Super 8 is a collection of video art in multi-channel formats, selected by a peer-to-peer curatorial process. Eight artists from eight cities across the globe were invited to present their videos, and invited four other artists from their respective cities to join them.
At the point where long-held beliefs fall into decline and once-esteemed notions crumble, questions arise about those belief systems. It is at this point that John-Mark Ikeda begins his exploration of the current economic climate. Ikeda deconstructs the iconic business suit — which he equates with the failed economy — stripping it down to its component parts and pinning it to the wall like a specimen, with accompanying business accessories, in an attempt to reconstitute it as a symbol of power.
Gina Osterloh’s new film project, Anonymous Front, is a visual essay on physical blindness and identity, created in collaboration with a vocational massage therapy school for the blind in the Philippines.
Presented by Bradford Nordeen
This afternoon, we investigate the flipside of masculinity, with a program of short experimental film and video that explores and explodes normative roles of femininity and gender. With work that spans five decades, these artists queer female subject space via drag tactics, narrative juxtaposition and overt performativity, with styles ranging from masquerade to mythic, performance document to exposé video zine.
Film & Video
The Great Gatsby
Feb 10, 2012 9:00pm Feb 11, 2012 9:00pm Feb 12, 2012 3:00pm
The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald's magnificent portrait of the Jazz Age in all its idealism, hopes, excesses, and decadence, comes to the stage in the opera by Pulitzer Prize winning composer John Harbison. Ensemble Parallèle, under the direction of Nicole Paiement, presents the World Premiere of the new chamber version by San Francisco composer Jacques Desjardins.
The cast includes Marco Panuccio in the title role, Adler Fellow Susannah Biller, Dan Snyder, Julienne Walker, Jason Detwiler, Erin Neff, and Bojan Knezevic. Stage Director Brian Staufenbiel brings his concept to life with the help of Scenic and Lighting Designer Matthew Antaky, Video Artist Austin Forbord, Costumer Christine Crook, and Wig and Make-up Artist Jeanna Parham.