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April 2013

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

April 1, 2013 - April 5, 2013
Monday, April 1, 2013 - 8:00am - Friday, April 5, 2013 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Lauren Steinberg MFA PHOTO

D301 Gallery: Pàll Bjornsson MFA ART

L-SHAPE Gallery: Amanda Walker BFA ART

MAIN Gallery Perimeter: Javier Rosales BFA PHOTO

A402 Gallery: Jamora Crawford MFA PHOTO

LIME Gallery: Richard Stewart BFA ART

MINT Gallery: Ting Ying Han MFA ART

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Youngmin Joo's BFA Graduation Recital: Really Dark and Totally Not a Party

April 1, 2013
Monday, April 1, 2013 - 8:00pm - 9:15pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Youngmin Joo performing original works with live electronic music and interactive visuals.

Last edited by dstears on Mar 20, 2013

A Scenic View of the End of the World

April 2, 2013 - April 5, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 11:00am - 3:00pm
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday, April 5, 2013 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

CalArts, A404

FILM/VIDEO: An animated installation.

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Paul Brach Lecture Series: Suhail Malik

April 2, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

F200

ART & CRITICAL STUDIES: “Suhail Malik is a writer and currently Visiting Faculty at CCS. Malik holds a Readership in Critical Studies at Goldsmiths, London, where he is Programme Co-Director of the MFA Fine Art. Recent publications include: “Tainted Love: Art’s Ethos and Capitalization” (with Andrea Phillips) in Art and Its Commercial Markets (2012); ‘Image – Nonimage – War’ in Ekfrase (2012); “Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Participate Again— Communism, Its Recurring Nightmare” in Waking Up From the Nightmare of Participation (2011), “Why Art? The Primacy of Audience” Global Art Forum, Dubai (2011); “The Wrong of Contemporary Art: Aesthetics and Political Indeterminacy” (with Andrea Phillips) in Reading Rancière (2011); “Educations Sentimental and Unsentimental: Repositioning the Politics of Art and Education” in Redhook Journal (2011); “Screw (Down) The Debt: Neoliberalism and the Politics of Austerity” in Mute (2010); “You Are Here” for Manifesta 8 (2010).”

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Structuring Strategies Presents Rebecca Baron

April 2, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

FILM/VIDEO: A program of early and recent works by Rebecca Baron, faculty member in the CalArts Program of Film/Video, and Los Angeles-based media artist and filmmaker.

 


okay bye-bye
(16mm film, color, sound, 39 mins, 1998)

In okay bye-bye, so named for what Cambodian children shouted to the U.S. ambassador in 1975 as he took the last helicopter out of Phnom Penh in advance of the Khmer Rouge, Rebecca Baron explores the relationship of history to memory. She questions whether, "image and memory can occupy the same space." Building on excerpts from letters, found super-8 footage of an unidentified Cambodian man, iconographic photographs from the Vietnam War and other partial images, Baron combines epistolary narrative, memoir, journalism, and official histories to question whether something as monumental as the genocidal slaughter of Cambodians during the Pol Pot regime can be examined effectively with traditional methodologies.

"In treading a very fine line between documentary and personal diary, okay bye-bye suggests that treating history as a discourse different from other forms of memory is misleading.

Following the photographs of the victims of a Cambodian political prison from their status as mug shots to their commodification as part of a gallery exhibition, and comparing Richard Nixon's cult of personality to Pol Pot's utter lack of one, Baron proposes that what is worse than forgetting the past is, 'forgetting the relationship between the past and the present.'" ---2000 Whitney Biennial exhibition catalogue.

Lossless (series) collaboration with Douglas Goodwin

“In Baron and Goodwin's Lossless series the “materiality” of the digital becomes the source-code for experimental execution. The artists' renditions of appropriated films are certainly not “lossless” (i.e. a copy of the original in which nothing is lost), but rather gainful: through various techniques of digital disruption – compression, file-sharing, the removal of essential digital information – the artists reveal the gain of a “new” media, full of material forms ripe for aesthetic sleuthing.” -Braxton Soderman

Lossless #2 (b/w, sound, digital video, 3 mins)

"Lossless #2 is a mesmerizing assemblage of compressed digital images of Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid’s 1943 masterpiece Meshes of the Afternoon. Baron and Goodwin play heavily with Teiji Ito’s 1959 soundtrack, making the film’s lyrical ambience feel more astonishing than ever before." - Neil Karassik

Lossless #3 (color, sound, digital video, 10 mins)

"Removing keyframes from a digital version of John Ford's The Searchers, Baron and Goodwin attack the film's temporal structuring to render a kinetic “painted desert” of the West. The dust kicked up by the movement in the film is pure pixel, unanchored from the photographic realism that used to constrain it. “Truth, 24 frames a second!” is rewritten according to the odd clock-times of digital processing, splaying movement and transition into the void of machine temporality. In the Lossless series, the artists themselves are the searchers, seeking to uncover differences between the bitstream and the celluloid strip. These differences might be blurry at our historical juncture, but Baron and Goodwin's work leads us closer to the over-coded heart of the digital video image, dissecting its anatomy to expose its entrancing mechanisms.” -Braxton Soderman

Lossless #4 (b/w, silent, digital video, 14 mins)

Derived from Ernie Gehr's Serene Velocity (1970, 35mm, color, 23 mins), Lossless #4 is the result of a digital file's debugging routine that reveals vectors describing apparent movement in the frame. Having removed the picture, thereby isolating these vectors, the formal qualities of Gehr's film are detectable. The hypnotic effects of the shifts in the lens’s focal length in the original are now substituted with a purely graphical representation, creating a perverse replacement of the optical effect of the original.

 

Poverty Housing. Americus, Georgia (35mm, color, sound, 13:58 mins, 2008)

In the film installation “Poverty Housing. Americus, Georgia” film-maker Rebecca Baron and artist Dorit Margreiter address the subject of the reenactment and display of poverty as in the case of the “Global Village Discovery Center” in Americus, Georgia (USA), which contains a replica of an existing South African slum. The theme park which is operated by a non-profit association serves to raise money for the association’s social activities through the graphic visualization of poverty. The work raises questions about the relationship of subject and image, production and reproduction, as well as about the manipulative power of images in general, the documentary value of film, the mechanisms of art production, the process of film-making and the mediatized representation of reality. Margreiter and Baron employ technological processes and forms of presentation derived from the fields of architecture and design as well as from film and documentary.

Rebecca Baron is a Los Angeles-based media artist known for her lyrical essay films which explore the construction of history, with a particular interest in still photography and its relationship to the moving image.

Her work has screened widely at international film festivals and media venues including documenta 12, International Film Festival Rotterdam, New York Film Festival, Anthology Film Archive, Toronto Film Festival, London Film Festival, Pacific Film Archive, Flaherty Film Seminar, Viennale and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her films have received awards at the San Francisco, Black Maria, Montreal, Leipzig, Athens, Onion City, KIN, Sinking Creek and Ann Arbor Film Festivals. She is the recipient of a 2002 Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2007 Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She has taught documentary and experimental film at Massachusetts College of Art, Harvard University, and since 2000 at California Institute of the Arts.

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ESP Night 3

April 2, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Electronic music with more than the usual does of video feedback.

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Hunter Harris MFA Mid-Residency Viola Recital

April 2, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Pieces for solo viola, viola + percussion, two baritone voices, string quintet.

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CalArts Office of International Relations and CultureHub present Rafael Lopez-Barrantes: Voice and Gesture Workshop/Residency

April 3, 2013 - April 10, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

CalArts, XBOX (Main Gallery Conference Room)

INSTITUTE / THEATER: Rafael Lopez-Barrantes, Associate Head of Programs in Performance in the Theater School, will conduct a voice and gesture 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 annie@culturehub.org.

CultureHub: http://www.culturehub.org

This workshop/performance art class is based on the extended vocal range techniques of the Roy Hart Theatre of France. The voice of each individual, as well as the group "voice" is explored in such a way as to contact sources of energy hidden deep within the body. The class begins with the voice of each individual just as it is. Therefore it is not necessary to have had previous vocal training to discover one's own expressiveness. Through breathing and body conditioning exercises we will approach sound, text and/or song. The movement/gesture work in the class evokes the world of dance-theatre and will be explored in connection to the voice.

The work is designed to:

  • Strengthen, free and develop the vocal range of the performer 
  • Establish the connection within its source, the body 
  • Represent the voice through gesture and movement 
  • Address the interdisciplinary vocal demands currently placed on the performer

Rafael Lopez-Barrantes: My experience as a performer, as a researcher and teacher of extended vocal range techniques, has to be traced to the work I did as a member of the Roy Hart Theatre between 1974 and 1991, where I contributed to building its center for the arts in the South of France.

It was out of this context that I became a co-founder of Archipelago Theater Inc. in France (1984) and USA (1989) creating and directing theatre works.

My years of research and performing with the Roy Hart Theatre, my commitment to the Puppetry Arts, my work on the Flamenco form as well as Japanese Traditional Performing Arts, and my teaching positions at Duke University as well as the American Dance Festival since 1992, have led me firstly to establish the principles and foundations which form the basis for artistic expression and secondly create a methodology designed to extend the vocal range of the performer.

http://directory.calarts.edu/directory/rafael-lopez-barrantes

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Ryan Bancroft's MFA Graduation Recital

April 3, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Come on out to his last recital as a student! Music to include pieces by Crumb, Nina Simone, Takemitsu and more!

