A fantastic line up of alternative film and video installation work from artists in Southern California.
Upcoming exhibition of new work True Love featured at Space4 Art.
The Burden of Selfhood is the next event in the IDEAS performance series in the Qualcomm Institute. The interdisciplinary work by UC San Diego graduate students and alumni explores feminism, identity and technology.
Technology has accelerated the recursive gaze to the point that we continually perform and project back onto each other our internalized expectations for unattainable perfection. By combining research from cognitive science, music, poetry, video and performance art, this work investigates the experience of viewing and being viewed as a gendered body. This poly-vocal performance will use large-scale data visualizations and live performers to make explicit both the collective gaze and the implicit impact of being seen. Through projection mapping and large scale video, the face becomes a malleable surface bearing traces of all the data it absorbs.
For Directions to Calit2 Atkinson Hall at UC San Diego: http://qi.ucsd.edu/contact.php
The Burden of Selfhood
Stefani Byrd, Sarah Ciston, Amy Fox, and Fernanda Navarro
Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017, 5 to 7 p.m.
Location: Calit2 Theater, Atkinson Hall, UC San Diego
The Burden of Selfhood is an interdisciplinary work exploring the intersection of feminism, identity and technology. By using interactive technology and research from cognitive science, music, poetry, video and performance art, the performance will investigate the experience of viewing and being viewed as a gendered body.
Material Mortality: New Video Works
October 19th, 8:30-10:30 PM
Each of the works comes from an engagement with corporeality, visceral-ity, or mortality as material and there are overlaps, symmetries, and echos in the ways these makers work in collaboration. Screening of new videos by
I am so pleased to have worked as the video designer on this production of Angels in America. Working with director Jon Reimer's vision, I aimed to visually create a world where the ethereal, the technological, and the surreal are visibly interwoven with the physical world we engage everyday in this staging of Tony Kushner's landmark epic.
Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika is the second half of Kushner’s seven-hour epic Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. Noted for its controversial commentary on the themes of sexuality, politics and race in 1980s America, Perestroika remains unnervingly relevant and loud in 2016’s struggle for racial, sexual and political justice.
Saturday, September 24th, 7:30PM
Sunday, September 25th, 2:00PM & 7:30PM
Molli and Arthur Wagner Dance Building
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093
DIRECTIONS & PARKING: http://theatre.ucsd.edu/places/parking.html
I will be featured as the 2016 Launchpad artist at the 2016 San Diego Art Fair in Balboa Park on November 3-6th.
Every year, Art San Diego’s LaunchPad Program provides a young, unrepresented artist the opportunity to present a site-specific exhibition within the show. Details about the featured project will be coming soon.
More details about the event and the Launchpad program can be found here:
Breathing is viewed as one of the most basic and trustworthy ways of linking together the body and the mind, our embodied existence alongside our mental experience of the world. It is also the marker of the dividing line between life and death. The title of the exhibition, I Am That, comes from the English translation of the sanskrit mantra “so’ham.” The phrase refers to the natural sound of the breath; the first part of the phrase “so” is the sound of inhalation, “hum” being the sound of exhalation. This ancient phrase, often called the universal mantra because it references the universal quality of the breath, originates from Indian Vedic philosophies and is used in meditation practices to relax the body and calm the mind.
This exhibition features two installations that explore the theme of breath, the immersive sound installation Cacophony (24hr News Cycle) and a multi screen video installation The Razor's Edge. An exploration in themes of mediation, embodiment, and the nature of time, both works explore the breath through sound and image. The exhibition is the culmination of three years of work at the UC San Diego graduate program and a requirement for the awarding of a degree of Master of Fine Arts.
On View May 4-6th, 2016 at the UC San Diego VAF Performance Space, Room 306
Open Wed & Thurs, 2-6PM
(By Appointment May 7-8th)
Reception: Thursday, May 5th, 6-8PM
My latest collaborative work The Unattainable/The Intimate, created for the 'Immersive Lab' debuted recently at the Calit2 Research Institute at UC San Diego. The ‘Immersive Lab’ is an artistic and technological research project of the Institute of Computer Music and Sound Technology at the Zurich University of the Arts. It is a media space that integrates panoramic video, surround audio with full touch interaction on the entire screen surface.
The Immersive Lab project, along with creators Jan Schacher and Daniel Bisig, visited UC San Diego for the Fall of 2015. Students and artists were invited to create new works that use the platform of the immersive lab and explore idea of touch, interaction, and immersion. This new interactive work, The Unattainable/The Intimate, was made in collaboration with composers Fernanda Navarro and Juan David Rubio R. and will become a part of the traveling repertoire a works for the Immersive Lab. Many, many thanks to the organizer of this event Katharina Rosenberger.
