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February 2014

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Pablo Bronstein: 'Enlightenment Discourse on the Origins of Architecture' at REDCAT

January 24, 2014 - March 15, 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 6:00pm - Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 6:00pm


Pablo Bronstein, Primitive facade variations (2014), ink and watercolour on paper 6 parts, each part: 115 x 200 cm / 45.2 x 78.7 in approx (unframed). | Courtesy of Herald St, London and Franco Noero, Turin

REDCAT: Opening reception: Friday, January 24, 6–9pm

Daily performances: 3–6pm, or through intermission
Exhibition hours: Tuesday–Sunday 12–6pm

The work of London-based artist Pablo Bronstein (Buenos Aires, 1977) is distinguished by a series of projects and public interventions in which he assumes the roles of art historian, architect and choreographer as he reconstructs historical moments and mimics them in tableaux vivants. Camouflaged within the guise of history and imitating architectural forms or urban lifestyles from a certain era, Bronstein reinvents the past with great subtlety and perception.

The newly commissioned project that Pablo Bronstein creates at REDCAT functions as a "staged essay" where the artist articulates, by means of a series of drawings and furniture, the origins of architecture from the naturalistic perspective of the Enlightenment. In a certain way, Bronstein satirizes the insistence with which the architectural culture of the Enlightenment sought to guarantee a "nature" uncontaminated by historical events.

In the gallery, a series of drawings and furniture/buildings appear and together create a traditional 18th-century room. Each unit changes shape and location by means of a set choreography, transforming the suite into an urban plaza reminiscent of the idealized view of a city in traditional Renaissance painting. The intricate setting is activated by a performer who opens, closes and rearranges the objects in the exhibition, and then returns them to their initial state. In their open position, these objects create a complex pattern, imitating the possible uses of a bourgeois city. In their closed position, they return to the rigid and symmetrical grid of the room, an abstract representation of State power and order. Each of these pieces also functions as a sign that refers indirectly to the search for the first building or an architectural model of universal validity. By exaggerating their decorative and constructive morphology, these pieces seem to have an essential and practical function of creating a "real architecture" that emphasizes not the mythological or religious perspectives that dominated in the past, but the archeological interests of Enlightenment thinkers and the historical research into the era.

However, the inherent contradictions that Pablo Bronstein establishes between the drawings and furniture/buildings—the shapes they refer to, their irreducibility to pure theory or mere physicality, functionality or artifice—are also ironic comments about the role of art historians, highlighting the pleasure but also the danger of historical discourse. Pablo Bronstein establishes processes that enable fissures between the past and present, the human and inanimate and, above all, between the practice of history and lived experience. He also questions the common ground between the construction of discourse and the subject of study, as well as our own body and the way we look through objects, involuntarily searching for their capacity to reveal a history to us. As in any historical discourse, Pablo Bronstein creates a temporary, incomplete setting, one that can always change shape, demonstrating to us that there is no single origin, and that the original always seems to be preceded by its copy.

Pablo Bronstein (b. 1977, Buenos Aires) lives and works in London. Solo shows include Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève (2013); Institute of Contemporary Art, London (2011); Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2011); Sculpture Court, Tate Britain, London (2010); The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2009); and Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, Munich (2007).

Pablo Bronstein has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including Tate Live: Performance Room at Tate Modern, London (2012); MOVE: Choreographing You at Hayward Gallery, London, Haus der Kunst, Munich, and K20, Dusseldorf (2010–2011); and The Garden of Forking Paths at Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich. Pablo Bronstein has participated in Manifesta 8 (2010–2011); Performa 07; The Second Biennial of Visual Arts, New York (2007); and at the Tate Triennale, Tate Britain, London (2006).

His books Postmodern Architecture in London (2007), Ornamental Designs (2008), and Gilded Keyholes (2013) have been published by König Books.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a small publication with an essay from Ellis Woodman (architecture critic and executive editor of BD, London, UK.)

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A Forest Dark

February 1, 2014 - February 8, 2014
Saturday, February 1, 2014 (All day) - Saturday, February 8, 2014 (All day)

CalArts, Main Gallery

ART: An interdisciplinary collaboration with a large floor sculpture made of wood.

Last edited by rsdavid on Jan 17, 2014

Career Coaching

February 1, 2014 - February 2, 2014
Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 9:00am - Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 6:00pm

CalArts, Cafe A

STUDENT AFFAIRS: Individual consultation with students.

Last edited by rsdavid on Jan 22, 2014

An-Liang Cheng's MFA Graduation Recital--World Percussion

February 2, 2014
Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: I will be playing seven pieces, including Indian, African, Persian, Brazilian and Arabic music.

Last edited by rsdavid on Jan 17, 2014

Esmy String Quartet

February 2, 2014
Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: String quartet performance of Cage, Shostakovich, Walker, Clendenen, Gerstmar.

Last edited by rsdavid on Jan 17, 2014

A Night of Romance--Jusin Jackson and Cole Oldfield

February 2, 2014
Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Original music by Justin Jackson and Cole Oldfield, with guest appearances by DeLACA and others.

Last edited by rsdavid on Jan 27, 2014

Art School Gallery Exhibitions

February 3, 2014 - February 7, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014 - 9:00am - Friday, February 7, 2014 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Elle Wiles BFA 4 ART

D301 Gallery: Meital Yaniv MFA 2 PHOTO/MEDIA

L-Shape Gallery: Gavin McCoy BFA 4 ART

Main Gallery: Zachary Aronson BFA 4 ART

A402 Gallery: Rebecca Hoffman MFA 2 ART

Lime Gallery: Kali Zappala BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA

Mint Gallery: Catherine Rockhold BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA

Last edited by Belmer on Nov 06, 2013

The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Lucy Shelton

February 3, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, B318

MUSIC: The Composition Program presents visiting artist Lucy Shelton, as part of the Graduate Composers' Forum.

Lucy Shelton is an American soprano best known for her performance of contemporary music. She graduated from The Putney School in 1961 and Pomona College in 1965.

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Visiting Designer Lecture Series: Jurg Lehni

February 3, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, F200, A102

ART: A lecture with slides from a projector.

Jürg Lehni works collaboratively across disciplines, dealing with the nuances of technology, tools and the human condition. His works often take the form of platforms and scenarios for production, such as the drawing machines Hektor, Rita and Viktor, as well as software-based structures and frameworks, including Paper.js, Scriptographer and Vectorama.org.

