11/30/2015 - 12/04/2015
CalArts, Disney Modular Theater
THEATER: Peter Handke's They Are Dying Out is an epic reflection on the psyche of the corporate world and how it infects the humanity of those who engage it. Business kingpin Hermann Quitt knows that it is challenging for him to live up to his own ideal image of life. Frustrated by this knowledge, he turns into an unethical monster who disregards his wife, breaks contracts, betrays and ruins his business associates, and leads him to commit the ultimate crime against himself. MFA Directing alum Chi-Wang Yang returns hom with this spellbinding German play, They Are Dying Out.
D300 Gallery: Tara Foley MFA ART
D301 Gallery: Jason Roberts Dobrin MFA PHOTO
L-SHAPE Gallery: Elin Lennox MFA PHOTO
MAIN Gallery Perimeter: Mickey Everett BFA PHOTO
A402 Gallery: Roslyn Cohen MFA PHOTO
LIME Gallery: Christopher Hahn BFA PHOTO
MINT Gallery: Andrea Hidalgo MFA ART
THEATER: Skyview Double Feature
Written by Isabel Salazar
Directed by Dan Bonnell
Skyview Double Feature by Isabel Salazar reflects on the fragmentation between human reality and spirituality. Composed of two separate parts, Conception and Revelation, Skyview Double Feature can be viewed in two ways: either separately or in tandem. Dan Bonnell directs both pieces, presented by the CalArts School of Theater. Each segment focuses on a part of Mejia's journey. Searching for a sense of truth in her life, Mejia grapples with her own identity and the demands of the world surrounding her. When obstacles veer her off course, she is forced to face destiny in its' purest forms. Is fate what we make of it or is it out of our control? Through mystical encounters and transcendent experiences we join Mejia on her path of discovery.
CalArts, Fire Valley
FILM/VIDEO: you can live here, too will be a multimedia installation that works with the themes of queerness, body ecology, and the history of medical dissection. Imagery of the desert and canyons will pour from anatomical hearts as projected on tall banners hanging over guest musicians and spoken word artists. Just outside this space an effigy will be dramatically lit against the darkness. Branches protruding from its surreal form, the effigy will hold open its chest to reveal a beating heart and organs. The project seeks to exhibit the queer body amidst nature, questioning the notion of what is natural and unnatural in our genders or sexualities. you can live here, too will seek to link the biological with the ecological through community gathering/ritual.
ART: For this lecture, Carlos Motta will discuss his ongoing projects, which draw upon political history in an attempt to create counter narratives that recognize the inclusion of suppressed histories, communities, and identities.
“Carlos Motta (b. 1978, Bogotá, Colombia) is a graduate of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and was named a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow in 2008. He is part of the faculty at Parsons The New School of Design and the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.
He is currently working on a large-scale performative event co-commissioned by Electra Productions and Tate Modern Film, which will premiere on February 2013 at Tate Modern, London. He is also organizing an exhibition and conferences as part of Steirischer Herbst’s “Truth is Concrete” conference in Graz in the fall, as well as the exhibition “Sin realidad no hay utopia” at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco in 2013.”
CalArts, Butler Building #4
CRITICAL STUDIES: The CalArts MFA Writing Program is proud to present students from the graduating class of 2013 as they read from their theses. At times nebulous, always innovative, the culminating work of emerging CalArts Writers is unique and variegated in shape, style and content.
Join us as Jen Hutton, Colleen Hur and Sam Freilich along with mentors Bruce and Maggie share their work, followed by a reception in The Cube.
THEATER, FILM/VIDEO: Theatrical performance with video projection. A one woman show about Russian, Jewish and American culture.
The School of Theater's New Works Festival (NWF) fosters opportunities for collaboration among all schools of the Institute and to celebrate the talent of CalArts students. This is a festival of the students, by the students and for the students, cultivating the growth of a collaborative, fun and creative atmosphere within the CalArts community, and allowing students the freedom to play and experiment with new work where the process is valued above the end result.
The Festival encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, explorative processes, and immersive risk-taking.
REDCAT: Chilean director Guillermo Calderón’s lean, literary theater works are powerful explorations of political legacies distilled into tightly wrought drama. In this double bill, Calderón’s intimate and poetic language—demonstrated in the internationally acclaimed works Neva and Diciembre (seen at REDCAT in 2012 and 2011)—gives way to the cool complexities of public discourse. In Villa, three women gather around an architectural model of the Villa Grimaldi, a site where thousands were tortured and hundreds were “disappeared,” to debate the ideal adaptation of these blood-soaked facilities and grapple with a nation’s unwanted legacy. In Discurso, the same three actresses share the role of Michelle Bachelet, Chile’s recent president, to deliver an imagined farewell speech that abandons diplomatic parlance to reveal a leader’s aspirations, failures and humanity, amid the mechanizations of political life. Read more