Shapeshifters Cinema is a monthly expanded cinema series featuring experimental filmmakers and video artists presenting moving image work live with accompaniment from musicians and sound artists. Shapeshifters takes place the second Sunday of every month, from 8 to 9pm (unless otherwise noted) at Temescal Art Center in North Oakland. Doors open at 7:30pm. Shows are free. Shapeshifters is curated by Gilbert Guerrero and Kathleen Quillian.

Support for Shapeshifters Cinema is provided by Southern Exposure's Alternative Exposure Grant Program, the San Francisco Cinematheque and the following individual donors: John Davis, Roger Deutsch, Adrianne Finelli, Isabel Fondevila, Christian Gainsley, Michael Goodier, Brook Hinton, Zachary Iannazzi, Kadet Kuhne, Kerry Laitala, Suki O'Kane, Kent Long & Vanessa O'Neill, Steve Polta, Loren Risker, Jeremy Rourke, Elisabeth K. Rubin, Jeff Schenk, Phoebe Tooke, Mark Wilson and Tanya Zimbardo.



October 12, 2014
Cyrus Tabar


Cyrus Tabar is a multidisciplinary artist primarily working with motion picture and sound. He often blends a multitude of formats from 16mm found footage and digital processing to tape based musical compositions and live manipulated field recordings. Science fiction novels often influence his work, which often revolves around near-future space exploration, planetary phenomena, and time travel. With a background in immersive installation art using pure light and sound as formal mediums, Cyrus blends the experiential nature of installation with the temporal facet of performance. He will be performing past works Tempus Fluxus, Optica, The Spider and The Fly, and Terraforma in addition to his latest piece made exclusively for Shapeshifters dealing with lost identity and the path to redefine it.

November 16, 2014
Jeremy Rourke


[Please note special date]
Jeremy Rourke creates animated films from vintage and new photographs, paint, sticks, shadows, wood, flowers, tape, pens, paper, pencils, and leaves. He is bringing a band of some kind to shapeshifters. He is looking in the bottom of the chest with them. He is looking for bits and pieces that haven't been shown in ages. He is on this earth, with the sun shining on it, floating through space, right along with you.



September 14, 2014: Tommy Becker
August 10, 2014: tooth
July 13, 2014: Elise Baldwin
June 8, 2014: Dennis Keefe & Glenn McKay
May 11, 2014: Chris Pew
April 13, 2014: Andy Puls
March 2, 2014: Greg Pope
February 9, 2014: Lori Varga
January 12, 2014: Scott Stark & Allison Holt
December 8, 2013: Alex MacKenzie
November 10, 2013: Chris Duncan
October 13, 2013: Craig Baldwin
September 8, 2013: dyemark
August 11, 2013: Kadet Kuhne
July 14, 2013: Beige
June 9, 2013: Josh Kit Clayton
May 12, 2013: Jim Haynes
April 28, 2013: Lori Varga & Paul Baker
February 10, 2013: Jen Cohen & Guillermo Galindo
January 13, 2013: John Davis & Josh Churchill
November 8, 2012: Sylvia Schedelbauer
October 4, 2012: Tommy Becker
September 6, 2012: Kerry Laitala with John Davis and Neal Johnson
August 2, 2012: Jeremy Rourke
July 13, 2012: Paul Clipson & Evan Caminiti
June 17, 2012: The cinePimps

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