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NG XXII-A will be March 6-7, 2015  and NG XXII-B will be Sept 6-12, 2015

 

LIVING ARTS OF TULSA CELEBRATES 22 YEARS OF ITS ANNUAL NEW GENRE FESTIVAL BY AGAIN BRINGING STIMULATING NEW ARTWORKS TO TULSA, OKLAHOMA.

WHAT IS NEW GENRE?

New Genre refers to non-traditional forms of art, which are experimental and fresh.  The New Genre Festival presents a diverse range of artists, many of whom cross disciplinary lines, to create exciting new art works.  These works push the limits of traditional media while incorporating the new media made possible by today’s technology.

LIVING ARTS MISSION:

Since 1969 Living Arts of Tulsa has been steadfast in its mission of presenting and developing contemporary art forms in Tulsa.Living Arts is interested in newly evolving ideas and concepts, in the creation of art forms, in exploring the relationship of art to other disciplines and fields of knowledge, and in sharing its interests with the community through creative workshops, performances, exhibitions, film/videos, demonstrations of current art, lectures, related educational activities and research. 

Living Arts achieves its mission by fulfilling two goals: 1) To bring outside artists and works to Tulsa who are pushing their media to its limit and, 2) To present opportunities and challenges for local artists to develop and present new, exploratory works which are not normally seen in Tulsa.

DIRECTOR’S NOTE: 

There are very few contemporary arts festivals which showcase progressive, thought-provoking work around the U.S. which have continued for 22 years.  Living Arts is proud to have not compromised like many of the “Fringe” Festivals that have become more of a gentrified form of a Theater Festival.  And although New Genre has changed over the years, it has always prided itself on presenting the most progressive works in the U.S. that we could find.  This year we are trying an experiment with the New Genre Festival.  We are splitting the festival into 2 parts: one in the Spring and one part in the fall.  And we are calling these Part A & B.

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New Genre XXII-A Artworks and Events:

Surfacing

Multimedia Performance

By Holcombe Waller

Friday and Saturday, March 6 & 7, 8:00pm

 Doenges Theater, Tulsa PAC

 $20. General, ($15 Students & Members)

SURFACING is an unfurling lament, rendered through song, video and stage, of the brilliant human details we lose track of and recreate in the ongoing disintegration and reintegration of culture and history. The piece employs Waller’s signature collision of song, storytelling and visual stage picture to reassemble the stories of characters collected in a single living room one January evening in Manhattan.

Holcombe Waller is one of America's most unique voices in music theater. He is a 2011 United States Artists Berresford Fellow in Music, an award which noted his mournful, folk-inflected style as well as his approach to music "as total theater." He is a Creative Capital artist, a three-time recipient of the MAP Fund grant, and a Joan Shipley Fellow of the Regional Arts and Culture Council of his hometown of Portland, Oregon. Waller has been presented and commissioned by Under the Radar Festival at the New York Public Theater, On the Boards, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Centre Pompidou, Fusebox Festival, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, and many others. Waller's collaboration with choreography includes work with Joe Goode Performance Group (SF), Zoe|Juniper (Seattle), and Miguel Gutierrez, and his film score work includes music for the Sundance-premiered documentary, We Were Here. He has also appeared as an actor in multiple films by artist Ryan Trecartin. He is currently touring two interdisciplinary music theater works, Wayfinders and Surfacing, and he is creating a community-choir-based LGBT Requiem Mass to premiere in the fall of 2015. He has begun work on a nascent solo project, Détournement, which will be a third installment in the SURFACING / WAYFINDERS series slated for a 2016 premiere that incorporates all three works into a three-act evening. In addition to his interdisciplinary work, he has self-released five albums on his own label, Napoleon Records.

 

 

 

THE YOU AND THE I

Installation

By Micaela de Vivero (Newark, OH)

First Friday, March 6, 6:00-9:00pm

Living ArtSpace, Myers South Gallery,No Charge,  Cash Bar

Installation continues through April 23

During the last few years, de Vivero has been exploring the “maybe” of creating possibilities and circumstances in which the views can read ambiguity through relationships.  These relationships can be of materials, forms, disciplines and ideas among other things.  This room installation is made from glass rods, dyed sisal and painted urethane.  The installation is intended to trigger memories through it’s very tactile and visually engaging presence.

The artist will also give an adult Master Class and a student workshop while she is in Tulsa.

 

 

Wundrian

by JP Morrison Lans,

 

with the collaboration of RC Morrison and Chris Wollard

 

 

 

Wundrian anthropomorphizes houses and encourages self-reflection. What does the symbol of a house truly represent? Some methodologies of child psychology liken a child’s rendition of a house to an insightful self-portrait. They interpret a young child’s drawing of a house floating above the horizon-line as an indication that the child is still not completely of this world. While an older child’s more detailed house, including curtains and flowers and windowpanes, is an example of self-exploration and definition. Wundrian is filled with houses, each open to the narrative placed upon it by the viewer. This is a game made for you.

 

 

Wundrian also plays with how light can reveal and conceal the world. The paintings in Wundrian aren’t what they appear. As the light shifts from Red to Green to Blue throughout the gallery new colors are either exposed or hidden, making supposed static surfaces into animated breathing realms. Drawings become X-rays of images within images.

 

 

Wundrian is, at its core, about anthropomorphizing and interpreting classic symbols of art and human experience. The work in Wundrian beckons to be imprinted upon, to become what it is believed to be and to substantiate our feelings and spiritual manifestations.

 

Drought: A Landscape Within

 

Installation

by Ashli Ringgold (Tulsa, Ok)

First Friday, March 6, 6:00-9:00pm

Living ArtSpace, Corner Gallery, No Charge,  Cash Bar

Installation continues through April 23

Installation work that depicts the loneliness of life “as seen as a strong of stimulations that emulate an experience we will never be able to have or simply an apparition to divert our emotions” and that “nature is becoming an obsolete getaway in our modern world.”

 
 

VIDEOS OF ARTISTS' WORKS FROM NEW GENRE FESTIVALS PAST

 

Under Polaris reel from cloudeyecontrol on Vimeo.

PARTICULAR excerpts from Lostwax Multimedia Dance on Vimeo.

 

CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO SEE INFO ON PAST NEW GENRE ARTS FESTIVALS

NEW GENRE 2014

NEW GENRE 2013

 

 

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