Headlands Center for the Arts


Fall Open House

Open House
Sunday, October 28, 2012

Hours

12 - 5PM

Price

Free

From the Mess Hall

Mess Hall Café Open
famous mac n' cheese
spicy chickpea stew with kale
garden salad
sweets & treats

Location

Full Campus

Join us for Fall Open House 2012! Come roam the various buildings of our campus, engage with Artists in their studios, experience new work and works in progress, see performances, hear readings, and stay for a homemade lunch in the Mess Hall.

Schedule Of Events

Readings x 10, interactive installations, a scratch-ticket driven cello performance,  and more.

1:00 – 2:00PM
Readings, Building 944 Eastwing

4 x 10  – Artists in Residence and Affiliate writers, a poet, a non-fiction writer and two fiction writers each give 10-minute readings.

  • BEN EHRENREICH (ANW ’12) will read from a novel in progress set in Central America in the 1960s.
  • ELAINE  ELINSON (AIR ’12) Elaine will read from a chapter in an anthology on the United Farm Workers that took her from the dusty fields of Delano to Covent Garden Market and back.
  • WILLIAM ROCKWELL  (AFF ’12) will be reading an excerpt from his novel in progress entitled Wnek  in which a hermetic elderly man revisits his young life in a mill town and the surrounding area along the Northern California coast.
  • PRAGEETA SHARMA (AIR ’12) is working on Undergloom, a collection of poems (forthcoming from Fence Books in 2013) and Halogen, a novel; both, while taking on very different subjects, explore the themes of otherness, alterity, and community.

2:00 – 2:30PM
Musical Performance, Building 952, The Gym

PAUL RUCKER (AIR ’12) Scratch Sound is an interactive improvised cello performance with extended technique, utilizing custom-made scratch tickets that determine the mood of the improviser. Audience members are given scratch tickets with three circles and 10 possibilities including 8 basic emotions: (acceptance, anger, anticipation, disgust, joy, fear, sadness, surprise).  Not all cards are winners; some scratches will reveal that you must “Try Again.”  If “2X BONUS!” is exposed, the participant scratches another circle and receives double that emotion!

2:30 – 2:45PM
Theatrical Performance, Building 944 Eastwing

KRISTIAN O’HARE (AFF ’12) Three actors will read from Kristian’s play, Disposable Darlings: A fleshy, talking, animatronic “daddy doll” becomes an inseparable companion for a family missing their soldier father. But what happens when “daddy” proves to be even better than the real thing?

3:00 – 4:00PM
Readings, Building 944 Eastwing

4 x 10  – Artists in Residence and Affiliate writers, two poets, two non-fiction writers and one fiction writer each give 10-minute readings.

  • VICTORIA GANNON (AFF ’12) will read excerpts from something that she started working on at the Headlands called Animal Sightings and Other Disruptions. It’s about surprises, memory, and the possibility of experiencing new things within the context of hiking, family rhythms, and traumatic events.
  • CHINAKA HODGE (AIR ’12) will be reading from new works of very short fiction and poems written during her residency, to date.
  • ERICA LORRAINE SCHEIDT (AFF ’12) is author of the young adult novel, Uses for Boys, due from St. Martin’s Press in early 2013.
  • JOSHUA JELLY-SHAPIRO (AIR ’12) Departing from a riff on Otis Redding’s great ode to questing west, “Dock of the Bay” (a tune Redding penned on a houseboat off  Sausalito), Joshua will read from an essay on the thousands of emigrants from the Jim Crow South who came to San Francisco, during World War II, to build the boats and guns that won the war–and then remained, after the shipyards closed, to make do by the Bay they’d made their home.

4:00 – 4:30 pm
Musical Performance, Building 952, The Gym

Repeat: PAUL RUCKER (AIR ’12) Scratch Sound is an interactive improvised cello performance with extended technique, utilizing custom-made scratch tickets that determine the mood of the improviser. Audience members are given scratch tickets with three circles and 10 possibilities including 8 basic emotions: (acceptance, anger, anticipation, disgust, joy, fear, sadness, surprise).  Not all cards are winners; some scratches will reveal that you must “Try Again.”  If “2X BONUS!” is exposed, the participant scratches another circle and receives double that emotion!

Ongoing

Open Studios

35+ Artists in their studios present newly finished work and works in progress. Buildings 944, 945, & 960

CARAVANNIVERSARY Exhibition, Building 944, Project Space

An exhibition featuring a menagerie of interactive sculptural and multi-media works by Headlands Alumni.

Sound Performance , Building 945, Studio 7

CHRIS KALLMYER (AIR ’12) I’ve barely been here – Chris Kallmyer creates a series of overlapping sound works are derived from his first days here; hiking the land, collecting field recordings, and observing the rhythms of the place and its inhabitants.  Utilizing home-brewed electronics along with traditional instruments, Chris makes sound with ramshackle tools to explore a sense of place in Marin.

Interactive Installation Building 960, Studio 19

ALI NASCHKE-MESSING’S (AFF ’12) participatory and site-responsive installation is sun dependent. Optimal viewing/playing occurs between 2:45 – 5pm due to the sun’s rotation in the sky. Catch her at the end of your day!

Interactive Installation, Building 944, Project Space East

SASHA PETRENKO (AIR ’05) Story-Shell, a collaborative sculpture representing how our individual stories combine to form a greater narrative. Add a patch to the collective canopy and contribute your own unique story.  Just bring a story to share. Fabric, scissors, pens and paper will be provided.