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.
Devin Kenny performs his lecture, 2014.
This performative lecture addresses, over the span of several decades, the relationship between hip-hop, R&B, trap, rap, and other “urban” genres. Kenny examines ways in which the…
Celebrate MCASB's second annual On Edge Festival! Meet the On Edge artists over a 'play with your food' interactive brunch, featuring do-it-yourself crepe and bagel bar, with food…
Photo: Douglas Beasley.
Photo: Douglas Beasley Native American contemporary dance choreographer Rosy Simas and French composer François Richomme have been collaborating on dance and films projects for the…
Photo: Mercadito & Mentidero, 2013
Photo: Mercadito & Mentidero, 2013 This operatic contemporary theater work fuses high drama, costuming, and unique video imagery to create a psuedo-historical contemplation on female…
Photo: PJ Raval
Join us for this opening night event featuring art, food and drinks co-presented by the New Noise Festival! Artist Luke Savisky will transform the unique…