MFA 1 - Art
“Happy Headroom” was part of my mid-residency show titled “Living Threads” in February 2020. The immersive installation consisted of 4-channel video and sculptures. In this video, my mom and I perform rituals as a visceral process to create a dialogue between changing states of self and site. Hair, simultaneously dead and living, functions as a tapestry of histories, biologies, and traditions, a weaving of nonlinear temporalities. The (un)raveling is a transference and exchange of memories, pain, and love, and transforms into a shared, intergenerational heirloom. Family becomes the representational vehicle that allows me to explore roles of tradition, family dynamics, emotional intimacy, and in a broader lens, a discussion of race, class, and migration.
Finding connections in this world…
Emily Evans We Are Sitting In A Room Inspired by Alvin Lucier’s “I Am Sitting In A Room,” this composition was created collaboratively by 12 students in my Production as Composition class at CalArts, currently “sheltering in place” at locations all around the globe. It started with a room tone…Then each student contributed a harmonic […]
This is a text setting of excerpts from “Notes on the Cinematograph” and “Au Hasard Balthazar” by Robert Bresson. The work is composed for speaking pianist.
Originally located on the back wall of the MOD, IRIS was a 3-dimensional automated aperture that opened to about 17-ft in diameter to reveal a lit cyclorama in its opening. For the Virtual Campus, we will be modeling the iris in 3D software, then using lighting software to create various lighting looks. Christian Mejia (MFA2, […]
The Naked Hours For 100 hours, I cut 2 x 2 inches black paper with scissors and covered the L-Shape Gallery walls at the California Institute of the Arts. I did not speak. I did not use a cell phone or other electronics. I ate, rested, wrote, and meditated as necessary. I left the gallery […]
Radical Practice is a series of podcast conversations between CalArts Graphic Design Program alumnae and current students. Each episode features an alumna with a distinct professional practice, including BFAs and MFAs whose endeavors range from cultural to corporate and from singular enterprises to ambitious ideas. We’ll discuss how they have defined success for themselves and […]
Unbuilt Door is a collaborative sound installation between Jiayu Zhang and Joana P. Cardozo during the emergency state of the COVID-19 pandemic in Spring 2020. Jiayu and Joana were studio neighbors at CalArts. This piece offers an imagination practice for the participants to visualize the border of their individual space. The participants are guided by […]
Ulrich Krieger Faculty, Music – Sonic Boom Sonic Boom – REmote AMbience Two ambient/ambient-noise pieces curated by Ulrich Krieger and developed together remotely by Sonic Boom. Kilmartin, Evan/Hopper, Finn/Rose, Echo/Brown, Nicholas/Heidari-Bateni, Kion/Everingham, Christopher/Chen-Walters, Nicki/Ichiyanagi, Kanoa/Bills, Wheeler/Wall, Marley/Boyer, Aidan/Morones, Brian/Ma, Xiaoxiao/Newby, Franklin/Cohen, Samuel/Figliulo, Ray/Moyao, Emilio/Simmons, Alexander/Bone, Ari/Wood, Amando/Bjornson, Brandon/Griffith, Brian/Piepenbrink, Andrew
Hello, I am a Jazz Drums MFA ALUM (’19). My goal with this submission has been to find a way to make visuals that clearly represent what drummers practice –moving around the kit and using multiple limbs at once to create music. I wondered if there was a way to visualize this. I then realized […]