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March 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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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.

Last edited by rsdavid on Feb 13, 2014

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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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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Arts Alliance: City Council Candidate Forum

March 1, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

CalArts, Langley Hall

INSTITUTE: SCV City Council candidate forum on the Arts discussion.

Last edited by rsdavid on Feb 25, 2014

John Schwerbel's BFA Graduation Recital

March 1, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: John Schwerbel's BFA graduation recital featuring the John Schwerbel Chamber Ensemble, Tuque, Winston and Isaac Tamburino.

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Min Kyoung Lee's BFA Graduation Cello Recital

March 1, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Min Kyoung Lee's BFA graduation recital featuring music by Bach, Elliott, Carter, Handel, Halvorsen and Dvorak.

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Robert Anderson's MFA Graduation Recital

March 1, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Featuring the music of Sonny Rollins as well as original compositions.

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Jake Sucher's BFA Jazz Guitar Graduation Recital

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

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Two sets of music with intermission.

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Chamber Music

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

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Students and faculty play chamber music.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

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

D300 Gallery: Andres Payan MFA 2 ART 

D301 Gallery: Yi Zhang MFA 2 ART & TECH

L-Shape Gallery: BFA 4 Photo/Media Group Exhibition

Main Gallery: Taralyn Thomas BFA 4 ART

A402 Gallery: Meghan Gordon MFA 2 ART

Lime Gallery: Marie Fuchs BFA 4 ART

Mint Gallery: Anya Levy BFA 4 ART

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Visiting Designer Lecture Series: Roman Jaster

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

CalArts, F200, A102

ART: A lecture with slides from a projector.

Roman Jaster is a graphic designer and web developer based in Los Angeles.

His work is focused on web design and development, as well as print and book design. From his shared studio space in Downtown Los Angeles, he works on commissioned projects, often for cultural organizations and artists.

Roman graduated from the California Institute of the Arts in 2007 where he now teaches web design courses. Roman finds delight in baking hearty loaves of bread, playing his guitar in the band Pawing at the Ceiling, and the fact that a copy of the L.A. Times lands in front of his dwelling every morning.

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Undergraduate Composers' Concerts

March 3, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Featuring world premieres and performances of works by CalArts undergraduate composers. Performed by CalArts faculty, students and special guests.

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Interventions: giovanni singleton

March 4, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, Butler Building #4

CRITICAL STUDIES: giovanni singleton is a poet, teacher, and founding editor of nocturnes (re)view of the literary arts, a journal dedicated to the work of artists and writers of the African Diaspora and other contested spaces. A recipient of a New Langton Bay Area Award Show for Literature, she frequently presents on writing, editing, and graphic design at schools and conferences, including the American Literature Association and Spelman College. She has been a fellow at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Cave Canem, and the Napa Valley Writers Conference. Her work has appeared on the building of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and in Zen Monster, VOLT, Callaloo, Poet Lore, Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology, What I Say: Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in America, Kindergarde: Avant-Garde Poems, Plays, & Stories for Children, and I’ll Drown My Book: A Collection of Conceptual Writing. singleton has taught at Saint Mary’s College, Naropa University, and in museums and schools throughout the San Francisco Bay area.

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Structuring Strategies Presents Billy Woodberry

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

CalArts, Bijou Theater

FILM/VIDEO: Billy Woodberry is one of the leading directors of the L.A. Rebellion. His recently restored 1984 feature, Bless Their Little Hearts, chronicles the devastating effects of underemployment on a family in South Central Los Angeles. The film was recently elected into the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry.

"Bless Their Little Hearts represents the closure and pinnacle of a neorealist strand within what’s now described as the L.A. Rebellion, which dates to Charles Burnett’s Several Friends (1969). Billy Woodberry’s film chronicles the devastating effects of underemployment on a family in the same Los Angeles community depicted in Killer of Sheep (1977), and it pays witness to the ravages of time in the short years since its predecessor. Nate Hardman and Kaycee Moore deliver gut-wrenching performances as the couple whose family is torn apart by events beyond their control.  If salvation remains, it’s in the sensitive depiction of everyday life, which persists throughout..." - Ross Lipman

Born in Dallas, Texas, Billy Woodberry is an independent filmmaker who has taught at the School of Film/Video and the School of Art at the California Institute of the Arts since 1989. His feature film Bless Their Little Hearts (1984) is an essential work of Los Angeles cinema, informed by Woodberry’s familiarity with Italian neo-realism and the work of filmmakers in Cuba, Brazil, India and Africa. It won the Interfilm ecumenical jury award at the Berlin Film festival. Woodberry has appeared in Charles Burnett’s When It Rains (1995) and provided narration for Thom Andersen’s Red Hollywood (1996) and James Benning’s Four Corners (1998). Woodberry’s two-hour video, The Architect, the Ants, and the Bees, was part of “Facing the Music,” a 2004 group exhibition, video and multimedia installation at the REDCAT gallery documenting the building of the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the transformation of downtown Los Angeles. His work has screened at the Camera Austria Symposium, Harvard Film Archive, Human Rights Watch Film Festival and Museum of Modern Art. Woodberry also works at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.

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MFA Trombone Graduation Recital by Kevin Taylor

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

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Graduation recital of Kevin Taylor featuring works by Thomas Zugger, Howard Buss, Anne LeBaron and Giacinta Scelsi.

