Upcoming Events

March 3, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Shadows in Stereo | Christine Marie

Shadows in Stereo is an analog, 3-D stereo imaging experience. Artist Christine Marie uses handmade lights, simple objects, and wire sculpture to cast 30-foot shadows onto walls, ceilings, and floors which spring to life when viewed through 3-D anaglyph glasses. Visitors are invited to wander about the space, their own shadows becoming part of the experience.

Marie will create performances inspired by found 3-D film footage including scenes from James Cameron’s Avatar and 1980s NASA VR simulations. Shadows in Stereo questions what role analog techniques play amid digital technology and modern storytelling, creating an alternative visual space of discovery and exploration.

Shadows in Stereo | Workshop Schedule
Tuesday, February 20 | 5 – 6 pm
Wednesday, February 21 | 5 – 6 pm
Thursday, February 22 | 5 – 6 pm
Tuesday, February 27 | 5 – 6 pm
Wednesday, February 28 | 5 – 6 pm
Thursday, March 1 | 5 – 6 pm

Shadows in Stereo | Final Performance
Saturday, March 3 | 6 – 8 pm

Marie’s Shadows in Stereo and Danny Clay and Jon Fischer’s Turntable Drawings are a series of workshops and performances in conjunction with Stories, MFA’s Spring 2018 exhibition. Free and open to the public, these live experiments revisit the 20th century technologies of augmented reality (Marie) and vinyl records (Clay, Fischer) with visitors and invited artists, musicians, writers, and dancers. Artists will be working in the MFA gallery space throughout the Stories exhibition, developing their projects for final performances. Attendees will experience a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process.

 

April 7, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Turntable Drawings | Danny Clay and Jon Fischer

Turntable Drawings is a collaboration between composer Danny Clay and printmaker Jon Fischer.
The pair manufactures records imprinted with mathematical textures, original recorded materials,
and direct casts of existing LPs that include some of history’s earliest recorded sounds.

The workshops place records and turntables in MFA’s main gallery for invited artists and visitors
to browse and play. Clay and Fischer will also conduct a “turntable orchestra,” inviting guest
artists from various disciplines (music, visual art, performance, creative writing) and students to
interact with the soundscape.

Turntable Drawings | Workshop Schedule
Saturday, February 24 | 3 – 5 pm
Saturday, March 10 | 3 – 5 pm
Saturday, March 24 | 3 – 5 pm
Wednesday, April 4 | 3 – 5 pm Saturday, April 7 | 3 – 5 pm

Turntable Drawings | Final Performance
Saturday, April 7 | 6 – 8 pm

Clay and Fischer’s Turntable Drawings and Christine Marie’s Shadows in Stereo are a series of workshops and performances in conjunction with Stories, MFA’s Spring 2018 exhibition. Free and
open to the public, these live experiments revisit the 20th century technologies of augmented
reality (Marie) and vinyl records (Clay, Fischer) with visitors and invited artists, musicians, writers,
and dancers. Artists will be working in the MFA gallery space throughout the Stories exhibition,
developing their projects for final performances. Attendees will experience a behind-the-scenes
look at the creative process.

Past Events

SIX WAYS OF LOOKING AT THE EDGE
November 18, 2017
1:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Six Sensational Ocean Views: Notes on 'la mère la mer'

Six Sensational Ocean Views is an afternoon of readings, talks, and performance in response to la mère la mer, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts’ inaugural exhibition. The public event is organized by Frank Smigiel, associate curator, performance and film, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). He is joined by Nicole Archer, Torreya Cummings, Carolyn Finney, Kathleen Graber, Chani Nicholas, and Heidi Quante.

The presenters in Six Sensational Ocean Views look to the infrastructures, economies, and imaginations of human life straddling land and sea. Discussions include the evolution of swimwear in the 1960’s, diversity on the beach, and climate change in Miami.