Kasumi:
The Perpetual Series
and Shockwaves

at MOCA

September 18, 2014 / 8:00pm

Free for MOCA Members + CIA Students
$8 in advance; $10 at the door

 
The Perpetual Series on view during public hours on September 17 and 18. Free admission.
 
Shockwaves  presented on September 18 at 8 pm. Purchase tickets online or by calling MOCA at
(216) 421-8671.
 

MOCA Cleveland is proud to present Shockwaves, a feature-length cinematic assemblage created by Kasumi, an internationally-renowned artist, performer and filmmaker. Shockwaves is an intense inquiry into violence and the persistent, ramifying trauma it inflicts.
 
“There is no standard by which to judge, no language to compare, nothing but what is in front of me. The purest act of expression that I have seen in a long time…an absolute control of the medium. She sees what others cannot.” writes Fredric Golding, Oscar nominated director and producer.
 
A panel discussion will follow the cinematic presentation, featuring regional experts on music, art and film, along with a few of Kasumi’s artistic collaborators.
 
MOCA will also unveil Kasumi’s most recent works, The Perpetual Series, in the Gund Commons during daytime hours on September 17 - 18. Earlier this Spring, a selection of these works were installed in the historic grand opening of the iconic DC Tower 1 in Vienna, Austria. They were described by the collector as “bold, innovative, hypnotic, cathartic, maddening, clarifying, calming, confusing, baffling, laughingly and seriously human, ironic, iconic, eternal, ephemeral, epic and so Hollywood!”
 
Kasumi, a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, creates work that synthesizes different methods of expression into a metaphorical language that resembles the stream of messages and subconscious connections making up human perception. Her cinematic assemblages, which integrate film, video, sound, animation and live performance have been presented at venues worldwide: from Lincoln Center with The New York Philharmonic to collaborations with Grandmaster Flash and DJ Spooky. BREAKDOWN, the 2010 Vimeo Remix Award winner, premiered at Carnegie Hall with the American Composers Orchestra. She is represented by The Gallery at Gray’s and is Professor at the Cleveland Institute of Art.
 
For more information about the artist, please see: 
http://www.kasumifilms.com/
http://www.galleryatgrays.com/

For more information about the film, please see: 
www.shockwavesthemovie.com or search #shockwavesthemovie