkinMag (A5/Deadly Chaps) is now available. He has received a Whiting Writers Award. Kearney has been commissioned to compose poetry in response to art by the Weisman Museum in the Twin Cities, the Studio Museum in Harlem, FOCA and SFMOMA. Performances of his libretti have been featured in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Europe. Kearney teaches at CalArts.

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Slur Two, Tongue Two

February 15, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: A BFA-3 recital by Ryan Espinosa and friends featuring both solo and chamber works.

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Whispering in the Dark

February 15, 2013 - February 17, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013 - 11:00pm
Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 7:00pm
Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 12:00pm

CalArts, C113

THEATER: This piece is an original play created by Kaiso Hill, Caitlin Teeley and Kat Ortiz about the murder trial of Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme.

Last edited by dstears on Feb 04, 2013

The Great Pagoda of Funn - Alex Sill and Lee Hodel's BFA Mid-Residence Recital

February 16, 2013
Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 2:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Guitarist Alex Sill and Bassist Lee Hodel present an afternoon of jazz, fusion and funn.  The show will feature original music by Alex and his band The Way Up with original music by Lee, Jonathan Kreisberg, Donald Fagen, Guthric Govan and more.

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Evan Spacht's MFA Mid-Residence Recital

February 16, 2013
Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 5:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: MFA mid-residence recital featuring new works for trombone and electronics.

Last edited by pfraser on Feb 15, 2013

Matt Allen MFA 1 - Brass Music/Kafka Café Orchestra

February 16, 2013
Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A split recital featuring new works for bass by Gustavo Uribe and Matt Allen. Then the Kafka Café Orchestra presents: A Requiem in 3 Parts.

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Bre's HBCU Bash

February 16, 2013 - February 17, 2013
Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 10:00pm - Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 1:00am

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

DANCE: The goal for this project is to have the initial colors of red, green and yellow to be in relation to a playlist of many songs that differ in tone, speed, genre and mood. The playlist will be played at random and each song will be under the category of the ambience of either red, green or yellow.

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'Ooarie!' - Ben Hubbard & Emmett Thatcher's Mid-Residence Recital

February 17, 2013
Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 2:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Original music featuring 2 dance pieces, Brazilian music, a set by Ono Monopia, guitar harmonics with tabla, and combinations of piano, piano, and guitar. Sit on a padded floor as compositions debut!

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Dante Boon plays music by Antoine Beuger, Michael Pisaro, Anastassis Philippakopoulos and Dante Boon

February 17, 2013
Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 5:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Visiting artist, pianist Dante Boon, will give a recital of music by four Wandelweiser composers: Antoine Beuger, Michael Pisaro, Anastassis Philippakopoulos and Boon himself. Boon is a specialist in contemporary piano music from Amsterdam, with several highly regarded recordings to his credit.

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Marcus & Cooper's BFA Mid-Residence Extravaganza

February 17, 2013
Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Marcus Buser & Cooper Wolken's BFA mid-residence recital. A diverse evening of music featuring Bird Concerns, Rhodes Trio and more.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

February 18, 2013 - February 22, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013 - 8:30am - Friday, February 22, 2013 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Katelyn Reeves BFA ART

D301 Gallery: Stephen Neidich MFA ART

L-SHAPE Gallery: Bridget Batch MFA ART

MAIN Gallery Perimeter: Daniel Wroe MFA ART

A402 Gallery: Evan Burrows BFA ART

LIME Gallery: Karina Yanez BFA ART (Diversity Grant Recipient)

MINT Gallery: Stephanie Gurrero BFA PHOTO

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Nery Kim's MFA Mid-Residence Jazz Piano Recital

February 19, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Nery will play jazz music featuring originals and music by Thelonious Monk and Benny Golson.

Last edited by pfraser on Feb 15, 2013

Japanese Chamber Music

February 19, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Shakuhachi and Koto chamber music from Japan.

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John Eagle: OK Composer

February 20, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Composers Concert - New works composed and performed by CalArts students.

