Monday, April 24, 2017

4/15 Announcement

Attention Che Cafe Collective members and friends!

The Che Cafe is making improvements to our space over the next three months. The Che Cafe Collective is still in operation, but while we are under construction we will not be programming shows at this location. We expect to reopen our doors mid-July or early August.

We thank all of our bands and friends for your continued participation in San Diego's very own all-ages sober safe(r) DIY music venue, vegan cafe, community space, and resource center for radical grassroots activists. Please stay posted for updates on our social media. We look forward to seeing you all again when we re-open this summer!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

4/12 Deep Time University: All Syllabi

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ALL SYLLABI
April 12, 2017 , 10:00 am- 8:00 pm

Che Café
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037

Join DEEP TIME UNIVERSITY and UC San Diego faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, local artist and thinkers exploring, “What should the university teach you? What do you want to learn? And what do you need to know now to survive?” in this all-day event. 

Stop by for food, check out temporary installations, listen to music, make some things, participate in hands-on workshops, hear a talk, and share some time at the historic Che Café at UC San Diego.

A complete schedule of the day will be coming soon.


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10:00 – 10:15 AM
Tactical Universe/cities
RICARDO DOMINGUEZ
"The world of the future will be a tighter and tighter struggle against the limits of our intelligence", stated Norbert Wiener. We are now between the university of disaster at the limits empire and tactical universe/cities flow in the undercommons. One bound to the accelerations and incarcerations and the other an anti-anti utopian exo-space where everything slows down. What can we teach between these two conditions to create or touch the geodiversity of unbound questions. Tactical universe/cities are deep time questions or gestures without answers or too many answers that push against the limits of prefabricated knowledge.


10:00 – 12:00 / 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Siluetas (1973-8/2017)
ARTEMISA CLARK
Ana Mendieta’s Siluetas series (1973-8) is comprised of photographs and video that document female silhouettes that have been drawn, burnt, and buried into the woods, riverbeds, and deserts of Iowa and Oaxaca México. While each image is distinguishable from the next, the repetition of a horizontal, abject body, made yet distinct from the earth, visualizes Mendieta’s constant search for belonging, for a place that feels like home, when one does not have access to it. This workshop will consist of two parts. In the morning, we will look at and discuss the material and aesthetic logics of the Siluetas. In the afternoon, we will regroup to produce our own versions, extending Mendieta’s constantly failed search to the present, to our own bodies.
While drop-ins are welcome, please RSVP to deeptimeu@gmail.com with your name and the workshop title, if you are planning to attend this workshop to ensure we have enough materials.


11:00 – 11:45 / 12:00 – 2:00
Transborder Index Zine Workshop
SARA SOLAMANI
The Transborder Index Zine Workshop aims to help you activate and train your transborder imagination through a craft-based visual approach. For border crossers of all different levels, this workshop meets you where you're situated in relation to geopolitical and conceptual borders, encouraging you to explore your complex relationship with these political and social constructions through art. The Tijuana-San Diego border is a critical social construct to understanding the role of our privilege as "First-World" neighbors to the North, yet virtually ignored by the majority of most San Diegans. This workshop seeks to contribute to a deepening of the individual relationships people form with and across borders in their local spaces. From 11-11:45 registration is suggested, please RSVP to deeptimeu@gmail.com with your name and the workshop title, 12-2:00 a drop-in workshop will be held.


11:45 – 2:00 PM
Rheology Lab
JAVIER FRESNEDA
Rheology Lab is a theoretico-practical workshop that explores the material configuration of heritage. Starting from a discussion on the concept of Deep Time, the workshop will conflate narrative processes by which material heritage becomes identified while acquiring identity. In so doing, the workshop’s aim is to relocate the concept of rheology (the study of the flow of matter) within a field composed of philosophical, scientific and artistic objects. In parallel, the workshop will develop a collaborative practical session where participants will produce encapsulate powdered dust extracted from Mexican heritage buildings.

While drop-ins are welcome, please RSVP to deeptimeu@gmail.com with your name and the workshop title, if you are planning to attend this workshop to ensure we have enough materials.


