Headlands Center for the Arts


Fall Open House

Open House
Sunday, October 15, 2017

Hours

12–5PM

Price

FREE

From the Mess Hall

Mess Hall Café Open!

Location

Full Campus

Open House provides a once-in-a-season opportunity to roam the various buildings of our campus, meet current artists, view works in progress, attend performances and readings, and enjoy a housemade lunch in the Mess Hall Café. Members at the Inspire ($250) level and above receive complimentary lunch for two!

Parking is limited! If you can, we encourage you to carpool, bike, or take the bus. More info on transportation and directions here.

In support of the North Bay fire relief efforts, Headlands will donate 20% of all Open House food and merchandise sales to the Napa Valley Community Foundation.

Schedule of Events

12:30-1PM
Outside, The Commons
Performance

Carl Ludwig Hübsch (AIR ’17) on the tuba: Contemporary sounds, created right out of the moment. In a span from normal, well known, good old tuba notes to “electronic music” played with mechanical means, just with breath and brass.

1–2PM
Building 952, The Gym
Durational Performance *space is limited

Margaret Kemp (AIR ’17) will perform an hour-long durational performance, an in process showing of her collaboration with the natural world that is Headlands Center for the Arts. This is a live installation performed in the now gym that was then a barracks (the space between then and now); the piece is an immersive aural and visual memoir/performance of Kemp’s 30 days in the ‘wilderness’, choreographing with trees and looking for artifacts referencing the 54th Coast Artillery Regiment (Colored) who were stationed here in 1942. This installation results from Kemp’s collaboration with 2017 Headlands Artist in Residence/photography, Laura Sanders who shares her dis-easy relationship with the outside of doors. See Hear Now Then constitutes the third installation in her ongoing project- “Bodies, Dirt and Space: A Search for America’s Narrative”.

1:15-1:45PM
Building 944, Eastwing
Reading

Anu Jindal (AIR ’17), Dean Rader (AFF ‘17-’18), and Emily Wolahan (AFF ‘17-’18) will read 10-minute selections from recent works.

2–2:30PM
Building 944, Rodeo Room
Film Screening

Luke Fowler (AIR ’17) will screen FOR CHRISTIAN – 7mins. 2016

“For Christian was filmed during a residency I had at Dartmouth College, New England, in spring 2013. Through Larry Polanski in the electronic music department I met the composer Christian Wolff, who had taught comparative literature at Dartmouth until 1999. For Christian features short extracts from a longer interview which covered a variety of his compositional strategies from writing text scores for non-musicians to indeterminacy, cueing and his turn in the 1970’s to writing pieces with a consciously progressive content. A week or so later I travelled out to his farm in Vermont which he runs with his wife and son and filmed my impressions there. The film is bookended by two of his dedication pieces – one for Alvin Lucier and the other for David Tudor.”

2-3PM
Building 952, The Gym
Durational Performance *space is limited

Margaret Kemp (AIR ’17) will perform an hour-long durational performance, an in process showing of her collaboration with the natural world that is Headlands Center for the Arts. This is a live installation performed in the now gym that was then a barracks (the space between then and now); the piece is an immersive aural and visual memoir/performance of Kemp’s 30 days in the ‘wilderness’, choreographing with trees and looking for artifacts referencing the 54th Coast Artillery Regiment (Colored) who were stationed here in 1942. This installation results from Kemp’s collaboration with 2017 Headlands Artist in Residence/photography, Laura Sanders who shares her dis-easy relationship with the outside of doors. See Hear Now Then constitutes the third installation in her ongoing project- “Bodies, Dirt and Space: A Search for America’s Narrative”.

2:45–3:30PM
Building 944, Eastwing
Reading

Ploi Pirapokin (AIR ‘17-’18), Marco Lean (AFF ‘15-’18), Kate Folk (AFF ‘16-’18), and Nicole Lavelle (AFF ’17-’18) will each present 10-minute selections from recent works.

3-4PM
Building 952, The Gym
Durational Performance *space is limited

Margaret Kemp (AIR ’17) will perform an hour-long durational performance, an in process showing of her collaboration with the natural world that is Headlands Center for the Arts. This is a live installation performed in the now gym that was then a barracks (the space between then and now); the piece is an immersive aural and visual memoir/performance of Kemp’s 30 days in the ‘wilderness’, choreographing with trees and looking for artifacts referencing the 54th Coast Artillery Regiment (Colored) who were stationed here in 1942. This installation results from Kemp’s collaboration with 2017 Headlands Artist in Residence/photography, Laura Sanders who shares her dis-easy relationship with the outside of doors. See Hear Now Then constitutes the third installation in her ongoing project- “Bodies, Dirt and Space: A Search for America’s Narrative”.

3:30-4PM
Building 961
Performance

Carl Ludwig Hübsch (AIR ’17) on the tuba: Contemporary sounds, created right out of the moment. In a span from normal, well known, good old tuba notes to “electronic music” played with mechanical means, just with breath and brass.

4-5PM
Building 952, The Gym
Conversation

Join Margaret Kemp (AIR ’17) for a discussion about her performance.

Ongoing Events

12–4:30PM
Hands-On Activity, Building 944, Officer’s Club

Join Park Partner Point Bonita YMCA for an animal-inspired activity. Come ready to explore a range of animal bones and skulls, and make your own animal mask.