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N. KATHERINE HAYLES — THE POSTHUMAN

Artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, and the accelerated evolution of the species as seen through the recent films of Alex GarlandEx Machina and Annihilation—are the topics of a Wednesday talk at Redcat by literature professor N. Katherine Hayles, the author of How We Became Posthuman.

On Saturday, Hayles will give the closing presentation of the day-long Algorithms, Infrastructures, Art and Curation (AIAC) seminar at the City Council Chambers in West Hollywood.

AIAC explores “explores aesthetic and political issues related to algorithms and infrastructures in art and curation, ranging from finance to climate change, from human exclusion zones to bitcoin and blockchain, from search algorithms to theories of natural selection and more.”*

 

N. KATHERINE HAYLES

Wednesday, January 23, at 8:30 pm.

Redcat

631 West 2nd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

 

N. KATHERINE HAYLES—

MEDIA AND/AS THE ENVIRONMENT*

Saturday, January 26.

AIAC seminar starts at 10 am.

Hayles speaks at 6 pm.

West Hollywood Library

City Council Chambers

625 North San Vicente Boulevard, West Hollywood.

Above: Annihilation (2018). Image credit: Paramount Pictures.

Below: Alicia Vikander and director Alex Garland rehearsing a scene in Ex Machina (2014). Image credit: A24.

WINTER DANCE AT REDCAT

This weekend, CalArts Winter Dance at Redcat takes an iconic turn with a presentation of works by revolutionaries Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Trisha Brown, Rennie HarrisJiří Kylián, and Merce Cunningham, staged by dancers who carry deep histories of the choreographers’ practices and intentions.

Cunningham’s CANFIELD (1969) will be staged by his former company member Holley Farmer, Zollar’s SHELTER (1988) by fellow Urban Bush Women member Marjani Forté, and Brown’s SOLO OLOS (1976) by her former company member Samuel Wentz.

For CANFIELD, Ben Richter, Justin Scheid, and Davy Sumner will perform a score by Pauline Oliveros, and actor-vocalist Toritseju Danner and drummer Emilia Moscoso Borja will accompany SHELTER.

Kylián’s FALLING ANGELS is staged by Fiona Lummis, who danced with Nederlands Dans Theater in the 1989 premiere of the piece. Live percussion will be provided by drummers Brandon Carson, Katie Eikam, Jason Fragoso, and Kevin Good performing a composition by Steve Reich.

FACING MEKKA was choreographed in 2003 by Harris—whose new Lazarus for the Alvin Ailey company created a sensation in New York last week—and will be staged by Nina Flagg, a former member of Rennie Harris Puremovement.

CALARTS WINTER DANCE

Friday and Saturday, December 7 and 8, at 8:30 pm.

Redcat

631 West 2nd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: Facing Mekka, Rennie HarrisCanfield, Merce CunninghamShelter, Jawole Willa Jo ZollarSolo Olos, Trisha Brown; Falling AngelsJiří Kylián; and Facing Mekka. All images from the CalArts Winter Dance Concert, November 2018, at CalArts. Photographs by Rafael Hernandez, courtesy CalArts. Special thanks to Kelly Hargraves and Margaret Crane.

WHILE I WAS ALSO LISTENING TO DAVID ANTIN

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WHILE I WAS ALSO LISTENING TO NY & LA is a “dynamic and performative extension of the series of exhibitions and events Alors que j’écoutais moi aussi […], developed at La Criée Centre d’Art Contemporain, in Rennes, throughout 2017.

“The different components of this project are linked by a common thematic and conceptual concern: narrative. What is a narrative in art (i.e. as exemplified by the two extremes of a personal story and a general art history)? How is narrative used as a medium and form in the arts? How does narrative in turn generate different forms of interdisciplinarity and intermediality?…

“In March the series crosses the ocean and develops in Los Angeles and New York. David Antin—the American poet and performer who is the figurehead of this ambitious and polyphonic program—has history with both cities. It seemed meaningful to pay a tribute, starting in Los Angeles and ending in his hometown, to two cities that have been (and still are) a reference for artists and writers whose practice blurred the boundaries of poetry, performance, fiction and art.”*

Join Jennie Liu, David Horvitz, Lucky Dragons, Felicia Atkinson, LeRoy Stevens, Julien Bismuth, Krysten Cunningham, and Yann Sérandour for Parts One (at Human Resources) and Two (at CalArts, as part of REFRAMING THE HOUSE OF DUST) of the local iteration of the event.

 

WHILE I WAS ALSO LISTENING TO NY & LA

PART ONE, Thursday, March 22nd, at 8 pm.

HUMAN RESOURCES LOS ANGELES, 410 Cottage Home Street, Chinatown, Los Angeles.

PART TWO, Friday, March 23, from 3 pm to 8 pm.

HOUSE OF GLASS, CALARTS, 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia.

criee.org/While-I-was-also-listening-to-NYLA

calarts.edu/reframing-the-house-of-dust-activations

See: hyperallergic.com/david-antin-cultural-icon

David Antin.

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ELIANE LIMA’S SHERRY

Tonight, DOCU SLATE—a New Filmmakers, Los Angeles program—presents a rare screening of SHERRY, directed by Eliane Lima.

SHERRY is an experimental documentary which witnesses the private life of Robert, who—on a daily basis—transforms himself into Sherry, a living doll.

“I began this project in fall 2014—my first semester as a graduate student at CalArts—when Lucrecia Martel took a group of CalArts students to Robert Sherry’s house. The constant exchange between fantasy and reality in Robert’s world fascinated me. He constructed his own world where desire is free from any moral judgment.” — Eliane Lima*

 

SHERRY, Saturday, December 2, at 10 pm.

NEW FILMMAKERS, 1139 South Hill Street, downtown Los Angeles.

newfilmmakersla.com/events/event/docuslate

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facebook.com/sherrymovie

*Eliane Lima is a Brazilian artist. She immigrated to the U.S. in 1999, and received a BA in Cinema from Binghamton University, State University of New York, and a Master of Fine Arts in Film from San Francisco Art Institute. Lima’s work has been shown at the Liverpool Biennial, SFMOMA, Anthology Film Archives, and Pacific Film Archives, and in Brazil, Cuba, Canada, and elsewhere. She was awarded the SF Weekly Mastermind 2012 prize, and her installation in homage to George Kuchar was presented at the SF Art Pad the same year. Recently, she received her second Master’s degree from the California Institute of Arts, in which she explored sexuality through film, video installation, and performance.

Eliane Lima, Sherry.

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CLOTHING OPTIONAL AT NIGHT GALLERY

CLOTHING OPTIONAL, the 2017 CalArts MFA post-graduate exhibition, opens at Night Gallery this Saturday night, and runs through Wednesday, August 9. Organized by REDCAT’s Sohrab Mohebbi, the show brings together work by recent graduates of the Art, Art and Tech, and Photography and Media programs at CalArts.

Artist participating in the exhibit include: Yair Agmon, Deirdre Bailey, Maya Beaudry, Charmaine Bee, Niels Bugge, Joestine Con-ui, Courtney Cone, Hagar Cygler, Maria Bang Espersen, Lorena Espitia, Joshua Evan, Geir Foshaug, Isabelle Harada, SeJin Hyun, Jeanine Lewis, Tyler Lumm, Emily Marchand, Corey McGhee, Mariner Padwa, peckingnets, Jaklin Romine, AJ Strout, Jack Taylor, Efrain Torres, Matt Town, Jazmin Urrea, Amanda Vincelli, John Wu, and Sichong Xie.

CLOTHING OPTIONAL, August 5 through 9.

Opening night reception, Saturday, August 5, from 6 to 9 pm.

NIGHT GALLERY, 2276 East 16th Street, Los Angeles.

blog.calarts.edu/2017/07/20/mfa-post-graduate-art-show-at-night-gallery/

nightgallery.ca/assets/img/ClothingOptionalCalArtsMFAPostGraduateExhibitionpr1500586960.pdf

See: “Metal Shop: Sohrab Mohebbi and Aram Moshayedi in Conversation,” PARIS LA 15 (Spring 2017): 92 – 97.

Sichong Xie, You Can’t Take That Away From Me (in Zhangbei, China), 2014.

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