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Paul Brach Lecture Series: Kathryn Andrews

February 21, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

F200

ART: “Kathryn Andrews (b.1973 Mobile, Alabama) gets inspiration for her sculptures from driving around Los Angeles and taking in the city’s jumble of cultures, styles and values. Her practice nimbly navigates the histories of pop, minimalism, light-and-space, and the readymade, as well as L.A.’s “finish fetish” movement, which shared her fascination with car culture. Exactingly fabricated chrome-plated objects-steel bars and tubing to security windows and cages-are often placed alongside inexpensive store-bought commodities or objects rented from prop houses. At the heart of Andrews’s work are these carefully orchestrated juxtapositions of seemingly divergent materials whose contradictory signifiers crisscross in what the artist has described as an “unhappy marriage.” Her highly finished forms suggest something of value while the clown props provide a palpable sense of unease. Andrews’s selections are precise in their references to both art history and pop culture, and a delightful and buoyant sense of humor accompanies the serious questions that she poses about the role of art in society.”

 

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MFA Writing Program Visiting Artist Series: Eleni Sikelianos

February 21, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 7:30pm

CalArts, Butler Building 4

CRITICAL STUDIES: Poet Eleni Sikelianos, the great granddaughter of the Nobel-nominated Greek poet Angelos Sikelianos, was briefly a biology student in her undergraduate career, drawn to oceanography and microbiology.  Although those formal studies were abandoned, the language of wild oceanaria and cellular activity continues to inform her writing.  Her latest book, The Loving Details of the Living & the Dead, is forthcoming from Coffee House. She is the author of seven books, most recently, Body Clock (Coffee House, 2008), The California Poem (Coffee House, 2004); and a hybridized memoir about her father, heroin, and homelessness, The Book of Jon (City Lights, 2004).  She has won numerous awards for her poetry, nonfiction and translations, including the National Poetry Series, residencies at La Maison des écrivains étrangers in Britanny, a Fulbright Writer’s Fellowship in Greece, awards from James D. Phelan, NYFA , the NEA, two Gertrude Stein Awards for Innovative American Writing and the New York Council for the Arts Translation Award.  She currently teaches in and directs the Creative Writing program at the University of Denver, and spends her days with her husband, the novelist Laird Hunt and their daughter, Eva Grace. When asked about the process of hybridization in her poetry, Sikelianos responds, A feeling arises — a feeling about language, an image in my head or seen in the world, a few words might cluster together — and a poem comes about. Then, as I’m working or reworking, a feeling might arise about the necessary direction of the work. I might have questions I want to explore or answer, I might have a conscious thought “Oh, I need to include more history,” but for the most part, thus far, I’m of the Frank O’Hara school. I can’t imagine myself saying, “I want to write a hybrid book,” and proceeding from there.

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The Wooster Group & New York City Players: 'Early Plays' @ REDCAT

Wooster Group
February 21, 2013 - February 24, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 8:30pm
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 8:30pm
Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 8:30pm
Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 7:00pm

REDCAT: The Wooster Group has invited Richard Maxwell of New York City Players to direct Eugene O’Neill’s early “Glencairn” plays. The production takes O’Neill’s tales of sailors as a base to explore themes of longing and eternity through dark episodes showing the underside of turn-of-the-century maritime life.  Read more and ticket information

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The Colored Museum

February 21, 2013 - February 24, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 11:15pm
Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 2:00pm
Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

Theater: The Colored Museum has electrified, discomforted, and delighted audiences of all colors, redefining our ideas of what it means to be black in contemporary America. Its eleven "exhibits" undermine black stereotypes old and new, and return to the facts of what being black means. " Mr. Wolfe is the kind of satirist who takes no prisoners. The shackles of the past have been defied by Mr. Wolfe's fearless humor, and it's a most liberating revolt!" - Frank Rich, The New York Times; "Brings forth a bold new voice that is bound to shake up blacks and whites with separate-but-equal impartiality. True satire." - Jack Kroll, Newsweek.

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The Tournées Festival/Film Today: 'Mystéres de Lisbonne / Misterios de Lisboa / Mysteries of Lisbon' (Part 1)

February 22, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

'Mystéres de Lisbonne / Misterios de Lisboa
Mysteries of Lisbon' (Part 1)

Raúl Ruiz
2010 / 257 min.

There are two different parts to this film.  Part 1 will show on 2/22 and Part 2 on 3/1.

