REDCAT Announces Winter Spring 2019 Events

REDCAT Announces Winter Spring 2019 Events

REDCAT launches 2019 with an interdisciplinary mix of programming by influential and emerging artists who are breaking rules and expanding the definitions of their art forms. Essential Los Angeles artists and groundbreaking national and International Artists will share unique perspectives and crucial visions, giving us an opportunity to view a changing world in different and striking ways.

Some of these visionaries are working in REDCAT or Los Angeles for the first time and others are continuing a relationship with a community of artists and audiences already familiar with their critical contributions to our culture.

REDCAT continues to be the home for diverse artists and audiences motivated to push the evolution of contemporary culture and discover new art forms for our complex and volatile world.

A full schedule is available at

Jan 12
Sharon Lockhart: Pine Flat

The Broad presents a screening of Pine Flat by Broad collection artist Sharon Lockhart. Featured in the museum's newest exhibition, A Journey That Wasn't, Lockhart's Pine Flat Portrait Studio series (2005) includes intimate photographs taken of youth over three years in the rural town of Pine Flat, California. Read more

Jan 16
Vicki Ray and Carole Kim: Rivers of Time

In an evocative musical and visual collaboration, pianist Vicki Ray and visual artist Carole Kim combine forces in two monumental new works for piano, electronics and projections. Read more

Jan 23

N. Katherine Hayles: Human as Alien:
From Frankenstein to Ex Machina and
Duke Professor of Literature and CalArts' 2019 MA Aesthetics and Politics Theorist in Residence explores our fears and hopes as expressed in two recent films by Alex Garland.

Jan 24 to Jan 26
Sebastian Hernandez: Hypanthium

When an early version of this high velocity movement performance premiered in REDCAT's NOW Festival, it was met with cheers and viral responses. Now, the performance featuring visual contributions by artists Rafa Esparza, Maria Meae and other visual and media artists, has a full premiere. With sensuality, fierceness and hints of wry humor, three performers synthesize a pseudo kinship of queer femme moving bodies in Los Angeles, while recognizing the intensity of a hegemonic project that tries to assimilate them. Read more

Jan 30 to Feb 3
The Wooster Group: THE B-SIDE: Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons" A Record Album Interpretation

The B-Side is an original performance based on the 1965 LP Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons, a recording of work songs and spoken text from inmates on Texas' then-segregated agricultural prison farms. Read more

Feb 4
Madison Brookshire: Pure Time

Exploring the tactile elements of the cinematic experience, the work of artist/filmmaker/ educator/curator Madison Brookshire often features light play that produces complex, unexpected physical reactions through experiments with framing and duration. Read more

Feb 8
Kevin Young

Kevin Young is the poetry editor at The New Yorker and the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. He is the author of 12 books of poetry and prose. Read more

Feb 11
Malcolm Le Grice: Before and After Cinema

REDCAT, in collaboration with Los Angeles Filmforum, welcomes UK legend Malcolm Le Grice for his first California screening in decades. Read more

Feb 21 to Feb 24
Christiane Jatahy: What if they went to Moscow?

In this U.S. premiere, Brazilian director Christinae Jatahy brilliantly merges live performance and filmmaking in what she describes as a "mirror game between theater and cinema in a wildly acclaimed take on Anton Chekov's Three Sisters. Read more

Mar 1
Courtney Bryan

The musical worldview of the composer and pianist Courtney Bryan is both deeply rooted and sweepingly expansive. Read more

Mar 4
Sharon Lockhart: Rudzienko and Podw rka New Films From Poland

Artist/filmmaker Sharon Lockhart returns to REDCAT with two films shot in Poland. Podw rka (31 min, 2009) is an exploration of the real and imaginary playgrounds children inhabit in the courtyards of dz. Read more

Mar 25
Anouk de Clercq: Future Images

As a conjurer of imaginary, semi-abstract worlds that are uncannily rooted in our physical reality, Belgian artist Anouk de Clercq has forged a unique cinematic language that explores the unstable outer boundaries of human vision. Read more

Mar 26
Ever Present Orchestra: Works by Alvin Lucier

Ever Present Orchestra is a 12-piece ensemble dedicated to performing the music of experimental music legend Alvin Lucier. Read more

Apr 4 to Apr 6
Los Angeles Poverty Department (L.A.P.D.): I Fly! or How to Keep the Devil Down in the Hole

The other L.A.P.D. collaborates with residents of Skid Row to create a provocative performance that confront urgent issues of public safety. Read more

Apr 8
Note to Self: Films by Nazl Din el

Nazl Din el's handcrafted 16mm films are visceral encounters with bodily existence from her perspective as a woman who emigrated from Turkey while still in her teens. Read more

Apr 15
Allan Sekula: Selected Films & Books

A pioneer in critiquing while reworking the tradition of social documentary, Allan Sekula (1951 2013), CalArts faculty from 1985 until his death, left a compelling legacy of films, photographs and publications. Read more

Apr 25 to Apr 27
John Kelly: Time No Line

John Kelly once referred to himself as an aesthetic octopus he cannot be easily categorized, and critics have wildly praised him as a choreographer, theater artist, writer, vocalist, filmmaker, dancer, visual artist and more (winning 2 Obies, 2 Bessies, an Alpert Award in the Arts and an NEA Masterpiece Award along the way). Read more

Apr 29
James Benning: Two Films

In his prolific career unfolding since the early 1970s, legendary filmmaker and artist James Benning has matched a passionate wanderlust to an exacting formal rigor, mapping out multivalent landscapes. Read more

May 6
Between Three Worlds: Films by Akosua Adoma Owusu

Ghanaian-American Akosua Adoma Owusu is one of the most distinctive independent filmmakers to have emerged during the past decade.
Read more

May 13
Julie Murray: Mysteries of the Visible World

Irish-born Julie Murray's works of the past decade further expand her singular, personal world of pictures and sounds as moments of intimate exploration and visceral sensation. Read more

May 18
Maryanne Amacher: Adjacencies(1965)

Maryanne Amacher (1938 2009), is a composer of large-scale, fixed-duration sound installations, and a highly original thinker in the areas of perception, sound spatialization, creative intelligence, and aural architecture. Read more

May 25
Fluxus: Ragnar Kjartansson Bliss

Mozart's Marriage of Figaro is one of the most rapturous pieces of music ever composed, the kind of work that's so moving, you want to listen to over and over again. Presented with the LA PHIL. Read more

Jun 2 to Jun 3
Studio: Spring 2019

REDCAT's quarterly program of new works and works-in-progress highlights new forms of dance, theater, music and multimedia performance in a wide -ranging evening that celebrates the vitality of L.A.'s next-generation artists making work for the stage. Read more

June 8 -30
REDCAT International Children's Film Festival

REDCAT, CalArts' downtown center for contemporary arts, is a multidisciplinary center for innovative visual, performing and media arts founded by CalArts in the Walt Disney concert Hall complex in downtown Los Angeles. Through performances, exhibitions, screenings and literary events, REDCAT introduces diverse audiences, students and artists to the most influential developments in the arts from around the world, and gives artists in this region the creative support they need to achieve national and international stature. REDCAT continues the tradition of the California Institute of the Arts, its parent organization, by encouraging experimentation, discovery and lively civic discourse.

For current program and exhibition information call 213-237-2800 or visit Location/Parking: REDCAT is located in downtown Los Angeles inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex with a separate entrance at the corner of West 2nd and Hope Streets. Parking is available in the Walt Disney Concert Hall parking structure. $9 event rate or $5 for vehicles entering after 8:00 pm on weekdays. Street Address: 631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles CA 90012

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