02/02/2015 - 02/06/2015
CalArts, Cafe A
STUDENT AFFAIRS: A bible study.
CalArts, Cafe A
INSTITUTE: Student council meeting, joint council.
CalArts, XBox, Cafe A, President's Conference Room
Individual Consultations and Group Workshops
A consultant with Artservices & Company based in southern Utah, Kim Konikow engages in projects that facilitate artistic growth and build community with a focus on organizational development. She has extensive experience as an arts presenter, manager, educator and administrator for a wide range of regional, state and national organizations. Ms. Konikow holds a BA in Art History and Theatre from George Washington University and a dual MFA in Arts Administration and Theatre Direction from Brooklyn College/City University of New York.
Private sessions with Ms. Konikow are designed for students to discuss personal and artistic career goals and receive practical feedback on online and written presentation materials. To schedule a one-on-one appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org with three available times. Your meeting will be confirmed within 24 hours, location to be determined. Each session can be up to one hour long. Please bring a laptop computer and your current résumé/CV, bio, portfolio, and/or publicity photos to the session.
Dec. 6–12 (including Sat. and Sun.)
9–11:30 am & 1:15–6:15 pm
Three appointments also available
These four seminars examine the practical aspects of a career in the arts. You may participate in as many as you like. Gain a holistic perspective on the creative, financial and administrative aspects of careers in the arts.
The Art of Taking Care of Business
Fri., Dec. 6, 2-4 pm @ XBox
- Managing career expectations and analyzing options
- Presenting yourself to prospective employers, reps, agents, galleries, publishers, etc.
- Developing a personal mission statement that showcases your strengths
- Selecting a geographical base of operations
- Navigating the job market; seizing opportunities
- Documenting and archiving your work; maintaining financial records
- Building a network of professional relationships
First Steps on the Road to Recognition
Mon., Dec. 9, 5-7 pm @ Café A
- Writing bios, CVs and résumés
- Website design
- Publicity photographs
- Producing self-promotional videos
- Using social media
- Press releases and effective print campaigns
The Artist as Entrepreneur: Funding Your Own Projects
Tues., Dec. 10, 12-2 pm @ President’s Conference Room
- Independent or company structure—which will serve you best?
- Taxes and insurance
- Creative fundraising
- Fiscal Sponsorship
- Understanding the grant and panel process
Reaching Out: From the Studio to the World-at-Large
Wed., Dec. 11, 12-2 pm @ President’s Conference Room
- Conference participation
- Residency centers
- International opportunities
- Volunteer and pro bono work
- Arts advocacy and community participation
REDCAT: Gallery performances:
Friday, December 6, 8pm (followed by reception)
Sunday, December 8, 4:30pm
For her first U.S. solo presentation, Amsterdam-based artist Yael Davids develops a new performance installation exploring how, through reading, a text is written and composed. Considering the possibilities of performance documentation, Davids addresses the relationship between historical and political contexts and the construction of social and personal subjectivities. She treats the elements, narratives and objects of her past performances as components of an artistic palette that reappear in different configurations, experimenting with the multiple possibilities of the material in an evolving body of work. Besides her interest in the documentation of her exhibitions, Davids explores the performative presence of the body and how it defines space and the relationships between things, places and temporalities. In her work, Davids attempts to turn her own existential experience and the memories of ephemeral, fleeting presence into a definitive shape—a shape that can be comprehended as an art work and thus become a voice in public discussion, rather than remain an intimate and personal story only.
Yael Davids (born in Kibbutz Tzuba, Israel, 1968), based in Amsterdam, studied Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, sculpture studies at the Pratt Institute (New York) and dance pedagogy at the Remscheid Academy (Germany). Her work will be shown in an upcoming exhibition at Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg. Recent solo shows include Ficisismos, Universidad di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2013); Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam (2013); M - Museum, Leuven (2012); Circus Gallery, Berlin (2012); Kunsthalle Basel (2011); Picture This, Bristol (2010); If I Can’t Dance Tonight, Frascati Theatre, Amsterdam (2009); Project Mechelen, organized by MuHKA Antwerp as part of All that is Solid, Mechelen (2008); Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp (2008); and Laura Bartlett Gallery, London (2008). She has also shown in group exhibitions such as: Fisicismos, Universidad di Tella, Buenos Aires (2013); Kunsthaus Dresden (2012); If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2010); The 2nd Herzliya Biennial, Herzliya, Tel Aviv (2009); Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy (2009); Tate Modern, London (2008); ICA, London (2007).
