2017-2018 Media Arts Residency Award!

I was accepted for a media arts residency at Kala Art Institute for 2018!

2017-2018 Media Arts Residency Award
Kala Art Institute provides artists working in and across video, sound, performance cinema, and installation will pilot this new program, a creative residency at Kala to create multi-media projects that culminate in Kala gallery public programming.

2017-2018 Media Arts Residency Awardees:
Zhiwan Cheung (Pittsburgh, PA)
Lydia Greer (Alameda, CA)
Sarah Klein and David Kwan (San Francisco, CA)
Christoph Steger (Oakland, CA)

Honorary AIR Awardees:
Shaghayegh Cyrous (Walnut Creek, CA)
Motoko Honda (Oakland, CA)
Wioleta Kaminska (San Francisco, CA)
Kate Rhoades (Oakland, CA)

Media Arts Residency Program Includes:
Cash Award: $3,000
Studio Residency: Up to six months of studio residency at Kala Art Institute with 24/7 access to our communal studio spaces.
Media Arts (AIR) exhibition. Public programs for artists are also possible and determined on an individual basis with each artist.
The group exhibition is currently scheduled for May 2018.

The Euphoria of Walt Whitman and Hallucinations at the EXPLORATORIUM MUSEUM

JULY 6th-The Exploratorium for AFTER DARK! 
*Live OPERA, Cello and Multimedia Performance
The Euphoria of Walt Whitman and Hallucinations
With Facing West Shadow Opera
8:30 p.m.
Bernard and Barbro Osher West Gallery, Kanbar Forum
The Euphoria of Walt Whitman-A dense and holistic visual landscape made from projected video, animation, and shadow theater is paired with live operatic voice and cello in The Euphoria of Walt Whitman, a handcrafted, multisensory production exploring Whitman’s obsession with the traveling operas of the Wild West in the Gold Rush era.
Hallucinations-Hallucinations is an experimental film featuring puppets, objects, and cut paper animating a live performance of Mirabai Songs (1982) by new music composer John Harbison. Inspired by the legendary sixteenth-century poet and street performer from Rajasthan, India, the piece evokes Mirabai’s escape from death and devotion to Krishna expressed in dance, poetry, and song.

7/6/17 performance cast: 
Shauna Fallihee-Soprano Soloist- Hallucinations and The Euphoria of Walt Whitman.
Adam Young-Cello, The Euphoria of Walt Whitman.
Caryl Kientz-Theatrical Director, The Euphoria of Walt Whitman.
Vivian Le, Obadiah Hampton, Lisa Van Wambeck, Caryl Kientz and Lydia Greer:
Artists/Ensemble-The Euphoria of Walt Whitman.

Lydia Greer- Artistic Director
Caryl Kientz-Theatrical Director 
*William Sauerland-Countertenor and Musical Director/Arrangement.
*not present for this performance. 


Facing West Shadow Opera’s Lydia Greer debuts a new animation, her 10-min. Hallucinations, accompanied by soprano soloist Shauna Fallihee based on John Harbison's Mirabai song cycle. follow my progress here:‚Äč
Details: MAY13: JEREMY ROURKE + TOMMY BECKER + LYDIA GREER at Other Cinema at Artists' Television Access 
Our 3rd LIVE CINEMA show unveils a brave new genre in the making! In I’ll Be AroundRourke carts out his ongoing stop-motion chronicle of our very own venue, ATA GalleryJeremy integrates animated Valencia-address vignettes into an irresistible litany of his live soundtracks…and stage antics! AND local light Tommy Becker brings in his own set of eye-popping performance cinema: The world premiere of his Flower Shop suite is powered by Tommy’s own voice, keyboards, and video graphics, towards a probing of the poetic symbolism of the flower (complete with 16mm instructionals!). Facing West Shadow Opera’s Lydia Greer also debuts a new animation, her 10-min. Hallucinations, accompanied by soprano soloist Shauna Fallihee. Peppering this party of pixilated pics and animated lips are thematic trix from Len LyeSteve Woloshen, and the Mirror Man…and slo-mo Larynx action!*$8.8


Facing West Shadow Opera @ the beautiful Central Branch Berkeley Public Library 
March 25, 2017 - 3:00pm-4:00pm 
Join us in the 3rd floor Community Meeting Room for Facing West Shadow Opera's production of "The Euphoria of Walt Whitman," a live Baroque puppet opera exploring queer poet Walt Whitman’s obsession with the traveling operas of the Wild West, phrenology, and the gold rush era. Shadow puppets are accompanied by live music written by Purcell, Monteverdi, Caccini, George Crumb and improvisation 
Facing West Shadow Opera hybridizes art forms to create unique performances, each akin to a live graphic novel with euphoria-inducing chamber music. Facing West Shadow Opera is a collective of artists, puppeteers, filmmakers and musicians hybridizing art forms to create magical acts of rebellion as small scale experimental art that is sustainable in the current gold rush climate of the Bay Area. FWSO combines analog shadow theatre with original animation, video projection of found footage and Baroque Opera performed live. FWSO depicts stories drawn from the cultural, political, and natural history of California and the American West, re-imagined with unique visual storytelling to create surprising experiences for the audience by seamlessly combining the old and the new. 
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