The annual iMAPPENING show, featuring works-in-progress, performances and presentations by students in the Media Arts and Practice doctoral program, kicks of on Friday, May 10, 2013, from noon to 8:00 p.m., with an opening reception at 6:00 p.m. in the School of Cinematic Arts Gallery. The show will also be open May 11, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and on Monday, May 13, students and faculty will engage in a series of round-table discussions between 11:00 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. at Kerckhoff Hall, located at 734 West Adams Boulevard.
The show includes the following projects:
• Locus Swarm, a virtual space visualized by the creatures that inhabit it.
• The Book of Luna, a transmedia metabook, a physical, illuminated manuscript merging sculpture, film and literature.
• Preview of Marquee Survivals, a multimodal exploration of contemporary conceptions of repurposed movie theaters.
• We Already Know and We Don’t Yet Know: Autonets, a performance which asks, “Is sexual, gendered and racialized violence global or translocal?”
• Penumbra: A Novella, creates a haptic reading experience for the iPad as the reader’s gestures expose the protagonist’s memories.
• Polyangylene: Robot Aesthetics and Super-Objects, an interactive installation that involves gallery visitors, a small herd of hexapod robots that compose electroluminiscent wire poetry, and a tumbling junk pile of found objects.
• Miralab: Experiments in Responsive Data Viz Worlds: a cloud-based ecosystem for display and interaction with a retrofuturistic aquatic world.
• Museum of the Microstar, a satirical narrative game and technology demonstration.
• Matricide, a Lacanian love letter to the filmmaker’s Mother(s) combining intimate drag performances, disturbing childhood images revisited and probing testimonial sessions with the Mother.
• ImMobility, a performed score about mobility
• Memory Cellars, an interactive tour of the new building in the School of Cinematic Arts complex.
• Leimert Phone Company, a collaborative community design studio that repurposes pay phones into cultural portals to local history and arts in South LA.
• Divergent Shadows and Daily Image, experimental videos.
• Visions of Aleph, a recombinant narrative video game.
• The Seoul of Los Angeles: Contested Identities and Transnationalism in Immigrant Space, an interactive online cultural history.
• Not Your Baby, a mobile app that builds community to challenge sexual harrassment whenever and wherever it may occur.
• So Help You God, a documentary database cinema game that dissects the confluence of circumstances leading to a violent crime.
• a question of CHARACTER, a documentary meta-game for the Women and Girls Lead comprehensive collection of gender justice films by the Independent Television Service.
• Experiments in Representational Animism, which allows audiences to communicate with a public speaker by aggregating their live input as a datastream for an animistic object.
All events in the iMAPPENING Showcase are free and open to the public – please join us to see this amazing work!