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Aesthetics and Politics: Visiting Scholar Dr. Heather Davis

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

CalArts, Cafe A

CRITICAL STUDIES: Aesthetics and Politics Visiting Scholar Dr. Heather Davis will give a talk entitled, "Art that Loves People". A light reception will follow.

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Echo

March 6, 2014 - March 7, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 8:00pm
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 8:45pm
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 8:00pm
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 8:45pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Theater

DANCE: ECHO is a 45-minute multidimensional choreographic, audio, and visual experience; a time capsule of past and present that brings voice and pays homage to the millions of lives lost from the forced capture, dislocation, and barbaric transportation of Africans to the Americas. ECHO examines issues of race, identity, value of black life and the commodification of the black body.

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Alex Mincek's Alpert Awards Portrait Concert

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

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: CalArts faculty, alumni and students play a selection of Alex Mincek's works, including Pendulum VI for percussion and piano four-hands and Donegal, with the composer performing on saxophone.

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Marilu Donovan's MFA Mid-Residence Harp Recital

March 7, 2014
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Music by Berio, Cage, Carro, Fink, Lizotte and Powell.

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WALD

March 7, 2014 - March 15, 2014
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 8:30pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Modular Theater

THEATER: Too little, too much, too late? An immersive multimedia performance installation by Allison M. Keating.

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Mar. 7

Mar. 8, matinee

Mar. 8

Mar. 11

Mar. 12

Mar. 13

Mar. 14

Mar. 15

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Anna Wray's MFA Mid-Residence Percussion Recital

March 8, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Percussion recital featuring new percussion and electronic music by Bay Area and East Coast composers: Pete the Rat Martin, Shani Aviram, Daniel Steffey and Ryan Ross Smith.

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Sarah Reid's MFA Mid-Residence Recital

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

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: A trumpet recital featuring new works by CalArts composers and more!

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Jennifer Ingertila's Mid-Residence Recital

March 8, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A night of contemporary flute solo and chamber music by Elliott Carter, Chinary Ung, Luciano Berio, Kate Saper and Jennifer Ingertila.

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Breathe, Groove and be Happy - Caroline Cirone

March 9, 2014
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Caroline Cirone's BFA graduation recital featuring meditation music, psychedelic fusion and rock music performed by some amazing friends.

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Devon Taylor's BFA Graduation Recital

March 9, 2014
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Low/back beat music. Music of John Williams, Pendereski, Clendenen, DeLACA, featuring Claire Yeo, Amir Oosman, Austin Antoine, Justin Jackson, Rachel O'Connor and Kevin Taylor. 

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Colton Lytle's MFA Percussion Graduation Recital

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

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Colton Lytle will be playing a program of CalArts-centric music, with works from John Cage, David Johnson and Bob Clendenen—along with the premiere of new music from Joshua Carro and Colton Lytle.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

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

D300 Gallery: Weng San Sit MFA 2 PHOTO/MEDIA

D301 Gallery: Nicholas Johnston MFA 2 ART

L-Shape Gallery: CLOSED

Main Gallery: Mary Beltran MFA 1 PHOTO/MEDIA

A402 Gallery: Svetlana Romanova MFA 2 ART

Lime Gallery: Kate Kendall MFA 1 ART

Mint Gallery: Jennifer Remenchik MFA 1 ART

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Earl Howard

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

CalArts, B318

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

Earl Howard has been performing his compositions in the United States and Europe for over thirty years. His recent compositions include music for live electronics, electronic tape music as well as music for electronics and instruments. Earl Howard's method of creating orchestrated sounds with electronics and adding live, improvisational performance creates a unique, densely layered composition.

Earl has performed for enthusiastic audiences at numerous venues including Merkin Hall, the Whitney Museum, The Kitchen, The Knitting Factory, Roulette, and Carnegie Recital Hall. In 2011 Earl Howard received a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2004 his first sound installation was commissioned for the Tiffany Collection at the Queens Museum of Art. In the spring of 2003 Howard had a Regents Fellowship at UCSD. Howard received three New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships. In 1998 Howard was the recipient of Harvard's Fromm Foundation Commission. He graduated from California Institute of the Arts in Music Composition in 1974.


Recently Howard has performed frequently at the Location 1, UCSB, the Herbst Theater, Tonics, The Stone, and Merkin Hall with improvisers including; Georg Graewe, Mari Kimura, Mark Dresser, Yuko Fujiyama, Evan Parker, Thomas Buckner, and George Lewis.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Daniel Rosenboom

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

CalArts, The Wild Beast

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

Daniel Aaron Rosenboom is a creative and prolific trumpet artist, composer, and producer. Named the “Face To Watch” in Jazz for 2013 by the Los Angeles Times, he has been recognized with grants and awards from ASCAP, the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music, the American Composers Forum, and the Meet the Composer foundation.

Rosenboom has recorded six full-length albums under his own name, and the most recent, Fire Keeper, will be released on Orenda Records on March 18th, 2014. Additionally, he has released three full-length albums with his “hardcore-Balkan-jazz-rock” group PLOTZ!, four full-length albums with his “spontaneous composition” jazz-rock group DR. MiNT, and has appeared as a featured collaborator on albums by Vinny Golia, Harris Eisenstadt, Trevor Anderies, Dorian Wood, David Rosenboom, RootSystem, Geoff Gallegos’s NineNet, Killsonic, Got Monk?, and The Industrial Jazz Group.

