Something Is Happening

SOMETHING is HAPPENING is a 3-day event that focuses on the dynamics of sensation and the nature of gatherings. Rather than experiencing a single, formal presentation, audiences can freely gather and disband at a collection of different sites in the San Diego area including the UC campus, the Salk Institute, Torrey Pines State Reserve, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. At these meeting points, audiences are immersed in sensory and atmospheric experiences through which concepts are not only elaborated but enacted.
SOMETHING is HAPPENING is a collage of verbal and performative presentations that encourages the cultivation of moods, atmospheres, and various forms of bodily apprehension and awareness. By addressing the audience as a sensing body — whether as individuals or collectively as a group — the presenters seek to not only share ideas but also to activate multiple sensory connections with the spectators. In this way we are not taking a reductive approach so much as an excessive one — opening up conceptual flows and sensorial intensities that always carry with them the possibility of extension and amplification.
By emphasizing forms of sensory experience, social interaction, and assembly, SOMETHING is HAPPENING aims to generate commonalities beyond what can be conveyed in dialogue — allowing participants who come from different backgrounds to cross linguistic boundaries and familiar perspectives, however temporarily, and enter into new social composites.

For general information and a schedule of events go Here

Presentations by BENJAMIN BRATTON, NORMAN BRYSON, TEDDY CRUZ, RICARDO

DOMINGUEZ, LOUIS HOCK, ADRIENE JENIK, NIKLAUS LARGIER, ALPHONSO LINGIS,

KYONG PARK, HAIM STEINBACH, LESLEY STERN, MICHAEL TAUSSIG, MICHAEL

TRIGILIO, CALEB WALDORF/THE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SYBIL WENDLER, and graduate

students of the UCSD Visual Arts program: GEORGE BOLSTER, RICH BOTT,

CRYSTAL CAMPBELL, MICHA CARDENAS, MAURICIO CHERNOVETZKY, LILI CHIN, MICKI

DAVIS, NOAH DOELY, ROB DUARTE, ANNA LAVATELLI, ELLE MEHRMAND, ZAC MONDAY,

ZAC MONTANARO, SHERYL ORING, BRIANNA RIGG, LESHA RODRIGUEZ, JERRY TROUNG,

NINA WAISMAN, DAVID WHITE, ANDREW WILSON (in collaboration with TODD

MARGOLIS), and SUZANNE WRIGHT.

Accompanying the event is the launch of the new journal VERSION

SOMETHING is HAPPENING is produced by the Department of Visual Arts at the

University of California, San Diego, as part of its new Public Culture

program, in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

(MCASD). The event is organized by Jordan Crandall with Sybil Wendler and

the graduate students of the UCSD Visual Arts program. Based on an

original concept developed by Jordan Crandall, Steve Fagin, and Lesley

Stern. Additional support provided by the UCSD Department of

Anthropology and Department of Ethnic Studies.

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see http://visarts.ucsd.edu/something-happening

for project details and locations via Google maps

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

7:50pm: ZAC MONDAY, “Look at Me,” as part of TNT (Thursday Night Thing)

after fashion show

University of California San Diego campus

12:30: Lunch at Visual Arts Facility courtyard, with launch of KYONG

PARK, “Affects Spreading,” and ANDREW WILSON/TODD MARGOLIS, “Stimulus

Package”

12:30-1:30: ROB DUARTE, “Psst,” Visual Arts Facility restrooms, first floor

12:30-2:30: SHERYL ORING, “I Wish to Say,” Library Walk

12:30-4:00: MICKI DAVIS, “Notes,” Library Walk

1:00-2:00: HAIM STEINBACH, “Balloons,” Library Walk

1:00-2:30: CRYSTAL CAMPBELL, “I Wish I May, I Wish I Might,” Library Walk

near fountains

1:30-2:00: NORMAN BRYSON and ALPHONSO LINGIS, “Contact,” tail end of the

Snake Path

2:00-2:30: TEDDY CRUZ, “From Centers to Flows,” Price Student Center

(meet at Old Student Center’s plaza)

2:30-2:45: RICARDO DOMINGUEZ , “un_speakable: 5 phrase events,” with

Holly Eskew, Helaine Gawlica, Autumn Hays, and Pina Yorgancioglu, outside

the entrance to the University Art Gallery, Mandeville Center

2:45-3:00: JERRY TROUNG, bus stop on Gilman Dr.

