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.
Nine New Contemporary Performance Projects Given Residency Support to Premiere at the 16th Annual New Original Works Festival
REDCAT's Annual New Original Works Festival transforms REDCAT into a summer laboratory premiering new contemporary dance, theater, music and multimedia performances. This year's festival launches nine new works by Los Angeles emerging and mid-career artists who are re-defining the boundaries of contemporary performance to invent hybrid artistic disciplines, re-imagine traditions and confront urgent issues. All artistic teams receive free rehearsal space, technical support, and artist fees.
Each of the three weekends features a triple bill of three premieres in a shared evening. Each program is premiered on Thursday evening and repeated Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:30 pm.