After years researching her film about our increasingly surveillance nation, Laura Poitras began receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as "citizen four," who was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by U.S. intelligence agencies. In June 2013, she and Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden. She brought her camera with her. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely sui generis in the history of cinema: a 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before our eyes. (U.S., 2014, 118m, DCP, Radius TWC)
Artists include: Ethan Bach, Susan Begy, Kristin Bortles, Alexis Bove, Paula Castillo, Cary Cluett, Sydney Cooper, Kathryn Davis, Sandra Halpin, Jamie Hamilton, Hannah Hughes, Cheri Ibes, Christopher Jamie Johnson, Caity Kennedy, Don Kennell, Matt King, Shirley Klinghoffer, Katherine Lee, Michael Lujan, Nina Mastrangelo, Cyrus McCray, Dylan McLaughlin, Stacey Neff, Willy Richardson, Michael Schippling, Erika Wanenmacher, and Jerry Wellman, Rita Bard, Matthew Chase-Daniel, Luke Dorman, Charles Greeley, Bob Haozous, Christy Hengst, Joel Hobbie, Jennifer Joseph, Bebe Krimmer, Eve Andrée Laramée, Nora Naranjo Morse, Bunny Tobias, and Judy Tuwaletstiwa.
We're proud to honor our Cinematheque Director JASON SILVERMAN for winning the 2014 Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Arts! Jason Silverman has been producing, curating and presenting films and events in New Mexico for nearly 20 years. As Cinematheque Director since 2003, Silverman oversees an ambitious program of over 2,000 screenings each year. During his tenure, he has created programming partnerships with more than 80 organizations locally, regionally, nationally and internationally which have resulted in record attendance levels. We're honored to have Jason as part of the CCA team!
CCA spector ripps project space
December 14, 2012 - January 27, 2013
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 6-8PM
Open Hours : 2pm-8pm, daily
Santa Fe-based artists Sydney Cooper and Edie Tsong present a new collaboration in the form of an installation and performance series called Forget Your Perfect Offering. This creative space illuminates the struggle to find meaning through object arrangement, ancestor worship, and celebration of everyday life in a ritual setting. This show celebrates the many ways we make meaning out of what we do. Blending religions, traditions, icons, mundane objects and repetitive activities, the artists create moments of introspection and community togetherness while highlighting the hybrid nature of contemporary ritual. Cooper and Tsong invite a spectrum of other local artists to produce performances throughout the run of this unique show.
- Friday, December 14, 6-8pm
Invocation by Erika Wanenmacher
- Saturday, December 15, 4-6pm
Never Lie to Your Father by Adam McKinney
- Saturday, December 22, 1-4pm
For Nobody Taught Me to Cry, Edie Tsong sits in meditation at the altar and at set times chops onions. The performance explores the need to grieve and let go as fall turns to winter, as the world ends and begins anew.
- Saturday, December 22, 4pm
Jennifer Joseph arranges 40 stargazer lilies to welcome the divine feminine to the planet during this Untitled performance.
- Saturday, January 5, 2-4pm
For this piece titled, The Blessed Mother: Full of Grace, Full of Sorrow, Ruth D'Arcy explores her personal response to the grief and suffering of the Blessed Mother through images, poetry and scripture.
- Saturday, January 12, 1-5pm
Rose B. Simpson presents Chance during which gallery visitors will be able to cast made and found objects. Simpson will "read" these interactive moments of self, participant, and object.
- Sunday, January 13, 1-4pm
Using a traditional thigh spindle, Matthew Chase-Daniel will spin yarn from Churro fleece. The wool, the spindle and the spinner are engaged in ancient and ongoing roles relating to creation and maintenance of harmony in the world.
- Saturday, January 19, 4-6pm
Tuscany Wenger presents To the Bone, an onsite arrangement, animation and construction of Neo Relics, Soft Science and Lost+Found Superstitions.
- Sunday, January 20, 1-3pm
Remaking the World is presented by Sydney Cooper and Lucio Cooper da Silva (8 years old) during which they organize a pile of jumbled lego pieces into some kind of order by color, size, function or set -- whatever Lucio deems right.
- Sunday, January 27, 1-6pm
Poet at Home Pt. 1:Miriam Sagan sits in pajamas with a cup of tea, while writing and reading, either silent or aloud, depending on mood and audience.
The Poet at Home Pt. 2:Joan Logghe types poems onto scraps of cloth as offerings. Edie Tsong then sews these scraps of poem onto people's clothing.
Paying tribute to cigar rollers in the Caribbean who spent long hours rolling while being read to, Jamie Figueroa rolls xeroxed pages of her journal and packs them in boxes to an audio recording of her journal entries read at random. Relax While I Roll You Another explores the methodical and magical when a writer mines her own notebook.
Closing Invocation by Erika Wanenmacher
Green Chile Stew by Sydney Cooper