Wednesday, August 21 through Sunday, August 25, 2019
Charlotte Street Foundation is excited to partner with Kansas City Society for Contemporary Photography to host Free Film USA between Wednesday, August 21st through Sunday, August 25th, 2019. Kansas City will be the fourth top in a nationwide project to capture the spirit of America with the theme of "red, white and blue." This event is a partnership between All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, Worthless Studios, FREE FILM : USA, Charlotte Street Foundation and American Society of Media Photographers – Kansas City Mid America.
The FREE FILM : USA team will travel to 15 to 20 different cities across the United States in a converted mobile dark- room Airstream trailer. The team will distribute and process rolls of 35mm black and white film. Both film and processing are free to anyone with access to a 35mm film camera.
During their Kansas City leg of the tour, from August 21-22 the FREE FILM: USA team will distribute and collect film in the parking lot of All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church at 4501 Walnut St. KCMO 64114.
Then on August 22nd FREE FILM : USA will move to Charlotte Street’s Blackbox on Troost, located at 4001 Troost Avenue, KCMO 64110. The Troost location will feature additional programming. All participating photographers will be given film and a deadline for returning unprocessed film. All photographers are requested to use their free roll of film to express what red white and blue means to them.
The reception to kick off the event is at Troost Avenue 4001 on Friday, August 23, 2019, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM!
Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Thursday, September 12, 2019, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 7:00 PMSeth Davis, Colin Mosely and the Kansas City Electronic Music Arts Alliance are excited to share Techno Chapel, a 50 minute multimedia interactive performance at Charlotte Street's Capsule performing space on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The evening of live, experimental musical performances begins at 7:00 PM and is a FREE event intended for all audiences. Parking for the show can be located behind Capsule (located at 1664 Broadway Blvd) and can be found off of 17th Street. Street parking is also available on Washington Street, a block behind Capsule. Davis and Mosely presented their first Audio Visual Performance, Swampthing September 2018 at La Esquina as a part of the Kansas City Performing Media Festival. As a follow up, Techno Chapel utilizes note and volume detection, in order to facilitate interactions between the musicians and the visuals comprised of videos of insects, human bodies, forests and computers. By allowing the audience a space to reflect upon how networks communicate, Techno Chapel aims to ask the question how are humans communicating with digital, vegetal and animal bodies and how are we all connected? Techno Chapel is a part of a larger trend of interdisciplinary and collaborative work between composers, choreographers, dancers and visual artists who use technology to facilitate new experiences with the natural world that heighten the involvement of other animals, plants and minerals. The musical composition is led by composer and musician Seth Andrew Davis along with local music ensemble Project C4. The interactive video is animated and programmed by video artist Colin Mosely. Techno Chapel also includes an additional solo performance by Barry Anderson, a Kansas City based artist working in video, music, photography and animation. Participating Artists: Seth Davis, Colin Mosely, Project C4, Barry Anderson, Project C4 Consists of Derek Frank, Dylan Ward, Hao Yin, Gabbi Roderer, Tim J Harte, and Seth Andrew Davis
Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 6-9 PM
“Books need to circulate to have an impact by being read.” — Eva Weinmayr, Library Underground — A Reading List for a Coming Community
In essence, Reading as Publishing: Access to Books is a participatory publishing workshop, during which Capsule will be transformed into a temporary library and reading room. The library will feature printed facsimiles of complete and partial publications that were listed and/or reviewed in issues of the The Whole Earth Catalog. Visitors will be invited to read the materials in the space at their leisure and mark-up the facsimiles with written notes, annotations, and other edits, highlighting excerpts of the materials that they find interesting, notable, or shareable. A librarian will document their excerpts and upload them to a website which will display them as a stream. This website will be updated in realtime, publicly accessible, and on view in the library. Later, the compiled excerpts will be published as a print-on-demand book.
Participants are welcome to come to this free show that is all ages and open to the public. The event takes place at Capsule, which is the performing arts space at 1664 Broadway Blvd. Street parking is available along 17th street, Washington Street, and in the gravel parking lot behind the building. Reading as Publishing also occurs on Wednesday, December 4th from 6-9 PM for those who have to miss out on this night's edition of programming.