Lehni has shown work internationally in group and solo shows at the MoMA New York, Walker Art Center, Centre Pompidou, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Institute of Contemporary Arts London and Design Museum London. He has run an independent practise since 2002, and is mainly based in Switzerland, but has lived and worked in different places around the globe: A research residency at Sony SET Studio in Tokyo in 2006, a Swiss Design Awards residency in New York in 2007, running his own studio in London in 2008 ~ 2011, and as the Art Council Visiting Professor at the UCLA Department of Design Media Arts, Los Angeles in 2012 ~ 2013.

Last edited by soyuncho on Mar 03, 2014

Hooded Eyes: Jett's Grad Show

February 3, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Traditional Chinese music and hooded eyes.

Last edited by rsdavid on Jan 22, 2014

Structuring Strategies Presents Julie Murray

February 4, 2014
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Auditorium

FILM/VIDEO: Using combinations of found and original footage, Julie Murray makes subtle and eloquent films that imbue banal images and everyday sounds with an other-worldly charge, a sense of mystery and menace.

The Program:

  1. The World of the Diving Spider (circa 1975). [16mm, sound, 12 mins]
  2. I Began to Wish..... [16mm, silent, 5 mins] 
  3. Micromoth [16mm, sound, 7 mins]
  4. Untitled (light) [16mm, sound, 5 mins]
  5. Orchard [16mm, sound, 10 mins] 
  6. Deliquium [16mm, sound, 15 mins]
  7. Line of Apsides [(a work in progress), 16mm, 9 mins]

Julie Murray was born in Dublin, Ireland. In 1985 she moved to the US and while creating and exhibiting paintings and photographs there she began making experimental films. Continuing to work in and draw relationships from painting and photography she has completed many short films and has collaborated on numerous film installation/performance events with artists, musicians and filmmakers.
 
Her work has been included in numerous festivals including the New York Film Festival, Images Festival in Toronto, the Rotterdam International Film Festival, and was exhibited at the Whitney Biennial in 2004. Along with screenings at the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the San Francisco Cinematheque and the Pacific Film Archive in California, Murray has been invited to present her films at the Art Gallery of Ontario Cinematheque in Toronto, at Anthology Film Archives, New York., Hallwalls, NY, Los Angeles Filmforum, SF Cinematheque, Pacific Film Archives, and has been a guest artist at various universities. Outside of the United States her films have been screened in programs at Centre George Pompidou, Paris, the Museum of Strasburg, the Dublin Film Festival and the London Film Festival. 
 
She has curated programs of films including a selection for the Experimental Film night at the New York Women's Film Festival, the New York Filmmaker's Co-op 35th Anniversary series and for a 2005 Canyon Cinema/San Francisco Cinematheque collaboration.
 
The Museum of Modern Arts Film Archives as well as the Whitney Museum of American Art have acquired prints Murray's films for their archives and her films are part of the New York Public Library's Special Collections, NYC. Her film won Best Cinematography award at the 2008 Ann Arbor Film Festival. She recently completed an artists residency at LIFT (Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto) and will commence another residency at Mobile Frames in Windsor, CA in 2014

“Using combinations of found and original footage, Julie Murray makes subtle and eloquent films that imbue banal images and everyday sounds with an other-worldly charge, a sense of mystery and menace. Murray’s increasingly sophisticated cutting style connects images using visual rhymes based on rhythm, gesture and morphology, until each person, animal or object becomes the dream or nightmare of another in a web of associations without beginning or end.” — Chris Gehman, Cinematheque Ontario

Last edited by pfraser on Jan 30, 2014

Evan Montgomery's Mid-Residence Recital

February 4, 2014
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Mid-residence Jazz Guitar Recital featuring works by Evan Montgomery, Bill Frisell, Chris Morissey and Tortoise.

Last edited by rsdavid on Jan 21, 2014

Chase/Colpitts/Krieger: 'Percussion, Justly Tuned' at REDCAT

February 4, 2014
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 8:30pm


Brian Chase at SXSW.

REDCAT: "Chase is able to make drums sing… A mind-bending recontextualization of the perceived function of percussion instruments." —NewMusicBox

Brian Chase, John Colpitts and Ulrich Krieger—three innovators working the edges of rock and experimental composition—stir up pulsating soundscapes, at once intense and meditative. This three-part program focuses on just-intonation percussion instruments, used here as expansive sonic tools rather than drivers of rhythm. Chase, drummer of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, opens with a new iteration of his ongoing Drums and Drones for solo percussion and electronics, with live video projections by Ursula Scherrer. Krieger, of Metal Machine Trio (with the late Lou Reed) and Text of Light, follows with the nuanced Hit Men for percussion and electronics, revealing seldom-heard acoustic properties of snares, toms and cymbals. Closing out the program is Oneida drummer Colpitts, aka Kid Millions, who leads an ensemble in performing Ur Eternity—a rockin’ drone maelstrom for 10 percussion pieces and two basses.

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The CalArts Commission for Sustainability, the CalArts Student Council and the School of Film/Video Present 'Climate Refugees'

February 6, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

INSTITUTE: Climate Refugees is an important and timely documentary film that uncovers the unbelievable plight of people around the world displaced by climatically-induced environmental disasters. The film illuminates—for the first time—the human face of climate change as civilization now finds itself, facing the confluence of overpopulation, lack of resources and a changing climate.

Climate Refugees was the centerpiece film at the United Nations' Climate Summit in Copenhagen last December, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2010, played at dozens of film festivals around the world to rave reviews, multiple awards and an overwhelming audience response.

Last edited by dstears on Feb 05, 2014

UCLA Career Workshop

February 6, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, Langley Hall

INSTITUTE: Social media presentation.

Last edited by rsdavid on Jan 17, 2014

Conversation with Visiting Artist Ashmina Ranjit

February 6, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, C108

ART/INTEGRATED MEDIA: Conversation with Ashmina Ranjit, interdisciplinary artist and Fulbright Scholar from Nepal.

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The Pitch of Poetry: A Reading and Discussion with Charles Bernstein

February 6, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

CalArts, Butler Building #4, Seminar Room

CRITICAL STUDIES: Join CalArts' MFA Creative Writing Program for a reading and discussion with acclaimed poet, Charles Bernstein.

