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Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland

Every 2nd Sunday
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Doors open at 7:30 pm

Shapeshifters Cinema | 567 5th St., Oakland, California 94607


Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland

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

– Updated 6/26/19 – Event info last checked via website

3/14 Lineup:

  • Tommy Becker
  • With special guests Steev Hise and Jon Leidecker

Tommy Becker returns to Shapeshifters to present “Emotions in Metal,” a twenty minute visual concept album that continues the artist’s investigations into expanded storytelling using video, music, poetry, performance and computer-generated design. The nine short works link thematically in their investigations into human-vehicle relationships. Whether, acting out instructional poetry in the garage, documenting the interiors of strangers’ cars or celebrating art world connections to the road, the video work balances playful humor with a critical eye on where society is currently parked. Steev Hise and Jon Leidecker will open the show with a short 20-minute set titled “I WANT TO SAY” exploring the cybernetic possibilities of expanded cinema, special brains and motivated reasoning.

Please note that this event is happening on Saturday and not the usual 2nd Sunday event. 

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


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Cost: FREE*
*Doors open at 7:30 pm
Categories: Art & Museums, East Bay, Live Music, Movies
Address: 567 5th St., Oakland, California 94607

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