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 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.



April 13, 2014
Andy Puls


Andy Puls is a video artist, analog electronics designer, and composer/musician. He runs the experimental media production studio, "Whistlehut" in Richmond, CA, where he produces his own and others' audio and visual recordings, and designs electronic audio and video devices. His video work centers around live, intuitive, "no source" visualizations. Using video hardware processing, camera feedback loops, and video synthesis, he uncovers the inner-world landscapes existing behind the scan-lines. His focus on live connection to the viewers, and his direct interaction with sound -- working both solo, and in collaboration with other live sound artists -- makes each performance entirely unique to circumstance. For this performance, he will be using newly created video devices and performing a live score using home-made, and other electronic instruments.

May 11, 2014
Chris Pew


Merging the dynamic and often polar worlds of science and art, Oakland artist Chris Pew explores ideas of a complex cosmos and different trajectories for the unobservable universe. Utilizing various digital and analog techniques for motion and sound, these ideas are brought together and presented in an abstract narrative. Chris Pew will be presenting a 20-30 minute live performance based around fundamental assumptions for building an abstract cosmology. Afterwords he will be presenting a mix of previously shown and undisplayed video work.



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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