A.S.M. Kobayashi recieves 2024 Creative Capital Award

Creative Capital is pleased to announce the 2024 “Wild Futures: Art, Culture, Impact” Awards in Visual Arts and Film/Moving Image, totaling $2.5 million in grants to artists for the creation of 50 groundbreaking new works. Chosen via a democratic process of external peer review out of 5,600 applications, these 28 successful visual arts project proposals… Continue reading A.S.M. Kobayashi recieves 2024 Creative Capital Award

A.S.M. Kobayashi Oct 11, 22 — lecture at University of Toronto

Oct 11 @6:30pmMain Hall in the University of Toronto Daniels Building, 1 Spadina Crescent The artist talk will focus on recent thinking about research within Kobayashi’s practice and some work in progress developed this summer at Yaddo. Will be intimate but open to the public.

Say Something Bunny! Working in Theatre Episode is out!

Working in the Theatre: Documentary Theatre from American Theatre Wing on Vimeo. The concept of documentary theatre is one that is novel and complex, and quite frankly could be defined by a plethora of concepts and storytelling strategy. In this documentary episode of Working in the Theatre, we visit Say Something Bunny, the spectacular production… Continue reading Say Something Bunny! Working in Theatre Episode is out!

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… Continue reading iEAR Presents: Alison S. M. Kobayashi

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

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… Continue reading Sincerely, Warmly at VTape (Toronto)

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… Continue reading Summer 2018 Screenings

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)… Continue reading Upcoming Screenings and Events

Say Something Bunny! in NYC, Previews start May 5

With Say Something Bunny!, Alison S. M. Kobayashi and UnionDocs present an immersive and enthralling performance based on an amateur audio recording made over sixty years ago. The origin of this audio was a mystery. Two spools of thin steel wire were found tucked inside an obsolete sound device purchased by a collector at an estate… Continue reading Say Something Bunny! in NYC, Previews start May 5

Say Something Bunny on NOW’s Favourite Shows of 2016

The Toronto visual arts community chooses its favourite shows of 2016 We surveyed artists, curators and our own writer to see which 2016 shows moved them most. Their answers reveal an immense range of artistic visions. Link to article: https://nowtoronto.com/art-and-books/art/toronto-best-art-shows-of-2016/

Photorama at Gallery TPW

I’m including a rare photographic print of my work in this year’s Photorama fundraiser for Gallery TPW. Collector’s Preview Thursday, November 24, 2016, 6 – 9 pm Opening Reception Friday, November 25, 2016, 6 – 9 pm Sale continues Saturday, November 26 – Saturday, December 3, 2016, 12 – 6 pm We will be open Sunday, November 27, 12 –… Continue reading Photorama at Gallery TPW

Brooklyn Rail: Interview by Tess Takahashi

Alison S. M. Kobayashi’s new multimedia performance piece, Say Something Bunny!, first shown in Toronto at Gallery TPW this past winter, combines found and invented documents, theatrical staging, costumes, props, and multiple screens. Kobayashi and Allen’s striking re-imagination of the life and times of a Jewish family is based on a fragment of whose story was captured on… Continue reading Brooklyn Rail: Interview by Tess Takahashi

Music is Magic in Rites of Passage, Reel Asian Film Festival

Sunday November 13, 2016 7 pm Isabel Bader Theatre, Toronto Buy Tickets MUSIC by Ohbijou (in attendance) FILMMAKERS Alison S. M. Kobayashi, Casey Mecija, Shasha Nakhai, Leslie Supnet and May Truong Working from personal home videos, filmmakers Kobayashi, Mecija, Nakhai, Supnet and Truong use experimental editing techniques, animation and documentary interviews to reflect on their understandings of cultural heritage and… Continue reading Music is Magic in Rites of Passage, Reel Asian Film Festival

Dan Carter at aCinema, Milwaukee

Dan Carter included in the first program by new Milwaukee screening series, aCinema. October 28th, 2016 7pm PMat Woodland Pattern Book Center. Screening artists include Kim Kielhofner, Alison SM Kobayashi, Colleen Plumb, Eeva Siivonen, Josh Yates, and more. http://www.acinema.space/

It is Queer Up North: Canadian Experimental

Alex to Alex has been included in a program by Collectivo Toronto presented at Club Cultural Matienzo, Buenos Aires. Wednesday December 14th, 8pm 1249 Pringles, Buenos Aires For more information about the program or about Collectivo Toronto visit: http://guillerminabuzio.com/Colectivo-Toronto