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Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland

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Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Temescal Art Center | 511 48th Street, Oakland, CA 94609

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland

shapeshiftersShapeshifters 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 9 pm (unless otherwise noted) at Temescal Art Center in North Oakland. Shows are free. Shapeshifters is curated by Gilbert Guerrero and Kathleen Quillian.

Multi-disciplinarian Kristin Cato (filmmaker, theatermaker, writer, sound designer, semiotician and violinist) will present The Numbers Project, a live cinema event of performed poetry with video projections about whole numbers—their shapes, associations, spiritual meanings and cultural roles. A work in progress developed over the past few years, The Numbers Project consists of one poem for each number—zero through thirteen—with most of the imagery coming from historical/educational math and science films.

The project has been performed in installments—”Zero One Two”, “Three Four Five”, and “Planet Six” (an interplanetary count up and homage to space activity and historical representations of it). This event will be the first showing of all parts presented in one continuum and includes the new “Star Seven” section with violin accompaniment. While we are still in conceptual orbit, David Cox will present two space-themed projects including excerpts from his forthcoming Rocket Opera with live musical accompaniment from baritone John Smalley and mezzo-soprano Ania Samborska, plus a presentation of his 1998 sci-fi short Otherzone (originally shot in 35mm).

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Cost: FREE
Categories: Art & Museums, East Bay, Live Music, Movies
Address: 511 48th Street, Oakland, CA 94609
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