Charles Bernstein is author of Recalculating (University of Chicago Press, 2013), Attack of the Difficult Poems: Essays and Inventions (Chicago, 2011), and All the Whiskey in Heaven: Selected Poems (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010). He has written librettos for Anne LeBaron, Dean Drummond, and Brian Ferneyhough and collaborated with visual artists Richard Tuttle, Amy Sillman, Mimi Gross, and Susan Bee. Bernstein is Donald T. Reagan Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. He is co-founder of PennSound and the Electronic Poetry Center. More information epc.buffalo.edu

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Performance with Japanther

February 6, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 7:30pm - 11:00pm

CalArts, Courtyard Annex

ART: Art performance by punk band Japanther, in collaboration with:

  • Arum Alatorre
  • Audrey Densmore
  • Noah Malone
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Tax Workshop

February 7, 2014
Friday, February 7, 2014 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

CalArts, Faculty Center

STUDENT AFFAIRS: Tax assistance for students.

Last edited by rsdavid on Jan 27, 2014

Steven Van Betten's Graduation Recital

February 7, 2014
Friday, February 7, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Steven Van Betten's graduation recital featuring original music and performances by Fell Runner, Copper Root and friends.

Last edited by dstears on Feb 05, 2014

Don't Leave Us with the Monsters: Matthew Allen's MFA Graduation Recital

February 7, 2014
Friday, February 7, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: The farewell recital, Matthew Allen's 4th and final recital at CalArts. Witness the debut of the Matt Allen ensemble and the resurrection of the Kafka Cafe Orchestra.

Last edited by rsdavid on Jan 23, 2014

Miwa Matreyek: 'This World Made Itself' and 'Myth and Infrastructure' at REDCAT

February 7, 2014 - February 9, 2014
Friday, February 7, 2014 - 8:30pm
Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 8:30pm
Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 3:00pm


This World Made Itself by Miwa Matreyek. Photo courtesy of the artist.

REDCAT: "Magical…unlike anything you've seen before." —Los Angeles Times

"Miwa Matreyek's innovative combination of projected animation and performance creates worlds of visual wonder." —LA Record

Los Angeles multimedia performance artist Miwa Matreyek creates magical, visually rich fusions of intricate animation and live performance that leave audiences spellbound. Her latest solo work, This World Made Itself, merges cinematic vistas with theater and intricate shadow play. The fantastical kaleidoscopic experience is sophisticated yet full of childlike wonder, leading the audience through the history of the earth, from its birth to today’s complex and fast-paced world. The thematic journey is a spectacle of surrealistic metaphor and fantasy. Matreyek also performs Myth and Infrastructure, which traverses seascapes, cityscapes and domestic spaces to conjure dreamlike scenes with nuanced layers of light and shadow.

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Erin Poulin & Steven Daniel Feiler

February 8, 2014
Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: A mid-residency degree recital by Steven Daniel Feiler and Erin Poulin.

Last edited by rsdavid on Jan 23, 2014

Chrysalis

February 8, 2014
Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

THEATER: A one-hour solo show performed by Evangeline Crittenden.

Last edited by rsdavid on Feb 07, 2014

Clifford Gilmore's MFA Mid-Residency Recital

February 8, 2014
Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Concert featuring trumpet in front of a small ensemble playing jazz standards as well as contemporary R&B hits.

Last edited by dstears on Feb 05, 2014

Reception in Honor of Kwesi Johnson

February 9, 2014
Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

CalArts, Langley Hall

INSTITUTE: Reception to be held in honor of graduate Kwesi Johnson's film debut at the Pan African Film Festival.

Last edited by rsdavid on Feb 06, 2014

Jenica Anderson: MFA Percussion Graduation Recital

February 9, 2014
Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Masters percussion recital featuring works by George Crumb, John Cage, Elliot Carter, Joshua Carro and Michael Day.

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CalArts School of Film/Video Presents: A Visit By Filmmaker Lourdes Portillo

February 10, 2014 - February 14, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 8:00am - Friday, February 14, 2014 - 7:00pm

"Lourdes Portillo has been making award-winning films about Latin American, Mexican, and Chicano/a experiences and social justice issues for nearly thirty years. Deploying irony, satire, allegory, autobiography and even melodrama, Portillo's unorthodox films uniquely advance the search for latino identity."

Three Screenings:

Tues, Feb. 11, 7 pm: Senorita Extraviada for Structuring Strategies in the Bijou Theater

SENORITA EXTRAVIADA (2001, 74 min)
Señorita Extraviada, Missing Young Woman unfolds like the unsolved mystery that it examines—the kidnapping, rape and murder of over 350 young women in Juárez, Mexico. Visually poetic, yet unflinching in its gaze, this haunting documentary unravels the layers of complicity that have allowed these brutal murders to continue just south of the US-Mexican border. Relying on what Portillo comes to see as the most reliable of sources—the testimonies of the families of the victims—Señorita Extraviada documents a two-year search for the truth in the underbelly of the new global economy. The result is a shocking and brutal portrait of Ciudad Juárez, "The City of the Future."

Funded by ITVS, MacArthur Foundation, Soros Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Wed., Feb 12, 1 pm: Las Madres: The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo and short films in the Bijou Theater

LAS MADRES: THE MOTHERS OF PLAZA DE MAYO (1986, 64 min), and short films
Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1986, Las Madres: The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo documents the courageous political actions of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, a group of Argentine women who gather weekly at the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires to remember the children who "disappeared" during the Dirty War (1976-1983). Undeterred by relentless intimidation by the military government, the mothers stand together for justice, as a national conscience, to demand to know the fate of their missing loved ones. Both an overview of Argentina's tumultuous recent past and a riveting profile of a woman-led resistance movement, Las Madres continues to provide an uplifting example of human rights activism and oppositional struggle today.

Fri., Feb 14, 4 pm: El Diablo Nunca Duerme (The Devil Never Sleeps) for Film Today in the Bijou Theater

EL DIABLO NUNCA DUERME (THE DEVIL NEVER SLEEPS) (1994, 82 min)
Early one Sunday morning in July, the filmmaker receives a phone call informing her that her beloved Tio (uncle) Oscar Ruiz Almeida has been found dead of a gunshot wound to the head in Chihuahua, Mexico. His widow declares his death a suicide. Most of his family, however, cry murder and point to a number of possible suspects: his business partner, his ranch-hand and the widow herself. In The Devil Never Sleeps, Portillo returns to the land of her birth to investigate her uncle's identity and sudden death. Finding clues in old tales of betrayal, lust and supernatural visitation, she blends traditional film genres and experimental techniques to capture the nuances of Mexican social attitudes and family order.