Daniel has toured the world as the trumpet soloist for multi-platinum pop superstar, Josh Groban, and has appeared as a soloist and collaborator on festivals and in recitals. Daniel plays regularly with The Daniel Rosenboom Quintet and Septet, PLOTZ!, the Vinny Golia Sextet, DR. MiNT, and the Modern Brass Quintet. As a classical freelance musician and noted interpreter of modern and avant-garde music, he regularly performs with some of the elite groups and musicians in Los Angeles, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, Monday Evening Concerts, and many of the regional orchestras in the LA area.

In January of 2013 he founded Creative Underground Los Angeles, a collective of musicians, visual artists, dancers, and writers focused on the rapid and consistent production of high-quality, inter-disciplinary fringe art, and the galvanization of a thriving but often disparate scene of creative, experimental artists.

In January of 2014, he founded his own record label, Orenda Records, in an effort to promote his community of like-minded musicians.

Daniel holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, UCLA, and California Institute of the Arts.

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Visiting Designer Lecture Series: Denise Gonzales Crisp

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

CalArts, F200, A102

ART: A lecture with slides from a projector.

Denise Gonzales Crisp is Professor of Graphic Design, in the College of Design at North Carolina State University, where she served as Department Chair from 2002 to 2006. Prior to arriving at the college in Fall 2002, Gonzales Crisp was senior designer for Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and principal of the studio SuperStove! designing projects such as Artext magazine, Southern California Institute of Architecture lecture series, and books for independent presses. Her design and writing have been published internationally, including KAK (RU), Graphis, Émigré, Metropolis, Eye (UK), Print, and Items (NL) magazines, and in juried competitions such as ACD 100, Communication Arts, I.D., and Graphis. Her work was featured in the 2002 exhibition East Coast/West Coast Dreams, (Paris), in the 2005 anthology All Access: The Making of Thirty Extraordinary Graphic Designers, and the 2009 exhibition Dimension+Typography (Chicago). Juried and commissioned essays are included in Design and Culture Journal, Items Magazine, and Design Observer, plus Design Research, The Design Dictionary and several other anthology volumes.

Gonzales Crisp has lectured widely, and has been a featured speaker at TypeCon 2010 (Los Angeles), ATypI 2009 (Mexico City), the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), GraficEurope (Berlin), RMIT (Melbourne), ArtCity (Calgary), and numerous colleges and universities including California Institute of the Arts, Yale, Parsons, Maryland Institute College of Art, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Art Center, and California College of the Arts.

Teaching positions include core faculty in the graduate Media Design Program at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and a 12 year part-time appointment at Art Center in the undergraduate graphic design program. Additionally Gonzales Crisp has held regular part-time appointments at California Institute of the Arts and Otis Art Institute.

Her research areas include defining the DecoRational (a term she coined); defending and writing alternative design discourse; and most recently, a speculative project, “Tools That Make Type.” She is the author of Relational Typography: Systems, Context, Form, Message (working title), Thames & Hudson, Fall 2011. Additional current work includes co-curating an exhibition for the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM), Raleigh, entitled Deep Surface: Contemporary Ornament and Pattern (September 2011), and creating new work for the exhibition Getting Upper, curated by Amos Klausner for the Pasadena Museum of California Art (May 2011).

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Innerbeast 14: Save the Beast

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

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Featuring the (quiet) music of CalArts composers. (Quiet storm.) Light the candles. It's on.

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Claire Wang's MFA Mid-Residence Piano Recital

March 10, 2014
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:15pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Not another boring classical concert? Hopefully not! Check out an evening of music by Beethoven, Brahms and Ravel, with guest violinist, Yu-Ting Wu.

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Structuring Strategies Presents Chris Sullivan

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

CalArts, Bijou Auditorium

FILM/VIDEO: Artist in Residence CHRIS SULLIVAN will screen CONSUMING SPIRITS (2013, 130min.)

Consuming Spirits is a feature length animated psychological drama, created frame by frame with multi plane cut out animation and drawings on paper. After over 15 years in production, my first animated feature Consuming Spirits is finally done. This film is an archeological dig, and a crime scene. The site has already been looted, and most evidence tampered with. With much support and help from family, friends and the many artists who have worked on the project, I will present this evidence, and these artifacts to you, in their final form. A sprawling diorama. I hope to emerge both guilty and innocent. - CS

Chris Sullivan’s work stands as a defiant exception to the rules and patterns of contemporary animation. His most recent feature, Consuming Spirits, the product of 15 years or labor, is flat, handmade and melancholy; it "conducts an inquiry into the darkest zones of the human heart in a spirit at once anguished and playful."

- A.O. Scott, The New York Times on Consuming Spirits

"Watching Consuming Spirits is like surrendering to hypnosis, or to a particularly haunting dream... And the whole movie follows suit, presenting seemingly disconnected images that turn out to have deep and painful significance in an elaborately woven, powerful story. Like the punny title, which refers both to drinking alcohol and to the secret history that controls and constrains each of the characters, Consuming Spirits has hidden depths." - Tasha Robinson, The Onion AV Club.