FILM/VIDEO: This majestic, magisterial film is based on a labyrinthine, three-volume 19th century Portuguese novel by Camilo Castilo Branco. Mysteries of Lisbon begins as the story of a 14-year-old boy’s, João, quest to discover his true origins, expands to include the reminiscences of legions.  Believing himself to be an orphan, João soon discovers that he’s the son of a countess. This revelation leads to several other connections and mysteries to be unraveled.

This event is part of The Tournées Festival, the weekly series of new French films on campus.

Support for the Tournées Festival is provided by:

  • Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States / Centre National de la Cinématographie et l’Image Animée
  • CampusFrance / Florence Gould Foundation / highbrow entertainment
  • www.facecouncil.org
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Kafka Cafe Orchestra

February 22, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 6:00pm

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

MUSIC: The Kafka Cafe Orchestra is an autonomous group of three composer/performers trying to circumvent traditional methods of New Music Performance.  They are trying to accomplish this by forming their own ensemble and finding alternative performance spaces; thereby freeing themselves of the hierarchial structure of New Music.

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Matty Harris - MFA Graduation Saxophone Recital

February 22, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: MFA Graduation Saxophone Recital featuring new ensembles comprised of faculty, students and alumni.

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Until Then If Not Before: Rebecca Lemme's MFA Thesis Dance Concert

February 22, 2013 - February 23, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 8:00pm
Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 7:00pm
Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 9:00pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Dance Theater

DANCE: MFA dance thesis concert with live music and 15 performers.

Purchase Tickets

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Mona Tian's Graduation Recital

February 22, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Acoustic violin works with piano, self produced film and Bartok String Quartet No. 6.

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Khris Kempis's MFA Mid-Residence Jazz Bass Recital

February 23, 2013
Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 2:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Khris Kempis's MFA mid-residence bass recital featuring trio and quartet with Nery Kim (piano), Alex Snydman (drums), Ted Taforo (tenor sax) and Robert Anderson (drums).

Last edited by pfraser on Feb 15, 2013

Fuzzy Music: Aaron Foster Bresley's Graduation Recital

February 23, 2013
Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 5:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: A recital of four of the chamber compositions Aaron has written at CalArts.

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Will Marsh's MFA Graduation Recital: Sitar and Tabla

February 23, 2013
Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: An evening of North Indian classical music performed by Will Marsh on sitar and Vineet Vyas on tabla.

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Notationally Challenged with Steven Daniel Feiler and Friends

February 24, 2013 - March 24, 2013
Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 2:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: An evening of experimental notation and sound art featuring P. Andrew Young, Ben Levinson, Cari Stevens, Nick Charlton and Steven Daniel Feiler.

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Pierrot Lunaire

February 24, 2013
Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 5:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Performance of Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire for voice, violin, cello, flute, clarinet and piano.

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Melanie Carroll-Dolci: Invisible Monsters

February 24, 2013
Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Read-through of a workshop musical theater production.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

February 25, 2013 - March 1, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 9:00am - Friday, March 1, 2013 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Benjamin Dean MFA ART

D301 Gallery: Marie Johnston MFA ART

L-SHAPE Gallery: Yaron Guerrero MFA ART

MAIN Gallery Perimeter: Ariana Baltazar MFA ART

A402 Gallery: Kaya Yusi BFA ART

LIME Gallery: Emma Iocovozzi BFA PHOTO

MINT Gallery: Ada Rajkovic BFA PHOTO

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Graphic Design Visiting Designer Lecture Series: Martin Venezky

February 25, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 7:00pm

F200

Martin Venezky earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, and since 1993 has taught typography at the California College of Arts in San Francisco. In 1997, he founded his design studio, Appetite Engineers, in San Francisco. He has undertaken influential commercial work for Reebok and the Sundance Film Festival, and also created an award-winning design for Open: The Magazine of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, which was provided to museum members between 2000 and 2001. Venezky's work has been featured in Eye, How, émigré and Graphis, and has a book: It Is Beautiful -- Then Gone. 