Funded by the Independent Television Service and the National Latino Communications Center.

About the Filmmaker

Mexico-born and Chicana identified, Lourdes Portillo is a writer/director/producer of films focused on the search for Latino identity. She has worked in a richly varied range of forms, from television documentary to satirical video-film collage.

Portillo got her first filmmaking experience at the age of twenty-one when a friend in Hollywood asked her to help out on a documentary. Portillo says: “I knew from that moment what I was going to do for the rest of my life. That never changed. It was just a matter of when I was going to do it.” Her formal training began several years later.

An apprenticeship at the San Francisco NABET (National Association of Broadcast Engineers and Technicians) led to a job as Stephen Lighthill's first camera assistant on Cine Manifest's feature Over, Under, Sideways, Down. In 1978, after graduating from The San Francisco Art Institute, Portillo used American Film Institute Independent Filmmaker Award monies to create her internationally praised narrative film After the Earthquake/Despues del Terremoto, about a Nicaraguan refugee living in San Francisco.

The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, the result of a three year collaboration with writer/director Susana Muñoz, was a pivotal film in Portillo's career. Its nomination for the Academy's Best Documentary in 1985, and the twenty other awards it received internationally earned Portillo the PBS funding she needed for her next film, La Ofrenda: The Days of the Dead. Completed in 1989 and greeted with widespread critical acclaim, La Ofrenda was Portillo's most serious attempt to date to challenge the notion that, as she says, “documentary is always associated with injustice.” In it she portrays in loving color a Mexican and Chicano holiday—the celebration of “the days of the dead”—and initiates the dream-like structure that has become a hallmark of her recent work.

A grant from the NEA Inter-Arts program allowed Portillo to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's “discovery” of America in her own ironic fashion. Her 1993 film Columbus on Trial showed at the London and Sundance Film festivals and was selected for the 1993 Whitney Museum Biennial. In 1994 she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in recognition of her contributions to filmmaking. All of her work is widely shown in classrooms and academic circles and is integrated into curriculum studies.

Portillo has collaborated extensively with noted directors Susana Muñoz and Nina Serrano and with Academy Award-winning editor Vivien Hillgrove. Working with other women artists has helped Portillo break down the proscriptions of traditional documentary making because “women, and women of color in particular, often come into filmmaking with a different set of objectives than their male counterparts.” Portillo's films have received high praise at more than ten international women's film festivals.

In The Devil Never Sleeps, Portillo continues her effort to explore the Mexican psyche and broaden the spectrum of screen representation of Latinos and Chicanos. Her tireless creative impulses are meanwhile driving her in new directions.

Currently in production is a narrative feature about a modern day Don Quixote: a filmmaker whose life and art become a beautiful hallucination and in her quest for the perfect film she gets lost along the way. The journey itself becomes her redemption and eventually her transformation. Ms. Portillo is also the executive producer for a low-budget comedy set in the urban underworld of cockfighting.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

February 10, 2014 - February 14, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 9:00am - Friday, February 14, 2014 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Toby Jacobs BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA

D301 Gallery: Ali Kheradyar MFA 2 ART

L-Shape Gallery: Natalie Santizo BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA

Main Gallery: Taylor Lovio BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA

A402 Gallery: Lillian Gottlieb BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA

Lime Gallery: Daniel Quinonez BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA

Mint Gallery: Camila Romero BFA 4 ART 

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Jewelry Trunk Show

February 10, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

CalArts, Cafeteria Space

INSTITUTE: Selling of jewelry from the Costume Shop's old stock collection.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Shoko Hino

February 10, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: The Instrumental Performance presents visiting artist Shoko Hino, as part of the Performance Forum.

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Visiting Designer Lecture Series: Elliott Earls

February 10, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, F200, A102

ART: A lecture with slides from a projector.

Elliott Earls is Artist-in-Residence and head of the Graduate Graphic Design Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Mr. Earls has led the graduate program at Cranbrook since 2001. Earls work as a designer, performer and artist is represented in major collections including the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, The Wolfsonian Museum and The Miami Art Museum. His work has been featured in both solo and group exhibitions at Art Basel Miami Beach. As a performance artist Earls was awarded an Emerging Artist Grant from Manhattan’s prestigious Wooster Group. Earls has preformed globally including featured shows during the Exit Festival at Masion des arts de Créteil, and at Music Hall, Detroit. Earls work as an artist has been exhibited widely including a major recent installation at the Triennale Museum in Milan.

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Graduate Composers Concert Series

February 10, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Featuring world premieres and performances of works by the CalArts New Century Players under the direction of Christopher Roundtree performing works by CalArts Graduate Composers.

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Far From Beijing: The State of Independent Chinese Cinema at REDCAT

February 10, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: "Cha Fang challenges the bounds of documentation and critique, revealing how these can be one and the same in the hands of a skilled political artist." —Senses of Cinema

Two startling new documentaries attest to the growing decentralization of Chinese independent film to the farther reaches of the country. In Cha Fang (The Questioning, 2013, digital video, 21 min), producer, festival programmer and distributor Zhu Rikun expands the seminal role he has played in independent cinema by turning filmmaker; his camera records an absurd hotel room confrontation with police during a visit with human rights activists in southeastern Jiangxi Province. In Yumen (2013, 16mm transferred to HD, 65 min), J.P. Sniadecki of the Sensory Ethnography Lab teams with artist-filmmakers Xu Ruotao and Huang Xiang for an uncanny expressionist portrait of a largely abandoned oil-drilling town in the highlands of northwestern Gansu Province. The directors describe the work as "a fragmented tale of hungry souls and restless youth, bringing together narrative gesture, performance art and socialist realism into a crude and radiant collage."

In person: J.P. Sniadecki

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Structuring Strategies Presents: Lourdes Portillo

February 11, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Auditorium

FILM/VIDEO: Filmmaker Lourdes Portillo will present:

SENORITA EXTRAVIADA (2001, 74 min)

Señorita Extraviada, Missing Young Woman
unfolds like the unsolved mystery that it examines—the kidnapping, rape and murder of over 350 young women in Juárez, Mexico. Visually poetic, yet unflinching in its gaze, this haunting documentary unravels the layers of complicity that have allowed these brutal murders to continue just south of the US-Mexican border. Relying on what Portillo comes to see as the most reliable of sources—the testimonies of the families of the victims—Señorita Extraviada documents a two-year search for the truth in the underbelly of the new global economy. The result is a shocking and brutal portrait of Ciudad Juárez, "The City of the Future."