Biography:

I was born and raised in the wooded hills of Pittsburgh, PA along with 10 siblings, a product of my British mother Beryl, and my Irish American father Lawrence. They met in England during WW2. I now live in Chicago, where I make my work, teach at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and am father to Carmen and Silvia Abelson. I have been creating experimental film and theater for 30 years. I have shown my work in festivals, theaters and museums worldwide, including Zagreb World Festival of Animation; Humboldt Film Festival; Ann Arbor Film Festival; Ottawa Animation Festival; Guggenheim Museum; Boston Museum; Tribeca Film Festival , Osian's Cinefest in India, Haifa Film festival, Chicago International, Milano, Vancouver International, Pacific Film Archives Denver Starz; and New Yorks, Film Forum in December Boston. Consuming Spirits began production in earnest in 1999 after receiving funding by a fellowship from The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and then equal funding came in the next year from Artist The Rockefeller Foundation Film Fellowship. Just after completing Consuming Spirits, I received a Creative Capital Grant to start work on another experimental feature: The Orbit of Minor Satellites. - CS

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'Pictures': CalArts Orchestra Concert

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

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: The CalArts Orchestra, under the direction of Andreas Levisianos, performs Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition reorchestrated by CalArts students, Prokofiev's 2-Piano Concerto and Feldman's Cello and Orchestra, featuring the soloists Shane Summers and Erica Duke-Kirkpatrick. 

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Efa Etoroma Jr's MFA Mid-Residence Recital

March 11, 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A performance by the Efa Etoroma Jr. Trio, featuring the compositions of John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk and Wayne Shorter.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Paul Pfeiffer

March 12, 2014
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Paul Pfeiffer was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1966, but spent most of his childhood in the Philippines. Pfeiffer relocated to New York in 1990, where he attended Hunter College and the Whitney Independent Study Program. Pfeiffer’s groundbreaking work in video, sculpture, and photography uses recent computer technologies to dissect the role that mass media plays in shaping consciousness. In a series of video works focused on professional sports events—including basketball, boxing, and hockey—Pfeiffer digitally removes the bodies of the players from the games, shifting the viewer’s focus to the spectators, sports equipment, or trophies won. Presented on small LCD screens and often looped, these intimate and idealized video works are meditations on faith, desire, and a contemporary culture obsessed with celebrity. Many of Pfeiffer’s works invite viewers to exercise their imaginations or project their own fears and obsessions onto the art object. Several of Pfeiffer’s sculptures include eerie, computer-­‐generated recreations of props from Hollywood thrillers, such as “Poltergeist,” and miniature dioramas of sets from films that include “The Exorcist” and “The Amityville Horror.” Pfeiffer is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, most notably becoming the inaugural recipient of The Bucksbaum Award given by the Whitney Museum of American Art (2000). In 2002, Pfeiffer was an artist-­‐in-­‐residence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at ArtPace in San Antonio, Texas. In 2003, a traveling retrospective of his work was organized by the MIT List Visual Arts Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

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Emile Martinez El MFA Mid-Residency Performance

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

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: MFA mid-residency jazz studies performance. Original compositions and arrangements of modern jazz works.

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The Merchant of Venice

March 12, 2014 - March 17, 2014
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, E407

THEATER: Is any risk worth a pound of flesh? Hovering between comedy and utter tragedy, Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice is a dark disturbing love story that explores the crisis that results when man's hunger for an object or person exceeds reasonable risk; when the human heart is blinded by its own desires.

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Conal Ryan: Splay

March 12, 2014
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:15pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Experimental music workshop performs splay for ensemble.

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Speaking in Public: Equity & Diversity Discussion

March 13, 2014
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

PROVOST: A discussion and workshop on equity & diversity issues/concerns, with guest speakers, film and refreshments.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Zoe Strauss

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

CalArts, F200

ART: Born in 1970 in Philadelphia and the first member of her immediate family to graduate from high school, Strauss was given a camera for her 30th birthday and started taking pictures of life in the city’s marginal neighborhoods. She is a photo-­‐based installation artist who uses Philadelphia as a primary setting and subject for her work. Out in the streets, Strauss typically photographs whatever strikes her interest, paying particular attention to the overlooked (or purposefully avoided) details of life. Strauss' humanist perspective and eye for composure make her one of "photography’s great naturals."

In 1995, she started the Philadelphia Public Art Project, a one-­‐woman organization whose mission is to give the citizens of Philadelphia access to art in their everyday lives. Strauss now calls the Philadelphia Public Art Project an “epic narrative” of her own neighborhood. “When I started shooting, it was as if somewhere hidden in my head I had been waiting for this,” she says.

Between 2001 and 2011, Strauss’s photographic work culminated in a yearly “Under I-­‐95” show which took place beneath the Interstate in South Philadelphia. She displayed her photographs on concrete pillars under the highway where she sold photocopied prints of her work for $5 each.

Strauss received a Seedling Award in photography from the Leeway Foundation in 2002, a Pew Fellowship in 2005, and in 2006 her work was included in the Whitney Biennial; she also mounted a solo exhibition[at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. In 2007 Strauss was named a 2007 USA Gund Fellow and granted $50,000 by United States Artists, an arts advocacy foundation dedicated to the support and promotion of America's top living artists.

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MFA 2 Dance Thesis: 'Ways of Forgetting'

March 13, 2014 - March 14, 2014
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Theater

DANCE: Meryl Murman's MFA Thesis Concert

Ways of Forgetting invites us into the colorful, neurotic, wacky world of the closeted imaginations of six young people who are on the run—though they don’t know where to. Certain that humans descended from birds, obsessed with social networks and longing for human connection in spite of an acute awareness of the brutality of intimacy, they confront their desires for tenderness while simultaneously yearning to escape out the back door of the theater, hitch the next ride out of town, and forget themselves.