12:00 – 12:45 PM
Art and Participation: A vehicle for social justice
CRIS SCORZA


12:30 – 2:30 PM
Deep Intuition
SARITA DOUGHERTY
Creating work and life from a place of deep intuition can feel relaxing, nourishing, and simple. The sense of ease stands in stark contrast to the myth of the tortured artist and is a model of creation that maximizes a sense of peace for the practitioner. Our intuition might be informed by our ancestors, the earth, our blood memory (DNA), the water in our bodies, our legacies of survival, the instinct of our deepest and highest selves as creators. This 2-hour workshop will lead participants through breathing, movement, and meditative methodologies for accessing that deep place of peace and knowing the self in relation to the world. It's recommended to bring a sketchbook and pen or pencil to write/draw one's reflections afterwards. No previous sense of intuition necessary to move through these exercises.


12:45 – 1:00 PM
Post-Studio in situ
SIMON LEUNG

1:30 - 1:50 PM
Ask Me Anything: Reading Intersections of Drawing, Performance, and Poetry
CHELSEA RECTOR
Ask Me Anything is deconstructed research paper and presentation that asks, what is the mark of embodiment? The project traces the development of the energetic mark of the body. AMA looks at prehistoric drawings found on walls of caves in France, analysis of Bataille's "limit experience," to Henri Michaux's kinetic alphabets and 'disastrous poetry.' In a manner of dealing with images (or are they signs?) of text, AMA provides historical analysis of pictorial space, grids and formal page structuring, and an argument for contemporary dance as a primary mode of formal resistance.


2:15 – 3:30 PM
Deep Throat University: Against Assimilation: Deception: The Value of being Poorly Educated
KIM ZUMPFE
This performative presentation and discussion will confront issues around the value systems of credentialing and assimilation, specifically in consideration of various positions of disenfranchised peoples. As a counter strategy, we will consider deception as a starting point for a group discussion of how to create livable strategies for dealing with how power works in emotional lives and academic systems that do not support all subjectivities and bodies.


2:30 - 5:15 PM
UNDEFEATED: Difference, Bias and Dialogue
DORIT CYPIS
Some of us are scared, some angry, some moved towards change. Dorit Cypis will guide participants through skills to help us move past discord together. We are undefeated if we are willing to move beyond fixed positions, explore skills to deeply recognize our differences, assess our bias, ask questions of one another and dialogue towards embodied change.

This program will explore:
Somatic reflection to ground
Movement through space to locate
Dynamic listening to hear difference
Bias awareness to recognize resistance
Dialogue to explore possibility

Registration is required, to RSVP please email deeptimeu@gmail.com with your name and the workshop title. Some drop-in space may be available.


3:00 – 6:00 PM
Culture Wedge: Tactility & Position: Micro-Grant Incubator
TREVOR AMERY & IAN MEARES
Living in a time that culture’s equity is consistently, questioned, devalued and exchanged for less than desirable forms. And in a time when systems for supporting artists are eroding, let’s work together to create new strategies for supporting one another. Through this workshop we will fabricate wedges, as door stops in clay. Once glazed and fired they will be sold online as a means for funding a micro-granting organization, supporting artist of overlooked communities and publics.

As we are a fluid and self organizing community for the betterment of people with undervalued skills, histories, and perspectives, we seek to mobilize and energise those who are pressed further towards precarity. These wedges/door stops symbolically keep the space open with their mere presence. Deep Time University hosts the inaugural workshop for this project, with future workshops taking place where and when needed. The next one will happen in Jackson, WY in the month of August.


3:15 – 4:15 PM
Collaboration and Radical Empathy
MICHAEL TRIGILIO
Michael Trigilio will discuss collaboration as a practical hands-on tactic that allow makers from a range of backgrounds and disciplines to find common cause putting their hands/minds into production. In collaboration we stop being “first” or “right,” and start encountering each other in an activation of a radical empathy. Attendees will participate in an experiential collaborative project connected to memory and speculation.


4:00 – 5:00 PM
Accentless (In the sense of not being influenced by one's first language)
CLAUDIA CANO
Stereotyped, being misunderstood, incorrectly perceived, and thought of as incompetent are some of complications of speaking English with a “foreign” accent. For a period of one hour, Cano will invite the audience to teach her the correct pronunciation of words. The performance will be recorded, focusing on the artist's face.


4:00 – 5:00 PM
Leveraging Psychographics for Guiding Narratives
ADVANCED SOCIAL ENGINEERING GROUP
A presentation by Advanced Social Engineering Group explores the trajectory of the social media landscape and the strategies employed to guide social narratives by both entrepreneurial artists and marketing entities alike.


