Cel Genesis presents: Last and First Men

Framed Listen - Screening of Jóhann Jóhannsson's posthumous feature film debut.

Fri., May 24, 2024
Doors at 4:30pm | Show at 5pm
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Ahead of their evening performance, Cel Genesis presents a screening of Johan Johansson’s Last and First Men.
 

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Cel Genesis presents: Last and First Men

Framed Listen - Screening of Jóhann Jóhannsson's posthumous feature film debut.

Fri., May 24, 2024
Doors at 4:30pm | Show at 5pm
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Cel Genesis [Live]

Framed Listen - An aggressive mixture of hardcore and electronic themes under the guise of a dystopic megacorporation.

Fri., May 24, 2024
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
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This performance is standing-room only. A handful of stool seating will be available on a first come first served basis.

**Warning: This performance contains flashing lights.**

Oakland CA project Cel Genesis combines an aggressive mixture of hardcore and electronic themes under the guise of a dystopic megacorporation with the same name. Horrifying visuals and strobe lights assault viewers between gabber kicks and pristine sound design.

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Cel Genesis [Live]

Framed Listen - An aggressive mixture of hardcore and electronic themes under the guise of a dystopic megacorporation.

Fri., May 24, 2024
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
Indexical
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Dirty Looks: We All Feel Better in the Dark

A visual lecture by Dirty Looks’ Bradford Nordeen

Fri., May 31, 2024
Doors at 7pm | Show at 7:30pm
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A visual lecture by Dirty Looks’ Bradford Nordeen.

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Dirty Looks: We All Feel Better in the Dark

A visual lecture by Dirty Looks’ Bradford Nordeen

Fri., May 31, 2024
Doors at 7pm | Show at 7:30pm
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Stefan Maier + Sharkiface

An evening of forward-thinking live electronics

Sat., Jun. 8, 2024
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
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Indexical is pleased to present an evening of forward-thinking live electronics from Vancouver-based composer Stefan Maier with an opening set from Bay Area fixture Sharkiface.

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Stefan Maier + Sharkiface

An evening of forward-thinking live electronics

Sat., Jun. 8, 2024
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
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Workshop: SCUMsessions - Contact Microphones

An introductory workshop to contact microphones

Thu., Jun. 13, 2024
Doors at 6:30pm | Show at 7pm
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Participants will meet at Indexical to learn about soldering and implementing Piezo contact microphones. We will cover a basic history of transducers, and lead a step-by-step demo on soldering your own. We will then have time for free improvisation using the materials at hand to explore various methods and applications. Participants are encouraged to bring any objects or instruments they are curious about playing with. More resonant objects typically yield clearer results. Indexical will also provide materials to experiment with as well as all necessary building materials. We will have soldering irons for shared use, but if you have one, bringing your own is encouraged. No prior soldering experience is required. No prior musical experience is required. Participants will leave with their own fully functional contact mic and fresh ideas for implementation.

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Workshop: SCUMsessions - Contact Microphones

An introductory workshop to contact microphones

Thu., Jun. 13, 2024
Doors at 6:30pm | Show at 7pm
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Workshop: Cyanotype 16mm Filmmaking

An introduction to creating cyanotype images on various outdated or new 16mm film stocks.

Sat., Jul. 20, 2024
Doors at 1:30pm | Show at 2pm
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This workshop provides participants a basic introduction to the chemistry, tools and techniques necessary to print permanent cyanotype images on various outdated or new 16mm film stocks. Direct printing techniques highlight the use of pre-exposed archival or found footage film, plant materials and various objects serving as ‘image sources'. Sunlight and water are the primary means for developing beautifully rich and highly detailed 16mm imagery without the use of cameras or extensive lab processing.

This relatively simple approach utilizes techniques and knowledge gleaned from the artist/filmmaker (and founder of the Handmade Film Institute) Robert Schaller during the Handmade Filmmaking Workshop John attended on Orcas Island in 2015. Students will receive information on the history of cyanotype, techniques for making their own cyanotype chemistry, as well as how to source and use simple pre-made off-the-shelf chemistry solutions.

The goal of the workshop is to enable participants to utilize this simple filmmaking technique in a home lab environment, encouraging the use of recycled and outdated films stocks, minimal photochemistry and inexpensive exposure equipment for immediate, accessible cameraless filmmaking experimentation.

The workshop will provide all the materials necessary for demonstrating the techniques used to create cyanotype 16mm films, and we will as a group (sunlight depending) create our own exposed material to view at the end of the workshop.

While some additional basic film handling and editing techniques will be covered, including projecting hand-made 16mm films, the workshop is limited in scope to a basic introduction to the process.

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Workshop: Cyanotype 16mm Filmmaking

An introduction to creating cyanotype images on various outdated or new 16mm film stocks.

Sat., Jul. 20, 2024
Doors at 1:30pm | Show at 2pm
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Past Events

Sarah Saviet at Wind River

Sarah Saviet performs A Coiled Form by Bryn Harrison.

Sat., May 18, 2024
Doors at 7pm | Show at 7:30pm
Wind River
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$20 General / $15 Members / $10 Student
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Carlos Giffoni & Alex Pelly + RM Francis

No Fun founder Carlos Giffoni presents his hypnagogic take on European electronic music traditions

Fri., May 17, 2024
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
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Claire Rousay + Shanna Sordahl

A meditation of the poignant emotional terrains of loneliness, nostalgia, sentimentality, guilt, and sex.

Fri., May 10, 2024
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
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Workshop: Granular Synthesis in Pure Data

S.C.U.M. hosts an introductory workshop to microsound synthesis

Thu., May 9, 2024
Doors at 6:30pm | Show at 7pm
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Setting + Zekarias Musele Thompson / Peaces

Indexical is pleased to present improvisational trio Setting and Oakland-based artist Zekarias Musele Thompson.

Sat., May 4, 2024
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
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Opening Reception: Ann Altstatt - Why is There Something Instead of Nothing?

Join us for a First Friday opening reception of Ann Altstatt's new site-specific installation at Indexical

Fri., May 3, 2024
Doors at 5pm | Show at 5pm
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