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Ben and Erick's BFA Mid-Residency Recital

April 3, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Ben Goldman's BFA3 percussion recital & Erick Estrada's BFA3 guitar recital.

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Mi Gente Film Festival

April 4, 2013
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 4:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

INSTITUTE: A showcase of video work by the Latina/o students at CalArts. This event will be the second for Mi Gente, and hopefully it will become a tradition.

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Pandora Nightmare Collective: The Nightmare Experience

April 4, 2013 - April 6, 2013
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday, April 5, 2013 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 4:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, C113

THEATER: Integrated Media Thesis/ integrated media grant multimedia presentation.

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Paul Brach Lecture Series: Lucy Raven

April 4, 2013
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

F200

ART: Lucy Raven is an artist living in Oakland, CA and NYC. “Raven uses animation as the foundation for her explorations into the relationship of still photography to the moving image. During her 2011 Hammer Residency, Raven embarked on an ongoing investigation of the invention, growth, and mainstream acceptance of 3D cinema, from its roots in early animation to the current global infrastructure that has been established to support its new-found popularity. In the process, she began to amass an exhaustive archive of film and sound test patterns. Key to achieving high-quality image and sound, these test patterns are usually seen only by projectionists. Raven’s new works press these esoteric image and sound fragments into use as both raw material and subject-matter unto itself, freighted with the patina of analog cinema in a digital age. Hammer Projects: Lucy Raven will feature three new works that promise to broaden our view of the perceptual potential and depth of meaning to be found in the technologies of photography and moving images.“

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Bebe Miller Company 'A History' @ REDCAT

April 4, 2013 - April 7, 2013
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 8:30pm
Friday, April 5, 2013 - 8:30pm
Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 8:30pm
Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 3:00pm

REDCAT: Celebrated for creating sumptuous movement that is both physically electrifying and intimately felt, Bebe Miller approaches her latest multidisciplinary project as an investigation into the deep creative process she has developed over more than 25 years. Mining the richly complex relationships between her dancers and collaborators, she illuminates the interpersonal histories that serve as the very foundation of her choreography. Performed by longtime company members Angie Hauser and Darrell Jones, A History layers video, sound and movement to chart the mind, heart and body of a dance—with Miller’s signature intelligence and delicate artistry. Read more

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WHAP! Lecture Series: Materialisms

April 5, 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

West Hollywood Public Library, City Council Chambers

Adrian Johnston and Suhail Malik join Dean of Critical Studies Amanda Beech to talk about the stakes of materialism—aesthetic, political, speculative, et cetera—today.

Amanda Beech is Dean of the School of Critical Studies at CalArts. Her work in video, sculpture, drawing and writing investigates the condition of contingency and its manifestation in scientific, political, literary and philosophical paradigms that include: noir-ish narratives of TV shows like 24, CSI and real political events. Beech’s work includes the solo shows Sanity Assassin, Spike Island, Bristol with the publication of the same name (Urbanomic, 2010); The Church, The Bank, The Art Gallery, Banner Repeater, London, 2012; and she has upcoming solo projects at Lanchester Gallery Projects, Coventry, UK and HaGamle Pre- stagard, Stavanger, Norway. Group shows include: The Real Thing, Tate Britain, (2010); Greetings Comrades the Image Has Now Changed its Status, Occular Lab, Melbourne (2009), and Common-wealth, MGK127, Toronto, (2009).

Adrian Johnston is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque and an Assistant Teaching Analyst at the Emory Psychoanalytic Institute in Atlanta. He is the author of Time Driven: Metapsychology and the Splitting of the Drive (2005),Žižek’s  Ontology: A Transcendental Materialist Theory of Subjectivity (2008), and Badiou, Žižek, and Political Transformations: The Cadence of Change (2009), all published by Northwestern University Press.

Suhail Malik is a writer and currently visiting faculty at CCS. Malik holds a Readership in Critical Studies at Goldsmiths, London, where he is Programme Co-Director of the MFA Fine Art. Recent publications include: “Tainted Love: Art’s Ethos and Capitalization” (with Andrea Phillips) in Art and Its Commercial Markets (2012); “Image -Nonimage – War” in Ekfrase (2012); “Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Participate Again—Communism, Its Recurring Nightmare” in Waking Up From the Nightmare of Participation(2011), “Why Art? The Primacy of Audience” Global Art Forum, Dubai (2011); “The Wrong of Contemporary Art: Aesthetics and Political Indeterminacy” (with Andrea Phillips) in Reading Rancière (2011); “Educations Sentimental and Unsentimental: Repositioning the Politics of Art and Education” in Redhook Journal (2011); “Screw (Down) The Debt: Neoliberalism and the Politics of Austerity” in Mute (2010); “You Are Here” for Manifesta 8 (2010).

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More Quiet Please--Sam & Patrick's BFA Graduation Recital

April 5, 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Sam and Patrick play music with their friends.

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Accepted Student Event

April 6, 2013
Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 6:00am - 6:00pm

CalArts, various locations on campus

ADMISSIONS: Accepted student events for all six schools.

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Found Art Competition 2013 Presented by Chiquita Canyon

April 6, 2013 - April 13, 2013
Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 11:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 11:00am - 6:00pm
Monday, April 8, 2013 - 11:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 11:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 11:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 11:00am - 6:00pm
Friday, April 12, 2013 - 11:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

CalArts, C-Art Critique Space and C-Art Courtyard

ART: Artworks from the 2013 Found Art Competition will be on view at the C-Art Critique Space and C-Art Courtyard. There will be an awards reception for the competition's winners on April 11 @ 5 pm. 

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Accepted Student Event Concert

April 6, 2013
Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

ADMISSIONS: Accepted student event concert with performances by current music students.

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Madeline Falcone's MFA Graduation Recital

April 6, 2013
Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Performance including works by Bach, Schnittke, Ligeti and Beno performed by Madeline Falcone, Emily Call and Mona Tian.

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Anne Frank Project

April 6, 2013 - April 12, 2013
Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 7:00pm
Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 9:00pm
Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 7:00pm
Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 9:00pm
Friday, April 12, 2013 - 12:00pm

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

THEATER: Original thesis inspired by Anne Frank's diary that discusses parental relationships, love triangles, and war through dance, language and history.

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Lauren Davis' BFA Graduation Voice Recital

April 6, 2013
Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Lots of original music with some Portishead and Mars Volta.

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MFA Graduation Recital--John Eagle

April 7, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: John Eagle and Tony Gennaro premiere Eagle's long-form piece counting 1-10 for his MFA Performer-Composer graduation recital.

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Will Wulfeck's MFA Graduation Jazz Trombone Recital

April 7, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A concert of off-center jazz and pop songs performed by trombonist Will Wulfeck and his quintet.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

April 8, 2013 - April 12, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013 - 8:00am - Friday, April 12, 2013 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Johanna Reed MFA ART

D301 Gallery: Chandler McWilliams MFA ART

L-SHAPE Gallery: Hye Jin Hwang BFA ART

MAIN Gallery Perimeter: Laurelee Pope MFA ART

A402 Gallery: Satoe Fukushima MFA ART

LIME Gallery: Arnulfo Reyes BFA PHOTO

MINT Gallery: Vivian Sming MFA ART

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Graphic Design Visiting Designer Lecture Series: Otherwild

April 8, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013 - 7:00pm

CalArts, F200

OTHERWILD GOODS & SERVICES is a hybrid retail store and graphic design studio in Los Angeles, CA dedicated to design in it's many facets. As graphic designers,  we are inspired by the multidisciplinary talent that surrounds us, and are interested in a synthesis which merges the fine and applied arts. OTHERWILD's design vision is distinctly cross-disciplinary. As graphic designers, we incorporate our passion and respect for the handmade into our design work. Within our retail space we offer a curated selection of goods from jewelers, ceramicists, perfumers, artists, designers, herbalists, quilters, fabricators, musicians, witches, picklers, woodworkers, curators, photographers, dancers and publishers. This carefully curated selection expresses our aesthetic sensibility as designers.  We are absolutely dedicated to showcasing goods made with care by individual artists + designers rather than products that are mass produced. 

http://www.otherwild.com

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Performer-Composer Graduate Recital of Tyler Jordan

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

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A concert of solo and trio music by Tyler Jordan. The concert will include big amplifiers and lots of low frequencies!

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Experiences in Transformative Time: New Work by Leighton Pierce

April 8, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: Leighton Pierce’s cinema transforms ordinary sounds and visual impressions into ecstatic experiences filled with new kinds of movements and sensory rediscoveries of the world. Often hovering between definition and abstraction, and between gestural implication and narrative meaning, his musical eye and ear find beauty and magic in everyday places and situations. Pierce’s work has been shown widely at festivals and museums, and this screening features two early 16mm films along with nine recent digital pieces, including Viscera, described by filmmaker Jon Jost as “an astonishing piece on the recreation of a presence through remnants of their being, memories of their gestures, as molded in the impressionistic contours of light. A film built upon cascading refractions. Read more

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'Embrace' Dance Video: Noon Concert

April 9, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: A dance video that promotes LGBT youth to come out of the closet and embrace who they are. The project is supported by a Diversity Grant given by CalArts.

