01/26/2015 - 01/30/2015
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, 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.
Register for Tickets:
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, Bijou Theater
FILM/VIDEO: CalArts School of Critical Studies faculty member
Dear Comrade (2013) is a feature length, essay film inspired by a significant moment in California’s 'utopian' history: the creation of Llano del Rio, one of California’s most successful secular cooperative colonies. The community was founded by renowned socialist Job Harriman in 1914 and after 4 extraordinary years in the Mojave desert of California, only 75 miles from Los Angeles, colonists moved to New Llano in central Louisiana and flourished until 1937.
Dear Comrade documents this collective enterprise through a tour of the California ruins, photos and recollections of local historians and residents, voices of former colonists, and scholars of California history. However, the primary focus of the film resides not so much in the past as in the musings, questions, courage, frustrations, fantasies, and labors of many before and after Llano who have assumed comparable struggles—to forego economic and political security to craft an alternative society. Through the intersection of three different stories, a seemingly traditional documentary film morphs into a montage of parallel universes, historical re-enactments, clownery, political commentary, and a palpable desire—failings and disappointments notwithstanding—to give idealism and cooperation another try.
Mady Schutzman (Ph.D. Performance Studies, NYU) is a writer, scholar and theatre artist. She has published essays and performance texts in several journals including The Drama Review, Women and Performance, Theatre Topics, The Journal of Medical Humanities, American Communication Journal, Black Clock and Cargo, as well as in several critical anthologies. Her book The Real Thing: Performance, Hysteria, and Advertising (Wesleyan, 1999) is a feminist critique of the iconography of the female body in popular advertising. A renowned practitioner and scholar of the techniques of Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed (TO), Schutzman is co-editor of Playing Boal: Theatre, Therapy, Activism (Routledge, 1994) and A Boal Companion: Dialogues on Theatre and Cultural Politics (Routledge, 2006), and teaches the TO work at USC and Pacifica Graduate Institute, as well as at CalArts. She will be bringing her CalArts TO students to work with underprivileged youth in Santarém, Brazil, during the summer of 2012.
Schutzman has been a faculty advisor for MFA writers in CalArts’ Community Arts Partnership (CAP) since 1996. In collaboration with CAP, her play Upset! (written with the youth participants of Plaza de la Raza) received a Los Angeles Ovation Award in 2006 following its production at Plaza and REDCAT.
She recently completed a feature-length documentary essay film, Dear Comrade, inspired by one of California's most successful secular cooperative colonies, Llano del Rio. The film employs documentary conventions to tell the story of Llano, but also borrows heavily from Schutzman’s performance background: documentary subjects not only perform as themselves, but explicitly play and re-imagine themselves through improvisation and scripted scenes. Schutzman received a Dean’s Discretionary Fund Grant for Dear Comrade, which has screened in NYC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Portland, OR and is headed to Toronto in February.
CalArts, Coffeehouse Theatre
THEATER: A fundraiser performance and event for the CalArts School of Theater graduating performance class of 2014.
REDCAT: “No other bass player since Charles Mingus has seemed so thoroughly joined to the instrument.” —The Atlantic
NEA Jazz Master and Legendary Bassist Charlie Haden, who founded the Jazz Studies program at CalArts in 1982, conducts CalArts musicians in compositions from Haden’s groundbreaking Liberation Music Orchestra, a large jazz ensemble that he formed in 1969. With innovative and dynamic arrangements by Carla Bley, the orchestra features experimental harmonies and improvisation for a wide palette of brass instruments and piano, bass, guitar, percussion and drums. The ensemble’s body of work has reflected Haden’s political concerns, including juxtaposing music from the Spanish Civil War, African National Congress and other folk music while exploring the realms of free jazz.
CalArts, Butler Building #4
CRITICAL STUDIES: First event in the Sprawl MFA1 Reading Series for students in Writing and Critical Studies. All students in the program are welcome to come share what they've been working on all semester.