4:45 - 5:15 PM
Translation Remarks
CHELSEA RECTOR
Translation Remarks is a research paper and presentation whose subject is speech and archaeology of language, translating the inexplicable, listening and liminal space. The object of study is the 1979 record "Ratio-Kondito Gespräch" by artists Dieter Roth and Arnulf Rainer. "Ratio-Kondito Gespräch" is a recording of Roth and Rainer in casual conversation about an upcoming art exhibition. Their dialogue unwinds into slurred and destabilized patterns of speech. Translation Remarks is a research paper, presenting the German-English translation of Roth and Rainer's "Ratio-Kondito Gespräch," along with deep analysis of the record's forms of speech.


5:15 – 5:30 PM
Waiting for the YA Drop
LAWRENCE CHIT
"Waiting for the YA Drop" is an informative-performance regarding the elite extreme music label, Youth Attack, known for it's legendary line-up, elusive creator, and high-quality releases. No posers allowed.


5:45 – 6:45 PM
Empathy is for Everybody
LUCY MOI & MAKAELA ANDERSON


6:30 – 7:15 PM
YNGCULT
Music performance.


7:30 – 8:15 PM
Black Arts Collective presents PRO
BLACK ARTS COLLECTIVE
Music performance.


ALL DAY
Black Arts Collective screening
BLACK ARTS COLLECTIVE
This is a collection of short films that explore and weave together themes of love, power, identity, violence, racism, and blurred traumatic memories. This is patiently accomplished through the manipulation of time, gestures of the body, and the bending of image and sound.


ALL DAY
Deadhorse Scavanger
CHARLES PARK
Deadhorse Bay is an area on the outskirts of Brooklyn, New York. The area has gone through many transformations. This location is a site where garbage had been disposed to create a landfill. I have started my scavenging using the help of a metal detector. This has helped me understand the behavior towards the environment and our relationship between waste and landscape.


ALL DAY
Collective Art Intelligence
LAURA GREIG
Collective Art Intelligence is an analysis of how my MFA community leveraged my work, and helped me build a healthy art community outside school.


ALL DAY
Tracings: MCASD
MICHAEL ANO
Tracings is an ongoing series of digital drawings exploring museum collections and digital archive practices, which take the form of coloring books. By redrawing the museums digital collections Tracings uncovers the institutions quiet limits- lines of disparity appear by gender, ethnicity, medium, region, donor, and what is digitized. Tracings: MCASD focuses on the first 400 objects (of their over 4,700 works) that populated the Museums digital archive.


ALL DAY
Homage to Bartlett
ANTOINETTE LAFARGE
This project is in the tradition of artists paying tribute to their influences. We use the word 'homage' lightly now, but in the medieval period it acknowledged a form of allegiance that was secured by oaths. So there is an underlying requirement of being true to a trust, which in contemporary terms translates into the necessity of being honest about all the debts one’s own work owes to others. In my earliest years as an artist, Jennifer Bartlett's work was a major inspiration, and this project traces some of the ways she became woven into my work and thought. This is not the kind of gift one can return directly; instead it is refracted onwards through visual and written offerings.


ALL DAY / 11:30 - 11:45 AM / 5:30 - 6:00 PM
Do Art Professors Believe in Capitalism?
MICHELE COLBURN & VICTORIA FU & JILLIAN GRANT & IVY GUILD & ADAM HAGER & KASSI KARABAICH & SHAHDEH KHODAVANDI & ZZ KREBS & JULIE PHAMVU & MICHAEL SANTOSO & RILEY SPENCER & LYSETTE URUS & MIKE VAN MIERLO & MICHELLE WINTERSTEEN
Former students of Victoria Fu's from University of San Diego and American University were asked to submit short videos addressing the questions provided by Deep Time University:
What should the university teach you?
What are you glad it taught you?
What did you learn?
What do/did you want to learn?
What do/did you need to learn?
What do/did you need to know to survive now?


ALL DAY
Who Sings the Nation-state?
SHAGHA ARIANNIA
Within her video work, Ariannia investigates nationalist modes of belonging, taking into account the diverse communities that shape the American nation-state. In a new video, Ariannia reimagines a scene from the 1933 film Zéro de Conduite by Jean Vigo, once banned in France for promoting rebellion, to comment on today’s current political climate. Girls from immigrant families and diverse backgrounds defiantly stand up to authority and injustice in Ariannia’s video, enacting the power and promise of youth resistance. Herein, her practice reveals the paradoxes of existing between political realities, a dichotomy the artist often filters through an unexpectedly playful lens tied to her childhood
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DEEP TIME UNIVERSITY, a project by artist Michael Ano, is an alternative learning platform, developing and sharing rhizomatic-learning strategies.

DEEP TIME UNIVERSITY (DTU) is an alternative-learning platform, developing and sharing rhizomatic pedagogical learning strategies. The primary focus of DTU is on the needs of millennials in San Diego and its neighboring communities but its content and methods are not site-specific. DTU is a repository and archive for alternative syllabi that integrate the arts, sciences, and other contemporary knowledges equally.

DEEP TIME UNIVERSITY is a project by Michael Ano and is organized in collaboration with The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego and is developed in dialogue with UC San Diego students, campus resource centers, and faculty. This program is part of MCASD’s Millennial Engagement initiative, supported by an Exploring Engagement grant awarded by the Irvine Foundation.

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4/14 Sound and Violence

Performances and audiovisual installations exploring sonic violence, discipline, and resistance in an age of authoritarianism.

Participants, performers, composers, contributors:

Tyler J. Borden
In this piece, a cello is distorted in its material form, and divested of the beauty typically associated with it. All that remains is an uncanny apparition. The interior of the cello, haunted by indiscernible vibrations, shakes as though a poltergeist is trapped. This abject vision is quasi-mystical, perhaps an altar for a post-apocalyptic world.

Barbara Byers
Sacred Abjection: Lullabyes
Pondering sacred abjection, the sublime, drones and apocalypse, this piece explores the juxtaposition of violence and horror with awe and love in lullabies from various cultures and time periods, including personal compositions. Simultaneously and wrapped up in it all, this is a project locating and embodying the perfect scream.

Daniel Fishkin
Trump Songs by Dead Lion
“versions” of Black Flag songs, as sung by the avatars of donald trump and/or henry rollins inhabited by my body.
Apocalypse Music
solar sounders are electronic instruments that work without the power grid, using solar cells and primitive oscillator circuits. in the event of societal collapse, what type of electronic music would we have? here's a hypothesis. i will present some of my own versions of existing solar circuitry and my own modifications to these.

Hillary Jean Young
An exploration of the parallelism of childhood trauma shaping adult memories, and adult experience colouring childhood experience, through the children’s film Babe (1995). Investigating queer concepts of failure, queer time, and the implications of a pig that wishes it was a sheepdog (and a duck that wishes it was a rooster), this performance/installation records and loop moments of trauma in Babe, building a texture of squealing pigs, crying, and insults.

Andrés Gutiérrez Martínez
This piece juxtaposes recorded sounds that, although similar in nature, are created in very different contexts, under very different circumstances. I explore the ambiguity of explosive sounds that testify to conditions of war, but also to the normalization of violence as entertainment/celebration in places where war is not the reality.

John Burnett
Enclosures
Enclosures emplaces means of sonic control within the present space. Though the use of headphones and coordinate tracking, the subject is “free” to explore an environment infested with audio viruses, distorted passages, and monolithic sound beings.

Issac Garcia-Munoz
Fear Unsound
Invoking fear and testing the limits of how long a player can withstand listening to harsh sounds, this “game” requires the subject to localize sound objects in 360° space, in order to silence them and gain points.

Jordan Morton
A performance centering on the mythology surrounding the figure of Lilith, whose story embodies sound/utterance = proclamation of self, and the female body and sexuality as the site of constant war. Lilith IS the state of exception.

Lauren Jones
Dreams are seemingly infinite yet fleetingly anomalous bursts of visions, narratives, memories, and distortions within the realm of sleep. Music, when it occurs in dreams, can be an exceptionally vivid sensation. This piece almalgamates dreamlike forms of environmental sound, spoken language, and music to depict themes of distortion versus clarity, and oblivion versus lucidness.

Sindhu Thirumalaisamy
An electroacoustic piece based on the spoken words of poets and writers from the UCSD Department of Literature, exploring themes of illness, imperceptibility and the magnetism of evidence. How can we undermine institutional correctness in situations where rational logic is no basis for the conditions of labour and production?

Zebulon Zang
Aviation, for both civilian and military use, stains the soundscape of San Diego and the outlying communities. This film essay presents aspects of my research into jet noise (the “sound of freedom”), pilot experiences of speed and height, and my attempts to access a space on board a plane from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

Tiange Zhou
Asian women often remain silent about sexual harassment and abuses, because in our cultures, speaking out can bring shame upon ourselves and our families. I want to be the human body that speaks about such experiences. Using musical sound and recorded narratives, I will engage performatively, from the first-person position, with my story and the stories of others.