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Undergraduate Composers Concert Series

February 25, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

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

Upcoming concert in this series:

  • April 22, 2013
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Ben Russell: 'Altered States' @ REDCAT

February 25, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 8:30pm

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Structuring Strategies; Ben Russell will present 'Let Each One Go Where He May'

February 26, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

FILM/VIDEO: "Ben Russell has invented his own cinematic territory, a hybrid expanse where, with rare felicitousness, two approaches that are almost opposite (experimental cinema and observational documentary) are reconciled, communicate and borrow from each other, producing a patently hypnotic result." - Cahiers du cinéma

LET EACH ONE GO WHERE HE MAY (135:00, 16mm, color, sound, 2009)

Let Each One Go Where He May may be the culmination, for many reasons, not least of which is its gobsmacking formal majesty. But more significantly, Russell’s feature expands the specific problems of Maroon self-representation, and their necessary collaboration within it, to encompass concerns exigent to the experiential facts of being a 21st century body, of movement and adaptability, of self-presentation and dissimulation, of labour and the space that defines it.” - The Unbroken Path: Ben Russell’s Let Each One Go Where He May by Michael Sicinski, Cinemascope

“Let Each One Go Where He May (USA) is the stunning feature debut of celebrated Chicago-based filmmaker Ben Russell. The film traces the extensive journey of two unidentified brothers who venture from the outskirts of Paramaribo, Suriname, on land and through rapids, past a Maroon village on the Upper Suriname River, tracing the voyage undertaken by their ancestors, who escaped from slavery at the hands of the Dutch 300 years prior. Shot almost entirely with a 16mm Steadicam rig in thirteen extended tracking shots, this cartographic portrayal of contemporary Saramaccan culture is a rigorous and exquisite work that partakes in and dismantles traditional ethnography, inviting anachronism and myth-making to participate in the film’s daring conflation of history.” - Andréa Picard, TIFF

Ben Russell (b.1976, USA) is a media artist and curator whose films, installations, and performances foster a deep engagement with the history and semiotics of the moving image. Formal investigations of the historical and conceptual relationships between early cinema, documentary practices, and structuralist filmmaking result in immersive experiences concerned at once with ritual, communal spectatorship and the pursuit of a "psychedelic ethnography."         
A 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship and 2010 FIPRESCI award recipient,Russell has had solo screenings and exhibitions at the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Rotterdam Film Festival, the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Viennale, threewalls in Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art. In 2004, he began the Magic Lantern screening series in Providence, Rhode Island, was co-director of the artist-run space "Ben Russell" in Chicago, IL (2009-2011), has toured worldwide with film/video/performance programs and played the light-sensitive skull in a double-drum trio called "Beast."
From 1994 to 1998, Russell attended Brown University, where he received a BA in arts and semiotics. Afterwards he traveled to Suriname with the Peace Corps. From 2000 to 2003, he studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he received an MFA in Film/Video/New Media. From 2006 to 2011 he taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
In collaboration with the British artist Ben Rivers, he is in post-production on a feature film titled A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness - concerning the romantic sublime, social utopia, and Norwegian black metal. He currently resides in Paris, France. – RedCat Curators’ Notes, Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud.

http://revuedebordements.free.fr/spip.php?article105

http://cinema-scope.com/spotlight/spotlight-the-unbroken-path-ben-russel...

Filmography:
2004   Last Days
2005   The Twenty-One Lives of Billy the Kid
2005   The Red and the Blue Gods
2005   Black and White Trypps Number One
2006   Black and White Trypps Number Two
2006   Michoacan: La Muerte/El Traidor (co-directed with Sabine Gruffat)
2007   Black and White Trypps Number Three
2008   Tjuba Ten/The Wet Season (co-directed with Brigid McCaffrey)
2008   Black and White Trypps Number Four
2008   Trypps #5 (Dubai)
2008   Workers Leaving the Factory (Dubai)
2008   The Black and White Gods
2009   Trypps #6 (Malobi)
2009   Let Each One Go Where He May
2010   Trypps #7 (Badlands)
2011   River Rites
2011   Austerity Measures (co-directed with Guillaume Cailleau)

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Graham Peck: Graduation Recital - Super Mellow Show

February 26, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Graduation recital featuring original compositions by Graham Peck.

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ESP Night #2

February 26, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: New things to hear and see from ESP.

