Shapeshifters Cinema is a monthly series featuring experimental filmmakers and video artists presenting moving image work live with accompaniment from musicians and sound artists. Beginning in January 2013, Shapeshifters will take place the second Sunday of every month, from 8 to 9pm (unless otherwise noted) at Temescal Art Center in North Oakland. Shows are free. Shapeshifters is curated by Gilbert Guerrero and Kathleen Quillian.
June 9, 2013: Josh Kit Clayton
In conversation, concept, and repetition, Afterimage by Josh Kit Clayton is an abstraction of cinema based in the matter of thought. A social zoetrope, it is a study on the transmission and persistence of idea as language shaping the machinery of the mind. The juxtaposition of discontinuities gives way to the illusion of motion as a means of reconciling separateness. And a life after the fact. Duplication. Degradation. Dispersal.
July 14, 2013: Beige
Beige is the collaborative project of filmmakers Kent Long and Vanessa O'Neill. Their work explores the transformations and dimensions of layered 16mm projection with live sound composed and performed by Long. They will be performing an extended version of Suspension (2008) by Vanessa O'Neill, a film that layers a toned and black-and-white reel creating subtle shifts of hue and tone of abstracted seascape.
May 12, 2013: Jim Haynes
April 28, 2013: Lori Varga & Paul Baker
February 10, 2013: Jen Cohen & Guillermo Galindo
January 13, 2013: John Davis & Josh Churchill
November 8, 2012: Sylvia Schedelbauer
October 4, 2012: Tommy Becker
September 6, 2012: Kerry Laitala with John Davis and Neal Johnson
August 2, 2012: Jeremy Rourke
July 13, 2012: Paul Clipson & Evan Caminiti
June 17, 2012: The cinePimps