shapeshifters cinema-- expanded cinema + music performance collab w/ arc !!


>>> exploring a number of colliding concepts in an expanded cinema performance/first show of our new band. synthesizing a spectra of different color theories as they relate to overlapping myths/cosmologies and the transmutation of wave forms. mark your calendars for the first of a new collaboration. one night in oakland. show up on time, not punk time.




arc refers to a process rather than an author. a curve within a void which makes something momentarily visible. material elements used to investigate immaterial states. framing the space of encounter as a site of unfixed ritual and sensory research. arc work has been presented at The Lab, San Francisco Cinematheque, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Massart Film Society (Boston), NDSM Treehouse (Amsterdam), and Lā€™ Abominable (Paris/La Courneuve), among others.


Having spent most of her life moving between city centers, the Navajo Nation, and the Gila River Indian Community, Grace Rosario Perkins is interested in disassembling her personal narrative and reassembling it as one that layers words, objects, faces, signifiers, and sound built from cultural dissonance, language, and history. Grace has lectured at venues such as the Mills College, UC Santa Barbara, Occidental College, the San Francisco Public Library, Real Time and Space Oakland, and the Museum of Arts and Design NY. She has been an artist-in-residence at ACRE, Varda Artists Residency, Sedona Summer Colony, White Leaves, Facebook HQ, and Kala Art Institute.