Funded by ITVS, MacArthur Foundation, Soros Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts

Mexico-born and Chicana identified, Lourdes Portillo is a writer/director/producer of films focused on the search for Latino identity. She has worked in a richly varied range of forms, from television documentary to satirical video-film collage. Lourdes will be conducting a workshop while at CalArts.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Jeffrey Vallance

February 11, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

F200, CalArts

ART: Jeffrey Karl Reese Vallance (born 25 January 1955 in Redondo Beach, California) is a contemporary artist who lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Vallance received a BA in Art from California State University, Northridge, in 1979, and an MFA from the Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, in 1981. Best known for projects that blur the lines between object-­‐making, installation, performance, curation and anthropological study, Vallance’s work has long challenged critics to define the artist’s unique multidisciplinary cross-­‐pollination. In 2004, Vallance received the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation award for installation art. In 2001, he received a Stiftelsen Framtidens Kultur (Foundation Culture of the Future) grant to curate a performance festival at the Ice Hotel in northern Sweden. In 2000, he was conferred with the royal title of Honorary Noble by the Tongan National Center, Nuku’alofa, Tonga, and also received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles.

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Extravert Introvert: Huh?

February 11, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: MFA composition recital by Justin Schneid. Music for split realities, extraverted introversion and recollected memories.

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Zephyr Culbertson Adee's MFA Mid-Residency Recital

February 11, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: An assortment of music by Zephyr Culbertson Adee, Benny Green, Herbi Hancock and Charlie Parker.

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Open House Dance Concert

February 12, 2014 - February 13, 2014
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Theater

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

Tickets:

Feb. 12

Feb. 13

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Sean Hayward: MFA Mid-Residency Recital

February 12, 2014
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A recital featuring Sean Hayward, including solo and chamber music in original and non-original forms.

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CCS Valentine's Recycle Day

February 13, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, Clark's Field

INSTITUTE: CCS will be decorating and distributing new recycling bins around campus to promote environmental concerns about waste disposal.

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Disney Animated Hangout

February 13, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Bijou Theater, CalArts

FILM/VIDEO: Join co-author and animator Dave Bossert and esteemed animators John Musker, Dan Hansen, Jeff Rango and Hyun Min Lee live at CalArts for a discussion about the artform, legacy and future of animation as well as a demo of Disney Animated. Guests will have the opportunity to leave with exclusive limited-edition giveaways and more.

Can't attend? Watch online: google.com/+Disney

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Wu Tsang

February 13, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

F200, CalArts

ART: Wu Tsang is a Los Angeles based filmmaker, artist, and performer.

His projects have been presented at the Tate Modern (London); the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the New Museum (New York); ICA (Philadelphia); MOCA and REDCAT (Los Angeles). In 2012, he participated in the Whitney Biennial and New Museum Triennial (New York), Gwangju Biennial (South Korea), and Liverpool Biennial (UK). He was named one of Filmmaker Magazine's “25 New Faces of Independent Film” in 2012, and is a Film Independent Project:Involve Alum. His first feature WILDNESS won awards including the Grand Jury Prize for Outstanding Documentary at Outfest 2012 [World Premiere: MoMA Documentary Fortnight (New York, NY), SXSW (Austin, TX), Hot Docs (Toronto, Canada), SANFIC8 (Santiago, Chile)]. He has received grants from Frameline, Art Matters, Center for Cultural Innovation, Tiffany Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and the Contemporary Art Foundation.

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T-Shirt Show 2014

February 13, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

CalArts, Cafeteria

INSTITUTE: Annual t-shirt show hosted by the CalArts Program in Graphic Design.

View T-shirt designs

Poster design: Christine Shen & Mallory Strong

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Graduating Actor Auction

February 13, 2014 - February 14, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 11:00pm - Friday, February 14, 2014 - 2:00am

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

THEATER: Auction fundraiser for the graduating acting class. Students will auction off personal services and products to raise funds for their New York trip.

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'The Institute of Memory (TIMe)'

February 14, 2014 - February 15, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Butler Building 2

THEATER: The Institute of Memory (TIMe) is an Actor's Workshop Performance, directed by CalArts alum Lars Jan.

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MFA Mid-Residency Recital - Julian Karahalios

February 14, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A recital of choral music and jazz trio.

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'The Working Hour': Michael Y.J. Day's Graduation Recital

February 14, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: The Working Hour: Michael Yr. Jeannouxa Day's BFA Composition Graduation Recital. Original works for prepared turntable, wolf howl, amplified metal-skin-wood-fire-stone, ritual noise and lullabic transmission as well as pieces by Otomo Yoshihide, Robert Wannamaker and Tears for Fears.

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Noche de Amor

February 14, 2014 - February 15, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014 - 10:00pm - Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 11:00am

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

THEATER: Valentines party with music and food.

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Cari & Lizzie's Mid-Residency Recital

February 15, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Cari & Lizzie play the music of Telemann, R. Kelly, and some originals with best friends.

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James Avery Celebration (The Collective)

February 15, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Theater

INSTITUTE: The Collective hosts an event in honor of their resident director's, James Avery, passing.

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Joshua Linsky's MFA Mid-Residency Recital

February 15, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A performance by Audyssey and a HipHop meets World Music experiment.

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Through the Fog and Over the Hill

February 16, 2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Edward Park's MFA Mid-Residence Composition Recital.

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12 Bar Jews BFA Mid-Residency Recital by Yuri Gause and Sota Koike

February 16, 2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Mid-residency recital featuring music by Yuri Gause, Sota Koike and more!

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Ted Taforo's MFA Graduation Recital

February 16, 2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: MFA saxophonist Ted Taforo presents an evening of new original compositions featuring the jazz quartet Tuque and vocalist Cari Stevens.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

February 17, 2014 - February 21, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014 - 9:00am - Friday, February 21, 2014 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Luis Flores MFA 2 ART

D301 Gallery: Barnett Cohen MFA 2 PHOTO/MEDIA

L-Shape Gallery: Courtney Gin BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA

Main Gallery: Katrina Magowan BFA 4 ART

A402 Gallery: Zach Vidal BFA 4 ART

Lime Gallery: Joon Hoon Sin MFA 1 PHOTO/MEDIA

Mint Gallery: Natalie Hon BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Abraham Cruz-­Villegas

February 18, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Abraham Cruzvillegas (born 1968, Mexico City) is a Mexican conceptual artist. He is known for his work with found objects.