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Structuring Strategies Presents Earlier and New Works by Leighton Pierce

April 9, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

FILM/VIDEO: Leighton Pierce’s cinema transforms ordinary sounds and visual impressions into ecstatic experiences filled with new kinds of movements and sensory rediscoveries of the world. Often hovering between definition and abstraction, and between gestural implication and narrative meaning, his musical eye and ear find beauty and magic in everyday places and situations.

"At times, it seems Pierce is capturing the beauty, the ecstasy contained in matter before its inevitable disappearance. Each of these short works is an exploration of such transient rhythms … refracted and folded such that the captured quotidian moment becomes protracted, eternal." —Mubarak Ali, New Zealand Film Festival

  • Thursday (1991, 3:00 min., 16mm)
  • Glass (1998, 7:00 min., 16mm)
  • Wood (2000, 8:00 min., Video)
  • Water Seeking its Level (2002, 4:00 min., Video)
  • Pink Socks (2002, 4:00 min., Video)
  • Evaporation (2002, 10:00 min., Video)
  • Viscera (2004, 11:00 min., Video)


Still: Water Seeking its Level

 
Stills: Peripheral Induction

  • Retrograde Premonition (2010, 5:00 min., HD video)
  • Peripheral Induction (2013, 30:00 min., HD video)

Retrograde Premonition and Peripheral Induction look and sound like floating mind—the vicissitudes of thought, feeling, and the senses. Not limited by the portrayal of actual events, these videos work to encourage a roaming consciousness through images and sounds that may or may not be present.

Pierce constructs these videos from images recorded with a moving handheld digital still camera at long exposures. He then weaves the stills into video shots. Each individual image bears the mark of time from motion blur—a blur that may in fact contradict the apparent motion of the frame. He composes the entire soundscape as a counterpoint once picture editing is complete.

"The call is to provide a clear sense of embodied wholeness while simultaneously denying the possibility of objectification-- a moving image and sound practice that inhabits the very edges of the "narrativizing" impulse. The rug is present while it is simultaneously being slipped out from under you." – Leighton Pierce

(Fragments and in-progress)

  • Anytime (2013, 4:00 min.)
  • Installation segments (2006-2010, 10:00 min.)
  • Threshold of Affinity (in-progress)(10:00 min.)

Leighton Pierce creates experiences in transformative time using film, video, and sound. He creates multi-channel site-specific installations as well as single channel works that have been exhibited in major art museums and film festivals throughout the world including The Whitney Bienniale, Sundance, San Francisco, New York, Tribeca, and Rotterdam Film Festivals, the Exploratorium in San Francisco, the Musée d’art contemporain in Montréal, and The Sheldon Art Museum. Retrospectives of his works have been presented at venues such as, The New Zealand Film Festival, Lincoln Center, The Cinémathèque française, Festival Nemo, and Pompidou Center in Paris, and at The Lisbon Biennale. He has received fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, The Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Creative Capital.

Pierce studied ceramics and music composition, especially jazz and electronic music, before making films. His first move into filmmaking came about from his desire to add a visual component to taped music. It is a continuation of this early interest in music and the related process of constructing of emotional experiences in time that continue to guide his work.

Pierce is currently Acting Dean of the School of Art and Design at Pratt Institute In Brooklyn, NY.

"I feel comfortable in saying that it jumps up to the highest levels of art, in which the combination of technical skills and comprehensions, and some given "subject" somehow combine to produce far more than either could do on their own. One can see this quality in Vermeer, in Caravaggio, in Uccello’s Battles, in Rembrandt’s self-portraits, or in Beethoven’s late Quartets. And one can see it here." – Jon Jost

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Paul Brach Lecture Series: Paul Sietsema

April 9, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

F200

ART: “Paul Sietsema uses photographs and other objects that reference specific bodies of knowledge as starting points for his carefully crafted drawings and sculptures, which he then films. His films arrange and compare the original images and objects-and the ideas, information and knowledge associated with them-in ways that combine with the artist’s practice of working in different media at each stage of his projects to explore how imagery and material affect our understanding of culture and history.

Sietsema (born 1968) has had one-person exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; and the Whitney Museum of American Art and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005, a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Fellowship in 2008, and a Wexner Center Residency Award in 2009. Sietsema lives and works in Los Angeles and Berlin.”

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Stephanie Moorhouse, Yu-Ting Wu MFA Violin Duo Mid-Residency Recital

April 9, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Stephanie Moorhouse, Yu-Ting Wu and guests performing works from Vivaldi to Philip Glass.

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Arielle Deem's Mid-Residency Voice Show

April 9, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Come support and enjoy the vocal stylings of Arielle Deem. From original tunes and jazz to some funk and soul, BFA and MFA musicians come together for an exciting evening of musical appreciation and exploration.

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On Cities and Creative: A Conversation @ REDCAT

April 9, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: Launching an ongoing series of investigations into the role of creativity in contemporary life, CalArts President Steven D. Lavine hosts a panel discussion that centers on the question “What is the overarching role of artists in civic life and creative placemaking?” Joining the conversation are Kelley Lindquist, president of Artspace in Minneapolis and a developer of affordable artist housing throughout the U.S., and Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne. Together, they explore issues of gentrification, reclamation and the artists’ influence and impact on today’s urban fabric. In addition, the panel examines the ideas and opportunities driving the Broadway Arts Center, a proposed mixed-use development containing a black-box theater, an art gallery, creative commercial space and affordable housing for artists in downtown Los Angeles. Read more

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MFA Writing Program Writer-in-Residence Edwidge Danticat

April 10, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, BB#4

CRITICAL STUDIES: Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the American Book Award, the Pushcart Short Story Prize and a MacArthur “Genius Award," Edwidge Danticat's work focuses on Haitian and Haitian-American experiences, particularly the lives of women and their relationships. Her eight books include Breath, Eyes, Memory; Krik? Krak!; The Dew Breaker; The Farming of Bones; Brother, I’m Dying and Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work. She holds a B.A. from Barnard College and an M.F.A. from Brown University and has served as a visiting professor of creative writing at New York University (from 1996 to 1997) and the University of Miami (from 2000 to 2008).

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Visions of the Other--Neelamjit Dhillon

April 10, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A DMA recital exploring the musical aspects of otherness through Indian classical and Jazz forms.

Last edited by rsdavid on Mar 21, 2013

Saba Alizadeh's MFA Graduation Recital

April 10, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Two portions of performances, the first half will be ESP sorts of pieces, the second half will feature the "Landtrio."

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'from Photographs'

April 11, 2013 - April 13, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday, April 12, 2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

CalArts, Black & White Studio (A404)

THEATER/INTEGRATED MEDIA: A multimedia installation with performance. Performance consists of low/slow sounds.

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CultureHub presents: Dance Workshop with CalArts Faculty Stephan Koplowitz

April 11, 2013 - April 18, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

CalArts, XBOX

INSTITUTE / DANCE: Stephan Koplowitz, Dean of The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance, will be leading the class.

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.

 

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Paul Brach Lecture Series: Julieta Aranda and Anton Vidokle of e-flux

April 11, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

F200

ART: Julieta Aranda was born in Mexico City, currently lives and works between Berlin & New York. Central to Aranda’s multidimensional practice are her involvement with circulation mechanisms and the idea of a "poetics of circulation"; the possibility of a politicized subjectivity through the perception and use of time, and the notion of power over the imaginary.

Anton Vidokle was born in Moscow and arrived to the U.S. in 1981, settling on Broome Street on the Lower East Side. In 2005, Vidokle initiated research into education as site for artistic practice as co-curator for Manifesta 6, which was canceled. In response to the cancellation, Vidokle set up an independent project in Berlin called Unitednationsplaza (2006-2007) — a twelve-month project involving more than a hundred artists, writers, philosophers, and diverse audiences. Located behind a supermarket in East Berlin, UNP’s program featured numerous public seminars, lectures, screenings, performances and various projects. In 2008 Unitednationsplaza travelled to Mexico City and was hosted by PAC, and opened in New York's New Museum for Contemporary Art under the name Nightschool (2008 - 2009).

In 2008, with Brian Kuan Wood, Aranda & Vidokle founded the e-flux journal - a monthly online publication on art and critical theory. During the past three years, the journal published 36 issues containing more than 250 essays by writers such as Steyerl, Rosler, Gillick, Groys, Berardi (Bifo), Toufic, Žižek, Diedrichsen, Raqs Media Collective and numerous other contributors. Vidokle & Aranda also created a time bank for artistic community. The Time/Bank is a platform, where artists, curators, writers and others in the arts can help each other get things done without use of money, but exchanging their time and skills.

At the e-flux space in New York, Vidokle & Aranda direct a program of exhibitions that has included solo shows by Martha Rosler, Gustav Metzger, Adam Curtis, Raqs Media Collective; Mladen Stilinovic; Alan Sekula, Andrei Monastirsky & Collective Actions; as well as group exhibitions such as the Agency of Unrealized Projects, curated jointly with Hans Ulrich Obrist; Animism, curated by Anselm Franke; Out Now, with Paul Chan, Trevor Paglen, Martha Rosler, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Jalal Toufic.

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'Suddenly, Last Summer'

April 11, 2013 - April 17, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday, April 12, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Monday, April 15, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Ensemble Theater 400

THEATER: Suddenly, Last Summer is a theater performance directed by Kameron Steele (MFA Directing 14) based on the play by Tennessee Williams.

