Kathy Rose

The Cathedral of Emptiness and Interiosity: Video/Performances by Kathy Rose

“Astonishing beauty and mystery... Rose seems to create a new phenomenology of the body.” —Art in America

Jack H. Skirball Series

Long hailed for exploring mysterious inner worlds through pioneering integrations of live performance and projected film, video and animation, Kathy Rose presents two recent choreographic fantasies in which she appears live as a solitary figure, traversing lush and layered invented landscapes. Rose’s surreal environments—adorned with forests of human arms, glistening waters, and floating moon faces—shape poetic alternate universes inspired by Noh theater. Rose has received numerous awards for her multimedia performances, and her early hand-drawn films, rightly considered classics of personal animation, are held by major museum collections worldwide. Also screening are Rose’s videos She (2008), The inn of Floating Imagery (2007), and excerpts of several other works.

In person: Kathy Rose

Curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud.

Funded in part with generous support from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences


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MON 10/8
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff