July 15-16, 2010 | T-10 Video Festival| 21 Grand, Oakland, CA

Date:Jul 15-16 [Fri-Sat], 2010
Where:21 Grand, 416 25th St., Oakland, CA
Info: 21grand.org
My video short, Mechanical Bull (Video Sintesi) will be screened at the T-10 Video Festival in Oakland on Friday July 15th. The work was created scrambling frames of video in random and semi-random ways. Mechanical Bull investigates the use of time in video, especially in documentary web-based works.

About the T-10 Festival:
An hour of videos under 10 minutes long each night, followed by a 30 minute feature on a local, accomplished and often under-recognized video artist.

Video, once deemed the bastard sibling of film, with its low resolution, electronic flatness and proletarian personality, has become the ubiquitous face of media production and consumption. Film, once the primary media of cinema, has been supplanted. Still it refuses to yield, admitting that most productions involve no film. Coupled with the rapid growth of DSLR cameras that capture HD, is it still possible to define the difference now between “film” and “video”? How do works that exist outside of narrative conceit find an audience?

The personal and immediate nature of video recording works to the advantage of the amateur and the artist, subverting the commercial system of entertainment that insists we are consumers before we are citizens. Video now represents a collapsed media field that must combine the philosophical intent of cinema with the vernacular of YouTube, while supporting unexpected and unanticipated explorations of the moving image.

This year’s T-10 Video Festival reflects the broad field of video, including experimental documentary, narrative shorts, animations and expanded media works. This year’s entries showcase local, national and international works exploring themes as diverse as industrial food production, the collapse of the American housing market, to the existential musings of a house cat.

July 9-10, 2010 | Hysteresis | Merce Cunningham Studio, New York, NY

Date:Jul 9-10 [Fri-Sat], 2010
Where:Merce Cunningham Studio, 55 Bethune Street, New York, NY
Cost:$15 online, $20 at the door [general], $12 [student]
Info:347.329.1296 [NY], double-vision.org
"Hysteresis leads a meditative journey into unfamiliar alien territory." – Julie Potter, SF Examiner

"Unfettered from the sense that there was something “to get,” the viewer’s mind was free to drift among associations, the dancers evoking now a flock of birds, now an ocean current, now a windstorm gathering force." – Bonner Odell, In Dance

San Francisco-based dance company DOUBLE VISION will present the east coast premiere of Hysteresis at the Merce Cunningham Studio in New York City on Friday, July 9 and Saturday, July 10, 2010. Under the direction of choreographer Pauline Jennings and composer Sean Clute, DOUBLE VISION has created un-conventional intermedia performances fusing dance, music and video that embody the changing landscape of contemporary culture. Free from traditional structures and narratives, Hysteresis evokes an abstract dreamscape rich in complex shapes, relationships and points of meditation. To deliver a rich, visceral experience, unique to each audience member, the work presents them with unknown customs, languages, and symbols through movement, sound and the implementation of hysteretic systems. Fleeting patterns dissolve into autonomous polyrhythms and intersecting lines as five dancers slip through light – leaping, twisting, striking, and resisting rest.

Hysteresis features choreography by Pauline Jennings, music by Sean Clute, lighting design by Ben Coolik, costuming by Andrea Campbell and performances by Blaine Bookey, Emily Gorman, Wendy Marinaccio, Jennifer Mellor and Cecelia Peterson.

Since its inception in 2003, the San Francisco-based company has distinguished itself both nationally and internationally. In 2008, DOUBLE VISION celebrated its fifth year by embarking upon an ambitious U.S. tour, the 4×60 Tour, a seventeen city tour that included San Diego, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Tucson, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Boulder, Columbus, Chicago and Brooklyn. Following the success of the 4×60 Tour, Clute and Jennings travelled to Europe where they were in residence at the Museumsquartier, January – February, 2009. During the residence, they performed and lectured at the University of Applied Arts (Vienna), the Museumsquartier Wien (Vienna), Pécsi Tudományegyetem Művészeti Kar (Péc), Institut Intermédií (Prague), and CST Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology + Tanz Akademie Zürich (Zurich). The performance, Six Donuts, at the Museumsquartier boasted five dance and audiovisual world premieres that were developed during the two-month residency.

DOUBLE VISION has presented work at venues including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, CounterPULSE and ODC Theater. The company has also lectured and led master classes at the University of California at Berkeley, University of New Mexico, Arizona State University, Mills College, University of Arizona, College of Santa Fe, and the University of Brighton (UK).

The development of Hysteresis was made possible through generous private donations, CounterPULSE’s fiscal sponsor program, The Garage’s RAW Program and grants from the Zellerbach Family Foundation and William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Activities of the Merce Cunningham Studio are made possible by generous support from the Arnhold Foundation, the Dedalus Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and through public support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency

May 22, 2010 | This Ain't A Happenin' | Beaubourg268, San Francisco, CA

Date:May 22 [Sat], 2010
Where:268 Charles Ave., San Francisco, CA
Two of Sean Clute's video Sintesis, Mechanical Bull and Bowling, will be shown at the even below…

What might one say of a harbinger? The son of neither steed nor pursuivant. The weight of all things- as one’s personal experience with endurance and survival- may bring one’s concerns to a rather diluted state of cognizance. “This Ain’t A Happenin’” will discuss topics both imperative, yet coincidentally immutable. This will the S.O.E.’s 3rd bi-annual exhibition, as we present 13 fertile mishaps & honorable collaborations. We welcome you to an adventure in video, sound, illustration, photography, sculpture, text, and performative acts- held at the newly established Beaubourg 268.

What to Expect! If you are planning on staying the night, please bring your own pillow- we have plenty of blankets available. Video Installations & Projections begin at 9pm. Music collaboration in the backyard den & the living room. Manifestos will be available throughout the evening of the event. Don’t forget to sign our guest/mailing list at the door!

About Beaubourg268 and the Slete Orcha Exploratory Beaubourg268 is a live/work space, ever so recently located in the South Bay at 268 Saint Charles Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132, Phone 818-397 8171. Gallery hours are by appointment only. For information on how to Apply for our Artist Residency Programme, Attend a Workshop, or to make a Donation: TheBeaubourg@Hotmail.com

The Slete Orcha Exploratory is an exhibition and performance group, for the investigative & meditative arts, founded in Oakland, in 2007. Neither Slete nor Orcha, are words that can be defined- as a basis relative to our group’s modus operandi. Events are held at Beaubourg268, and other venues around California, London, and your own backyard. In terms of future collaborations & events- we encourage individuals to express freely in their own medium. Furthermore, we stress the caliber of teachers as students and students as teachers themselves.

May 1, 2010 | May Day Happening | CounterPULSE, San Francisco, CA

Date:May 1 [Sat], 2010
Where:CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission St. @ 9th St., San Francisco
Cost:$40 [General], $25 [Artists], $75 [Top Banana], $200 [VIP]
DOUBLE VISION will be performing at a benefit/happening for CounterPULSE theater. The performance will include a maze of live video, sound, and contemporary dance. Other simultaneous performances include works by Codhi Harrell, David Szlasa & Sara Shelton Mann, Emily Leap, FIlm with Frameline, Fauxnique, Group A, Jorge de Hoyos, Ryan Crowder, Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts, and VivvyAnne ForeverMORE.

The DOUBLE VISION Crew will include Emily Gorman, Wendy Marinaccio, Jennifer Mellor, Cecelia Peterson (dance) Jessica Gomula, Chris Kruzic (video) Sean Clute (sound), Pauline Jennings (other).

April 9 - 11, 2010 | Hysteresis | Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco, CA

Date:Apr 9- 11 [Fri-Sun], 2010
Where:Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th Street @ Mission St. [24th St. BART] San Francisco
“…exhilarating, funny, challenging, complex, beautiful. Un-conventional and experimental, just the way modern dance should be.” – Yelp

“Unfettered from the sense that there was something “to get,” the viewer’s mind was free to drift among associations, the dancers evoking now a flock of birds, now an ocean current, now a windstorm gathering force.” – Bonner Odell, IN DANCE

DOUBLE VISION will present the world premiere of Hysteresis, an evening-length dance showcasing choreography by Pauline Jennings, sound and video by Sean Clute, lighting and set design by Ben Coolik and costume design by Andrea Campbell. Hysteresis features virtuosic and poly-rhythmic movement patterns, contrapuntal groupings and moments of live-triggered responses. Free from traditional structures and narratives, the dance evokes an abstract dreamscape rich in complex shapes, relationships and points of meditation for the audience.

Hysteresis was informed by a residency in Vienna, Austria, at the Museumsquartier. The work is a metaphor for the state of being alien or observing that which is alien to oneself. The audience is presented with unknown customs, languages, and symbols through abstraction of image and sound. As the observer experiences what is at first deemed noise, clear relationships and patterns begin to emerge and understanding can occur. Noise gives way to an idea and the idea leads to a certain comfort in this incessantly uncertain world.

Performances by Blaine Bookey, Emily Gorman, Wendy Marinaccio, Jennifer Mellor and Cecelia Peterson.

Hysteresis was made possible through generous private donations, CounterPULSE’s fiscal sponsor program, The Garage’s RAW Program and grants from the Zellerbach Family Foundation and William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

DOUBLE VISION, creates contemporary performances for dance, music, video and interactive technology. At the heart of our work is a need to experiment and seek meaning in the ever-changing landscape of contemporary culture. The result is a body of work that is complex, humorous, quirky and continuously evolving. Led by Pauline Jennings and Sean Clute, DOUBLE VISION recently celebrated their first five years with two ambitious tours. First, the company produced a 5-week, 17-city tour of the United States and then participated in a 2-month residency at the Museums Quartier in Vienna, Austria with additional performances in Prague, Zurich and Pecs.

February 20-21, 2010 | Illuminated Corridor | Victoria Theater, San Francisco, CA

Date:Feb 20-21 [Sat-Sun], 2010
Where:Victoria Theater, 2961 16th St, San Francisco, CA
Time:6:21PM [Sat] 5:55PM[ Sun]
The illuminated corridor and San Francisco Cinematheque will present a two-day celebration of the art of live image projection: the cinematic exhibition apparatus exposed as a primal light and sound machine, an invention without a future, ripe for rediscovery.

Sean Clute and Pauline Jennings will be teaming up to project outside onto the Victoria Theater. Their video will include high contrast Wolfram and cellular automata inspired projections.