Purchase Tickets:

April 11 (Preview)

April 12 (Evening)

April 13 (Matinee)

April 13 (Evening)

April 15 (Evening)

April 16 (Evening)

April 17 (Evening)

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MFA Writing Program Visiting Artist Series: Sister Spit @ REDCAT

April 11, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: Sister Spit began in 1994 through the efforts of co-directors Sini Anderson and Michelle Tea. Sini and Michelle gathered together a group of some of the most notorious, talented, and just interesting women and dykes, and went on tour all over the U.S. All kinds of performers, on and off the page, launched themselves and sharpened skills and wits to a variety of audiences. These days, the Sister Spit roadshow occurs under the auspices of RADAR Productions, a San Francisco-based non-profit that produces literary happenings around the Bay Area and beyond. Founded in 2003 by writer Michelle Tea, RADAR conducts presenting, commissioning, publishing, professional development and touring programs that stimulate the production of queer and underground literature and heightens San Francisco’s reputation as a national literary center.  RADAR gives voice to innovative queer and outsider writers and artists whose work authentically reflects the LGBTQA community’s diverse experiences.

The 2013 Sister Spit Tour includes:

  • Genderqueer performance artist, writer and singer/songwriter Dave End
  • Danny Levesque, a writer who has come through RADAR's writing retreat and has the novel he wrote there (his first!), Hairdresser on Fire, coming out on Manic D Fall 2012
  • Ali Liebegott, whose new novel, Ch-Ching!, will be freshly out on Sister Spit Books - an imprint of City Lights! (We'll have our first Sister Spit anthology at this time, too)
  • Australian visual artist Texta Queen, whose portraits — all done with Sharpies — are colorful, international profiles of wild outsider queers
  • Cristy C Road, whose newest illustrated memoir will be out on The Feminist Press
  • And your inimitable host, Michelle Tea!
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Rock Horn Project

April 12, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Rock Horn: Adam Wolf and ensemble playing original and arranged works for a rock music ensemble. Music by Adam Wolf, Stefan Kac, Brendan Byrnes, Bach, Death Cab, Barcelona, Gliere and Mahler. 

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Wild Beast Concert Series: CalArts Large Ensemble

April 13, 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 5:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast & The Mark Taper Courtyard

MUSIC: The high-powered 20-piece jazz band conducted by Lauren Baba and Andrew Rowan gives a brilliantly orchestrated concert of original numbers, by turns blistering and soulful. Serving up a decidedly contemporary take on the rich, buoyant big-band sound, the compositions by Baba, Rowan, Vinny Golia and Marc Lowenstein, among others, showcase CalArts' best jazz players, with plenty of room for solo and collective improvisations.

Register

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MFA2 Thesis Reading

April 13, 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Butler Building 4 / Cube

CRITICAL STUDIES: MFA2 thesis reading.

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Next Words Series at Stories Books & Cafe

April 13, 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Stories Books & Cafe, Los Angeles

CRITICAL STUDIES: The MFA Writing Class of 2013 invites you to Next Words, a reading series that presents new writing from CalArts. This week will feature readings by Patrick Benjamin, Jen Hutton, Peter Nichols and Colleen Hur.

Stories Books & Cafe
1716 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

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Rusty Kennedy's BFA Jazz Bass Graduation Recital

April 14, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Brazil Trio with Aaron Serfaty and Steven Van Betten; Crayole with Amir Oosman and Garett Grow; Today's Apes with Mike Lockwood, Eyear, and Acoustic Balkan jam session.

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Romance of the Unusual: Kirsten's MFA Graduation Recital

April 14, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Works by Szymanowski, Faure, Webern, Rountree, Saariaho and Ligeti. Special appearances by CalArts students, faculty and guest artists playing clarinets, pianos, buckets of water and singing. 

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Cirquelectroexotica--Brian Foreman's Performer-Composer MFA Graduation Recital

April 14, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: World music fusion electronic epic featuring live integrated visuals and performances by students from CalArts' World Music Department.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

April 15, 2013 - April 19, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013 - 8:00am - Friday, April 19, 2013 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Tamara Rosenblum MFA PHOTO

D301 Gallery: Camilo Restrepo MFA ART

L-SHAPE Gallery: Leah Case BFA PHOTO

MAIN Gallery Perimeter: Katelyn Hall BFA ART

A402 Gallery: Minha Park MFA ART

LIME Gallery: Alia Yusuf BFA ART

MINT Gallery: Katrin Winkler MFA PHOTO

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Graphic Design Visiting Designer Lecture Series: Ed Fella

April 15, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

F200

Edward Fella is a graphic designer and artist whose work has had an important influence on contemporary typography here and in Europe. He practiced professionally as a commercial artist in Detroit for 30 years before receiving an MFA in Design from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1987. He has since devoted his time to teaching and his own unique self-published work which has appeared in many design publications and anthologies. In 1997 he received the Chrysler Award and in 1999 an Honorary Doctorate from CCS in Detroit. His work is in the National Design Museum and MOMA in New York. In 2007, he was awarded the AIGA medal.

http://www.edfella.com/

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Lecture with Emory Douglas

April 15, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

CalArts, A211H (Art Office)

ART:

SPECIAL GUEST
EMORY DOUGLAS

(former minister of culture of the black panther party)

Lecture by Emory Douglas, followed by a conversation about the Black Panther Party and the grammars of current movements,
moderated by Paula Cobo Guevara. Monday April 15th, 7pm, A211h ( Art Office)

This lecture is in conjunction with my thesis show during the same week
katrin winkler :: california institute of the arts ::
„we don´t just want a piece of the pie, we want the whole fucking bakery!“
april 15th-19th 2013 :: lime gallery :: reception thursday 8pm

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Graduate Composers Concert Series

April 15, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: The third and final concert in this series, featuring new works by CalArts graduate composers and performed by the New Century Players, under the direction of David Rosenboom.

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Cauleen Smith: 'Black Utopia LP' (For Sun RA) @ REDCAT

April 15, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: Premiered at Chicago’s threewalls artspace, Black Utopia LP is a deeply original off-shoot of the years of research artist and filmmaker Cauleen Smith devoted to Afrofuturism—a cultural movement that mixes science fiction, fantasy, non-Western religion and Afrocentrism. Chicago legend Sun Ra (1914–93) and his Arkestra were a key figures in this movement. Smith produced over 800 35mm slides: images of objects found in archives, recorded in contemporary Chicago or appropriated from occult, astronomical, and historical sources. The slides are projected in a 90-minute performance to the sounds of both sides of an LP Smith recorded—a collage of lectures, rehearsals and live performances by Sun Ra, mundane ephemera, as well as commissioned contributions from Chicago artists Krista Franklin and Avery R. Young. Read more

Purchase Tickets

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CultureHub Presents: Collaborative Dance and Music Exchange between CalArts and The Seoul Institute of the Arts

April 15, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013 - 8:30pm

CalArts, XBOX (Main Gallery Conference Room)

INSTITUTE/THEATER:

CalArts Office of International Relations and CultureHub present a Collaborative Dance and Music Exchange between CalArts and The Seoul Institute of the Arts Students.

For the first time in CalArts history, CalArts and The Seoul Institute of the Arts (SeoulArts) students will produce and perform a live dance and music exchange. The students will connect through Telepresence as a means for developing new forms of artistic expression, sharing creative and cultural experiences and promoting global collaboration, learning and innovation.

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

CultureHub

CultureHub is an incubator for creativity focused on the intersection of art and technology. We connect artists from diverse disciplines and cultures and provide them with environments in which to collaborate, experiment and explore. We serve local and global communities by providing an open space for creative research, artistic exchange and learning.

Founded in 2009 by the Seoul Institute of the Arts in Korea and La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in New York City, CultureHub currently consists of four telepresence studios: 1. Seoul Institute of the Arts(Seoul, Korea) 2. La MaMa Experimental Theater Club (NYC) 3. CalArts (LA) 4.Contact Theatre (Manchester, UK).

Website: http://www.culturehub.org

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

Devon Taylor is a composer, musician, Tubist and Electric Bass player working in the Greater Los Angeles area. Devon has been a featured soloist in the Sydney Opera House and throughout the United States. His passion is not only in performance but in teaching young promising musicians of tomorrow. Devon has been awarded a full scholarship to the California Institute of the Arts where he will be finishing a Bachelors of Fine Art from the Herb Alpert Music School next year.

Justin Jackson is a singer, songwriter, musician and classic-trained Pianist. Born on the south side of Chicago, Justin attended a highly competitive performing arts high school for his final two years. Justin began singing and songwriting at the age of four and playing the piano at the age of six. He has honed his many musical talents throughout his adolescence. 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.

Other Participating CalArts Students: Amir Oosman (Percussion, MFA), Tionna Brunson (Percussion, BFA), Alexis Saenz (Dance, BFA), Shelby Alden (Dance, BFA)

SEOULARTS STUDENTS

James Boss is a Korean American, born in Los Angeles, California. James was raised in Hollywood, California until the age of 4. A martial arts expert, James attended art school at The Art Institute of Los Angeles majoring in Multimedia. James left his studies to pursue acting at the Howard Fine Studio, and then relocated to South Korea's prestigious acting school Seoul Institute of the Arts. He was nick named "Boss" at the acting school and his friends referred to him as "JB" or sometimes as "James Brother". He co-directed his first play at SeoulArts titled "Liar Reversal" and received critical acclaim. He is currently attending SeoulArts and is pursuing acting and directing in both America and Korea. “White Wall” (2010) is James’ first directorial feature film and recently directed a music video for AVAN LAVA. Event Co-Producer

Eric Park hails from Chicago, Illinois, and is an acting student at The Seoul Institute of the Arts. Eric studied at the prestigious Complutense University of Madrid in Spain and later at Providence College to major in both Business and Global Studies. A star producer and actor, Eric has helped organize many entertainment events on the SeoulArts campus. Recently, he collaborated with fellow SeoulArts faculty and students to produce US recording artist AVAN LAVA’s show in Seoul. Eric is fluent in Spanish, Korean and English. Event Co-Producer

Young-Ju An, also know as Jaylogic, is a prodigious music composer and producer, rapper, digital and game design artist, filmmaker and fashion designer. Young-Ju is pursuing a degree in digital arts at The Seoul Institute of the Arts while continuing his music career. His musical styling ranges from hip hop to electronic music, frequently incorporating both contemporary and traditional Korean instruments and sounds. He is very excited to work with CalArts students on his next hip hop album. Event Co-Producer

Nova Lee is a broadcasting student at The Seoul Institute of the Arts. Nova formerly lived in New York City and produced and edited an impressive collection of short films while in residence. Nova is an avid motorcycle rider, skateboarder and house and classical music aficionado. Event Co-Producer

SeokWoo John Jeon is a broadcasting student at The Seoul Institute of the Arts. John was awarded a highly competitive position on a co-production film shoot between SeoulArts and Chapman University’s Dodge Film School students last summer. He is avid Mixed Martial Artist (MMA) and competes in tournaments throughout the year. John was recently awarded a broadcasting internship in Los Angeles this year.

Min-ji Kim is a Korean Traditional Dance student at Seoul Institute of the Arts. Min-Ji has performed in many prestigious venues and shows such as the Namsan International Festival, U-Dance and collaborated with US recording artist AVAN LAVA for their sold-out show in Seoul in early April.

Ah-Reum Lee is in her third year at Seoul institute of the Art as a Korean traditional dance major. Ah-Reum performed in major dance events such as U-Dance and The 50th Anniversary of The Seoul Institute of the Arts celebration. Recently, Ah-Reum participated in the highly anticipated AVAN LAVA and SeoulArts collaboration show in Seoul.

Sae-Rah Kang is a Korean Traditional Dance student at The Seoul Institute of the Arts. Sae-Rah has performed in various concerts and show including U-Dance, Namsan International Festival, and recently, collaborated with US recording artist, AVAN LAVA, for its sold-out show in Seoul.

Other SeoulArts students: Hee-Moon Ryu (Theater), Woogeun Lee (Creative Writing). Chae-Rim Kong, Da-Hae Kim, Sung-Jun Park, Hyuk-Ju Kwon, Hyun-Do Jo, Seo-Woo Kim, Yoo-Jung Son, Do-Yeon Kim (Korean Traditional Music).

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Experimental Filmmaker/Artist Cauleen Smith at REDCAT

April 15, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013 - 8:30pm

REDCAT, Downtown Los Angeles

FILM/VIDEO:

“Deeply empathetic yet often lyrical, Smith’s constellational approach to filmmaking parallels Sun Ra’s freestyle compositions, while reawakening the political possibilities of black experimental culture.” -- Art in America



Still: Black Utopia LP (for Sun Ra)

REDCAT, Mon April 15 - 8:30 PM
Black Utopia LP (for Sun Ra)
Los Angeles Premiere

Premiered at Chicago’s threewalls artspace, Black Utopia LP is a deeply original off-shoot of the years of research artist and filmmaker Cauleen Smith devoted to Afrofuturism, a cultural movement that mixes science fiction, fantasy, non-Western religion and Afrocentrism. Chicago legend Sun Ra (1914-1993) and his Arkestra were a key figure in this movement. Smith produced over 800 35mm slides: images of objects found in archives, recorded in contemporary Chicago or appropriated from occult, astronomical, and historical sources. The slides are projected in a 90 min performance over two sides of an LP she recorded – a collage of lectures, rehearsals and live performances by Sun Ra, mundane ephemera, as well as commissioned contributions from Chicago artists Krista Franklin and Avery R. Young

Free tickets for Film/Video students, staff and faculty. Please contact Patti Palmer.

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Structuring Strategies Presents Cauleen Smith

April 16, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

FILM/VIDEO:

STRUCTURING STRATEGIES, Tues April 16 - 7:00 PM
Recent series THE WAY OUT IS THE WAY TWO and other works.

THE WAY OUT IS THE WAY TWO:
FOURTEEN SHORT FILMS ABOUT CHICAGO AND SUN RA
(TRT: 78:00 min, 2010-2012)

Cauleen Smith's recent experimental psychogeographic films on Sun Ra, improvisation, and creative music, THE WAY OUT IS THE WAY TWO premiered at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago in May 12-Sept 16, 2012.

Cauleen Smith will be in residence and giving a workshop in the School of Film/Video April 15-19. See Patti Palmer for information.

“In African and African-Diasporic cultural production, improvisation signifies mastery. The substitution of one thing for another can sometimes represent a concept more effectively than the thing itself. My recent work has been guided by research into Sun Ra’s creative production process and the very nature of his melodies. The time that Sun Ra spent in Chicago was formative. He rehearsed his Arkestra, he wrote some of his most delicate and gorgeous big-band compositions here, and he engaged in intensive historical and linguistic research, in cooperation with other autodidact scholars with the aim of revising history. Sun Ra and his cohorts found ample evidence in primary sources that African thought and spirituality was central to all modern thought and science; and they aimed to prove it through research, through writings, and through art. My recent work is a celebration of Sun Ra's success in this endeavor as well as a way of expanding his legacy to include his deep and abiding love and commitment to African-American youth, to the underdog, and to the outsider.”-- Cauleen Smith

Cauleen Smith is a filmmaker and artist whose work reflects upon the everyday possibilities of the black imagination. She grew up in Sacramento, California, received her B.A. from the School of Creative Arts at San Francisco State University and her M.F.A. from UCLA School of Theater-Television-Film. For the past several years Smith has produced multi-channel film and video installations that incorporate sculptural objects and text. Her interests roam from her roots in structuralist filmmaking to Afrofuturist narrative strategies. Materials and form are modified from project to project, thereby making the body of Smith's work unpredictably varied and diverse. She is currently teaching as a Visiting Artist at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago while exploring the intersection between art, protest, commerce and community on Chicago's southside.

Smith’s narrative low-budget feature length film, Drylongso, earned her a 2001 Movado Someone To Watch Award from the Independent Spirit Awards, as well as awards from many festivals including SXSW and Urbanworld. In 2012, Smith was named Outstanding Artist by the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture. She has received grants from the Film Arts Foundation, American Film Institute, Rockefeller Foundation, and Creative Capital. Her experimental, installation and narrative work has shown at The Kitchen, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art as well as in film festivals and markets in Milan, London, Paris, and Berlin.


Still: Nicolai and Regina Series 01, 2012

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Jxel Rajchenberg's DMA1 Recital

April 16, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A concert featuring instruments, bicycles and teapots.

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Rachel Koonse's BFA Graduation Voice Recital

April 16, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: A classical voice recital featuring the works of Barber, Schubert, Dvorak, Beno, Poulenc and Grainger.

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Salem Yateem's Mid-Residency MFA Guitar Recital, Finally

April 17, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A relaxing evening of death metal, Balkan music and more!

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See Emily Play

April 17, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Emily Call's MFA graduation violin recital featuring solo and chamber works by Britten, Pärt, Stravinsky, Tenney and others!

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'Wild Up' @ REDCAT

April 17, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: Known for producing visceral, convention-defying concert experiences, the daring Los Angeles modern music collective wild Up explores a range of their influential contemporaries from Brooklyn in this eclectic program presented in conjunction with the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s adventurous Brooklyn Festival. The collective’s artistic director and conductor Christopher Rountree leads varied groupings of more than 20 players and guest artists as they careen from J.S. Bach to They Might Be Giants, and beyond. New works by Matt Marks, Du Yun, David T. Little and others are part of this musical journey from classical roots, through twisted pop idioms and into a maelstrom of experimentalism, noise and multimedia. Read more

Purchase Tickets

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Paul Brach Lecture Series: Martha Rosler

April 18, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

F200

ART: “Martha Rosler was born in Brooklyn in 1943. She studied her B.A. from Brooklyn College in 1965 and her M.F.A. from the University of California, San Diego in 1974. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. For a long time she was considered to be an "underground artist", as she pioneered using different media and combining them. Martha Rosler uses a variety of mediums, but her most recognizable medium is photo-collage and photo-text. She also works creates video installations and performance art. Her work frequently contrasts the domestic lives of women with international war, repression and politics, and pays close attention to the mass media and architectural structures.”

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Musical Improv

April 18, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 6:00pm

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

THEATER: Recurring musical improv event.

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'my heart trembles winds do not last'

April 18, 2013 - April 20, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday, April 19, 2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, Room C113

FILM/VIDEO: The work is a two-channel film installation. The room will be transformed into a theatrical viewing space. There will be three showings nightly.