As a sculptor and writer, Cruzvillegas began as a central participant in a new wave of conceptual art in Mexico City during the late 1980s and 90s, studying under Gabriel Orozco from 1987 to 1991. Along with Orozco, Damian Ortega, Dr Lakra, and Minerva Cuevas, Cruzvillegas was considered part of a new movement in Latin American art (which has been compared to the YBA boom in Britain in the 1980s).[2][3] His work is held in the collections of Tate Modern, London and MoMA, New York. Together with other artists, he participated in the artist-­‐run space "Temistocles 44" in the 1990s.

Cruzvillegas has shown his work in single and group exhibitions in a number of galleries across Europe, South America and the United States. In 1994, his work was shown in the Fifth Havana Biennial; in 2002 in the XXV São Paulo Biennial; in 2003 in the Fiftieth Venice Biennale; in 2005 in the 1st Torino Triennale; in 2008 in the Bienal de Cali, in Colombia; in the Tenth Havana Biennial, and the Seventh Bienal do Mercosul in Portoalegre. His work has been shown at the New Museum, New York and at Tate Modern in London. Cruzvillegas participated in ROUNDTABLE: The 9th Gwangju Biennale, which took place September to November 2012 in Gwangju, Korea. In August 2012, it was announced that Cruzvillegas had won the Fifth Annual Yanghyun Prize.

From 2007 onwards, Cruzvillegas worked on a series of works exploring what he calls autoconstrucción, or self-­‐construction. This is made up of a series of assemblage sculptures made of found objects, based in part on the landscape of his childhood home in Ajusco, a district in the south of Mexico City. The works have been shown throughout America, Europe and Mexico. Elements of the Autoconstrucción project were shown (amongst others) at Tate Modern in March 2012, in the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford in 2011, at the Walker Art Center in 2013, and at the Haus der Kunst, Munich in 2014.

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Structuring Strategies Presents Marie Jager on Jean Painlevé

February 18, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

FILM/VIDEO: The Calarts School of Film/Video in collaboration with The Consulate General of France in Los Angeles and The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences

proudly presents

MARIE JAGER on the films of JEAN PAINLEVÉ

“The French New Wave would not have been possible without Jean Painlevé and his underwater camera.” – Jean-Luc Godard

“Painlevé had a taste for beauty, researched it, and re-staged it in front of the camera—an undiscovered universe all the more fascinating because we know it is the one we live in.” —Cahiers du cinéma

Jean Painlevé (1902–1989) was born in Paris, the son of mathematician Paul Painlevé, who later served twice as France's premier. Before becoming a filmmaker, he studied medicine and zoology. He possessed an inquisitive eye, unerring in its recognition of nature’s subtle poetry. In more than 200 documentary shorts, he delivered serious scientific investigation as well as breathtaking beauty and dream-like drama, linking research, art, even anti-fascist politics. In the process, Painlevé scandalized the hidebound scientific community but also won over surrealists and avant-gardists—friends and collaborators such as Artaud, Eisenstein, Vigo, Buñuel, Calder, Rouch and Godard.

The Jean Painleve Institute, a nonprofit organization founded in 2013 by Marie Jager, aims to preserve the integrity of Jean Painleve’s life and work. The Institute’s projects include collaborating on screenings, exhibitions and publications, organizing and maintaining the Painleve archive and cataloguing the artist’s works. The Institute recently co-curated Le Club des Sous l'Eau, an exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, presenting contemporary artists’ works with those of the original members of Painlevé's 1934 diving club.

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ESP Night No. 2

February 18, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A concert of sonic mayhem from students in the Experimental Sound Practices program.

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Jxel Rajchenberg's DMA2 Recital

February 19, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Guitar with electronics and a theater piece.

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Extraction, Transmogrification: Linda Rife

February 19, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: An MFA Graduation Recital in Composition by Linda L. Rife.

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'Neuropsychological Evaluation Report'

February 20, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 12:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, C108A

ART: A performance with one person sitting at a desk reading aloud.

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UCLA Career Workshop #2

February 20, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, Langley Hall

INSTITUTE: Job search presentation.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Sharon Hayes

February 20, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

F200, CalArts

ART: Over the past ten years, Sharon Hayes has been engaged in an art practice that uses multiple mediums— video, performance, and installation—in ongoing investigation into various intersections between history, politics and speech. Her work is concerned with developing new representational strategies that examine and interrogate the present political moment, not as a moment without historical foundation but as one that is always allegorical, a moment that reaches simultaneously backwards and forwards. To this aim, she employs conceptual and methodological approaches borrowed from artistic and academic practices such as theater, film, anthropology, linguistics, and journalism.

Hayes’ work has been shown at the New Museum for Contemporary Art, the Guggenheim Museum, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Art In General, Artists Space, Parlour Projects, Andrew Kreps Gallery, Dance Theater Workshop, Performance Space 122, the Joseph Papp Public Theater, and the WOW Cafe in New York and at the Room Gallery at UC Irvine, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Track 16, Gallery 2102 and The Project in Los Angeles. In addition, she has shown at the Tate Modern in London, Museum Moderner Kunst and the Generali Foundation in Vienna, the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin and in galleries, exhibition and performance spaces in California, Florida, Rhode Island, Texas, and Vermont, Bogotá, Berlin, Copenhagen, Malmö, Vienna, Vancouver and Zagreb as well as in 45 lesbian living rooms across the United States. Hayes’ work was shown in the 2010 Whitney Biennial and in Greater New York at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center. Additionally, her work was exhibited in the Istanbul Biennial in 2009, the Yokohama Triennial 2008, Guangzhou Triennial 2008 and PERFORMA05. Her collaborative piece, 9 Scripts from a Nation at War, made with Andrea Geyer, Ashley Hunt, Katya Sander and David Thorne was shown in Documenta 12 in Kassel, Germany and subsequently at the Tate Modern in London and REDCAT in Los Angeles. Hayes is an Assistant Professor at the Cooper Union. She is represented by Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin.

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Gual's Ball

February 20, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Theater

INSTITUTE: A dance contact improvisation jam open to the institute. Live musicians will be playing throughout the night as accompaniment. Anyone who wants to dance are welcome. 