Whimsical, athletic, and at times funny, it forces us to question deeply why and how we make ourselves lonely.

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Gemini Heart

March 13, 2014
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, C108

ART: Gray areas are irrelevant.

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Open Studio

March 13, 2014 - March 14, 2014
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 9:00pm - Friday, March 14, 2014 - 12:00am

CalArts, B305

MUSIC: Performances and sound experiment event involving analog synths and gears put together by the CalArts Electronic Music Ensemble.

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Next Words Series at Human Resources

March 14, 2014
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 7:00pm

Human Resources, 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 Joey Cannizzaro, Clay Kerrigan and Emerson Whitney.

Human Resources, Elysian Park
410 Cottage Home St.

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Outer Beast 14: Save the Beast!

March 15, 2014
Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:30pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Loud music! Food trucks! Red bull! Rock n roll! Art! Veraci dance party! Save the beast!!

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Holi

March 16, 2014
Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Soccer Field

INSTITUTE: Holi Festival, the Festival of Colors, including live music and painting of colors (dry organic paints).

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VoiceArts Mid-Residency Megaconcert

March 16, 2014
Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: VoiceArts mid-residency recitals for Anne Cleary, Anabel Romero, Nailah Middleton and Quayla Bramble.

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Ernesto Cruz's MFA Mid-Residency Recital

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

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: A TRIP around the world; Works by Stravinsky, Howells, Yuasa and Francaix.

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Robin Hirshberg's MFA Mid-Residency Recital

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

CalArts, A300

MUSIC: MFA Percussion recital featuring works by Sammut, Beall, Koshinski, Abe and original works.

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Kris Kempis' MFA Graduate Jazz Bass Recital

March 16, 2014
Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A jazz bass recital featuring music by Dizzy Gillespie, Lary Koonse and Bill Evans.

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A Visit by Filmmaker and 2013 Herb Alpert Award Recipient Lucien Castaing-Taylor

March 17, 2014 - March 21, 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 8:00am - Friday, March 21, 2014 - 5:00pm


Still from Leviathan.

CalArts, Bijou Auditorium

FILM/VIDEO: THE SCHOOL OF FILM/VIDEO presents a visit by filmmaker and 2013 Herb Alpert Award Recipient LUCIEN CASTAING-TAYLOR (MARCH 17th-21st)

Lucien Castaing-Taylor makes visceral, emotionally engaging, aesthetically rigorous, innovative, and spiritually moving films and installations, documenting our world with a spirit of openness, experimentation and adventure.

Three Screenings

Tues., March 18, 7pm at Bijou Auditorium for Structuring Strategies

SWEETGRASS (2009)
Lucien Castaing-Taylor and llisa Barbash

Sweetgrass presents a riveting and poetic portrait of the American West just as one of its traditional ways of life dies out. Shot amidst the grandeur of Montana’s Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, the film follows the last modern-day cowboys to lead their flocks of sheep up into the breathtaking and often dangerous mountains for summer pasture. Magnificently photographed and unsparingly candid, Sweetgrass discovers a world of harsh beauty and arduous labor, where humans still work in rugged intimacy with nature.

Wed., March 19, 1:30pm at Bijou Auditorium

SHEEP RUSHES (2001-2009)
Lucien Castaing-Taylor and llisa Barbash

Sheep Rushes consists of a series of films, video installations, and photographs. In viewing and assembling their film Sweetgrass, Castaing-Taylor and Barbash had become dissatisfied with a number of decisions they were making as editors of a more conventional linear piece. This series of films is particularly interested in finding ways to foreground the spatial and temporal qualities of extended sequence and long, unbroken takes that comprised much of the footage. Sheep Rushes offers a sensorial evocation of a world in which nature and culture, animals and humans, climate and landscape, and vulnerability and violence are all intimately meshed.

Fri., March 21, 4pm at Bijou Auditorium for Film Today

LEVIATHAN (2012)
Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel

In the very waters where Melville’s Pequod gave chase to Moby Dick, Leviathan captures the collaborative clash of man, nature, and machine. Shot on a dozen cameras — tossed and tethered, passed from fisherman to filmmaker — it is a cosmic portrait of one of mankind’s oldest endeavors.

Biography

Castaing-Taylor's work seeks to conjugate aesthetic negative capability with an ethnographic attachment to the flux of life. His work is in the permanent collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art and the British Museum, has been exhibited at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Centre Pompidou, the Tate, MoMA, the Berlin Kunsthalle, the Whitechapel Gallery, PS1, Marian Goodman Gallery, the X-Initiative, and elsewhere, and has formed the subject of symposia at the Smithsonian Institution, the Musée du quai Branly, and the British Museum. His films and videos have screened at Berlin, Locarno, New York, Toronto and other film festivals. Recent awards include the Alpert Award in the Arts (2013), and, with Véréna Paravel, the True Vision Award (2013), Guggenheim Fellowship (2012), Los Angeles Film Critics' Circle Douglas Edwards Independent and Experimental Film Award (2012), and FIPRESCI (International Film Critics) Award (2012).

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

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

D300 Gallery: Min Kyung Choi MFA 2 ART 

D301 Gallery: Rebecca Lieb MFA 2 ART

L-Shape Gallery: Sadie Drucker BFA 4 ART 

Main Gallery: Tyler Jamison BFA 4 ART

A402 Gallery: Adriana Baltazar MFA 2 ART

Lime Gallery: Jessica Li MFA 2 ART & TECH

Mint Gallery: Danielle Bustillo MFA 2 ART & TECH

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Sarah Cahill

March 17, 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

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

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CalArts Jazz CD Concert

March 17, 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

CalArts, Tatum Lounge

MUSIC: Twenty bands playing new original compositions under consideration to be recorded at Capitol Records. This is the 25th year of CalArts CDs at Capitol Records.

