Ritual, Relational, Durational Performances

April 9, 2010 Leave a comment

Molly C.

  • Sparklers
  • 4th of July
  • American Flag
  • Playful
  • Relational
  • Gun Powder – Violence

Katie

  • Ritual
  • Singing Chanting
  • Throws Pebbles
  • Candles
  • Low light
  • Haitian Prayer

Connie

  • Visceral
  • Haunting
  • Emotional
  • Smashed Tea Cups on a white paper floor
  • Repeated action till all tea cups were broken.

G Amani

  • Shaving on the floor
  • Gender reversal
  • Cosmetic Differences
  • Shaving as a way of getting prettier

Lisa

  • Childhood
  • Plastic Wrapped over body
  • Picking flowers
  • Explored female gender questions

Quan

  • Charcoal
  • Burning of the Past

Molly K.

  • Ballet
  • Lacing up of shoes
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Shadow Performances

April 9, 2010 Leave a comment

Group 1

This group used light, blankets, and theatrical movements in their performance.  This performance gave an almost birthing like experience, due to the gasping and moans made by Samantha and Genesis.  The use of candles and incents brought a religious tone to the work as well.

Group 2

A list of weather patterns were said in front of a screen by each individual of the group.  A silhouette of an umbrella was used as well.  The final punch line of the piece was when the group sprayed water on the audience to demonstrate rain.

Group 4

This group used interpretive dance for their piece.  Lisa played a lost flower looking for light.  They used light as a character.

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Broken Intervals Performance Festival

April 9, 2010 Leave a comment

Emilio Rojas

Observed

  • Lights
  • Red and White Cassettes
  • Tape
  • Ladder
  • Fans
  • Audience Participation
  • Air Hose
  • Fans

Interpretation

Emilio’s Relational performance herded the audience around with cassette tape in a leashed fasion.  He used the lighting grid to do so.  The tape was a bold choice, as it was fragile.

According to Emilio, he was trying to demonstrate how certain archival technologies are being phased out, and by doing so we are forgetting a selection of memories in the process.

Molly Kreppel

Observed

  • Backwards Tape
  • Nails on the Floor
  • Spooky lighting
  • Spasms
  • Mary Poppins

Interpretation

Molly’s performance harkens back to a traumatic child hood.  It was mentioned that she was did not like Mary Poppins when she was a child.

Genesis Mohanraj

Observed

  • Power-sander
  • Borders
  • Natural Light
  • Measuring
  • Mask
  • Manual Labor
  • Smoothing of Wall

Interpretation

Genesis wanted to highlight the work part of art work.  She sanded down part of the wall, making it smoother as a result.  She said that the work was in itself tranquil, and there was nothing surprising about it.

Samantha Gary

Observed

  • Painting
  • Small Brush
  • Giant Stir Stick
  • Tranquil

Interpretation

This Durational work took place throughout the class.  She painted down a portion of the white wall and the work itself didn’t quite show due to the paint being white as well.  Samantha wanted to show waste, and faith that we all have more time.

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The New Village Festival

April 9, 2010 Leave a comment

This a link to the group project we named The New Village Festival.  We explored Dislocation, Disaspora, Displacement & Creating The New Village.

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Bio/Artist Statement

March 24, 2010 Leave a comment

Cale M. Werake

I’m currently a 3rd year FVIM major here at Emily Carr. My background is in Film, Video, Software Testing and Graphic Design. Before Emily Carr I attended Bellevue College in Washington State, where I earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Digital Video Production. Upon completion of that degree program, I attended The Vancouver Film School, where I received a Diploma in Film Production. I currently have over six years of television and film production experience, and was nominated for Best Student Director at the 2004 Leo Awards for my student film ‘Bushido.’ From 2005 to 2008, I worked for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 division under contract with VMC GameLabs as a Test engineer, and then Hardware Test Lead, for many game projects, including Halo 3, Gears of War, and Shadow Run.

As an avid fan of the art deco style and noir from the 1940s, I try to incorporate elements of those styles into my work.   Additionally, I try to tackle complex social issues, whether it be performance related, or in front of the lens.

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Tesla Coil Performance

March 19, 2010 Leave a comment
Sure, this might not have anything beyond the shock (yes, I’m clever) and awe factor,  but is entertaining non the less.
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Resume

March 17, 2010 2 comments

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