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 Lydia Greer with Facing West Shadows
 Lydia Greer with Facing West Shadows

Sat, Sep 23


Clarion Performing Arts Center

Lydia Greer with Facing West Shadows

Facing West Shadows is an experimental shadow theater collective.

Time & Location

Sep 23, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Clarion Performing Arts Center, 2 Waverly Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

About the Event

Facing West Shadows (principal members: Lydia Greer (artistic director) and Caryl Kientz (theatrical director) is a collective of artists, puppeteers, filmmakers and musicians hybridizing art forms to create magical acts of rebellion as experimental art that is sustainable in the current gold rush climate of the Bay Area. FWS combines analog shadow theatre with original animation, video projection of found footage and sometimes Opera performed live. Expanding into film, theatre and installation, Facing West Shadows depicts stories re-imagined with unique visual storytelling to create surprising experiences for the audience by seamlessly combining old and new technologies and art forms.

Facing West Shadows has been commissioned by The Exploratorium, The Institute for Advanced Uncertainty, Shapeshifter’s Cinema, Berkeley Public Library, Radar Productions, Other Cinema, Kala Art Institute and The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art among others.

Lydia Greer is a widely exhibiting multimedia artist, visual designer, filmmaker and animator who works in hand-made stop-motion, multiple and single- channel video, and sculptural installation. She has been an artist and consultant for the last decade with ShadowLight Productions, an internationally recognized shadow theater company based in San Francisco notably working on multiple large-scale, bilingual, interdisciplinary shadow theatre plays incorporating video, dance, sound, hand-built lights, puppets, live actors and masks. She has enjoyed commissions at The Exploratorium Museum (SF), Shapeshifter’s Cinema (Oakland), Other Cinema at ATA (San Francisco), Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley), Berkeley Center for New Media (Berkeley), Radar Productions (San Francisco), and inclusion in The Channel of Democracy: Womanhood, Power & Freedom in Video Art, an all-women video art exhibition at the International SF PhotoFairs 2018 at Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture (San Francisco). In 2018, she was awarded a Media Arts Fellowship and Exhibition at Kala Art Institute (Berkeley) and has attended residencies at Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

A post-discussion will be moderated by Jeff M. Giordano.

$6 all-day parking at St. Mary’s Square Garage


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