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Visiting Designer Lecture Series: Gabrielle Esperdy

Gabrielle Esperdy Lecture Poster
March 17, 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, F200

Gabrielle Esperdy is an architectural historian and Associate Professor of Architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Her work examines the intersection of architecture, consumerism, and modernism in the urban and suburban landscape, especially in the U.S. in the 20th and 21st centuries. She is particularly interested in minor or everyday buildings and with the ways that social, economic, and political issues shape the built environment. Her first book, Modernizing Main Street, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2008. She is currently at work on a second book, Architecture’s American Road Trip, which examines how architectural discourse absorbed the ideals and concerns of commercial sphere after World War II. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Architectural Education, the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Perspecta, Architectural Design, and Design Observer, among others. Gabrielle is an Associate Editor of multi-volume series The Buildings of the United States, and the Editor of the SAH Archipedia, an online resource of the history of the built environment scheduled to go live in 2012. She is a board member of DesignInquiry and a regular contributor to the DesignInquiry Journal, and she blogs at www.esperdy.net. Her research has been supported by the Graham Foundation, the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, and the American Council of Learned Societies. She was educated at Smith College and the City University of New York.

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Guitars@CalArts

March 17, 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

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

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Deceptions of Utopic Travelers

March 18, 2014 - March 21, 2014
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 7:00pm - Friday, March 21, 2014 - 12:00am

CalArts, S. Mark Taper Courtyard

ART: An art gallery on the grass with an inflatable and three wooden interactive sculptures.

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Structuring Strategies Presents Lucien Castaing-Taylor

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

CalArts, Bijou Theater

FILM/VIDEO: 2013 Alpert Award Recipient Lucien Castaing-Taylor is the director of Harvard’s Sensory Ethnography lab. His body of work is a major contribution not only to ethnographic documentary, but also to the modern tradition of cinematically representing American place in the spirit of experimentation and adventure. Lucien will be conducting a workshop while at CalArts.

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Interventions: Fred Moten

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

CalArts, Butler Building #4

CRITICAL STUDIES: Known as a compelling and brilliant speaker and performer, Fred Moten works at the intersection of performance, poetry, and critical theory. Moten’s experimental style of poetry has led one editor to say, "There’s song and voice at the heart of his work, but it’s a new and complex song." His books of poetry include Hughson’s Tavern, B.Jenkins, and The Feel Trio. He is also the author of In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition and The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study (with Stefano Harney). Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside, Moten is Theorist in Residence for the Spring 2014 semester in CalArts’ MA Aesthetics and Politics program.

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Marcus Buser's BFA Graduation Recital

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

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Marcus Buser's BFA jazz graduation recital featuring Bird Concerns, Tuque and Joe LaBarbera.

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Garett Grow's MFA Graduation Recital

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

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Original music for various ensembles.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Andrew Freeman

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

CalArts, F200

ART: Andrew Freeman is a photographer, writer, filmmaker and curator based in Los Angeles, California. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include Long Exposures: Photography Essays from the Permanent Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California (2006); Art, Media and Contested Space, Belfast Biennale, Belfast, Ireland (2008); The Ground Falls Away: expansion, Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles, California (2009); Locating Landscape: New Strategies, New Technologies, at the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson Arizona (2010). Publications include [Manzanar] Architecture Double (2006) through RAM Publications, and The Center for Land Use Interpretation. Freeman has received grants from The LEF Foundation Publication Grant (2002), LEF Foundation Special Project Grant (2003), Graham Foundation Art and Architecture (2003), City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs individual Artist Fellowship (2007), and The Center for Cultural Innovation (2009). His work has been written about in Frieze, The Los Angeles Times, Afterimage, and American Quarterly. Freeman has taught in the Photography & Media program at the California Institute of the Arts since 1990, also working as the Program Director from 2003 – 2010. From 1995 through the present he has helped direct the Community Arts Partnership (CAP) photography program.

Most recently, Freeman’s work was on view in the exhibition Construction/Deconstruction: Defining Architectural Photography at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) through August 18, 2013. Freeman is also working on a new book entitled This Year’s Irony.

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MFA Music Tech Concert

March 20, 2014
Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, Machine Lab

MUSIC: A concert featuring work by MFA students in the Music Tech Program.

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Fred Moten: 'The Sustain: Blackness and Poetry' at REDCAT

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


Fred Moten.

REDCAT: “Radically lyric.” —Poetry Society of America

Known as a compelling and brilliant speaker and performer, Fred Moten works at the intersection of performance, poetry and critical theory. In his lecture “The Sustain: Blackness and Poetry,” Moten discusses instances of black poetic inscription in visual, plastic and performance art. These inscriptions are by black artists, implying that there is such a thing as black poetic inscription and that many non-black artists engage in it. Through this talk, he seeks to shed light on some recent debates in the poetry world regarding race, politics, conceptualism and the form/purpose of the anthology. Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside, Moten is Theorist in Residence this spring in the CalArts Program in Aesthetics and Politics.

Poet Douglas Kearney is on hand to lead a post-lecture Q&A.

