Shapeshifters Cinema is a monthly 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.
December 8, 2013
Inspired by the work and thought of 1940s marine scientist Ed Ricketts and the technical approach of french filmmaker Jean Painleve in the same era, INTERTIDAL, by Vancouver-based artist Alex MacKenzie, presents a submersive exploration of the tidal zones and marine life off the shores of Western Canada. Using both camera and non-camera approaches, this performance-based work presented on two analytic 16mm projectors speaks to the fragility of both the film medium and the marine environment explored. Travelling as far West as Nootka Sound on Vancouver Island and North to the tip of Naikoon on Haida Gwaii, this route expressly emulates that which Ricketts and his close friend author John Steinbeck intended to revisit prior to Ricketts' untimely death in 1948. The scope and materiality of both emulsion and environment are explored using elements as wide ranging as photograms, alternative film chemistry, live manipulation, and the very movement of the tides themselves. At once personal, political, visual and ecological, the work gives equal weight to representation and abstraction. A project of process through exploration, INTERTIDAL is a marine ecology for emulsion: teeming and tenuous, fleeting and alive.
January 12, 2014
Scott Stark & Allison Leigh Holt
The ever-inquisitive Scott Stark will be presenting several pieces from his vast body of work exploring visual and cultural shifts, including Right (2008), More Than Meets the Eye: Remaking Jane Fonda (2001/2006) and two brand new collaborative pieces with Allison Leigh Holt: Nocturnal Symmetries (2014) and Treasures of Big House (2014).
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