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Friday, April 10, 2015

Glitches and Digital Bodies at Temescal's Shapeshifters Cinema

Posted By on Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 4:15 PM

click to enlarge ZEN COHEN
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The plasticity of the body has beguiled humanity for millennia, and segments of the LGBT community in particular have a strong fascination with the way that bodies can change shape. This Sunday, April 12, as part of the Temescal Art Center’s Shapeshifters Cinema, Bay Area media artist Zen Cohen presents a short program of video and performance works that addresses the sexuality of bodies both corporeal and digitized. Cohen’s work has shown everywhere from SOMArts to ATA to SFMOMA and the de Young.

Concluding the evening, Colton Long and Zoey Vero present 20-minute video and live performance piece that focuses on the concept of “the glitch” and how it relates to gender and sexuality. Not since Iman shape-shifted into Captain Kirk's double on the Klingon penal asteroid has metamorphosis gotten this kind of treatment.

Shapeshifters Cinema, Sunday, April 12, 7:30-9 p.m., at Temescal Art Center, 511 48th St., Oakland.
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Peter Lawrence Kane is SF Weekly's Arts Editor. He has lived in San Francisco since 2008 and is two-thirds the way toward his goal of visiting all 59 national parks.

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