Augmented Realities: Performance In Real Life
Mar
1
to Mar 28

Augmented Realities: Performance In Real Life

CalArts Reef Residents Love’s Remedies* presents the inaugural exhibition for their 2019 program, organized by Christina Valentine and Hannah Kim Varamini. Reinterpreting AR as an idea, Augmented Realities: Performance In Real Life explores the work of artists who complicate the divisions of artist/individual or performer/activist.


The idea of augmented reality (AR) blurs the boundary of the virtual and the real; merging the avatar with real identities, repositioning agency and power, and creating a kind of third space wherein new iterations of identity and performativity can occur. The participating artists, Jinseok Choi, Frau Fiber, Carole Frances Lung, Zach Kleyn, Jennifer Moon, Marcel Maus Hermenutical Think Tank, and Brent Everett Dickinson, augment reality as they embody the indeterminatedivision of art and life. Their acts of labor, play, or sabotage are read simultaneously as performance and real action; subverting or disrupting narrative structures and identity.

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The Bow Wake [Vala e Harkut]: Film Screening & Conversation with Silvi Naçi & Leslie Dick
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

The Bow Wake [Vala e Harkut]: Film Screening & Conversation with Silvi Naçi & Leslie Dick

THE REEF residency invites you to a screening of the recently published film The Bow Wake [Vala e Harkut], 2019, by artist, filmmaker, and writer Silvi Naçi. Following the screening, the artist will be in conversation with writer Leslie Dick.

During their research in Albania (2017-18) Naçi worked with and documented two LGBTQIA+ communities in Albania: the Burrnesha and the Alliance against Discrimination of LGBTQ an activist organization started by Xheni Karaj, based in Tirana.

The Bow Wake [Vala e Harkut] initially constructed as a two-channel installation, and screening at THE REEF as a one channel film, illustrates the connections and tensions between these communities, as well as a larger portrait of Albania and the cities and people Naçi visited. The film addresses complex issues surrounding expressions and perceptions of gender across cultures and histories. The investigation into the lives of Lali and Paloma is an endeavor that requires a persistent yet delicate approach, particularly as the film hones in on such an intimate and contentious subject. The juxtaposition of the footage of children playing alongside the lives of the LGBTQIA+ communities invites viewers into a nuanced, intercultural dialogue.

Leslie Dick is a writer who teaches in the Art Program at CalArts. She is on the Editorial Board of the art journal X-TRA.


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Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

Informal Formalisms: Reading Discussion Group with Beth Fiedorek

Beth Fiedorek is facilitating a series of bi-weekly reading/discussion groups with the tentative theme of "Informal Formalisms". She'll be focusing on the political potential of artworks that are particularly engaged with formal aspects – material, shape, color, etc. Specific readings are yet to be determined but will include selections from Ina Blom’s Beyond the Style Site. Part the discussion will examine how beauty and poetics have historically been co-opted into commodity desire, so as to anticipate and prevent it.

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Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: Augmented Realities: Performance Art in Real Life

Tailor Made: Pop up alterations and mending shop by Frau Fiber March 1 and 2

With a spin the Wheel of Wages* the cost of a custom alteration will be determined! For a

limited time, alterations and mending services will be executed by Frau Fiber. Frau Fiber is a

lost generation East German garment worker who campaigns for the transparency of the labor

behind the fast fashion supply chain.

*Cost of labor on the wheel of wages was determined by JustJobs Global Wage Trends for

Apparel Workers.


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CalArts Reef Residents Love’s Remedies* presents the inaugural exhibition for their 2019 program, organized by Christina Valentine and Hannah Kim Varamini. Reinterpreting AR as an idea, Augmented Realities: Performance In Real Life explores the work of artists who complicate the divisions of artist/individual or performer/activist.


The idea of augmented reality (AR) blurs the boundary of the virtual and the real; merging the avatar with real identities, repositioning agency and power, and creating a kind of third space wherein new iterations of identity and performativity can occur. The participating artists, Jinseok Choi, Frau Fiber, Carole Frances Lung, Zach Kleyn, Jennifer Moon, Marcel Maus Hermenutical Think Tank, and Brent Everett Dickinson, augment reality as they embody the indeterminatedivision of art and life. Their acts of labor, play, or sabotage are read simultaneously as performance and real action; subverting or disrupting narrative structures and identity.

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Feb
25
7:00 PM19:00

Informal Formalisms: Reading Discussion Group with Beth Fiedorek

Beth Fiedorek is facilitating a series of bi-weekly reading/discussion groups with the tentative theme of "Informal Formalisms". She'll be focusing on the political potential of artworks that are particularly engaged with formal aspects – material, shape, color, etc. Specific readings are yet to be determined but will include selections from Ina Blom’s Beyond the Style Site. Part the discussion will examine how beauty and poetics have historically been co-opted into commodity desire, so as to anticipate and prevent it.

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Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Pattern Relays: Mushroom Inoculation Workshop with Luna Galassini

Come learn how to cultivate your very own mushroom colony and think and talk with artist Luna Galassini about the ways that nurturing trans-species relationships can facilitate opportunities for processing trauma both intimate and global. This workshop and optional discussion group has limited space, so RSVP to lovesremedies@gmail.com now! $10 Advance / $20 Day Of.

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Luna Galassini is an artist and performer. After graduating with an MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 2018, she moved from Los Angeles to the mountains of Northern New Mexico, where she is becoming reacquainted with wage labor and vegetable gardening. She was introduced to mushroom cultivation years ago while living in New York, and has since come to depend on survival strategies learned from mycelial networks and other kinds of non-human being. Her research interests include knots and entanglements, resinous woods, heterophony, guided meditation, invasive species, and the tendencies of late capitalism to frustrate and/or assimilate mysticism and modes of intimacy. Her work has been exhibited at The Box in L.A. and Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY.

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Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

Informal Formalisms: Reading Discussion Group with Beth Fiedorek

Beth Fiedorek is facilitating a series of monthly reading/discussion groups with the tentative theme of "Informal Formalisms". She'll be focusing on the political potential of artworks that are particularly engaged with formal aspects – material, shape, color, etc. Specific readings are yet to be determined but will include selections from Ina Blom’s Beyond the Style Site. Part the discussion will examine how beauty and poetics have historically been co-opted into commodity desire, so as to anticipate and prevent it.

The first readings will consist of a column from Anuradha Vikram and a selection from a book of writings on Abstraction, see below:
https://www.dailyserving.com/2015/05/hashtags-the-political-biennale/

https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/abstraction


Please RSVP to lovesremedies@gmail.com so we can plan appropriately & send out reading selections with time before the first session!

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