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‘Memory Clash’: Students Explore Memories in Video Installation Class

“Is memory genuine or fictitious? Is it romantic or harsh?” Through the use of family mementos and secondary source audiovisual materials, students investigate these themes through the lens of personal memories in Memory Clash, a video installation class taught this spring semester...

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Michael Worthington and Alums Talk CalArts Poster Show at REDCAT with EoB

East of Borneo (EoB), the online magazine of West Coast contemporary art and its history, published by the CalArts School of Art, currently features an interview with Graphic Design faculty Michael Worthington and CalArts alumni about the CalArts Poster Archive exhibition Inside Out & Upside...

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CalArtians Nominated for 48th Annie Awards

This morning (March 2), the International Animated Film Association (ASIFA-Hollywood) announced the nominees for the 48th annual Annie Awards. On the shortlist are several CalArtians, including the directors of three out of the five films nominated for Best Feature: Disney/Pixar’s Soul by...

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Visualizing Abolition Series Features Ashley Hunt and the Underground Scholars

On Tuesday, March 2, the Visualizing Abolition series from UC Santa Cruz Institute of the Arts & Sciences presents writer, artist, and CalArts Art faculty Ashley Hunt in conversation with members of the Underground Scholars Initiative: MJ Hart, Joshua Solis, Alberto Lule, Ryan Flaco Rising,...

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In Conversation: Cauleen Smith and Tisa Bryant on Give It Or Leave It

Artist and CalArts faculty Cauleen Smith’s film, video, and sculpture exhibition Give It Or Leave It is currently installed at LACMA, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, the museum is closed. One of the only ways the public has been able to experience Smith’s show is through the...

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Criterion Channel Features Four Films by Nina Menkes

Four films by acclaimed independent filmmaker and School of Film/Video faculty Nina Menkes are now streaming on the Criterion Channel. The lineup includes feature films Queen of Diamonds (1991), Phantom Love (2007), Dissolution (2010), as well as the 40-minute featurette “The Great...

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Peter Flaherty Wins 2020 Design Achievement Award

School of Theater faculty Peter Flaherty is the winner of a 2020 Design Achievement Award in Video & Projection Design for his work on the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman (Der Fliegende Holländer). The Design Achievement Awards,...

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Lectures by Theorist in Residence McKenzie Wark Available on YouTube

Each semester the CalArts Aesthetics and Politics program invites a theorist focusing on media, urban, or global studies to spend up to two weeks at CalArts to teach workshops, faculty seminars and give a public lecture. The spring 2021 Theorist in Residence is writer and scholar McKenzie...

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