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CalArts Hip Hop Club Show

March 20, 2014
Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 8:30pm - 9:45pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Theater

INSTITUTE: The Hip Hop Club will be performing Hip Hop dances, along with live performances including multiple schools. All funds raised at this event is for the charity Kingdom Made.

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'In Relation to the Universe We Are All Sleeping in the Same Room'

March 20, 2014 - March 21, 2014
Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 9:30pm - Friday, March 21, 2014 - 1:00am

CalArts, A404

FILM/VIDEO/MUSIC: Performance of live electronic/voice by JAEGER accompanied by projected visuals by Tempe Hale and Maija Burnett, followed by a line-up of guest DJs for a night of dancing.

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A115 Club Presents 'Spring Breakers'

March 21, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Chouinard Pool

FILM/VIDEO: A Spring Break event organized by A115 Film Club. The event will be a recreational film screening and hangout/reception to mark the middle of the semester.

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TouchPoint Series #2: Multiplayer Session

March 21, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014 - 8:30pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Machine Lab

MUSIC: Three musicians perform one instance of TouchPoint, an iPad-based digital effects processor instrument developed by Nick Suda for his MTIID MFA thesis.

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Reinier van Houdt at REDCAT

March 21, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014 - 8:30pm


Reinier van Houdt. Photo courtesy the artist.

REDCAT: “Van Houdt pulls off any number of technical highwire acts and his technique highlights a remarkable evenness of tone and touch.” —Toronto Star

A pianist of astonishing technique, the Dutch musical daredevil has focused on questions that often elude traditional notation: sound, timing, physicality, space, memory, noise, environment—and the points at which interpretation touches improvisation. Having premiered works by experimental composers such as Robert Ashley, Alvin Curran, Maria de Alvear, Francisco López, John Oswald and Charlemagne Palestine, van Houdt brings a terrifically absorbing program of piano solos to Los Angeles. It includes the newly completed Concerto per la mano sinistra, for piano and umbrella, by Fluxus-affiliated legend Walter Marchetti; Luc Ferrari’s sound journal 36 Enfilades for piano and tape; and a piano variation of Chimanzzi by the eccentric Texas genius Jerry Hunt.

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Studio: Winter 2014 at REDCAT

March 22, 2014 - March 23, 2014
Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 8:30pm
Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 7:00pm


Paul Pescador. Photo courtesy the artist.

REDCAT: REDCAT's Studio series is an ongoing, interdisciplinary program for new and experimental performance works. This edition of Studio is programmed by guest curators Anna Oxygen and Nick Duran, and offers adventurous audiences a glimpse at projects by emerging Los Angeles artists, including:

KEVIN LOPEZ: THINGS I’VE BEEN TOLD
Recorded and live spoken text drive choreographer Kevin Lopez’s new solo dance-theater work in which poignantly pedestrian acts and jolting physicality point to a tragic and humorous moment of loss and coming of age.

MAX MARKOWITZ: MOON LOOPS — MOVEMENT III, (FIRST QUARTER)
Written for a trio of keyboardists including Jason Golday and John Wood, Max Markowitz’s composition Moon Loops – Movement III (First Quarter) masterfully employs phrasal repetition to chronicle the first quarter of the life cycle of Earth's only natural satellite.

PAUL PESCADOR: YELLOW AND TURQUOISE
Using various fabrics, everyday found objects, and colorful visuals, artist Paul Pescador humorously re-stages two tales of personal and physical dependency in Yellow and Turquoise.

WARREN NEIDICH: NSA-USA: SOUND AS PROPHECY
Drawing from Jacques Attali’s Noise: The Political Economy of Music, Berlin and Los Angeles-based artist Warren Neidich directs Ulrich Krieger, Kevin Robinson, Joshua Carro, Gracie Devito, Rosemarie Hertlein and Ashiq Khondker in a staged music performance that utilizes graphic scores embedded in scotch tape and musical improvisational interpretation to investigate the implicit conditions of the recent National Security Agency scandal.

ODEYA NINI: IN TRANSFORMATION: FROM UPROOT TO WEB
A collage of varying vocal colors and changing sonic shapes is created in experimental vocalist and composer Odeya Nini’s In Transformation: From Uproot to Web, paying tribute to her Jewish Yemenite ancestors.

RACHEL KAUDER NALEBUFF: THEATER FOR ONE AND ABSOLUTELY ONE WRETCHEDLY SINGULAR PERSON
A mischievous experiment in intimacy, Theater for One and Absolutely One Wretchedly Singular Person explores the reciprocal relationship between performer and spectator. Can live performance ever satisfy our thirst for true connection? Written by Rachel Kauder Nalebuff, directed by Deena Selenow, and performed by Emma Zakes Green.

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'Thousands'

March 23, 2014 - April 5, 2014
Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 9:00am - Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 8:00pm

CalArts, C113

FILM/VIDEO: Collaborative multimedia thesis installation.

