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iEAR Presents: Alison S. M. Kobayashi

iEAR Presents! Alison S.M. Kobayashi

EMPAC Studio Beta
March 18, 2019 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Troy, NY

Alison S.M. Kobayashi’s works involve the conjuring of stories from found objects. Allegories are resurrected by the artist’s imagination as she interrogates materials as varied as the world wide web, lost letters, and vintage audio and video tapes. Often in her works, Kobayashi performs a cast of characters that she imagines are connected to these objects, telling their stories with equal parts humor and sensitivity. Though her performances are cheeky, she does not make fun of her subjects but rather teases out what is universal: our awkwardness, our desire to be love and be loved, and our wish to do good–to be better. For her screening she will present a number of works including From Alex to Alex (2006), Hungry Kitty (2011), DO GOOD Percy (2009), Personality Unlimited (2015), DO GOOD Ray (2009), Just Relax (2016) and Music is Magic (2016). In addition, she will show an expert from her newest work, Say Something Bunny!

For more information visit iEAR Presents here.

Say Something Bunny! extended through July, Storythings U.K., Women Between the Arts

Say Something Bunny! will be extended through July 2019.
Tickets available here: https://saysomethingbunny.com/performances/2019-01/

Alison S. M. Kobayashi presenting Music is Magic at Women Between the Arts in New York City
Saturday Jan 12, 2019, 4pm
Arnhold Hall Glass Box Theater, The New School 55 W 13th Street, New York City
$15, tickets here

Alison S. M. Kobayashi speaking at The Story Conference in London, produced by Storythings
Friday February 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, United Kingdom
Tickets are £128.39 and are available here.

Alison S. M. Kobayashi nominated for United Solo UAward among fellow nominees; Bruce Springsteen, John Lithgow, Renée Taylor, Chita Rivera and Derek DelGaudio.

Playbill highlights Alison S. M. Kobayashi in their interview series, Performer you should know.” Read the full article here.

Sincerely, Warmly at VTape (Toronto)

Sincerely, Warmly
Screening curated by Daniella Sanader
Thursday, October 25th, 6:30pm
Vtape

Sincerely, Warmly presents a program of video work about reaching out to someone who could never respond to you. Taking the form of epistolary texts, postcards from somewhere, mis-remembered narratives, and eavesdropping tactics, the works in Sincerely, Warmly explore the intimacies and distances of trying to communicate. At times sweet, mournful, introspective, silly, and voyeuristic, these works release some questions into the ether, questions that ultimately go unanswered: How are you? Where have you been? Can you hear me? Do you miss me?

Sincerely, Warmly is presented as part of Daniella Sanader’s ongoing research residency at Vtape on letter writing and performance for the camera.

Program run time: 57 minutes

Serena Lee, Stretto, 2016 (06:48 minutes) 2047.09
Colin Campbell, I’m A Voyeur, 1974 (15:20 minutes) 020.10
Maha Maamoun, Shooting Stars Remind Me of Eavesdroppers, 2013 (04:45 minutes) 2086.04
Gunilla Josephson, Hello Ingmar, 2000 (07:00 minutes) 645.04
Alison S.M. Kobayashi, From Alex To Alex, 2006 (06:11 minutes) 320.00
Sharlene Bamboat, The Wind Sleeps Standing Up, 2016 (12:00 minutes) 1013.[     ]
Jorge Lozano, The End of Type (writers), 2016 (05:00 minutes) 163.084

Third Coast, Guerilla Science and York University Symposium

Upcoming Presentations and Panels

Third Coast International Audio Festival
October 4-6th, 2018, Chicago IL
Let The Work Be What It Wants To Be: Responding to found material with curiosity and artistry
Performance and Lecture by Alison S. M. Kobayashi

Guerilla Science
November 3, 2018 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn New York
Down the rabbit hole: Imagination and Research behind Say Something Bunny!
Performance and Lecture by Alison S. M. Kobayashi
Symposium – Intermedial Narrative & Performance: New Approaches
Nov 9, 2018, York University, Toronto, Ontario
Kobayashi presenting on a panel with Tim Carlson (Theatre Conspiracy), Nyla Innuksuk (Mixtape VR), Alison S.M. Kobayashi (Say Something Bunny, UnionDocs), M.E. Luka (Narratives in Space+Time Society, University of Toronto), Liz Miller (Concordia University), and Michael Wheeler (SpiderWebShow).

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/symposium-intermedial-narrative-performance-new-approaches-tickets-50873720668

Say Something Bunny! extended in New York City until January 2019.

photo credit: Lanna Apisukh

Tickets now available for Say Something Bunny! through January 2019.
Visit: saysomethingbunny.com/performances

Music is Magic Broadcast via Covert Docs

The third Covert Docs Program (which includes Music is Magic)screens at the following stations and times:
KVMD Los Angeles
Friday July 27
11-11:30PM
Channels 23 (digital)/31 (virtual)
WCIU Chicago
Friday July 27
2-2:30AM
Channels 27(digital)/26 (virtual)
KELO Sioux Falls
Saturday, July 28
2:30AM-3:AM
Channel 11

Summer 2018 Screenings

Happy Family Market
Curated by Angeline Gragasin & Farihah Zaman

HUNGRY AF (ASIAN FAMILIES)
• 4:20PM – 5:30PM •

Co-Presented by UnionDocs

From a Pancit (Filipino Spaghetti) Western take on sisterly revenge to the real life tale of a young girl in India whose tiny garden is the key to her future, the families in this shorts program are drawn together and propelled forward by growing, making, and of course eating, food.

Features single channel version of Music is Magic, 2016.

The Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film 2018

Saturday, July 28
This is (Not) a True Story
Program by without a name (aka Jaclyn Quaresma and Elijah Lin)
1:00pm | Spruce Ridge Community School
All Ages

Big Mouth by Andrea Dorfman
Triange_Triade by Jerome Havre, Cauleen Smith, Camille Turner
How Dinosaurs Learned to Fly by Munro Ferguson
Three Thousand by Asinnajaq
The Visit by Lisa Jackson
Tracking Sasquatch (field report #1)  and Tracking Sasquatch (field report #3) by Christina Battle
Resurgo! by Amanda Dawn
Do Good by Alison S.M Kobayashi
Git Gob by Philip Eddolls
Cave Small Cave Big by Joele Walinga

The New York Times calls Say Something Bunny! “An out-and-out thrill.”

Read the full review: https://nyti.ms/2DSH7HC

Upcoming Screenings and Events

December 12 , 2017 From Alex To Alex screens at Light Industry: A Sleeping World presented by Joshua Gen Solondz

December 11, 2017  Selfie Gifs screens at Schermerhorn Hall (Columbia University) reception with food and drinks, 5:30 at the Stronach Center (8th Floor, Schermerhorn Hall, Columbia University), Screening, 6:30, Room 614 (6th Floor, Schermerhorn Hall, Columbia University) curated by Ivana Dizdar

March 13, 2018 Music is Magic will be performed at Flaherty NYC curated by Herb Shellenberger and Almudena Escobar Lopez

April 2017 Kobayashi will be a juror alongside Jean Paul-Kelly at the Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival (ICDOCS)

Say Something Bunny! Extended in New York City until Winter 2018

Say Something Bunny! Extended New York City run until January 2018, tickets available at: saysomethingbunny.com