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The Buster Williams Quartet at REDCAT

February 20, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: Bassist Buster Williams is joined by Eric Reed (piano), Cindy Blackman (drums) and Bennie Maupin (woodwinds) for a one-night only concert presented by the Jazz Bakery.

It would be hard to imagine something more than what Buster Williams' all-star quartet brings to the table. Picture the Modern Jazz Quartet with a stretched out post-bop passion… this would only begin to convey the level of artistry and excitement of Williams’ crew. While we often see a master bandleader in the company of young lions, we seldom get the chance to see a master in collaboration with other musicians of this caliber. Each member of “Something More” has a well-established and well-earned, renowned reputation.

For this special Jazz Bakery event at REDCAT, tickets can be purchased via their website. Visit www.jazzbakery.com.

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Next Words Series at The Last Bookstore

February 21, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles

CRITICAL STUDIES: The MFA Writing Class of 2014 invites you to Next Words, a reading series that presents new writing from CalArts. This week will feature readings by Ani Bakhchadzyan, Djinji Jimenez, Shishonia Livingston and Chrysanthe Tan.

The Last Bookstore, DTLA
453 S. Spring St.

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Tyler Vander Maas' MFA Mid-Residency Composition Recital

February 21, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Compositions by Tyler Vander Maas for various duets and quintets.

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'Annie and Andrew': Music of Martin Arnold

February 21, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: The Experimental Music Workshop presents the premiere of Canadian composer Martin Arnold's Annie and Andrew.

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HipHop Hooray

February 21, 2014 - February 22, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 9:00pm - Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 1:00am

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

INSTITUTE: This event showcases the different eras of hiphop through music and dance elements.

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BFA Mid-Residency Recital - Pie with Ben and Jack

February 22, 2014
Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Ben Levinson and Jack Doutt are serving pie (many flavors). Arrive at 2 for a pre-pie concert of Ben and Jack's music.

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A Work in Progress: Ryan Espinosa's BFA Graduation Recital

February 22, 2014
Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: An evening of music written for the clarinet, featuring Ryan Espinosa, Emi Tamura, Basia Bochenek and Ryan Glass.

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Stephanie Moorehouse's MFA Graduation Recital

February 22, 2014
Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A showcase of my favorite violin solo works and chamber music.

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'The Blind Man's Wife'

February 22, 2014
Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

THEATER: A theatre piece focusing on the eccentricities of body transformation.

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OK Composer: Driehanderddrieendertig

February 23, 2014
Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Holla Holla Get Dolla: A concert featuring music by CalArts student composers.

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Travis Meador's BFA Graduation Show

February 23, 2014
Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Music performed by Travis Meador and friends.

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Ben Goldman: BFA Graduation Recital

February 23, 2014
Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: BFA Graduation Percussion Recital featuring music by Bach, Albeniz, Teague and The Meters.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

February 24, 2014 - February 28, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 9:00am - Friday, February 28, 2014 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: K. Bradford MFA 2 ART & TECH

D301 Gallery: Ting-Ju Chen MFA 2 ART & TECH

L-Shape Gallery: Lindsey Price BFA 4 ART

Main Gallery: Sam Shoemaker BFA 4 ART

A402 Gallery: Dennis Wornick BFA 4 ART

Lime Gallery: Johanna Deeb BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA

Mint Gallery: Kate Meyer BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Ken Aiso

February 24, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: The Instrumental Performance Program presents visiting artist Ken Aiso, as part of the Performance Forum.

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Gregory Uhlmann's BFA Graduation Recital

February 24, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Featuring Ted Taforo, Nonagram, Tom Foolery, and River Song Quintet.

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Space and Relationship

February 25, 2014 - February 28, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 9:00am - Friday, February 28, 2014 - 5:00pm

CalArts, C108A

INTEGRATED MEDIA: Long pieces of string are used to create a 3D space at C108A to represent the relationships between people.

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Structuring Strategies Presents Deborah Stratman

February 25, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

FILM/VIDEO: DEBORAH STRATMAN (Artist In Residence Feb. 24-28)

Deborah Stratman is a Chicago-based artist and filmmaker interested in landscapes and systems. Her films, rather than telling stories, pose a series of problems—and through their at times ambiguous nature, allow for a complicated reading of the questions being asked. Much of her work points to the relationships between physical environments and the very human struggles for power and control that are played out on the land. Most recently, they have questioned elemental historical narratives about faith, freedom, sonic subterfuge, expansionism and the paranormal. Stratman works in multiple mediums, including sculpture, photography, drawing and audio. She has exhibited internationally at venues including the Whitney Biennial, MoMA NY, the Pompidou, Hammer Museum, Witte de With, Walker Art Center, Yerba Buena Center, and has done site-specific projects with the Center for Land Use Interpretation, Temporary Services, Mercer Union (Toronto), Blaffer Gallery (Houston), Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (Yukon) and Ballroom Gallery (Marfa). Stratman’s films have been featured at numerous international festivals including Sundance, the Viennale, Full Frame, Ann Arbor, Oberhausen and Rotterdam. She is the recipient of Fulbright and Guggenheim fellowships, a Creative Capital award, and she currently teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Faculty/Students Chamber Music Concert

February 25, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: 1 piano trio/1 bass quintet.

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Ryan Arklin's Mid Residence Recital and Lilia Bogoera's Mid Apocalypse

February 25, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: BFA mid-residence recital for multi-focus guitar performance. An evening of singer-songwriter performance as well as technical metal combined with unique patters of movement and choreography.

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'Speak Justice, Seek Justice': Neelamjit Dhillon's DMA Concert

February 26, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A DMA recital exploring justice through the melding of Indian classical and jazz forms, featuring the Neelamjit Dhillon Quartet and a film screening with live musical accompaniment.

Program:

Speak Justice, Seek Justice, A Suite in Four Movements by N. Dhillon

I. Courage in the Face of Opposition
II. Trial for a Sanguine Tomorrow
III. Confront with the Tools at Hand
IV. Evoke the Fallen and Persevere

Neelamjit Dhillon – Saxophone, Bansuri, Tabla | Cathleen Pineda – Piano | Dave Tranchina – Bass | Mike Lockwood – Drums

The Last Killing, a film directed by Satinder Kaur, produced by Ensaaf, with music by N. Dhillon

Satwant Singh Manak joined the Punjab Police with dreams of making his community safer. But in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Punjab Police terrorized its own citizens in the name of fighting an insurgency, committing systematic and wide-scale torture, disappearances, and unlawful killings. Manak quit his job and filed a case against his fellow police officers, but his courage came at a great cost. The police tortured Manak, fatally tortured his father, and threatened his family, but Manak has continued the fight for justice for over 20 years.