CalArts, Butler Building #2
THEATER: Peter Handke's celebrated play, Kaspar, explores the tension between individual identity and that which is imposed by society. Director Rafael Lopez-Barrantes has interpolated modern phrases to additionally incorporate the impact of modern media. The play is based on the real life of Kaspar Hauser, who ventured into Nuremberg in 1814 able to speak only one sentence after years of forced seclusion. The production employs rhythmic movement and sound to further represent the overwhelming torrent of information that Hauser had to absorb the to reenter the world.
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CalArts, Ensemble Theater II
THEATER: When Spring Comes to Hills and Dales
Written by In Hun Choi
Translated by Sun Ah Jung
Arranged and directed by Yong Suk Yoo
Through timeless Korean folklore rooted in poetry and movement, When Spring Comes to Hills and Dales reveals the life of a family torn by the ailments of traditional society. Faced with the restraints of loneliness, loss and love, we follow the family's journey for freedom of a different lens—while dreaming with familial intricacies of their own. In this American premiere, Korean director Yong Suko Yoo challenges the elements of design and transnational experiences through the power of storytelling, contemporary Korean culture and the exchange of cultural practices and ideas.
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D300 Gallery: The Question Concerning Ecology Class Exhibition
D301 Gallery: Sculpture Class Exhibition
L-Shape Gallery: Luminous World Class Exhibition
Main Gallery: Alice Lang MFA 1 ART
A402 Gallery: Experimental Animation Class Exhibition
Lime Gallery: Simple Hearts Class Exhibitions
Mint Gallery: Simple Hearts Class Exhibitions
CalArts, The Wild Beast
MUSIC: The MAP Program presents visiting artist Christiane Cargill Kinney, as part of the MAP Forum.
Lecture: Monday, December 9, 6:30-7:30pm
The Encyclopedia of the Spoken Word is a research project exploring the spoken word in all its forms. Since 2007, a group of musicians, poets, directors, visual artists, actors, sociolinguists, and curators, have been collecting all sorts of recordings of words and then indexing them on the website www.encyclopediedelaparole.org according to their particular properties or phenomena such as cadence, chorality, emphasis, saturation or melody. The Encyclopedia of the Spoken Word doesn't claim to be an exhaustive or scientific collection of sounds, languages and discourses, or of their infinite combinations. Rather—as much as any aesthetic object can—it tries to be an interdisciplinary tool for oral practitioners.
What do the following have in common: the poetry of Marinetti, the dialogues of Louis de Funès, a horse racing commentary, a lecture by Jacques Lacan, an excerpt from South Park, the flow of Eminem and Lil Wayne, a message left on an answering machine, Julien Lepers' questions, an Adventist sermon, The Young and the Restless dubbed in French, a speech by Léon Blum or Bill Clinton, an auction, a shamanic incantation, Sarah Bernhardt's declamations, a defense speech by Jacques Vergès, an advert for shampoo and conversations recorded in a local café?
From this collection, which now includes about 800 sound documents, The Encyclopedia of the Spoken Word produces exhibitions, sound pieces, performances, shows, lectures and games. Currently in 2013, the Encyclopédie de la parole has brought together Frédéric Danos, Emmanuelle Lafon, Nicolas Rollet, Joris Lacoste, Grégory Castéra, David Christoffel, Valérie Louys and Elise Simonet.
Grégory Castéra is co-director of Council, an agency for research and artistic production that explores the relations between arts, sciences, philanthropy and politics. He served as co-director of Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilles, Paris from 2010 to 2012. Over this period he conducted various research projects on discourse formation within artistic practices, giving rise to publishing projects, shows, events and exhibitions. In 2010, he initiated On Ecologies of Art Practices (awarded the Hors les Murs grant by the Institut Français in 2013). He holds a Bachelor degree in Economics (University of Tours) and a Masters in Design and Implementation of Cultural Projects (Sorbonne, Paris 1).
CalArts, F200, A102
ART: A lecture by Claudine Jaenichen as a part of the Visiting Designer Lecture Series.
autrement, la Molussie (differently, Molussia), by Nicolas Rey.
REDCAT: "Few works so perfectly combine cinesensuality and Marxist dialectics: here, beauty is praxis and agitation becomes thought." —Film Comment
Based on fragments from Günther Anders’ novel The Molussian Catacomb, written between 1932 and 1936, Nicolas Rey’s captivating nine-part film presents allegorical stories and musings by political prisoners sitting in the pits of an imaginary fascist state called Molussia. Shown in random order whenever it is screened, the film’s sections ruminate on capitalism, imperialism and resistance—accompanied by gritty, unsettling self-processed images of undefined landscapes. A haunting and moving meditation on brutality and control, autrement, la Molussie has galvanized audiences at festivals throughout the world. Since 1993 Rey has been making films that hover between photography, documentaries and the avant-garde. He is one of the founders of the Paris-based artist film lab L’Abominable.
In person: Nicolas Rey