The San Francisco Museum of Art (SFMOMA) presents the collaborative performance art group Cloud Eye Control for two weekends this month (Saturdays and Sundays, April 15–23) as part of the museum's Performance All Ages series.
Cloud Eye Control—CalArts faculty Chi-wang Yang (Theater/IM MFA 07) and alumnae Miwa Matreyek (Film/Video MFA 07) and Anna Oxygen (Music MFA 08)—deconstructs its theatrical production Half Life for the SFMOMA series. Created in response to blog entries by women who experienced the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan, Half Life explores the psychological fallout of global disaster and how it affects human emotions and imagination.
The Performance All Ages series, which calls for direct engagement between artist and community, allows participants to take a closer look at the production's building blocks through a number of workshops, labs, installations, activities and performances. Guests explore immersive video, original music, digital animation, costumes and set design throughout the weekend.
A number of CalArtians are involved in Cloud Eye Control's production, from performers Jennifer Greer (Theater MFA 11) and Sara Sinclair Gomez (Music BFA 13, MFA 15); to scenic designers Efren Delgadillo (Theater MFA 03) and Shannon Scrofano (Theater MFA 06); video, and systems and sound designer and CalArts faculty Jackson Campbell (Theater MFA 12); and costume designer Kate Fry (Theater MFA 13).
Cloud Eye Control's residency is the final of three SFMOMA residencies for Performance All Ages of the 2016–17 season, following fellow CalArtian Chris Kallmyer's A Paradise Choir and Lucky Dragons: User Agreement.
Cloud Eye Control: Half Life
Saturdays and Sundays, April 15–23, 2017
San Francisco Museum of Art
151 Third St., San Francisco
Performances, workshops are free with museum admission ($19-$25, adults; children 18 and younger are free).