On the occasion of the exhibition Shana Moulton: The Invisible Seventh is the Mystic Column MCASB is pleased to present The Seventh Schism: Lucid Ooey Gooey, a one-night virtual performance art festival. This festival features performance works by students in the College of Creative Studies and the Department of Art at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).
Since the Pandemic began, UCSB students have been remote, which has pushed their creative practice to interface with digital, virtual, and electromagnetic spaces like never before. Contemplating the glitch (audio/visual mishaps), the error (getting kicked off the server), and the fluctuation of fatigue and comfort, you are invited to see how these young artists have reimagined performance art while being locked in the grid of capture on their computer screens. In this latent virtual space fraught with the dichotomy of legibility/illegibility there continues to be electrical & emotional exchange in relation to our bodies and our retinas at large.
The Seventh Schism: Lucid Ooey Gooey will feature telepresence works, performed videos, and collaborative live experiments. As the Spring Quarter at UCSB comes to an end this festival serves as the culminating event for two courses: 'Performance Art 134' taught by Shana Moulton, and 'Performance, Practice, & Proclamations' taught by Serene Blumenthal.
Join us for this FREE virtual event on Friday, June 4 2021 at 5:00 pm. The Seventh Schism: Lucid Ooey Gooey will be streamed live on our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/MCAsantabarbara.
Erin Adams & Renuka Sharma, Gabrielle Adkins, Natalie Cappellini—she/her, Jamie Chen, Apolinar De Jesus, Maddy Galas, belly garcia, Allison Hale, Nate Johnston, Emily Keigher, Dani Kwan, Lulu, Mercedez Ochoa, Katherine Parker, Gabby Patino, Madeline Peng Miller, Jiahui Shao, Maja Skjøth Hegelund, John Yi
About Performance Art 134 | UCSB Art Department
Art 134 covered some of the forms, styles, strategies, and possibilities of performance art with an emphasis on scores, autobiography, multimedia, and remote forms of performance. Focusing on the production of student work and its development through the process of critique, this course included readings, viewings, group activities, and discussions that acquainted students with the range of performance strategies. Students participated in exercises over zoom to sensitize them to aspects of physicality, space, and time.
About Performance, Practice & Proclamations | UCSB College of Creative Studies
Highlighting the body as a site of origination, this class was set on developing a practice working from felt sensation and ritual, and mask-work. Meeting three days a week to work through different disciplines of movement including Body-Mind Centering, Meditation, and Authentic Movement techniques. Researching ‘statement as art’ through performance history, embodied practices, and guest artists, students created works at the nexus of language, statement, and performance.