CalArts, C-Art Critique Space and C-Art Courtyard
ART: Artworks from the 2013 Found Art Competition will be on view at the C-Art Critique Space and C-Art Courtyard. There will be an awards reception for the competition's winners on April 11 @ 5 pm.
CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater
THEATER: Original thesis inspired by Anne Frank's diary that discusses parental relationships, love triangles, and war through dance, language and history.
D300 Gallery: Johanna Reed MFA ART
D301 Gallery: Chandler McWilliams MFA ART
L-SHAPE Gallery: Hye Jin Hwang BFA ART
MAIN Gallery Perimeter: Laurelee Pope MFA ART
A402 Gallery: Satoe Fukushima MFA ART
LIME Gallery: Arnulfo Reyes BFA PHOTO
MINT Gallery: Vivian Sming MFA ART
CalArts, Black & White Studio (A404)
THEATER/INTEGRATED MEDIA: A multimedia installation with performance. Performance consists of low/slow sounds.
INSTITUTE / DANCE: Stephan Koplowitz, Dean of The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance, will be leading the class.
CalArts students of all disciplines are welcome to attend. Interested students are free to drop in but are encouraged to RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure space.
ART: Julieta Aranda was born in Mexico City, currently lives and works between Berlin & New York. Central to Aranda’s multidimensional practice are her involvement with circulation mechanisms and the idea of a "poetics of circulation"; the possibility of a politicized subjectivity through the perception and use of time, and the notion of power over the imaginary.
Anton Vidokle was born in Moscow and arrived to the U.S. in 1981, settling on Broome Street on the Lower East Side. In 2005, Vidokle initiated research into education as site for artistic practice as co-curator for Manifesta 6, which was canceled. In response to the cancellation, Vidokle set up an independent project in Berlin called Unitednationsplaza (2006-2007) — a twelve-month project involving more than a hundred artists, writers, philosophers, and diverse audiences. Located behind a supermarket in East Berlin, UNP’s program featured numerous public seminars, lectures, screenings, performances and various projects. In 2008 Unitednationsplaza travelled to Mexico City and was hosted by PAC, and opened in New York's New Museum for Contemporary Art under the name Nightschool (2008 - 2009).
In 2008, with Brian Kuan Wood, Aranda & Vidokle founded the e-flux journal - a monthly online publication on art and critical theory. During the past three years, the journal published 36 issues containing more than 250 essays by writers such as Steyerl, Rosler, Gillick, Groys, Berardi (Bifo), Toufic, Žižek, Diedrichsen, Raqs Media Collective and numerous other contributors. Vidokle & Aranda also created a time bank for artistic community. The Time/Bank is a platform, where artists, curators, writers and others in the arts can help each other get things done without use of money, but exchanging their time and skills.
At the e-flux space in New York, Vidokle & Aranda direct a program of exhibitions that has included solo shows by Martha Rosler, Gustav Metzger, Adam Curtis, Raqs Media Collective; Mladen Stilinovic; Alan Sekula, Andrei Monastirsky & Collective Actions; as well as group exhibitions such as the Agency of Unrealized Projects, curated jointly with Hans Ulrich Obrist; Animism, curated by Anselm Franke; Out Now, with Paul Chan, Trevor Paglen, Martha Rosler, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Jalal Toufic.
- Projects by e-flux:
- Hans Ulrich Obrist interview:
CalArts, Ensemble Theater 400
THEATER: Suddenly, Last Summer is a theater performance directed by Kameron Steele (MFA Directing 14) based on the play by Tennessee Williams.
REDCAT: Sister Spit began in 1994 through the efforts of co-directors Sini Anderson and Michelle Tea. Sini and Michelle gathered together a group of some of the most notorious, talented, and just interesting women and dykes, and went on tour all over the U.S. All kinds of performers, on and off the page, launched themselves and sharpened skills and wits to a variety of audiences. These days, the Sister Spit roadshow occurs under the auspices of RADAR Productions, a San Francisco-based non-profit that produces literary happenings around the Bay Area and beyond. Founded in 2003 by writer Michelle Tea, RADAR conducts presenting, commissioning, publishing, professional development and touring programs that stimulate the production of queer and underground literature and heightens San Francisco’s reputation as a national literary center. RADAR gives voice to innovative queer and outsider writers and artists whose work authentically reflects the LGBTQA community’s diverse experiences.
The 2013 Sister Spit Tour includes:
- Genderqueer performance artist, writer and singer/songwriter Dave End
- Danny Levesque, a writer who has come through RADAR's writing retreat and has the novel he wrote there (his first!), Hairdresser on Fire, coming out on Manic D Fall 2012
- Ali Liebegott, whose new novel, Ch-Ching!, will be freshly out on Sister Spit Books - an imprint of City Lights! (We'll have our first Sister Spit anthology at this time, too)
- Australian visual artist Texta Queen, whose portraits — all done with Sharpies — are colorful, international profiles of wild outsider queers
- Cristy C Road, whose newest illustrated memoir will be out on The Feminist Press
- And your inimitable host, Michelle Tea!