Events

 

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Panel Discussion •
Saturday, January 19, 3-5 p.m., Free admission
Prior to the reception, 6-9 p.m., join Free Enterprise co-curators Tyler Stallings and Marko Peljhan, along with artists Richard Clar, Rob La Frenais from The Arts Catalyst, Carrie Paterson, Frank Pietronigro, Bradley Pitts, Khaki Rodway from XCOR, Connie Samaras, and Dragan Živadinov, as they discuss their work and the concepts behind the show.
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Reception
Saturday, January 19, 6-9 p.m., Free admission
Following the panel discussion, join the curators and artists for a reception taking place throughout UCR ARTSblock, which includes Culver Center of the Arts, Sweeney Art Gallery, and California Museum of Photography.
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Off-Site Visit
Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Free admission
Join Free Enterprise co-curators Tyler Stallings and Marko Peljhan during the monthly Plane Crazy event at the Mojave Space and Air Port. You will be led on a tour of some the ground breaking experimental space craft that have been developed in the past decade, along with a focused tour of XCOR Aerospace, which will include an opportunity to hop into a full-scale replica of their Lynx sub-orbital spacecraft. This trip is self-organized in that interested members will meet the curators at a designated time and spot, and then the tour will begin from there. There is a restaurant on site and in the nearby town of Mojave. For more information on where we will visit, http://mojaveairport.com.
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Lecture
Friday, March 22, 7:30 p.m., Free admission
Artist Trevor Paglen will discuss his most recent ground-breaking project, The Last Pictures. Paglen is an artist, writer, and experimental geographer whose work deliberately blurs lines between social science, contemporary art, journalism, and other disciplines to construct unfamiliar, yet meticulously researched ways to see and interpret the world around us. His most recent project is The Last Pictures, which is a collection of 100 images to be placed on permanent media and launched into space on EchoStar XVI, as a repository available for future civilizations (alien or human) to find. One of the images selected is by Ansel Adams from UCR ARTSblock’s California Museum of Photography’s permanent collection.
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Film Series
Thursday-Saturday, March 21-23, 7 p.m.
$9.99 general admission and $5 for students with I.D.
This mini series of space films is part of the Culver Screening Room Series. It is shown in conjunction with Free Enterprise. Mini Film Series
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Eaton Science Fiction Conference
Thursday-Sunday, April 11-14
Varying admission levels to the conference
Concurrent with Free Enterprise, the bi-annual UC Riverside’s Eaton Science Fiction Conference will take place in April 2013. It is a premier academic conference devoted to the study of all aspects of science fiction as a literary genre and social phenomenon. The conference will be take place at the Riverside Marriott Hotel, and will examine science fiction in multiple media. It is co-sponsored with the Science Fiction Research Association. The keynote speaker and filmmaker will take place at UCR Culver Center of the Arts on Friday, April 12, during which Craig Baldwin will discuss his film, Spectres of the Spectrum, which will be screened again the following night, April 13, though the filmmaker will not be present then. This keynote address is co-sponsored by the journal Science Fiction Film and Television (published by Liverpool University Press) and UCR’s College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. Eaton Conference
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Special Eaton Conference Event
held at Culver Center of the Arts
Eaton Performance
Thursday, April 11, 7 p.m. Free Admission
A performance of Alex Segade’s The Holo Library, will coincide with the 2013 Eaton Science Fiction Conference. Segade (of My Barbarian) will present his performance The Holo Library, a multi-media performance exploring the relationship between screens and human beings. Set in a futuristic Los Angeles in a fascist state, the sci-fi narrative depicts a night in the life of a detective who becomes embroiled in a political intrigue when he is seduced in an online chat with a teen-age terrorist boy-band singer. Alexandro Segade, performing as Ace, directs the unfolding action through audience participation and readings enacted by volunteers and special guests as the performance shifts in a darkly humorous discussion of privacy, gender, sexuality, law, media and power. The performance is accompanied by an electronic set mixed by DJ Mateo Segade. The Holo Library is the third part of Segade’s Rep/Sep Series depicting a future world of wars over reproduction, cloning, mutation and mandated gay marriage. Organized by UCR English Professor, Jennifer Doyle, as part of a series of Queer Lab events at UCR.
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Film
Friday April 12 and Saturday April 13, 7 p.m.
$9.99 general admission and $5 for students with I.D.
Spectres of the Spectrum USA 1999,
“No American filmmaker has taken more advantage of the sheer breadth of media including vintage 16- and Super-8mm than Craig Baldwin, whose movies stitch together huge ranges of material—B-movies, commercials, kinescopes, quiz shows, A-movies, industrial films—to create indictments of contemporary culture. All of Baldwin’s movies are about information technologies. This 1999 epic is simultaneously a partially coherent science-fiction parable and a re-telling of the development of mass media.” Tom McCormack, Fandor. This film is part of the Culver Screening Room Series and is being screened in conjunction with the UCR’s Eaton Science Fiction Conference.Culver Film Series
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Visitor Information
and Press Inquiries
UCR ARTSblock is located at 3824 & 3834 Main St., Riverside, CA 92501, and includes three venues:
California Museum of Photography, Culver Center of the Arts, and Sweeney Art Gallery.
ARTSblock is open Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.,
as well as 6-9 p.m. for First Thursday ArtWalks.
Admission is $3, which includes entry to all three venues, and is free during First Thursday ArtWalks.
For film screenings, Culver Center opens 30 minutes prior to the start time.
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