(From left: Allele Wake, Kayuga Project)
THIS EVENT FOR SUN, MAR 1 HAS BEEN CANCELED. PANCAKE’S FLIGHT WAS CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER.
Charlotte Street Foundation is pleased to present a trio of films by acclaimed Philadelphia-based filmmaker and sound artist Catherine Pancake at Paragraph Gallery (23 E. 12th St., KCMO) on Sunday, March 1, beginning at 8pm. Traveling to Kansas City to serve as a juror for Charlotte Street’s 2015 Generative Performance Awards, Pancake will present an hour long program of recent films followed by conversation with the artist. Screening will be Pancake’s films Allele Wake (2014), Genius Project – Barbara Hammer Portrait (2015), and excerpts of Kayuga Project (2012-ongoing).
Working in collaboration with artist Erica Prince, musician Bhob Rainey, and dancer Christina Zani, Allele Wake depicts music and movement produced in response to salon-style dialogue with female physicians specializing in pediatrics and genetics. Barbara Hammer Portrait is one of four portraits included in her Genius Project, composed of first-person stories, archival footage, verite sketches, and re-enactments with creative visionaries who identify as queer women. Lastly, Kayuga Project is an ongoing research project, film, installation, artist book, and online channel exploring the utopian and dystopian histories, fantasies, fictions, and facts surrounding the use of medical technologies to create and alter human lives. The project examines a number of contemporary concepts from artificial wombs, to parthenogenic birth, to stem cell cloning, to the pragmatics of artificial insemination and hormonal therapies.
In addition to her art practice, Pancake works as the Performance Coordinator for experimental art space Vox Populi and teaches in the Fine Art programs at Temple University and LaSalle University in Philadelphia. More information can be found on the artist’s website: catherinepancake.com
Genius Project – Barbara Hammer Portrait: http://www.catherinepancake.com/projects/genius-project.html
Kayuga Project: http://www.catherinepancake.com/projects/kayuga-project.html