On Edge is a program focused on MCASB's ongoing commitment to presenting the work of artists who work in the realm of performance.
It extends from the museum's Forum Lounge series, which presented monthly events of exceptional music, dance, video, and other multi-media time-based art to our community, and our subsequent two years of organizing the On Edge Festival (2014-15)—the first event of its kind on the Central Coast—bringing internationally renowned performance artists to Santa Barbara to present their new work over a weekend-long itinerary of events. Since this time On Edge has transitioned into a continuous program of performances organized as part of our exhibitions, community engagement, and membership events.
Dynasty Handbag sips from the host cup. © Paula Court
Dynasty Handbag sips from the host cup. © Paula Court Good Morning Evening Feelings is a live, conceptual, one-hour hybrid morning/late-night/children’s show for adults, hosted by everyone’s…
Heather Kravas, Photo: Ryan Jensen of Antonietta Vicario
Photo: Ryan Jensen of Antonietta Vicario dead, disappears is a new solo performance by Heather Kravas for the white cube. Referencing Richard Serra's 1967 Verb List Compilation,…
Xavier Cha, untitled at 47 Canal, 2012, 4 channel video and sound installation, Courtesy the Artist.
Xavier Cha, untitled at 47 Canal, 2012, 4 channel video and sound installation, Courtesy the Artist. Xavier Cha inverts the increasing sense of alienation from…
Guillermo Galindo, Zapatello, 2014. Photograph by Richard Misrach. EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO ARTIST ILLNESS. In this engaging multimedia talk, award-winning author and USC…
Mikael Jorgensen and James Merle Thomas, Quindar, Performance. Photo: Chad Ress
Mikael Jorgensen and James Merle Thomas, Quindar, Performance. Photo: Chad Ress Join James and Mikael (aka Quindar) at The Goodland Hotel, where they will take you on…
Luis Tentindo, Liquid Past, Photo: Stephen Gorme
Photo: Stephen Gorme LA-based object-theatre artist Tentindo uses a paper landscape with micro-scale elements and live-feed video to tell an abstract and meditative story about two travelers…