SSG ACTIVITY BOOK FOR DIGITAL MEDIA GALLERY
POSTED ON 11.8.2016
Check out (and download) our July activity book based on the films featured in the 2016 Digital Media Gallery.
SEE/HEAR Torrey Pines Wednesday, November 16
POSTED ON 11.8.2016
See/Hear will feature Seattle-based artist/musician/filmmaker Clyde Petersen's feature length stop-motion animated film, Torrey Pines. This auto-biographical film is a coming of age story of growing up with an undiagnosed schizophrenic single mother in San Diego in the 1980s. Clyde's 3-piece band, Your Heart Breaks, will accompany the film.
Doors at 6 PM
film/performance starts at 6:30 PM
Trailer here: https://www.torreypinesfilm.com/trailer/
For more about Clyde Petersen and Torrey Pines via the following links and information below:
* Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/animated-transgender-odyssey-torrey-pines-is-the_us_5812d358e4b09b190529c2de
* OC87 Recovery Diaries - http://oc87recoverydiaries.com/torrey-pines/
WHAT IS TORREY PINES ABOUT?
Torrey Pines is a stop-motion animated feature film by director Clyde Petersen. Based on a true story, the film is a queer punk coming-of-age tale, taking place in Southern California in the early 1990's. Raised by a schizophrenic single mother, Petersen's life story unfolds in a series of baffling and hallucinated events. With a mother fueled by hallucinations of political conspiracy and family dysfunction, twelve-year-old Petersen is taken on a cross-country adventure that will forever alter the family as they know it.
I DON'T UNDERSTAND. IS IT A MOVIE OR A THEATRICAL PIECE?
Torrey Pines is both a complete feature film, and a touring theatrical show. The film has a soundtrack produced by Chris Walla, while the live theatrical version has a score performed by the band Your Heart Breaks and special guests, including Kimya Dawson, Lori Goldston, The Beaconettes (an amazing choir from Seattle, Washington), Corey J. Brewer, Chris Looney and Art Petersen.
WHO IS CLYDE PETERSEN? WHAT'S THEIR DEAL?
Clyde Petersen is a Seattle based artist, working in film, animation, music, installation and fabulous spectacle. He is a member of the transgender and queer communities in Seattle. He travels the world with his punk band Your Heart Breaks and hosts a TV show in a small handmade boat in the Washington Park Arboretum. Boating with Clyde features artists from around the world, performing on the waterways of Seattle and can be seen online. Past projects also include the 90-minute multimedia show Gender Failure with Rae Spoon and Ivan Coyote.
His work has been featured around the world at the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, SXSW, the Henry Art Gallery, the Walker Art Gallery, Portland State University, Western Washington University, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and many more. His clients include The Thermals, Kimya Dawson, Laura Veirs, Earth, Minor Alps, Quasi, Deerhoof, Sean Nelson, The Portland Cello Project and Thao with the Get Down Stay Down to name a few. He has been awarded grants for filmmaking from the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), The Neddy at Cornish, the City of Seattle, the Artist Trust Innovator Award, the Awesome Foundation and 4Culture.
SSG ARTIST SONYA CLARK FEATURED IN CVILLE WEEKLY
POSTED ON 10.11.2016
Sonya Clark's "Bitter, Sweet and Tender" is on display at SSG through October 20, 2016. In a new body of work comprised of photography, currency, sculpture and textiles that engage auto-ethnographical research on Clark’s various lineages, this Richmond-based artist examines social, practical and existential concerns ranging from how sugarcane is produced and consumed to how value is assigned to human life. Read an article about her work and the exhibition at Cville Weekly.