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Spring Dance Concert

April 18, 2013 - April 20, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 8:00pm
Friday, April 19, 2013 - 8:00pm
Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Dance Theater

DANCE: The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance presents its annual Spring Dance Concert, an evening of work by faculty choreographers Rosanna Gamson and Colin Connor and student choreographers.

Purchase tickets:

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 8:00pm

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 8:00pm

Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 8:00pm

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'They Are Dying Out' by Peter Handke, translated by Mike Roloff

April 18, 2013 - April 27, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 8:00pm
Friday, April 19, 2013 - 8:00pm
Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 2:00pm
Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 8:00pm
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 8:00pm
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 8:00pm
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 8:00pm
Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Disney Modular Theater

THEATER: Peter Handke's They Are Dying Out is an epic reflection on the psyche of the corporate world and how it infects the humanity of those who engage it. Business kingpin Hermann Quitt knows that it is challenging for him to live up to his own ideal image of life. Frustrated by this knowledge, he turns into an unethical monster who disregards his wife, breaks contracts, betrays and ruins his business associates, and leads him to commit the ultimate crime against himself. MFA Directing alum Chi-Wang Yang returns hom with this spellbinding German play, They Are Dying Out.

Preview Tickets

April 19

April 20, Matinee

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Kyu Jazz Trio

April 19, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Tatum Lounge

MUSIC: Jazz trio concert.

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Kristin Erickson's DMA Final Recital

April 19, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater, Mark Taper Courtyard, The Wild Beast

MUSIC:

7:15 PM - Film screening at Bijou
8:00 PM - Pandemic performance at Mark Taper Courtyard
9:00 PM - Musical Mini Golf at Mark Taper Courtyard
10:00 PM - Square dance at The Wild Beast

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Work from the Forum for Musical Arts

April 19, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Original compositions performed by the creators

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EMP Pop Conference 2013 @ REDCAT

April 20, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013 (All day)

REDCAT: The EMP (Experience Music Project) Pop Conference brings together academics, critics, performers and dedicated fans in a rare common discussion. On the heels of a blowout gathering in New York last spring, this year’s conference expands its scope to include five different gatherings over the course of a single weekend in Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Cleveland and Seattle. REDCAT hosts day two of EMP L.A., organized around the theme “Locals Only: Pop and Politics in This Town.” Commandeering the “Locals Only” slogan—seen for years scrawled on renegade signs at certain L.A. beaches—EMP L.A. pays tribute to the importance of location, neighborhood and community in defining “minority majority” regions. The event’s panels and roundtables engage music and multimedia through academic, journalistic and aesthetic approaches. Read more

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Print Fair 2013

April 20, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

ART: Students selling prints.

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CAP Saturday Music Program Concert

April 20, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

CAP: CAP's annual concert for our Saturday Music Program in a Wild Beast Open Door Concert

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Next Words Series at The Last Bookstore

April 20, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles

CRITICAL STUDIES: The MFA Writing Class of 2013 invites you to Next Words, a reading series that presents new writing from CalArts. This week will feature readings by Bel Poblador, Jessica Marie Felleman, Lianna Kissinger-Virizlay, Sam Freilich and K. Bradford.

The Last Bookstore
453 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Chris Schunk's Graduation Recital

April 20, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: An MFA performer-composer graduation recital including new music, newer music, chamber action, man vs. fish, woman vs. piano, smells, speakers, art, wood, lights, vomit, oranges, and some people.

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MFA Open Studios

April 21, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 1:00pm

CalArts, Tatum Lounge

ART: An afternoon reception for the Art School's MFA Open Studios.

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BFA4 Open Studios

April 21, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 1:00pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, C-Art

ART: BFA4 open studio with quiet DJ, BBQ and alcohol with bartender, starting at 1pm and ending at 6pm.

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Reflections: Tony Gennaro's Graduation Percussion Recital

April 21, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A multi-focus percussion graduation recital consisting of works by Jacob Druckman, John Bergamo, David Johnson, and original compositions. Featuring the CalArts Percussion Ensemble, David Johnson, Dan Ogrodnik, and Conference of the Birds.

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Kelsey Springsted BFA Graduation Vocal Recital: My Favorite Things (Love, Music, Children... Coffee!!!)

April 21, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC:  Graduation recital, voice major

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Industrial Music (for Industrial People)

April 21, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Sonic Boom performs music by the industrial pioneers Throbbing Gristle, Einstürzende Neubauten, Ministry, and more--plus a new piece by LA's Noisemaster John Wiese.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

April 22, 2013 - April 26, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 8:00am - Friday, April 26, 2013 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Tara Foley MFA ART

D301 Gallery: Jason Roberts Dobrin MFA PHOTO

L-SHAPE Gallery: Elin Lennox MFA PHOTO

MAIN Gallery Perimeter: Mickey Everett BFA PHOTO

A402 Gallery: Roslyn Cohen MFA PHOTO

LIME Gallery: Christopher Hahn BFA PHOTO

MINT Gallery: Andrea Hidalgo MFA ART

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CalArts Free Shit Swap

April 22, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 9:00am - 7:30pm

CalArts, Lulu May Von Hagen Courtyard

INSTITUTE: Students from CalArts bring items of clothing, books and other things they don't want to the lawn to dump it in a pile. Then they pick up whatever they want from the mass pile of stuff. I would take whatever is leftover from the pile to Goodwill.

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Undergraduate Composers Concert Series

April 22, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: The fourth and final concert in this series, showcasing the work of CalArts undergraduate student composers.

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Christian Wolff

April 22, 2013 - April 23, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 8:30pm
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: For 60 years, Christian Wolff has been at the center of composing’s avant-garde, working alongside such figures as John Cage, Merce Cunningham and Cornelius Cardew. In these two nights of exceptional performances, Wolff pays tribute to fellow great Elliott Carter with a work played by the Formalist Quartet, followed by a world premiere of Nick Deyoe’s Lullaby 3, in the spirit of Wolff’s musical experimentation and featuring the Formalist Quartet with cellist Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick. A second don’t-miss evening of Wolff’s groundbreaking music is curated by renowned composer Michael Pisaro and includes the compelling and unique Changing The System (1974) and John Heartfield (2003), as well as the touching Trio V for James Tenney (2006), all heard for the first time on the West Coast. Read more

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Structuring Strategies Presents Kerry Tribe

April 23, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

FILM/VIDEO:


“Kerry Tribe works primarily in film, video, and installation. Focusing on the mechanics of representation—particularly cinematic representation—its metaphoric potential and its engagement with reality, her art addresses processes of thought and their relationship to subjectivity, narrative, place and time. Employing image, text, sound, structure, and space, her work plays upon the internal workings and ingrained habits of the mind, its unavoidable quirks, flaws, and shifting fault-lines. Stimulating both reflexive experience and a reflection upon such experience, she prompts an unusual type of self-consciousness, a disorienting and discomforting awareness of the gaps between perception, cognition, and memory, the fluidity—and ultimate unreliability—of each.”
- Cary Levine

Here & Elsewhere (2002) 10:30 min.

In Here & Elsewhere, two synchronized videos are projected side by side, creating a vertical seam where they meet. What might be called the project’s “narrative” revolves around an interview between an older man who remains off camera (British film critic and theoretician Peter Wollen) and a thoughtful ten year old girl (his daughter Audrey). Periodically the visuals cut away to quotidian interior shots of the girl at home and exterior locations in and around Los Angeles. Although the video is structured as a loop, the questions the girl is asked trace a series of themes, each of which builds on the preceding dialogue. As the interview unfolds, their conversation touches on history, memory, intersubjectivity, temporality, epistemology and photography. Wollen’s questions are loosely adapted from FRANCE / TOUR / DETOUR / DEUX / ENFANTS (1978), an experimental video series made for television by Jean-Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Miéville. The relationships that emerge between the images on either side of the central vertical seam serve as a structural score for ideas addressed in the interview, such that the continuity, friction, gaps and overlaps that result from their simultaneity underscore the girl’s desire to speak a coherent articulation of time, space, image and identity.

H.M. (2009) 19 min.

H.M. is a two-channel presentation of a single film based on the true story of an anonymous, memory-impaired man, the famous amnesiac known in scientific literature only as “Patient H.M.” In 1953, when he was 27 years old, H.M. underwent experimental brain surgery intended to alleviate his epilepsy. The unintended result was a radical and persistent amnesia. Though he was no longer able to make lasting memories, his short-term recall, lasting about 20 seconds, remained intact. He lived anonymously in this condition for more than half a century until his death on December 2, 2008, in a Connecticut nursing home. His case is widely credited with revolutionizing our understanding of the organization of human memory.
H.M. consists of a single 16mm film that plays through two adjacent synchronized projectors with a 20 second delay between them, so the viewer sees two simultaneous side-by-side projections of two different parts of the same reel of film. The structure of the installation and the nature of the material together produce a sensation of mnemonic dissonance much like that experienced by Patient H.M.

The roughly 18-minute loop weaves together reenacted, documentary, found and animated elements and lies somewhere between an experimental documentary and an independent narrative film.

Several ancillary projects were produced in conjunction with H.M., including a series of letterpress prints, drawings, and photographs.

The Last Soviet (2010) 10:45 min.

