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April 2, 2020 - April 8, 2020
All Day
Sackler Building, Artlab Annex
485 Broadway
Cambridge, MA
CMP Capstone Exhibition, April 2-8, 2020

The CMP Capstone Exhibition will run April 2-8, 2020 in the ArtLab Annex in the Sackler Building.

Friday April 3 OPENING NIGHT
5pm music performance, ArtLab Annex
5:30pm gallery opening, ArtLab Annex
7pm cinema program, CCVA B-04.

Exhibition on view April 2-8, weekdays 4-7pm and weekends 1-4pm.

Participating CMP students and recent alumni:

Philip Cartelli
Alex Fattal
Parker Hatley
Deirdre Moore
Julia Smachylo
Adi Snir
Stephanie Spray
Christian Struck
Anya Yermakova

April 8, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sackler Building, Artlab Annex
485 Broadway
Cambridge, MA
CMP Capstone Defense: Adi Snir

Adi Snir, Department of Music

A performance/installation which investigates the essence of materials, instruments, loudspeakers and humans, within a concert setting. Utilizing multiple performance spaces, a duplicity of speakers, and three live performing musicians, unwound detaches the acoustic sound source from its processed outcome, stage from concert space, and performers from their staged protective boundaries, in an attempt to give spectators more direct access to what it is that takes place in such a spectacle. The disassembly becomes an expansion, allowing audience members to walk into and experience different areas of this tightly woven web of interplay.

April 13, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harvard Film Archive
24 Quincy St.
Cambridge, MA
Krabi, 2562 with directors Anocha Suwichakornpong and Ben Rivers

Krabi, 2562
Anocha Suwichakornpong and Ben Rivers in Person
Thailand, United Kingdom, 2019
Thai, English
94 minutes

An innovative exploration of the Thai tourist community, Anocha Suwichakornpong and Ben Rivers’ visually elegant and conceptually creative documentary is an ambitious reflection on time, place, and memory.

Creative documentary and cinematic realism are at the core of Krabi, 2562, a luminous, elegantly playful work on the power images have to represent and manipulate a personal universe of collective memories and to inspire social awareness.

Co-conceived and directed by festival favourites Anocha Suwichakornpong and Ben Rivers, two distinctive voices from different cultures and traditions who nevertheless share a similarly generous vision of the world, Krabi, 2562 is an elaboration of themes and ideas investigated in the duo’s 2018 installation for the first Thai Biennale. In the film’s narrative and visual space the Holocene, the recent past, and present day (2562 being the current year in the Thai Buddhist calendar) coexist in southern Thailand’s Krabi region and its quietly beautiful landscapes — paradises soon to be lost forever in the contamination of rampant consumerism and invasive tourism.

As a woman — who has a propulsive, changing identity — guides viewers through Krabi’s history, folklore, and iconic sites, the film’s hybrid structure merges fiction, interviews, and oral tradition into a fluid experience, as placid as it is trippy. In one instance, a prehistoric couple exists alongside Krabi’s many international tourists and commercial film crews, going about their mundane daily life oblivious to the millennia that have passed.

Shot on Super 16 by Rivers and cinematographer Leung Ming Kai, the film lingers on the quiet pace of omnipresent nature, ever-changing light, and the inhabitants who strangely, though also naturally, are suspended within a vast time continuum — including that of memory.

GIOVANNA FULVI, Toronto Film Festival

April 17, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harvard Film Archive
24 Quincy St.
Cambridge, MA
An Evening with Sylvia Schedelbauer

Program to be announced.

Born in Tokyo Sylvia Schedelbauer first moved to Berlin in 1993, where she has been based since. She studied at the University of Arts Berlin (with Katharina Sieverding). Her films negotiate the space between broader historical narratives and personal, psychological realms mainly through poetic manipulations of found and archival footage.

Selected screenings: Berlinale, Toronto International Film Festival, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, London Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Robert Flaherty International Film Seminar and Stan Brakhage Symposium. Awards include the VG Bildkunst Award, the German Film Critics’ Award and the Gus Van Sant Award for Best Experimental Film. Schedelbauer is a 2019/2020 fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.

May 8, 2020
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ArtLab Hub
140 N. Harvard Street
Allston, MA
Performance of "Georgic" by Max Murray

Please join us for a CMP capstone performance by PhD candidate in Music, Max Murray. An evening-length work for three performers, “Georgic” is a composed meditation on the slaughter of the American bison during the late nineteenth century. Each of the three performers is both musician and actor, situated in the field of a work-encompassing fixed media component — pre-recorded sound and image both engulfing and articulated by, the concentrated actions of the live performers moving within a starkly reduced scenic disposition.




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