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KEN JACOBS

“[Ken Jacobs], cinema’s master inter- and reinventionist, [has] found yet another way to make the medium new, employing a logarithim to rework a thirty-second fragment of a 1897 Lumière actualité into a seventy-three minute 3D movie wherein space regularly inverts itself. Kinda has to be seen to be believed.” — J. Hoberman on THE GUESTS, Artforum Experimental filmmaker Ken Jacobs […]

DAVID ROUSSÈVE’S STRAYHORN

“He was my right arm, my left arm, all the eyes in the back of my head, my brain waves in his head, and his in mine… Strayhorn does a lot of the work but I get to take the bows!” — Duke Ellington* Songwriter and pianist Billy Strayhorn (1915–1967) was Ellington’s alter ego who wrote and […]

NOW FESTIVAL WEEK TWO AT REDCAT

There are two more nights of Week Two of Redcat’s indispensable NOW FESTIVAL 2018. The weekend bill includes Milka Djordjevich’s CORPS (her new collaboration with composer Chris Peck), Sebastian Hernandez’s piece for three dancers HYPANTHIUM, and KyungHwa Lee’s MALLEABLE BODIES—FLUSSER, PLASTICITY, AND THE CORSET, an installation/critique utilizing 3-D printing, virtual reality, and six performing bodies. NOW FESTIVAL 2018—WEEK […]

MIWA MATREYEK AND MORGAN SORNE

The animator and performer Miwa Matreyek will collaborate with five-octave vocalist Morgan Sorne this week as part of Week One of Redcat’s NOW FESTIVAL 2018. EAT YOUR YOUNG is a “visual kaleidoscope of complex shape-shifting imagery of the anthropocene,” and will be performed nightly.* Also on the bill: SOLID, LIKE A ROCK—a dance piece from […]

ALEX ALMARAZ AT REDCAT

In A TATTOOED MAN—Alex Almaraz’s autobiographical piece recently seen at Highways and returning to the stage this weekend at Redcat—his “choreographic choices reveal a deeply emotional story; his style of movement convey intense vulnerability. With repetitive shaking and swaying motifs, as well as combating gestures conjuring simultaneous pride and desperation, A TATTOOED MAN is nuanced and […]

LAIDA LERTXUNDI AT REDCAT

“A certain trajectory of being lost is drawn across sparsely populated mountain regions while physical processes from heartbeat to orgasm shape image, sound, and color patterns until the horizon is reached.” – Laida Lertxundi, on her 16mm film VIVIR* This week, Lertxundi presents the world premiere of her new work WORDS, PLANETS, part of a multi-film bill […]

SONIA WIEDER-ATHERTON’S CHANTAL

This week at Redcat, cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton – the life partner of Chantal Akerman and a strong influence on the late filmmaker’s use of music in her work – will perform her tribute piece CHANTAL?, conceived by Wieder-Atherton and Renaud Bouchard-Gonzalez. “I wanted to play along with her, her every move, her silences, her dancing at […]