  

“Shared memories are inevitably an amalgamation of divergent perspectives cobbled together to form a semi-cohesive narrative. Our romance with the indexical nature of photography means that these narratives tend to solidify when accompanied by images; yet our awareness of the fact that mediums using mechanical or digital reproduction are vulnerable to acts of manipulation, has resulted in increased scepticism about the veracity of the photographic image. The Last Soviet reveals that these acts of manipulation are nothing new.” KERRY TRIBE: THE INVENTION OF MEMORY – Anne Elgood

The Last Soviet (2010) tells the story of Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, who was stranded on the Mir space station for 311 days in 1991 during the collapse of the Soviet Union. Video footage of a model of the interior of Mir constructed in Tribe’s studio is intercut with various archival materials related to this moment in history, including film footage of a performance of the ballet Swan Lake that was used to censor Russian news broadcasts of the political turmoil, images of tanks on the streets of Moscow, and photographs depicting aspects of the Russian space program. Throughout the image sequences, a male voiceover recounting the forgotten cosmonaut’s story from a personal point of view in English with Russian subtitles alternates with a female voiceover giving a historical account of the period in Russian with English subtitles. Tribe constructed the dialogue, which was recited by actors, so that there is a brief delay between the stories and the images that they apparently explain, enacting the fragmentary nature of historical accounts that are cobbled together through individual memory and bits and pieces of archival documents. Although The Last Soviet deliberately invokes the language of the documentary, it is impossible to distinguish fact from intentional fiction, calling into question the reliability of memory and the ways in which we invoke it to catalog and record our lives.” - Corrina Peipon

Greystone (2012) 30 min.

Greystone, a 30 minute narrative short, revisits one of the 20th century’s most shocking and mysterious society murders. Filmed on location at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills California, in the very rooms where the killings took place, and using only dialog appropriated from dozens of Hollywood feature films that were also shot within the storied estate, Greystone proposes a series of explanations for how a Los Angeles oil tycoon and his personal assistant might actually have arrived at their deaths.

As a location, Greystone Mansion has become an iconic setting for allusions to excessive and destructive wealth (Indecent Proposal, The Big Lebowski, There Will Be Blood) and to a bizarre space outside the logic of normal social relations (Flowers in the Attic, X-Men, House of the Damned). Taking as a starting point a series of serendipitous relationships between cinematic and actual history, it is perhaps the gaps in those relationships—the distance between cinematic representation and historical account—that become the true subject of the film, resulting in a haunting and at times humorous meditation on the nature of memory, perception and the elusiveness of objective truth.

“The dialogue is both uncannily familiar and awkwardly stilted, as if the actors are skipping lines or reciting from different pages... the script both propels the narrative and fractures the illusion, reminding us that we don’t in fact know what really happened.” - Los Angles Times

Critical Mass, (ongoing) 25 min. performance with Emelie O’Hara and Nick Huff

Hollis Frampton’s groundbreaking experimental film Critical Mass (1971) captures an argument between a couple and cuts it up into a series of rhythmic, repetitive snippets. In this project a live performance of the classic structural film is staged with actors Nick Huff and Emelie O’Hara as the young couple. Critical Mass is Tribe’s first live performance project and continues the investigation into personal and historic memory found in her film and video works.

Citical Mass (1971) by Hollis Frampton on Youtube 

Kerry Tribe’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at The Power Plant in Toronto, Modern Art, Oxford, Camden Arts Centre in London and Arnolfini in Bristol. It has been included in recent significant exhibitions at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC. The recipient of a Creative Capital grant and a USA Artists Award, her work is in the public collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum, The Hammer Museum, The Orange County Museum of Art and The Generali Foundation, among others. She was a fellow at the American Academy in Berlin in 2005-2006, received her MFA from UCLA in 2002, and was a Whitney Independent Study Program Fellow from 1997-98. Tribe is represented by 1301PE in Los Angeles, where she currently lives and works.

More information: http://www.kerrytribe.com/

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New Music for Woodwinds & Friends

April 23, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Premiere performances of works written by students in Bill Powell's Writing for Woodwinds class: Matthew Allen, James Morcaldi, Jocelyn Raulston and Gustavo Uribe.

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A Succession of Voices: Mostly Classical Sets

April 23, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Students in the Voice Program sing parts of their Mid-Residence and Graduation Voice Recitals. Students featured include Natasha Gaston, Laura Anderson, Lauren Davis, Sara Gomez and Brandon Becker.

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Bram Glik's MFA Mid-Residency Recital

April 23, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A performance of original and adapted jazz compositions, featuring Bram Glik.

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Max Kutner + Tim Carr + Stefan Kac

April 24, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, Tatum Lounge

MUSIC: Trio playing music & covers by Bartok, Eno & others.

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Playwright Viewings

April 24, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

THEATER: Reception for Playwright Viewings, an evening of performative pieces written by playwrights and performed by MFA1 actors.

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Skyview Double Feature

April 24, 2013 - May 3, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Friday, May 3, 2013 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Friday, May 3, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, E407

THEATER: Skyview Double Feature
Written by Isabel Salazar
Directed by Dan Bonnell

Skyview Double Feature by Isabel Salazar reflects on the fragmentation between human reality and spirituality. Composed of two separate parts, Conception and Revelation, Skyview Double Feature can be viewed in two ways: either separately or in tandem. Dan Bonnell directs both pieces, presented by the CalArts School of Theater. Each segment focuses on a part of Mejia's journey. Searching for a sense of truth in her life, Mejia grapples with her own identity and the demands of the world surrounding her. When obstacles veer her off course, she is forced to face destiny in its' purest forms. Is fate what we make of it or is it out of our control? Through mystical encounters and transcendent experiences we join Mejia on her path of discovery.

Tickets:

April 24 (Preview)

April 25 (Conception 8PM)

April 25 (Conception 10:30PM)

April 26 (Revelation 7:30PM)

April 26 (Revelation 10PM)

April 27 (Conception/Revelation 2:30PM)

April 27 (Conception/Revelation 8PM)

April 29 (Conception 7:30PM)

April 29 (Conception 10PM)

April 30 (Revelation 7:30PM)

April 30 (Revelation 10PM)

May 1 (Conception 7:30PM)

May 1 (Conception 10PM)

May 2 (Revelation 8PM)

May 2 (Revelation 10:30PM)

May 3 (Conception/Revelation 2:30PM)

May 3 (Conception/Revelation 8PM)

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Interface: Sensors in Music

April 24, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A final performance for the year long interface design class.

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'you can live here, too'

April 25, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 5:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Fire Valley

FILM/VIDEO: you can live here, too will be a multimedia installation that works with the themes of queerness, body ecology, and the history of medical dissection. Imagery of the desert and canyons will pour from anatomical hearts as projected on tall banners hanging over guest musicians and spoken word artists. Just outside this space an effigy will be dramatically lit against the darkness. Branches protruding from its surreal form, the effigy will hold open its chest to reveal a beating heart and organs. The project seeks to exhibit the queer body amidst nature, questioning the notion of what is natural and unnatural in our genders or sexualities. you can live here, too will seek to link the biological with the ecological through community gathering/ritual.

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Paul Brach Lecture Series: Carlos Motta

April 25, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

F200

ART: For this lecture, Carlos Motta will discuss his ongoing projects, which draw upon political history in an attempt to create counter narratives that recognize the inclusion of suppressed histories, communities, and identities.

“Carlos Motta (b. 1978, Bogotá, Colombia) is a graduate of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and was named a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow in 2008. He is part of the faculty at Parsons The New School of Design and the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.

He is currently working on a large-scale performative event co-commissioned by Electra Productions and Tate Modern Film, which will premiere on February 2013 at Tate Modern, London. He is also organizing an exhibition and conferences as part of Steirischer Herbst’s “Truth is Concrete” conference in Graz in the fall, as well as the exhibition “Sin realidad no hay utopia” at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco in 2013.”

 

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MFA 2 Thesis Reading: Jen Hutton, Colleen Hur and Sam Freilich

April 25, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Butler Building #4

CRITICAL STUDIES: The CalArts MFA Writing Program is proud to present students from the graduating class of 2013 as they read from their theses. At times nebulous, always innovative, the culminating work of emerging CalArts Writers is unique and variegated in shape, style and content.

Join us as Jen Hutton, Colleen Hur and Sam Freilich along with mentors Bruce and Maggie share their work, followed by a reception in The Cube.

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New Works Festival 2013: 'Maria the Artisan'

April 25, 2013 - April 27, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, C113

THEATER, FILM/VIDEO: Theatrical performance with video projection. A one woman show about Russian, Jewish and American culture.