3:00-3:25: ALPHONSO LINGIS, “Experiences of Mortality,” University Art

Gallery, Mandeville Center

3:30-3:35: GEORGE BOLSTER, “High On Christ,” near eucalyptus grove on

library walk

3:30-4:30: ANNA LAVATELLI, “Re-animating the Dead,” eucalyptus grove on

library walk

4:15-4:30: LOUIS HOCK, “Raw and Cooked,” behind the Visual Arts Facility,

on the road below, Artist Lane

4:00-5:00: ADRIENE JENIK, “Go/ne Beyond (for Anh Tu),” behind the Visual

Arts Facility, on the road below, Artist Lane

5:00- 5:15: LESHA RODRIGUEZ, “San Francisco Street Fairs,” Calit2 Courtyard

5:15-5:30: MICHA CARDENAS, “Becoming Dragon,” Calit2 visiting artists lab

#1613 (main floor)

5:45-6:15: NIKLAUS LARGIER, “Arousing the Imagination,” Visual Arts

Facility performance space

6:15-6:30: SYBIL WENDLER, “Tripping the Protozoic,” outside Visual Arts

Facility performance space

6:30-6:40: MAURICIO CHERNOVETZKY, Untitled video project, Visual Arts

Facility performance space

6:30-7:30: MICHAEL TRIGILIO, “Everything is Up,” Gilman Parking Structure

6:30-7:30: ELLE MEHRMAND, “Sextrument,” Visual Arts Facility, studio #254

6:30-7:00: NINA WAISMAN, “Training,” Visual Arts Facility, south end

7:00-7:15: NIKLAUS LARGIER / RICH BOTT, “Pillar Saints,” Kiki Smith

sculpture site

7:15-7:30: RICH BOTT, “Faith is the Unseen Abductor,” Kiki Smith

sculpture site

7:00-8:00: NOAH DOELY, “Untitled Moon Project,” near Kiki Smith sculpture

site

8:00-?: BRIANNA RIGG. “Quilting at Porters Pub,” Porters Pub

8:00-?: SUZANNE WRIGHT, “The Inner Revolutionaries,” Porters Pub

all day: LILI CHIN, “Son of Man/Sun of Man,” Hubbs Hall (across from the

Scripps Institute of Oceanography Library), 3rd floor veranda (also

Thursday and Saturday)

TBD: ZAC MONTANARO, “Off-center.”

La Jolla Shores, the Salk Institute, Torrey Pines State Reserve, and

locations in North Park

11:00: MICHAEL TAUSSIG, “Weather Report,” La Jolla Shores Hotel veranda

12:00: LESLEY STERN, “Tree Talk,” Kellogg Park, La Jolla Shores

12:30: ALPHONSO LINGIS, “To Have Been Dangerous,” Kellogg Park beach, La

Jolla Shores

1:30: BENJAMIN BRATTON, “On the Punctuality of Networks,” Salk Institute

2:30: NIKLAUS LARGIER, “Delicatessen,” Torrey Pines State Reserve (bag

lunch/still life)

3:00: MICHAEL TAUSSIG, “Terror and the mute Absurd,” Torrey Pines State

Reserve

3:30: ALPHONSO LINGIS, “Unknown Nature,” Torrey Pines State Reserve

4:00: MICHAEL TAUSSIG, “When the Sun Goes Down,” Torrey Pines State Reserve

5:00: NIKLAUS LARGIER, “Whippings,” Rubber Rose, North Park (preceded by

THE PUBLIC SCHOOL arousal-performance, and accompanied by a whipping

demonstration by DOMINA ANGELINA of DUNGEON SERVITUS)

6:15: MICHAEL TAUSSIG, “Image and Story,” Spacecraft, North Park

7:00: AGITPROP/DAVID WHITE, “Art Tap-Out,” North Park

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