This December 4th catch The Sirens, a multimedia art installation, on the stargazing deck of Palm Spring's Ace Hotel.
By Hannah Star Rogers, guest contributor
This film celebration of Animal, Mechanical and Me Project will bring together a triptych of short films for a discussion about “Everyday Cyborgs and Humanimals.” In a future where human beings can live longer by putting different kinds of materials (animal, mechanical or human) in the body, more of us, will have more in us. The filmmakers ask if an individual is no longer 100% biologically human does that change them as persons?
By Joe Ferguson, contributor
Through the foggy window of a bus, I see scores of tourists queued outside of theaters on Market Street. Despite the rain, they are dressed in their finest—gowns and heels, suits and loafers, big hair and flashy costume jewelry. Above them, glittering marquees advertise faux-Broadway shows.
I am not envious of those folks and their $300 tickets. I don’t enjoy spending two hours in a steamy theater being assaulted by visual spectacle and offensively-loud show tunes. I like my performances to be provocative, intellectually-stimulating, heavy on substance and spare of spectacle.
I’m making my way almost an hour across town to see Katharine Hawthorne’s newest work, Between the Wish and the Thing at the ODC Theater. I’ve seen her works before, so I expect I’ll be rewarded for my effort. About this new piece, however, I know few details. I’ve heard the audience size is kept intentionally small and intimate, and that we have to move around a bit during the performance.
Opening to the public this Monday is "Our Senses: An immersive Experience," the latest multimedia exhibition from New York's American Museum of Natural History.
"Mark Dion: Misadventures of a 21st-Century Naturalist" is currently on view at ICA Boston. The first mid-career U.S. survey of one of SciArt's most astute contemporary visual commentators, this collection of Dion's work explores nature and natural history in sculpture and installation. Dion's trademark style of artist-as-natural-scientist reframes history and the way we perceive our relationship with nature through his meticulous arrangements, repurposing of scientific objects, and even collaboration with live finches.
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