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Celebration of the Life of Frank Terry

March 23, 2014
Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 3:00pm - 8:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery, Bijou Auditorium

FILM/VIDEO: Frank Terry is being honored for his years as a teacher and director for 11 years in Character Animation. There will be light refreshments and an open mic.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

March 24, 2014 - March 28, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014 - 9:30am - Friday, March 28, 2014 - 5:00pm

All Galleries closed for Spring Break

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Timur and the Dime Museum: 'Collapse' at REDCAT

March 27, 2014 - March 29, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 8:30pm
Friday, March 28, 2014 - 8:30pm
Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: "A punk-operatic spectacle." —Los Angeles Times

The vocal stylings of mesmeric frontman Timur Bekbosunov join with haunting experimental chamber music and the stagecraft of post-punk cabaret in the world premiere of Collapse, an operatic song cycle composed as a requiem mass by Daniel Corral, who is also the ensemble’s music director. Backed by a five-piece band (accordion/keys, guitar, bass and drums), classically trained Kazakh-born tenor Bekbosunov brings urgent dramatic figuration to Corral's laments of environmental degradation past, present and impending. Timur and the Dime Museum are accompanied by video projections created and live-mixed by artist Jesse Gilbert, with costumes designed by Victor Wilde of the Bohemian Society.

Timur and the Dime Museum:
Accordion, keys, samples - Daniel Corral
Lead vocals - TIMUR
Electric guitar - Matthew Setzer
Electric bass - David Tranchina
Drums - Andrew Lessman

Music performances at 8PM in the REDCAT Lounge precede every show of COLLAPSE:
March 27 - The Goodnight Ladies
March 28 - Ketchup Soup
March 29 - Jocelyn Raulston and Steven Van Betten

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Katerina Zenz

March 31, 2014
Monday, March 31, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

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

German flutist Katrin Zenz is acclaimed as a sensible and virtuoso player with great authority. She is a distinguished pioneer of contemporary music, and a magnificent improvisation artist, who knows how to tame her flutes and to elicit from them the most incredible and wonderful tones, which extend the world of sounds of the flute. With her impressive technique and breath control, her sense of time and timing, she belongs to the rare category of a virtuoso player with unique expressiveness and versatile interests. Her flute becomes a magic flute and her alto flute playing is among the best, and she skillfully executes demanding multiphonics. Brilliantly familiar with a broad spectrum of music, she integrates flute music of all centuries into a new concept of open polymorphic forms and spaces for performance. She is founding member of many chamber ensembles and ensembles of free improvisation, as well as having been a regular member of the Ensemble Köln, the Camerata Athens, and the Ensemble Skalkottas. She is founder and artistic director of the Ensemble TORA, with which she realizes major multimedia projects with open form at the Onassis Cultural Center. Performance highlights include solo recitals at the Onassis Cultural Center Athens, the German Flute Festival Munich 2010, the Künstlerhaus München, the Megaron Moussikis Athens, the Parnassos Concert Hall Athens, as a Soloist in the Flute Concertos by Toru Takemitsu and Mauricio Kagel with the Orchestra of Colours, the Flute Concerto by W.A. Mozart KV314 with the Youth Symphonic Orchestra Athens and many more. Recent recordings “The complete flute works by John Cage Vol. I&II”, and new solo pieces by Anastassis Philippakopoulos are scheduled for release in 2014. Katrin Zenz is Assistant Professor for flute in the Department of Music at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Bob Bellerue

March 31, 2014
Monday, March 31, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, B305

MUSIC: The ESP presents visiting artist Bob Bellerue, as part of the ESP Forum.

Bob Bellerue is a noise composer, experimental musician, and creative technician based in Brooklyn NY. Over the last 25+ years he has been involved in a wide range of creative activities experimental electronic music, junk metal percussion ensembles, Balinese gamelan, sound scores for dance/theater/video/performance art and installation art. Bob's work utilizes custom electronics and programming, incorporating feedback, prepared field recordings, de-musicalized instruments and found oscillators. He is in the midst of long-term collaborations with the choreographer Wanda Gala, and plays regularly as a solo artist, in KILT (with Raven Chacon and Sandor Finta), and in collaboration with many others (Z'EV, Mister Matthews, and Philip White, most recently). Bob's work has been presented at the Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival, Centre de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona, New Genre Festival, CEAIT , Ende Tymes Festival, Denver Noise Fest, Experimental Intermedia, Issue Project Room, Diapason Sound Gallery, Roulette, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Olympia Experimental Music Festival, PDX Noise Festival, Radio Epsilonia (Paris), WFMU, WKCR, WNYC, KXLU, East Village Radio, Stanford University, The New School, UCSD, and UCLA. His discography includes dozens of releases on Banned Productions, P-Tapes, RRR Records, Love Earth Music, Zelphabet, Anarchymoon Recordings, Sleepy Hollow Editions, Peyote Tapes, and Important Records (as a member of Tecumseh). He curates and produces noise and experimental music events on a regular basis, including the Ende Tymes Festival of Noise and Experimental Liberation. He was formerly based in Los Angeles, where he ran the sub-garde experimental music/performance space the Il Corral, and curated the Beyond Music series and festival.

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'Invisible Monsters: The Musical'

March 31, 2014
Monday, March 31, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: The showcase of the musical adaptation of the book Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

March 31, 2014 - April 4, 2014
Monday, March 31, 2014 - 9:00pm - Friday, April 4, 2014 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Daniel Wroe MFA 2 ART 

D301 Gallery: Bridget Batch MFA 2 PHOTO/MEDIA

L-Shape Gallery: Vanessa Sioufi BFA 4 ART 

Main Gallery: Carlos Brache BFA 4 ART

A402 Gallery: Gustavo Gomez Brechtel MFA 2 ART

Lime Gallery: Leander Schwazer MFA 2 PHOTO/MEDIA

Mint Gallery: Eric Carter MFA 2 PHOTO/MEDIA

Last edited by Belmer on Dec 12, 2013
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