Hailed by The New Yorker as the “dynamic doyenne of the toy piano and its grownup counterpart,” Margaret Leng Tan infuses the avant-garde with good old-fashioned showmanship, tempered with the disciplinary rigor inherited from her mentor John Cage.
REDCAT presents an afternoon screening of films by Morgan Fisher curated by Bruce Hainley and Sohrab Mohebbi. The program is followed by a conversation with Fisher and artist Shahryar Nashat. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Morgan Fisher / Passing Time currently on view, in the Gallery at REDCAT.
Tehran-born, Brooklyn-based artist Raha Raissnia presents an evening of expanded cinema performances that combine multiple projectors, screens and painted surfaces into intensely layered recreations of recorded images.
An elaborately prepared piano hovers above the stage for Pura Entraña, a hyper-sounding textural performance by experimental vocalist and intermedia artist Carmina Escobar, who activates the installation Piano Suspendido (Suspended Piano) by Jerónimo Naranjo.
An intimate—yet humorous —act of cultural resistance, the cinema of Vivian Ostrovsky is a gesture, involving the filmmaker’s entire body— as she travels around the world, carrying the gear and framing/gathering images with a Super-8 camera.
REDCAT, CalArts' downtown center for contemporary arts, announces adventurous international and LA performances featured in the Fall of 2019 beginning on September 12, 2019.
In the gallery, Adelita Husni Bey explores healing and activism in her site-specific exhibition of works in CHIRON, where she probes questions about the global immigration crisis, the complexity of collectivity, and the human and social consequences of imperialist ventures. In the theater, acclaimed Dominican-born and Florida-raised Ligia Lewis, who came to REDCAT as part of the PST Festival in 2018, engages gothic imagery to consider entanglements of nature, the feminine, and blackness. The writings of Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz are mined by Polish director Natalia Korczakowska in a searing work about protecting our individuality from the soulless social machine of Western civilization. Los Angeles-based Dorian Wood, accompanied by an exquisite string quartet, gives a riveting personal tribute to the legendary Chavela Vargas.
Music highlights include Peter Vermeesch and FLAT EARTH SOCIETY celebrating its 20-year jubilee and the 100th anniversary of Ernst Lubitsch’s landmark 1919 film The Oyster Princess (Die Austernprinzessin); and the Los Angeles premiere of a new opera by Hunter Hunt Hendrix performed with Ulrich Krieger's Sonic Boom and the "black metal" band Liturgy.
Film at REDCAT features premieres of films by James Benning, Alexandra Cuestra, Juan Pablo González, Sylvia Schedelbauer and the special series Mur Murs inspired by Agnès Varda. The Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry presents acclaimed Suquamish poet Cedar Sigo.