Narrative (Inter)actions: Spring Graduate Studies Symposium

Events are part of the Graduate Studies Symposium

What does narrative mean to architects, artists, critics, designers, scholars, and writers? How can the unfolding of a story communicate, evoke, engage, and captivate audiences?

This exhibition and lecture/performance series explores narrative in a broad range of genres.

Narrative (Inter)actions is a series of performances, lectures, and exhibition that comprise the spring Graduate Studies Symposium at California College of the Arts.

Please join us for these exciting events:

Faculty Roundtable: Opening Night

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January 24

How are narrative structures used to provoke, communicate, and engage audiences? This question will be explored at this roundtable featuring CCA faculty from a range of disciplines who engage in the exploration of narrative.
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Performance Lecture by DJ Spooky: The Book of Ice

February 21

DJ Spooky is a composer, multimedia artist, editor, and author. His DJ MIXER iPad app has had more than 12 million downloads in the last year. He's produced and composed work for Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore, and scores of artists and award-winning films.
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Lecture by Juvenal Acosta

February 28

Juvenal Acosta, a member of CCA’s MFA Program in Writing faculty, was born in Mexico City in 1961 and came to the Bay Area in 1986. He has published fiction, journalism, translations, and poetry. He is the author of the novels The Tattoo Hunter and The Violence of Velvet.
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Performance Lecture by Sister Spit

March 7

The legendary raucous rowdy performance gang Sister Spit, a lesbian-feminist spoken word and performance art collective, comes to CCA with a vanload of queer-centric brilliance! Sister Spit is a multimedia explosion of tastemakers, novelists, luminaries, chanteuses, performance artists, poets, and filmmakers.
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Lecture by Scott Snibbe

March 14

Scott Snibbe is a media artist, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. Whether on mobile devices or in public spaces, his work spurs people to participate socially, emotionally, and physically. His creations are strongly influenced by cinema -- particularly animation and surrealist film -- and often mix live and filmed performances with real-time interaction.

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Exhibition: RAY’N-GAH: linked elegance

March 18-22

Reception: March 20
An exhibition enlisting artists to communicate and converge in the making of projects in the spirit of renga, a Japanese form of collaborative poetry in which one artist creates from their own ideas, the next artist adds to this, and then the works are combined to form one piece.

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