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WHAP! Lecture Series Screening: Dear Comrade

February 27, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

West Hollywood Public Library, Council Chambers

CRITICAL STUDIES: A documentary essay film (55 minutes). Written and directed by Mady Schutzman (CalArts)

Dear Comrade documents the story of Llano del Rio (1914-18), the most important non-religious communitarian experiment in western American history. Llano is offered as a site to explore the struggles, courage, frustrations, fantasies, and Sisyphean efforts of innumerable idealists who have assumed comparable struggles in spite of tremendous odds. The story is told through archival footage, surreal re-enactments, interviews with ex-colonists, local residents and historians, and the meanderings of a silent nomad through the ruins of the Llano colony in the Mojave Desert. Through the intersection of stories, a seemingly traditional documentary morphs into a montage of parallel universes, political commentary, clownery, and a palpable desire—failings and disappointments notwithstanding—to give idealism and cooperation another try.

Mady Schutzman (MA Anthropology; Ph.D. Performance Studies) is a writer, editor, and theatre artist. She is a renowned practitioner and scholar of the techniques of social activist and theatre director Augusto Boal, and co-edited two books that critically investigate his work (Routledge 1994 and 2006). She has published essays and performance texts in several journals (including The Drama Review, Women and Performance, Theatre Topics, and the American Communication Journal) as well as in many critical anthologies. Her book The Real Thing: Performance, Hysteria, and Advertising (Wesleyan, 1999) is a feminist analysis of the iconography of the female body in popular advertising. Schutzman teaches at California Institute of the Arts, USC and Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her current research focuses on forms of political resistance that employ the ambiguous and paradoxical tactics of humor, clownery, and jokes.

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Yunus Iyriboz's BFA Graduation Recital

February 27, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: featuring music from Turkey, Romania, Macedonia, and tunes by Muddy Waters, Etta James, Robert Johnson and others.

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Interpretations of a Dynamic Social System

February 28, 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, C108

INTEGRATED MEDIA: As part of his Integrated Media Final Project, Kameron Christopher will lecture on a game designed to examine the social dynamics and networks existing in CalArts.

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Paul Brach Lecture Series: Corinne May Botz

February 28, 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

F200

ART: “Corinne May Botz is a photographer known for her disquieting images of domesticity. While undoubtedly spooky in their own right, Botz's photographs of crime scene miniatures, haunted houses, and the homes of agoraphobic recluses comment on the social marginalization of women. Works from her series The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, look like perverse mashups of Hans Bellmer's dolls and Laurie Simmons's miniatures. In fact, they are photographs of crime scene reconstructions by Frances Glessner Lee, a woman who broke the mold of the 1950s housewife to become a prominent criminalist. By focusing on women and their anxious relationship to domestic spaces, Botz suggests that the home can be a hell as well as a haven. Botz's work has been exhibited around the world, including shows at Wurttembergischer Kunstverein in Stuttgart, Germany, Bellwether Gallery in New York, and The Center for Contemporary Art, Torun, Poland.”

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An Interview

February 28, 2013 - March 3, 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 7:00pm
Friday, March 1, 2013 - 11:30pm
Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 8:00pm
Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

THEATER: A staged interview with a fictitious incarcerated gentleman. There will be four 30 minute performances involving performers and collaborators from various disciplines.

Last edited by dstears on Feb 08, 2013

MFA2 Thesis Reading

February 28, 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Cube

CRITICAL STUDIES: MFA2 thesis reading.

Last edited by rsdavid on Feb 27, 2013

Silvia Maglioni & Graeme Thomson 'In Search of UIQ' @ REDCAT

February 28, 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: Following the publication of A Thousand Plateaus, a work that marked a highpoint in his creative partnership with Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari began working on a screenplay for a science-fiction film, Un amour d’UIQ. This script, which preoccupied Guattari’s attention for seven years, represented a blueprint for a subversive popular cinema through an imagined hyper-intelligent infra-cellular life substance—“UIQ” (Universe Infra-quark)—capable of controlling global communications networks and plugging into the “desiring machines” of a community of squatters. After discovering the unpublished script, Paris-based artists and filmmakers Silvia Maglioni and Graeme Thomson initiated a multiform research project that culminates in their film essay In Search of UIQ, which takes on Guattari’s central quandary: how to give shape to a bodiless entity, seemingly without spatial or temporal limits. Read more

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Last edited by dstears on Jan 30, 2013
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