D300 Gallery: Lauren Steinberg MFA PHOTO
D301 Gallery: Pàll Bjornsson MFA ART
L-SHAPE Gallery: Amanda Walker BFA ART
MAIN Gallery Perimeter: Javier Rosales BFA PHOTO
A402 Gallery: Jamora Crawford MFA PHOTO
LIME Gallery: Richard Stewart BFA ART
MINT Gallery: Ting Ying Han MFA ART
FILM/VIDEO: An animated installation.
CalArts Office of International Relations and CultureHub present Rafael Lopez-Barrantes: Voice and Gesture Workshop/Residency
CalArts, XBOX (Main Gallery Conference Room)
INSTITUTE / THEATER: Rafael Lopez-Barrantes, Associate Head of Programs in Performance in the Theater School, will conduct a voice and gesture workshop with students at The Seoul Institute of the Arts via Telepresence. CalArts students of all disciplines are welcome to join the workshop. Interested students are required to RSVP with Annie Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This workshop/performance art class is based on the extended vocal range techniques of the Roy Hart Theatre of France. The voice of each individual, as well as the group "voice" is explored in such a way as to contact sources of energy hidden deep within the body. The class begins with the voice of each individual just as it is. Therefore it is not necessary to have had previous vocal training to discover one's own expressiveness. Through breathing and body conditioning exercises we will approach sound, text and/or song. The movement/gesture work in the class evokes the world of dance-theatre and will be explored in connection to the voice.
The work is designed to:
- Strengthen, free and develop the vocal range of the performer
- Establish the connection within its source, the body
- Represent the voice through gesture and movement
- Address the interdisciplinary vocal demands currently placed on the performer
Rafael Lopez-Barrantes: My experience as a performer, as a researcher and teacher of extended vocal range techniques, has to be traced to the work I did as a member of the Roy Hart Theatre between 1974 and 1991, where I contributed to building its center for the arts in the South of France.
It was out of this context that I became a co-founder of Archipelago Theater Inc. in France (1984) and USA (1989) creating and directing theatre works.
My years of research and performing with the Roy Hart Theatre, my commitment to the Puppetry Arts, my work on the Flamenco form as well as Japanese Traditional Performing Arts, and my teaching positions at Duke University as well as the American Dance Festival since 1992, have led me firstly to establish the principles and foundations which form the basis for artistic expression and secondly create a methodology designed to extend the vocal range of the performer.
THEATER: Integrated Media Thesis/ integrated media grant multimedia presentation.
REDCAT: Celebrated for creating sumptuous movement that is both physically electrifying and intimately felt, Bebe Miller approaches her latest multidisciplinary project as an investigation into the deep creative process she has developed over more than 25 years. Mining the richly complex relationships between her dancers and collaborators, she illuminates the interpersonal histories that serve as the very foundation of her choreography. Performed by longtime company members Angie Hauser and Darrell Jones, A History layers video, sound and movement to chart the mind, heart and body of a dance—with Miller’s signature intelligence and delicate artistry. Read more
West Hollywood Public Library, City Council Chambers
Adrian Johnston and Suhail Malik join Dean of Critical Studies Amanda Beech to talk about the stakes of materialism—aesthetic, political, speculative, et cetera—today.
Amanda Beech is Dean of the School of Critical Studies at CalArts. Her work in video, sculpture, drawing and writing investigates the condition of contingency and its manifestation in scientific, political, literary and philosophical paradigms that include: noir-ish narratives of TV shows like 24, CSI and real political events. Beech’s work includes the solo shows Sanity Assassin, Spike Island, Bristol with the publication of the same name (Urbanomic, 2010); The Church, The Bank, The Art Gallery, Banner Repeater, London, 2012; and she has upcoming solo projects at Lanchester Gallery Projects, Coventry, UK and HaGamle Pre- stagard, Stavanger, Norway. Group shows include: The Real Thing, Tate Britain, (2010); Greetings Comrades the Image Has Now Changed its Status, Occular Lab, Melbourne (2009), and Common-wealth, MGK127, Toronto, (2009).
Adrian Johnston is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque and an Assistant Teaching Analyst at the Emory Psychoanalytic Institute in Atlanta. He is the author of Time Driven: Metapsychology and the Splitting of the Drive (2005),Žižek’s Ontology: A Transcendental Materialist Theory of Subjectivity (2008), and Badiou, Žižek, and Political Transformations: The Cadence of Change (2009), all published by Northwestern University Press.
Suhail Malik is a writer and currently visiting faculty at CCS. Malik holds a Readership in Critical Studies at Goldsmiths, London, where he is Programme Co-Director of the MFA Fine Art. Recent publications include: “Tainted Love: Art’s Ethos and Capitalization” (with Andrea Phillips) in Art and Its Commercial Markets (2012); “Image -Nonimage – War” in Ekfrase (2012); “Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Participate Again—Communism, Its Recurring Nightmare” in Waking Up From the Nightmare of Participation(2011), “Why Art? The Primacy of Audience” Global Art Forum, Dubai (2011); “The Wrong of Contemporary Art: Aesthetics and Political Indeterminacy” (with Andrea Phillips) in Reading Rancière (2011); “Educations Sentimental and Unsentimental: Repositioning the Politics of Art and Education” in Redhook Journal (2011); “Screw (Down) The Debt: Neoliberalism and the Politics of Austerity” in Mute (2010); “You Are Here” for Manifesta 8 (2010).
CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall
MUSIC: Sam and Patrick play music with their friends.