REDCAT raises the stakes in 2017 with a bold international program of daring and provocative artists who confront the most vital issues of our time with intelligent, memorable experiences you won’t soon forget.
In 1812, as a mere boy, John Brown saw a slave owner beat a black child almost to death. By the mid-1840s, he had become a noted abolitionist as well as a friend of former slave-turned social reformer Frederick Douglass.
Laura Poitras’ films reveal truths hidden within activities posing unparalleled dangers to freedom. Poitras faces deeply disturbing subjects with unwavering honesty, creating portraits of people and situations with an artistic complexity, rigor and sense of humanity that transcends conventional political documentaries.
Janie Geiser’s acclaimed collage films delve deeply into the realm of waking dreams, weaving fragments of sounds and moving images into mysterious, elliptical narratives at the edge of logic and memory.
Using her 2004 series of eighty-two drawings, Circus Lives from Hell, as an unconventional “script,” feminist artist Ellen Cantor (1961–2013) worked on her most ambitious project, Pinochet Porn, for the last five years of her life.
A one-day immersion in daring animated films that express singular creative vision, personal dedication, and imaginative technical approaches, the Eyeworks Festival showcases a mix of abstract animation and unconventional character animation, and explores the forms in the context of avant-garde cinema and alternative comics.
The expressive duo of Silvia Tarozzi (violin) and Deborah Walker (cello) join CalArts composer and violist Eyvind Kang to present the U.S. premiere of recent works by the innovative French composer Pascale Criton.
Mercurial Chilean playwright and director Guillermo Calderón, who is described as “an authentic genius of the theater” by The New Yorker, confronts urgent questions about the complex relationship between artists, truth and reality in this new work having its U.S. premiere at REDCAT.
The New Original Works Festival (NOW) is a three-week interdisciplinary program offering a variety of short works and some longer projects in their Los Angeles premieres. The Festival takes place in July and August and artists are given development support through rehearsal space, technical assistance, access to equipment and an honorarium. Projects are selected through a proposal process, with an emphasis on new projects in development and/or early career artists.