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One Story, Two Rooms: The Telematic Project

Responsibility. Heroes. Morals versus rules. Bureaucracy. Confusion. Desperation. Siblings. Chaos. Fuck the man! Distance versus closeness. Passive aggressiveness. Safety. Fire. Decisions. Privilege. This potpourri comprises the smattering of audience...

Breaking “Brahms”: Jerzy Kosmala, Viola Virtuoso

UCI is home to one of the world’s premier violists: Dr. Jerzy Kosmala. When he’s not lecturing at Irvine, he’s serving as an adjudicator for one of any number of illustrious competitions and councils, ranging from the Lionel Tertis International Viola...

‘CADE’ Offers O.C. Student Artists and Performers New Opportunities

Cal State Fullerton’s College of the Arts has partnered with Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts and UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts to form the Collaborative Arts Development Experience, or CADE. Through CADE, student artists...

A ‘Vision’ in Red

What language and semantics cannot express, perhaps a body in rhythmic motion can. At the Irvine Barclay Theatre this past weekend, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts tapped into the boundless body eloquence of dance in their 16th annual student...

Universities Join Forces on Arts Program

Chapman University's College of Performing Arts, Cal State University-Fullerton's College of the Arts and UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts have joined forces to develop the Collaborative Arts Development Experience (CADE), a program for two...

Three Orange County Universities Partner for Collaborative Arts Development Experience

Faculty and staff from Chapman University's College of Performing Arts, CSU Fullerton's College of the Arts and UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts have joined forces to develop the Collaborative Arts Development Experience (CADE) - a program...

A new alchemy: Biotechnology as art

Since the earliest anthropomorphic statues, myths of vivification or the 'giving of life' have surrounded artefacts made by the artist’s hand. Today, artists who employ laboratory methods in the context of Synthetic Biology are getting particularly...

‘Visions’ of the Past and Future

UC Irvine’s dance department is sharing in the festivities of the important half-century milestone of our university. One of the top 10 dance programs in the country, UCI dance has been part of the university’s legacy from the beginning and this year’s...

The Alien World of ‘Wetware’

Behind the non-descript double doors of the Beall Center for Art and Technology lives an alien world, one in which artificial life reigns supreme. As I entered the interdisciplinary exhibition “Wetware: Art, Agency, Animation”, I was confronted with...

Diversity and Equity Explored at Women in Music Tech Symposium

Artists, speakers and various experts representing the global concern on gender inequality in the arts came together on Feb. 5 and 6 to present their work and discuss the matter at UCI’s Integrated Composition Improvisation and Technology and Women in...

Art and biology mix at new UC Irvine exhibit

Artists from around the globe will showcase their understanding of art and biology in an exhibit opening Saturday at UC Irvine's Beall Center for Art + Technology. The display, called "Wetware: Art Agency Animation," will include works created by...

Kerry Tribe Talks Emotion and Memory in “H.M.”

The University Art Gallery hosted a roundtable discussion of Kerry Tribe’s experimental film, “H.M.,” covering topics such as memory and trauma, in the Claire Trevor School’s Winifred Smith Hall last Thursday night. Tribe was among the panelists...

“Clybourne Park” Debuts Sunday and Unapologetically Mirrors Racial Tensions

If the purpose of theater is to hold a cracked mirror to society, then UCI drama’s latest production unapologetically reflected ugly truths, as Bruce Norris’ “Clybourne Park” premiered last Saturday at Claire Trevor’s Robert Cohen Theater. Actress...

EMERSE: The Rhythm of the Waves

A black box — that intimidating name marks the stage of the Experimental Media Performance Lab at UCI, and for good reason. It is hardly a stage at all, just a black floor where the audience and performers are on the same level, dangerously close to...

From LOST to Claire Trevor: Leslie Ishii Fights Racism in Clybourne Park

LOST actress Leslie Ishii crossed the color line when she and her family became the first Asian-Americans to settle in an all-white Seattle neighborhood in 1959. Now, over 4 decades later, Ishii continues to defy the status quo as the first woman of...

Care/Cure/Corruption: What it and Why it Matters

What do care, cure and corruption all have in common? Yes, they all start with C, but they are also the three tenets of the Drama Department’s 2016 season: “Care/Cure/Corruption” (CCC). The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) brands each season...

Kerry’s H.M. Uses Two Projectors to Simulate Amnesia

Kerry Tribe’s H.M. is the latest exhibit occupying the Contemporary Arts Center Gallery (CAC), located in UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts. Curated by Juli Carson, the CAC gallery held an opening reception for Tribe’s works on Saturday, Jan. 9th...

A Performative Trigger: Radicals of UCI

The University Art Gallery’s latest exhibition, A Performative Trigger: Radicals of UCI, has taken an interesting approach to promotion. Everything from the website to the enormous, informative pamphlets available in the foyer is adorned with the same...