03/30/2015 - 04/03/2015
D300 Gallery: Yiji Wu MFA ART & TECH
D301 Gallery: Arturo Molinar-Avitia MFA ART
L-SHAPE Gallery: Meital Yaniv MFA PHOTO
MAIN Gallery Perimeter: Barnett Cohen MFA PHOTO
A402 Gallery: Nick Arehart BFA ART
LIME Gallery: Daniel Bruinooge BFA ART
MINT Gallery: Clay Gibson BFA ART
REDCAT: Tokyo-based choreographer and video artist Hiroaki Umeda creates mesmerizing visual environments for his visceral solo works, appearing as a fine-spun swirl of movement in a digital storm of light and sound—an elusive figure, by turns frantic and still, awash in pulsating electronic waves. Read more
CalArts, XBOX (Main Gallery Conference Room)
INTERNATIONAL: A cypher is a collective circle of self-expression and, often, competition in which B-boys, B-girls, Emcees, Human Beatboxers, poets and other Hip-Hop heads gather to create sound and movement improvisation and practice their craft. The Hip-Hop Cyber Cypher is the first CalArts student co-produced CultureHub collaborative exchange. Through Telepresence (live video), CalArts students will freestyle lyrics and beats with The Hip Hop Re:Education Project artists at CultureHub NY.
Interested students are free to attend the event. For inquiries, please contact Annie Kim at email@example.com.
Austin Antoine is a Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Actor. Austin was raised in Laurel, Maryland and moved to California to pursue his passion for performance. He is in his final year at CalArts pursuing a BFA in Acting. During Austin’s first year at CalArts, he co-created the multicultural performance group TheyGotTime (TGT) with Jordon Waters. This March, Austin will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for Longest Freestyle Rap, currently set at 13 hours and 23 minutes. Event Co-Producer
Jordon Waters is an interdisciplinary performing artist. With an extensive dance background, Jordon is concurrently an actor, producer and editor. Jordon is in his final year at CalArts pursuing a BFA in Dance and has performed at renowned venues such as REDCAT and La Jolla Playhouse. Jordon recently choreographed a piece featuring Austin Antoine and Joseph Santos for the 2013 CalArts Open House Dance Concert. He is currently working on an exploratory student film project on Commedia dell'arte as well as krump, contemporary, and ballet dance styles. Event Co-Producer
Joseph Apolonio Santos is an internationally touring, interdisciplinary artist with a primary focus on theatrical and filmed entertainment. Joseph is pursing his final year as a BFA in acting at CalArts. Along with Austin and Jordon, he is founding member of TGT. A hip-hop culture fanatic, Joseph dabbles in the art of rhyming under the alias “JAS”. He showcases his southern upbringing along with ambitions to come with the use of slick metaphors and rhyme schemes. He is currently listening to the new B.I.G. Sean mixtape "Detroit" on repeat. Event Co-Producer
Justin Jackson is a Singer, Songwriter, Musician. Born on the south side of Chicago, Justin attended a highly competitive performing arts high school for his final two years. Justin began playing the piano at the age of six and has honed his talent throughout his adolescence. Justin also developed a passion for singing and songwriting since the age of four. He is currently a first year BFA of the Music School at CalArts and looks to make a big contribution to the music industry in the near future.
Mike Merchant is an Actor, Rapper, Songwriter. Originally from the Bronx in New York, Mike moved to Maryland at the age of seventeen. Five years later, he made his way to California to pursue his first year as a CalArts BFA acting student.
Noah Gibbings is a student of the CalArts Musical Arts Program and currently pursuing his BFA in acting. Gibbings began writing and recording rap at the age of twelve. By fifteen, Gibbings had recorded two mixtapes entitled, "In Search of Clarity," and "Blue Ego," and opened for hip-hop recording artist, Twista. Gibbings currently splits his time between writing pop songs, hip-hop songs and acting.
CalArts, Bijou Theater
17 Filles / 17 Girls
Delphine & Muriel Coulin
2011 / 90 min.
FILM/VIDEO: Inspired by the true story of high-school students in a Massachusetts fishing town who made a pact to get pregnant and raise their babies together, 17 Girls, is set in a French seaside village. It all starts with Camille’s announcement during gym class that she’s expecting a baby. The film intriguingly observes the teenagers’ often contradictory concepts of freedom, the future, parenthood, and autonomy.
This event is part of The Tournées Festival, the weekly series of new French films on campus.
Support for the Tournées Festival is provided by:
- Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States / Centre National de la Cinématographie et l’Image Animée
- CampusFrance / Florence Gould Foundation / highbrow entertainment
Fubar, 7994 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood
CRITICAL STUDIES: Poet/Performer Ronaldo V. Wilson stages “queer” as an aesthetic action in his multimedia presentations of oppositional poetics, b-boy bizness, and hardcore signifying. Poet/Performer Douglas Kearney will host, play interlocutor, and shifty straight-man in this evening of performance, performativity and discussion.
Ronaldo Wilson is the author of the collections Poems of the Black Object (2009), which won the Publishing Triangle’s Thom Gunn Award, and Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man (2008). His poetry has received four Pushcart Prize nominations, and he has received fellowships and residencies from Cave Canem, Kundiman, the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, the Vermont Studio Center, Yaddo, the Anderson Center for the Arts, the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. With poets Dawn Lundy Martin and Duriel E. Harris, Wilson cofounded the performance-based Black Took Collective. He teaches at UC Santa Cruz.
Douglas Kearney’s second manuscript, The Black Automaton, was chosen by Catherine Wagner for the National Poetry Series and published by Fence Books in 2009. His newest chapbook, SkinMag (A5/Deadly Chaps) is now available. He has received a Whiting Writers Award. Kearney has been commissioned to compose poetry in response to art by the Weisman Museum in the Twin Cities, the Studio Museum in Harlem, FOCA and SFMOMA. Performances of his libretti have been featured in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Europe. Kearney teaches at CalArts.
THEATER: This piece is an original play created by Kaiso Hill, Caitlin Teeley and Kat Ortiz about the murder trial of Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme.