Action by: Shapeshifters Cinema
Date(s) - 02/12/2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Temescal Art Center
511 48th St. (@ Telegraph Ave), Oakland, CA, 94609
ACTION: FIGHT FIRE WITH ‘FIRED!’
Fired! is Shapeshifters Cinema’s first group screening, organized as part of 100 Days Action, a coordinated response by the Bay Area artist community to Trump’s 100 Day Plan. Fired! includes short works by Bay Area-based moving image artists Tommy Becker, Allison Holt with Patrick McGee and Justin Enteman, Kit Young with Fred Rinne, We Rise and Tijana Petrovic that address the new political landscape through live sound, moving image and performance. Some of the work addresses the Trump administration directly, calling for empathy and inclusion of minorities, people with disabilities and others living outside the mainstream. Other works explore politics and society more generally in an effort to deconstruct, through a critical lens, those aspects that shape and define us, for better or worse. Using the language and tools of constructive creativity, we will fight fire with Fired!, adding our voices to the resistance of a shady incoming administration whose only motives are power and profit.
Shapeshifters Cinema is a monthly expanded cinema series featuring experimental filmmakers and video artists presenting moving image work live with accompaniment from musicians, sound artists and artists from other creative disciplines. Shapeshifters takes place the second Sunday of every month, from 8 to 9pm (unless otherwise noted) at Temescal Art Center in North Oakland. Shapeshifters is curated by Kathleen Quillian and Gilbert Guerrero. Support for Shapeshifters Cinema is provided by the Clorox Company Foundation, San Francisco Cinematheque and individual donors.