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.
Based on Ingmar Bergman’s classic film, Persona is a provocative and artistically complex depiction of human frailty, cruelty and identity. In an isolated summer house, a young nurse becomes caretaker of a stage actress who has suddenly lost the ability to speak.
Noted scholars, curators, and artists join together to focus on artist Mike Kelley's last major project, Kandors, produced between 1999 and 2011. The symposium promotes dialogue on this important body of work and its themes while connecting them to a wider aspect of Kelley's complex and varied oeuvre.
In the 1980s, the multifaceted artist, painter and filmmaker from Venezuela, Diego Rísquez, undertook the daunting project of a trilogy about the real and mythical histories of the Latin American continent.
Virtuosic movement is experienced through heightened new dimensions in this daring collaboration between two former Merce Cunningham dancers and an iconic filmmaker expanding the corporeal and digital realms.
The conjunction “dance-war” may evoke images of war-dances in folklore or war propaganda – with military training or combat moves that are thematically represented and aestheticized in dancing or dance-like bodies. In this lecture, artist and researcher Bojana Cvejić reverses this perspective by exploring indirect, evasive, or grammatical relations and isomorphisms between war and dance.
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.