Shapeshifters is expanding slightly outside of our cinema zone to bring you the Art + Action Postcard Writing Happy Hour on Saturday, August 22 from 4-6pm. We're based in Oakland, but you can join us from anywhere in the country (or world!) for this. Artist and activist Kristin Cato will give a brief presentation about the history of mail art and then participants can apply their own creative efforts toward swinging and swaying voters through collective action. Link to sign up in our profile.
Join Shapeshifters Cinema for an online workshop with experimental animator and educator Lydia Greer, Aug 1, 2 & 29. This 2-day weekend intensive (with an optional 3rd day) is an introductory overview of experimental animation, including the history, methods, and techniques used by artists working with non-linear and experimental animation methods. Resources will be provided so that you can get started on your own research and inquiry. Space is limited. Register now! https://shop.shapeshifterscinema.com/
On Sunday, June 21st we invited composer/musician Guillermo Galindo @galin_dog to perform live at Shapeshifters Cinema for a room full of empty seats. It was our first live performance broadcasted on the Web from our space. Many thanks to Guillermo! 🙏 We were honored and thrilled!💥💐We also opened our new shop. Thank you to all who came out to support us.😷 A new recording of the show will be available later this month. Stay tuned! #experimental #broadcast #pandemic #pandemia #cinemapandemia
Airing right now online! Featuring Shapeshifters alumni, Freddy McGuire and Guillermo Galindo! Susie Ibarra is brilliant. It’s fantastic to be able to see these shows in our living rooms. #freddymcguire #jonleidecker @mnneacguire @galin_dog @susie.ibarra #Repost @exploratorium ・・・ Tonight: Join us for Resonance Final Reissue featuring Hieroglyphic Being, The Freddy McGuire Show, Susie Ibarra, and Guillermo Galindo. The artists in this diverse playlist innovate on style and expand on genre, featuring an afro future-inspired dance party, a provocative lounge act, and a solemn composition performed on musical sculptures crafted from abandoned materials. Discover the eclectic techniques and technologies used by these artists in a back-to-back stream of exclusive concerts hosted at the Exploratorium as part of our Resonance series. Resonance Final Reissue Tuesday, June 23 • 7 p.m. PDT Free online event on Facebook and Youtube 📷 Susie Ibarra
We finally made some T-shirts with the new Shapeshifters logo. We also have hoodies, tote bags, pint glasses + DVDs, CDs, books, hand-made masks and more in our new shop. Order now and we’ll have them ready for you to pick up during our Summer Solstice Pop-up event, tomorrow, Sunday, June 21st, from 1-5pm. Members and donors can also pick up perks from our recent Indiegogo fundraiser while here. Our friends at Oakland Secret, two doors down, are also having a sidewalk shindig on Sunday, where you can build your own terrarium and pick up other plant-based items from their sweet little store-front shop. Come by and spend a little time around people again. Wear a mask! And keep your distance. We’ll have hand sanitizer available. @oakland.secret
Our friends at Fist of Flour Pizza Co. are making special take-home pizza kits (with optional salad and cookie) that you can pick up during Shapeshifters’ Summer Solstice Pop-up on Sunday, June 21st, between 1-5pm. Put in your order before Thursday, June 18th (tomorrow!) and we’ll have them ready for you to pick up. Members and donors to the recent Indiegogo fundraising campaign will also be able to pick up perks during this time. And while you’re at it, you can pick up a few handmade masks, or Danny Plotnick’s new book on the history of Super-8! All these and more are available in our online store. https://shop.shapeshifterscinema.com/ @fistofflour
On Sunday, June 21st, from 1-5pm, we will be hosting a special Summer Solstice Pop-up event to introduce our new shop and usher in the new era of socially-distant programming at Shapeshifters Cinema. Order now from our unique collection of artist-made media (and select "order pick-up" at check out) and we'll have your items ready to go. For this event we are also offering special take-home pizza kits (with optional salad and cookie) made by our friends at Fist of Flour Pizza Co. Put your order in by Thursday, June 18th and we’ll have these ready for you so you can bring them home and heat them up for a quick meal to eat while you watch the evening program—a performance by post-Mexican musician and composer Guillermo Galindo —webcast live from Shapeshifters from 7-8pm. Find the link in our bio. @fistofflour
This coming Sunday, June 21st, from 7-8pm, post-Mexican composer/musician Guillermo Galindo will be performing -- live from Shapeshifters Cinema -- a variation on "Sonic Botany," a project exploring how science has played, and continues to play, a role in colonizing and conquest. Experimental composer, sonic architect, performance artist and Jungian Tarotist, Guillermo Galindo redefines the conventional boundaries of music and the practice of music composition. His present work focuses on bringing attention to humanitarian and socio-political issues. His broad interpretation of concepts such as musical form, time perception, music notation, sound as metaphorical language and his original use of sonic devices span through a wide spectrum of artistic works involving symphonic works, chamber acoustic composition, performance art, visual arts, computer interaction, electro-acoustic music, opera, film, instrument building, three dimensional installation and live improvisation.Galindo’s work has been performed and shown at major music festivals, concert halls, museums and art exhibits throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia and has been featured on CNN, the BBC (London), The Nation Magazine (US), NPR City Arts and Lectures and All Things Considered, CBC (Canada), Reforma newspaper (Mexico), The New York Times, Swiss Radio (Switzerland) and The Nation Magazine among many others. Viewers are invited to watch this live performance by tuning in from 7-8pm to http://shapeshifterscinema.com/livestream/.
This looks fun! Tonight at 6pm! https://resfreq.live/026 #socialdistancing #livestream #Repost @videoactive_avocado with ・・・ Thanks to @all.electric.kitchen we'll be streaming tonight for @theresfreq !!! #videosynthesis #videofeedback #videoart #experimentalvideoart #experimentalmedia #collaboration #performance #ancientmedia #experimentalsound #freeelectrons #fuzzynestedfeedbackloops #digital #analog #makekinnotbabies #placeisthespace #changesocietynow