Light Waves Beach Theater
Saturday, April 18, 7:00-10:00PM
Seabright Beach Northern Cave, E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz
Free, please Bring Your Own Beach Chair
We only ask you one thing at Light Waves Beach Theater: BYOBC. (Bring Your Own Beach Chair.)
Immerse yourself in multimedia ocean art in a perfect setting: a secluded cave on Seabright Beach. Join us for an evening of short films, live music, and a performance lecture that connects to MAH’s current exhibition Everybody’s Ocean.
Watch octopi as they maneuver within several tanks and narrow glass tubes in the seven-minute Electric Sheep by Amy Globus. Preview the work-in-progress epic of Oceania by Michael Wilson & Natalie Zimmerman, as they explore the precariousness of the low-lying island nation of Kiribati and the powerfully visible consequences of climate change and sea level rise. Following this is Christina McPhee’s Penumbra Blind, a seven minute film shot on board the LUMCON Pelican in 2010 after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The work investigates industry, biology and overlapping data sets set to wailing electric guitar composed by Bay Area/Brooklyn composer and musician Ava Mendoza.
Continue the night with an audio-visual performative lecture by Constance Hockaday. Constance presents the history of the color blue, sandy-beach survival strategies, major ocean crossings and humanity’s tendencies towards the sea.
The event will feature music by Cookie Tongue, an electro acoustic weirdo mystic art folk band. The event is free and is BYOBC - bring your own beach chair.