The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

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Guillermo Calderón 'Villa + Discurso' @ REDCAT

April 25, 2013 - April 28, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 8:30pm
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 8:30pm
Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 8:30pm
Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 3:00pm

REDCAT: Chilean director Guillermo Calderón’s lean, literary theater works are powerful explorations of political legacies distilled into tightly wrought drama. In this double bill, Calderón’s intimate and poetic language—demonstrated in the internationally acclaimed works Neva and Diciembre (seen at REDCAT in 2012 and 2011)—gives way to the cool complexities of public discourse. In Villa, three women gather around an architectural model of the Villa Grimaldi, a site where thousands were tortured and hundreds were “disappeared,” to debate the ideal adaptation of these blood-soaked facilities and grapple with a nation’s unwanted legacy. In Discurso, the same three actresses share the role of Michelle Bachelet, Chile’s recent president, to deliver an imagined farewell speech that abandons diplomatic parlance to reveal a leader’s aspirations, failures and humanity, amid the mechanizations of political life. Read more

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Balinese Music & Dance, as part of the World Music & Dance Festival 2013

April 26, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Bali is renowned for its rich traditions, astonishing array of vibrant art forms and amazing diversity of musical ensemble and dance genres. For the 2013 World Music & Dance Festival, Gamelan Burat Wangi (Fragrant Offering) will present “A Night on the Island of a Thousand Temples” a spectacle of traditional and new music and dance creations, color and sound. Directed by I Nyoman Wenten, and Nanik Wenten, Dance Director.  

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WHAP! Lecture Series: Designing West Hollywood

April 26, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

CRITICAL STUDIES: MA in Aesthetics and Politics alumnus and West Hollywood Council member John D’Amico will wrap up the year with a conversation about urban design in West Hollywood.

John D’Amico earned a BFA at CalArts in the early 1980s and went on to study business, architecture, and urban design. As a mid-career professional in the architecture and construction industry he returned to CalArts for an MA in Aesthetics and Politics in 2009. Like the NASA Galileo Missions that use the gravity of the inner planets to gain enough velocity for their long trips to the outer planets, John returned to CalArts to help catapult himself into the future. He is now a West Hollywood councilmember.

As founder of Studio One Eleven, Alan Pullman, AIA, leads design teams on mixed-use, urban infill and adaptive reuse projects. With over 20 years of experience in architecture and urban design, he has led project teams on a number of award-winning developments and is committed to enhancing communities through incremental urbanism—the development of modest projects that emphasize placemaking. Pullman is a registered architect in California and an active member of the American Institute of Architects and the Urban Land Institute, where he serves on the Inner-City Council. He is also a board member for the Long Beach Conservation Corps and a partner in East Village Partners, a community focused infill developer. Pullman received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University.

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Bright, Now, Beyond

April 26, 2013 - April 27, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Butler Building #2

THEATER, MUSIC: A musical theater event involving a 20-piece orchestra, 10-person cast, conductor, scheduled for two performances. It is a final DMA recital.

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California Exchange Concert

April 27, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Music concert with pieces from composers at UCSD, UCSB, Mills College and CalArts.

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West African Music & Dance, as part of the World Music & Dance Festival 2013

April 27, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Massive, intricate rhythms churn joyously into the night in this celebration of the music, singing and dance of the Ewe and Dagomba people of Ghana. Performing under the direction of Yeko Ladzekpo-Cole and Andrew Grueschow, the CalArts African Music and Dance Ensemble is joined by special guest artist Prosper Nudzor-the exceptional Ghanaian drummer and dancer-in what is sure to be one of the highlights of the 2013 World Music and Dance Festival.

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CalArts Music Festival

April 28, 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 1:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, Lulu May Von Hagen Courtyard

MUSIC: A music event featuring Newman Wolf, Laura Anderson, Aquadeer, Fell Runner and more!

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Javanese Music & Dance, as part of the World Music & Dance Festival 2013

April 28, 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Music and dance still play an important role in the Javanese way of life. Today Javanese music and dance continues to be studied not only in Java, but all over the world. The CalArts Javanese gamelan Kyai Doro Dasih (Venerable Dream Come True) presents classical court music and dance as well as modern Javanese music and dances. Directed by Djoko Walujo Wimboprasetyo, and Nanik Wenten, Dance Director, with special guest Javanese dancer/choreographer Baghawan Ciptoning.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

April 29, 2013 - May 3, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 8:00am - Friday, May 3, 2013 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: PHOTO FOUNDATION EXHIBTION

D301 Gallery: PHOTO FOUNDATION EXHIBTION

L-SHAPE Gallery: ART FOUNDATION EXHIBTION

MAIN Gallery Perimeter: ART FOUNDATION EXHIBTION

A402 Gallery: ART FOUNDATION EXHIBTION

LIME Gallery:ART FOUNDATION EXHIBTION

MINT Gallery: ART FOUNDATION EXHIBTION

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New Works Festival 2013: Leading Through Change

April 29, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 3:00pm

CalArts, The Modular Theater Lobby

THEATER: The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

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New Works Festival 2013: Bridging the Gap Between Artist and Manager

April 29, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 6:00pm

CalArts, The Modular Theater Lobby

THEATER: The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

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New Works Festival 2013: Comparting

April 29, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 7:00pm - 7:30pm

CalArts, E400

THEATER: Multimedia gallery installation. Five duets in five rooms constructed with hanging clothes.

The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

Last edited by rsdavid on May 01, 2013

BEASTLY: A new piece by Cheyne Bush

April 29, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: A multimedia performance involving full use of The Wild Beast's capabilities--pieces involving surround mixing, resonant-frequency-exploiting, chance-controlled Disklavier, and projected film footage. 

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 17, 2013

Percussion Ensemble Concert

April 29, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Percussion works by Christian Wolff, Carlos Chavez, John Bergamo and David Johnson.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 12, 2013

Cabinets of Wonder: Films and Performance by Charlotte Pryce @ REDCAT

April 29, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: Charlotte Pryce’s exquisitely detailed and evocatively structured short films suggest an alert daydreaming in which the documented and the imagined are juxtaposed. Her films offer fleeting illuminations at the periphery of vision, calling into question the “mechanical eye” of the lens and the chemical composition of the celluloid. The films use 16mm “chrome” stocks—now-extinct reversal color—which are hand-processed and optically reprinted. “Like the items in a Cabinet of Wonder, my subjects are specimens of philosophical musing: rootless plants, mysterious insects and curious glasses,” says Pryce. The program includes Concerning Flight: Five Illuminations in Miniature, Discoveries on the Forest Floor, The Parable of the Tulip Painter and the Fly, Curious Light, Looking Glass Insects, A Study in Natural Magic, and a live magic lantern show. Read more

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New Works Festival 2013: 24-Hour Creativity Challenge

April 29, 2013 - April 30, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 9:00pm
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Coffehouse Theater, Tatum Lounge, E197, E400, E407, C105, BB2, E106, F100A, E197, F100

THEATER: Beginning Monday, April 29, 2013 at 9:00 PM PST, 40 artists will challenge themselves to write, rehearse, and perform a selection of eight ten (10) minute performance pieces all in 24 hours. With eight teams composed of a writer, director, and three performers each, participants will be challenged to think creatively, make innovative artistic choices, and think quickly. A final presentation of each of the newly created performance pieces will be presented Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 7:00 pm.

For more information and a full schedule, visit: http://tinyurl.com/CalArtsCreativityChallenge

The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

Last edited by rsdavid on May 01, 2013

Experimentum Linguae

April 30, 2013 - May 7, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 8:00am - Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 11:45am

CalArts, Staircase by McBean Parkway off ramp

CRITICAL STUDIES: A participatory installation wherein objects will be placed and/or substituted with other objects. We will place a few small objects and invite participants to exchange these objects with other objects.

Last edited by dstears on May 02, 2013

New Works Festival 2013: The Memory Project

April 30, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 1:00pm

CalArts, Irene

THEATER: The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

Last edited by rsdavid on May 07, 2013

New Works Festival 2013: Forum on Leadership and Management

April 30, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 3:00pm - 10:30pm

THEATER: CalArts School of Theater and the Theater Management Program present the 2nd annual Forum on Leadership & Management at CalArts. The theme of this year's event is Bridging the Gap Between Artist and Manager and includes the participation of dozens of faculty, administration, current students and alumni.

Panels today:

On Women in Leadership

3-5 pm in E400

CalArts Provost Jeannene Przyblyski leads a panel with special guest Lauren Pratt, Special Assistant to the Dean, The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts, and School of Theaters students Rachel Sherbill and Caity Watson , on the joys, struggles, and unique challenges of women in the entertainment industry.

Putting Ideas on Trial: Leadership Strategies in Production

6-8 pm in E400

Moderated by Leslie Tamaribuchi, Director of Advancement and Enrollment; School of Theater Producing Faculty; Interim Faculty Co-Director for Equity and Diversity, the panel is an active discussion and debate between CalArts School of Theater faculty, current students, and alumni as leaders in the different branches of theatrical production discuss leadership during the creative and production process both in the academic and professional world.

Leadership Through the Creative Process: A Live Charrette Experiment

8:30-10:30pm in E400

Moderated by Shelby Jiggets-Tivony, Walt Disney Imagineering, Director, Theatrical Development, this panel asks what happens when you put several teams together and give each of them a creative problem and a limited amount of time to solve it? This live charrette experiment offers a chance to establish leadership strategies and patterns through the creative process and open a discussion about leadership through the creative process. The audience is encouraged to walk amidst the groups as they generate ideas, and will have the chance to vote on their favorite creative concept!

New Works Festival (NWF)

The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.

The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.

Last edited by rsdavid on May 01, 2013

Grids Beats and Groups

April 30, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: This is the end of the year concert for the GBG class. The concert consists of five acts, each with laptops, amplified sound and projection.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 17, 2013

Guitars@theBeast

April 30, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Acoustic guitars playing traditional and original pieces and improvisations from classical to blues to jazz to rock and beyond.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 17, 2013
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