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.
CalArts Office of International Relations and CultureHub present Leo Hobaica, Jr.: My Work, Articulated Puppets, and Seeds of Storytelling
INSTITUTE / ART: Leo Hobaica, Jr., Assistant Dean of the School for Film/Video, will conduct a puppetry workshop with students at The Seoul Institute of the Arts via Telepresence. CalArts students of all disciplines are welcome to join the workshop. Interested students are required to RSVP with Annie Kim at email@example.com.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
My Work and Introduction to Flat, Articulated Puppets – Introduce body of work. Demonstrate how to make Flat, Articulated Puppets with materials provided to participating students. Film clips will be shown of this type of puppetry in animated films. Students will be instructed to complete the puppet with provided materials and create a new, original puppet and one accompanying Articulated prop for the second class.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Seeds of Story Telling – Participating student original puppet creations will be presented. Exercises using both the original puppet and new puppets. Students will “play” with the puppets towards Story Telling.
Leo F. Hobaica, Jr. began teaching in the Character Animation Program in 1996, with the administrative title of Assistant Director; in 2005, he was appointed Assistant Dean of the School of Film/Video, which is his present position. His teaching responsibilities within Character Animation include a primary focus in Color and Design I for first year students. Along with mentoring and independent studies with students across discipline lines, he also teaches Concept and Design in Animation (Color and Design II), Site Visit, and the annually alternating foreign travel classes, Art Appreciation: Paris, and Art Appreciation: Istanbul. He sits on the Academic Council as the elected Faculty Trustee to the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of the Arts, manages several CAP animation programs, and is an active member of the recently formed chapter of the AAUP at CalArts. External to CalArts, he is a board member of the alternative art's organization, NewTown/Pasadena.
His art practice includes the fabrication of sculptural objects, work in a mixed-media format, and temporary site-specific installations; he has completed several public art projects. Mr. Hobaica has collaborated with faculty from other departments at CalArts to produce interdisciplinary work, as well as projects with other international artists. His resume reflects a record of regional, national and international exhibitions; this record is mirrored in his teaching experience as well.
In 2005, he received a Fulbright Scholars’ Grant, and spent the Spring 2006 semester in Istanbul, Turkey, as a visiting professor at Istanbul Kultur University, and as a practicing artist. Other honors include: artist-in-residencies in France (2003, 1997), a public art commission for the city of Oakland, CA (1994-95), a Scaggs Foundation Grant (1987), and a California State Visiting Artists' Grant (1986).
He is a strong proponent of an international experience for as many CalArts' students as possible, and supports interdisciplinary collaborations on campus wherever he can.
D300 Gallery: Vidisha Saini MFA PHOTO
D301 Gallery: W. Don Flores MFA ART
L-SHAPE Gallery: Andrew Gohlich BFA PHOTO
MAIN Gallery Perimeter: Eve LaFountain MFA PHOTO
A402 Gallery: Heather O'Brien MFA PHOTO
LIME Gallery: Emily Shanahan MFA ART
MINT Gallery: Bryne Rasmussen MFA ART & TECH
CalArts, Bijou Theater
“Reynolds’ work playfully bridges notions of cultural boundaries by utilizing universal technologies and the human body. A Spencer Tunick of the animation world, her eye-catching films celebrate not only the process of working together towards a common goal, but also highlight the wonderful sense of tactility that comes from simple in-camera effects.”– Paul Khoo (Synchronicity Series, 2008)
- 2006 - 3 min. a meditative stop motion performance in the Bisti Badlands of New Mexico
- Hungama - The Laptop Project - 2009 - 1 min 41 sec - an ongoing collaborative project which started with the foreign workers community in Singapore.
- Short clips from What Have I Done? - 5 min -2004 - the preliminary work which led to BIG BIO...
- BIG BIO - 2011/12 -5 min -part one of an experimental stop motion trilogy, introducing the Biotechnological Madonna and a clay orphan she finds in the forest.
Eileen Anastasia Reynolds is an American artist and experimental animator whose studio practice involves painting, photography, performance, and animation. She often rotates from being actively outside working in the public sphere to spending months hibernating in the studio. Her recent public projects involve directing and choreographing site-specific animated performances, within various communities in Malaysia, Singapore, Bangladesh, and New Mexico. Her interest in public projects grew when she was a director of photography for Millennium Park’s Crown Fountains in Chicago.
When not in the public arena, Reynolds reverts to painting, drawing, sculpture, and animation. Her animations utilize stop motion techniques including pixilation, clay animation, and back-lit clay on glass. A recent piece, BIG BIO, is part one of a trilogy, which introduces the Biotechnological Madonna and Child and explores real and imagined reproductive technologies. Thematically, this trilogy investigates bioethics, modern day motherhood, and psychological power struggles within the human condition. BIG BIO was sponsored and supported by grants from The Hong Leong Foundation, The Substation Gallery, and The Embassy of the United States. Produced in Singapore.
Reynolds is a recipient of a variety of grants including two research grants from the Nanyang Technological University, the Paul Blankenship Memorial Grant for Emerging Artists, and an artist grant from the Embassy of the United States, Singapore. Exhibitions include the University of Malaysia Museum and Gallery, Post-Museum in Singapore, SITE: Santa Fe- Eighth International Biennale, “The Dissolve”, “One Night Stand”, Currents International New Media Festival, ISEA2012: Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness, Albuquerque Art Museum. Festivals include San Francisco Int’l Film Festival; Trickfilm International Film Festival, Stuttgart; Slamdance International Film Festival, Utah; Marfa International Film Festival, Marfa; Women in the Director’s Chair, Chicago; Lyon Asian Film Festival, France among others.
"Emery Martin is a man on a mission."--Dan Goodin, The Register, April, 24, 2008
- EULA for a Talk (Projected Still Image, 2 min.)
- Death, Destruction, and the Weather Coming Up Next (Video SD, 5:14 min.)
- I Will Make More Bolts of Linen (Video SD, 6:16 min.)
- Crate & Barrel (Video HD, 2:44 min.)
- The Neighborhood Network Watch (Keynote presentation, software demonstration, Video HD, 21 min.)
- EULA for a _____ (Keynote presentation, Video HD,15 min.)
- Wooly Bully (Website, 2:20 min.)
- Welcome to the Sandbox (Video HD, 10:30 min.)
- Approximately One Thousand Seven Hundred Fifty Hours and Counting (Video HD, 5 min.)
CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall
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