The Razor's Edge will be screening as a part of the alternative art fair event, December 12th and 13th, in collaboration with ShipInTheWoods.
Contemporary art fair arrives and sets up shop the weekend of December 12-13th, 2015, at Horton Plaza Mall. An architectural venture based on Ray Bradbury's essay The Aesthetics of Lostness, this mall has been described as "a temple where we can all tilt our faces to the sun," with "more angles than a train wreck - a multilayer maze of walkways, stair steps, terraces, bridges, arches, pillars, beams, and cupolas." We invited local artist-run and alternative gallery spaces as well as artists, poets, and musicians to participate in DATE NIGHT, offering them booths and walls; some chose to work without walls.
Through a generous invitation from the San Diego Art Institute we have had the pleasure of programming an event in an unused storefront. Collectively we decided to use this as an opportunity to pass sections of space and air wave across mvwbers of a community that often feels dispersed, fragmented, and decisively liminal. And what a more fitting location than the mall?! A place for the misfits, the disjointed, and the dislocated to reclaim and hang out in full anti-capitalist critique! Contrary to contemporary mall critique, at this mall, ambient sources of aesthetic arousal amplify to keep the customer coming. Intrepid spaces are: Carla, Friend's Collective, Helmuth Project, Poderes Unidos, A Ship in the Woods, Space 4 Art, SPF15, TARP Reform, UAG, Untitled Space.
I was happy to have my latest video work The Razor's Edge featured at the 2015 San Diego Art Fair. This was made possible by the San Diego Visual Arts Network and ShipInTheWoods. Special thanks to Lianne Thompson and Patricia Frischer.
A new video work, "The Razor's Edge", will premiere at the upcoming contemporary art fair Art San Diego in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA, USA. Produced in association with ShipInTheWoods and the San Diego Visual Arts Network.
The work will be featured in the VIP Lounge on Friday, November 6th, 2015.
For Tickets and More Information: http://art-sandiego.com/
I'm very pleased to have two pieces in the current show at the San Diego Art Institute. The sound work "Cacophony (24hr News Cycle)" and the large photographic work "Feelings Are Overrat'd" are both featured in the exhibition in the heart of Balboa Park, the true gem of San Diego. The show runs until Saturday, August 23rd.
One of my prints will be available at the upcoming show at Bread & Salt Gallery in downtown San Diego, CA
DIVA:ReDux will be a part of the upcoming Filmatic Festival at UC San Diego from April 30 - May 2nd. The Filmatic Festival is a merger of the art of science and cinema. The first of its kind in California, the 2nd Annual Filmatic Festival takes adventurous digital media lovers on a 4 day journey of exploration through digital films, sonic and 3D events, gaming exhibitions, interactive performances, workshops, and so much more! Curated by respected digital media experts and thought leaders, the Filmatic Festival redefines and transforms traditional passive film-going attendance into fun, active, immersive and inspiring experiences.
It will be installed outside of the Qualcomm Institute, April 30 - May 2nd, 8-9:30 PM each night
Saturday March 7, 3-7 pm
Visual Arts Facility (VAF)
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
Cognitive Camouflage is a group exhibition whose collective works delve into the many aspects of social anxiety in the postmodern era. Mediums such as installation, sound, film, painting and interactive performance will be displayed. WSOHOIDPS will present a deep examination of contemporary social anxiety topics that range from the cliché of “fitting in” to the increasing pinch of systemic oppression.
Featuring a collaborative project by myself and David Shere.
OPENING Jan. 30, 6-11 PM
Ship In the Woods 1660 Laguna Ln Del Mar, CA 92014
Lianne Thompson Mueller
(i want to be private) is a collaborative project between myself and fellow artist David Shere. We have combined our skills to create an digital video/physical computing installation that creates an interactive engagement between the viewer and a digital surrogate, or a digital representation of a person. More photos and video coming soon. We will be working together over the next year to refine and develop the project until it is ready to tour. I am very excited about this new work and look forward to seeing it travel to many different festivals and institutions. A working prototype of this piece debuted at the UC San Diego Art Gallery from December 3-5th, 2014.
Three projects added to the online archive and database Public Art Archive -
The PUBLIC ART ARCHIVE project is a national effort to increase public awareness and stewardship of public artworks. The Public Art Archive database is a free, online and mobile accessible catalog of completed public artworks worldwide. It was launched in 2010 and continues to grow both in content and features.
The Archive houses tens of thousands of public artwork records in a single, centrally located database, making these works easily accessible to all audiences, including researchers, authors, academics, policy-makers, tourists, artists, administrators, and the general public. The database is available from any computer for full searching and filtering, and the mobile-optimized site helps bridge the gap between artworks in the physical world and the information in the digital database.
Thank you PAA for selecting these works to be added to the national archive!