Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Forum Lounge: Race, Sex, & Tattoos: The Kip Fulbeck Experience and Book Signing

Thursday, June 2, 7 pm Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum ADMISSION IS FREE

Santa Barbara-based artist, Kip Fulbeck performs Race, Sex, & Tattoos: The Kip Fulbeck Experience, at CAF,  exploring themes of diversity and America’s mixed-race identities!

Filmmaker and artist, Kip Fulbeck, traveled throughout the United States to photograph its diverse populace and asked each subject to hand-write a response to the question “What are you?”  At CAF, he will present a multimedia performance that weaves together these collected stories and images with spoken word, film, photography, and pop culture to explore multiracial identity, tattoo culture, and contemporary America.  There will be a book signing following the performance.

Santa Barbara-based, Kip Fulbeck received a B.A. and an M.F.A., University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA and is an Associate Professor in Art Studio and Asian American Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA.  He has published numerous books including Part Asian, 100% Hapa; Permanence: Tattoo Portraits; and Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids as well as directed a dozen short films. He has been featured on CNN, MTV, and PBS and has performed at hundreds of venues throughout the world. 
About the Forum Lounge Series:  Forum Lounge is a series of free, unique, performance-based events, ranging from the theatrical to the avant-garde that are normally found only in large metropolitan venues, and that reflect CAF’s mission to sustain and encourage the artistic process by presenting art in the form of exceptional music, dance, video, and other multi-media to our community.  

Support for Forum Lounge is generously provided by: Andrea Lang Fund, Daniel Clark, Endevermusic Productions, the Franciscan Inn, KCSB, Santa Barbara Independent, Santa Barbara Winery, and Therese Schweidler. Forum Lounge is presented in association with the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization’s 1st Thursday.

About the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF):  CAF is a non-profit, non-collecting alternative art space dedicated to the exhibition, education, and cultivation of the arts of our time.  Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2011, CAF is the premier venue for contemporary art between Los Angeles and San Francisco.  CAF is located at the Paseo Nuevo Mall Upper Arts Terrace in downtown Santa Barbara, CA.

CAF  |  653 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA  93101   |    Paseo Nuevo Mall Upper Arts Terrace   |
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