Neelamjit Dhillon – Bansuri | Cathleen Pineda – Piano | Dave Tranchina – Bass, Tanpura | Mike Lockwood – Drums | Kris Rahamad – Violin | Morgan Gerstmar – Viola | Raginder Momi – Violin | Linda Rife – Cello | Rajib Karmakar – Sitar | Vineet Vyas – Tabla

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The Collective Film Projection

February 27, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

STUDENT AFFAIRS: We will be projecting a performance piece with sound followed by a Q&A with artists.

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Blurred: International Students Showcase

February 27, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 5:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast, Main Gallery, C-Block Hallway

INSTITUTE: The CalArts community of International Students includes artists from all the corners of the world. These students actively contribute to the vibrant and diverse atmosphere CalArts has become known for, but also stretch and blur the boundaries of art making.

Join us in celebrating the diversity of CalArts’ imported talent through a collaborative event across all disciplines.

Live Performances & Film Screening | 5:00 p.m. Wild Beast
Exhibition and Reception | 7:00 p.m. Main Gallery; C-Block Hallway

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Hamster Style

February 27, 2014 - March 17, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 6:00pm - Friday, February 28, 2014 - 1:00am
Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 6:00pm - Monday, March 17, 2014 - 1:00am

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

THEATER: An improvisational dancetastic electronic/DJ audiovisual extravaganza.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Rodney McMillan

February 27, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Reflecting his diverse interest in the boundaries demarcating class, economic status, culture, and their relationship to the physicality of the human body, Rodney McMillian’s mixed-­‐genre practice both incorporates and challenges the notion of art as social and historical critique. Aesthetically, McMillian pits light against dark, while his materials— a palette of primarily black, dark blue, and gray paint on raw, unprimed canvas—eloquently symbolize the often opposing cultural forces underlying the delineations he studies. The battered and discarded mattresses, filing cabinets, wood paneling, chairs, bookshelves, and other postconsumer objects that his installations present elicit comparisons of domesticity, education, and race. Recently his sculptures have begun to formally mimic his unstretched paintings, which drape loosely in gallery corners, trail sewn appendages, or unravel onto the floor to highlight their textile nature. The threedimensional quality of McMillian’s paintings recalls Eva Hesse’s work, though their quick, linear brushstrokes evoke the subliminal emotive release inherent to Abstract Expressionism.

Just as his paintings illustrate the artist’s active, inquisitive process, McMillian’s installations increasingly allude to his live performances, which recontextualize political moments neglected by history books. In Untitled (Unknown) (2006), shown in Ordinary Culture at Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center in 2006, approximately fifty columns, wrapped in gray fabric and ranging in height from 1 to 11 feet, slouched like architectural ruins or sheepish devotees behind a chipped bust of an anonymous everyman. McMillian described his practice to that exhibition’s curator as “interrogating history as a fixed interpretation and using it almost like a readymade to evaluate its position from the past.” His displays of found busts depicting great men of politics have inspired events in which, dressed in a suit, he recites speeches they gave, reincarnating these powerful figures even while he chides their elitist positions. In 2006 McMillian delivered Lyndon B. Johnson’s 1964 “Great Society” speech at Bard College’s Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-­on-­Hudson, New York, during the opening of Uncertain States of America and again that year for his solo exhibition Odes at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects.

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International Student Showcase Art Show

February 27, 2014 - March 6, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 7:00pm - Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 11:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery, Super Shop

INSTITUTE: 3D and 2D artwork by international students.

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'Ling Ling'

February 27, 2014 - February 28, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 7:00pm
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 10:00pm
Friday, February 28, 2014 - 5:00pm
Friday, February 28, 2014 - 8:00pm

CalArts, A404

MUSIC: Ling Ling is a multimedia experimental opera ceremony of song, video, dance and text. In ancestoric knowledge, intuited movement, future/past lineage, embodied memory transfers and healing ancient lore, we are all ling ling.

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Influential Body: Andreas Levisianos and Andrea Gise

February 27, 2014 - February 28, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday, February 28, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Theater

DANCE/MUSIC: DMA 2 recital and MFA 2 Dance thesis. Dance and interactive sound and media.

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Feb. 27

Feb. 28

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The Wooster Group: 'CRY, TROJANS! (Troilus & Cressida)' at REDCAT

February 27, 2014 - March 9, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 8:30pm
Friday, February 28, 2014 - 8:30pm
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 8:30pm
Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 8:30pm
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 8:30pm
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 8:30pm
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 8:30pm
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 8:30pm
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 8:30pm
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 3:00pm

REDCAT: "American theater’s most inspired company." —The New York Times

World Premiere

The Wooster Group’s newest production, Cry, Trojans!, tackles the Trojan side of Shakespeare’s dark and scabrous Trojan War play about sincere love corrupted and the downfall of a noble hero. The piece originated as a co-production between The Wooster Group and the Royal Shakespeare Company for the World Shakespeare Festival, presented in conjunction with the 2012 London Olympics. In that version, the RSC played the Greeks and the Group played the Trojans. Director Elizabeth LeCompte and the Wooster Group have converted the collaboration into an independent piece, reimagining the Trojans as a pastiche fictional tribe of early Americans struggling to assert its dignity in the face of doom.

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Collaboration Station

February 27, 2014 - February 28, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 10:00pm - Friday, February 28, 2014 - 12:00am

CalArts, Cafe

INSTITUTE: Students will be encouraged to find collaboration buddies, speed dating style.

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Naomi Greene's BFA Mid Residence Recital

February 28, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: An evening of original compositions and collaborations by Naomi Greene.

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Tone Poetry: A Recital in Song by Ian Walker and Friends

February 28, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Ian Walker's graduation recital, including new and well-loved works by Walker, Ward, Park, Zurkowski, Rife, Schubert and Gloria and Walker.

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Touch Point Series #1: Solo Performance

February 28, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014 - 10:30pm - 11:30pm

CalArts, Machine Lab

MUSIC: A brief evening concert featuring presentation of Nick Suda's MFA Thesis Project, on iPad instrument. The first in a series, this night focuses on Touch Point as a solo recital.

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