VIRTUAL REALITY IN REAL TIME: an evening of discussion with Sundance curator Shari Frilot

Virtual Reality in Real Time: A Conversation  TUESDAY MAY 2, 730pm / Communications Studio C  Coming to Santa Cruz to discuss VR (Virtual Reality) with the UCSC community are Sundance curator Shari Frilot, who pioneered the exhibition of VR at the Sundance festival and has watched it evolve over the years, and Prof. Homay King (Bryn Mawr), who writes […]

LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE: an evening of screening and discussion with filmmaker Jodie Mack

SCREENING TUESDAY MAY 1, 7pm | Communications 150 (Studio C) Visiting Artist Jodie Mack screening her film-cycle “Let Your Light Shine” including featurette “Dusty Stacks of Mom” and “New Work” Jodie Mack (born 1983 London, UK): Let Your Light Shine, (75 min.) This collection of films investigates the formal principles of abstract cinema while maturing an […]

EXTRACTION: screening of “Rare Earth” and artist talk by Elizabeth Knafo

Tuesday evening, 5:30-7:30, in the Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108 at UC Santa Cruz March 6, 2017  An EXTRACTION Event Join us from 5:30 -7:30 pm for an evening of Elizabeth Knafo’s film “Rare Earth” + artist talk   ______________   Elizabeth Knafo is a filmmaker whose work engages issues of extraction, materialisms, and social and […]

EXTRACTION: an evening of short films

Tuesday evening, 5:30-7:30, in the Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108 at UC Santa Cruz February 28, 2017  An EXTRACTION Event Join us from 5:30 -7:30 pm for an evening of (hard-to-find!) short films   ______________   David Kelly / Patty Chang, Spiritual Myopia, 2015 (15 min) Spiritual Myopia portrays the invisible labor and desire of […]

EXTRACTION: screening of The Otolith Group’s The Radiant 2/14

Tuesday evening, 5:30-7:30, in the Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108 at UC Santa Cruz February 14, 2017  An EXTRACTION Event Join us from 5:30-7:30 pm for a screening of The Otolith Group’s The Radiant, 2012. This event is part of EXTRACTION, a research program exploring the industrial operations which abuse natural resources and thrive […]

EXTRACTION: DECOLONIAL VISUAL CULTURES IN THE AGE OF THE CAPITALOCENE

EXTRACTION: DECOLONIAL VISUAL CULTURES IN THE AGE OF THE CAPITALOCENE All events are on Tuesday evenings, 5:30-7:30, in the Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108 at UC Santa Cruz Extraction designates capitalism’s fundamental logic of withdrawal—of value, nutrients, energy, labor, time—from people, lands, culture, life-forms, the elements, without corresponding deposit (except as externalities of non-value […]