Electric Pilgrims: Everyone is Everywhere
12 minutes
Van McElwee – 2014
Saturday, Sept. 13 – 7:00 p.m.
Public Media Commons
Olive Street (between N. Grand and N. Spring)
Free to the public

HEARding Cats Collective is excited open our 2014-15 season with a co-sponsorship premier of new video work by renowned St. Louis video artist Van McElwee, entitled Electric Pilgrims: Everyone is Everywhere. The video screening is part of a larger celebration to welcome the new 9,000 square-foot outdoor Public Media Commons (PMC) space into the St. Louis arts community. PMC is located on Olive Street in Grand Center Arts District, between Nine Network, St. Louis Public Radio, and the Sheldon Concert Hall, and features multiple large video screens as well as the latest audio technology available today.

Van McElwee will premier Electric Pilgrims: Everyone is Everywhere as a site-specific installation for the opening event. Shot over many years in numerous locations, the piece was edited for two years and finished under a Regional Arts Commission Artist Fellowship. McElwee describes the new work as “an intersection of worlds, swollen with apparitions.” He adds “The monumental setting of the Public Media Commons is the ideal venue to premier Electric Pilgrims.”

Additional programming for the evening features a film by Frank Popper, and music by Sleepy Kitty and The Reverbs.

In the Mood for Food
Friday, Oct. 24 – 6:30 p.m. (Cooking Class)
Murphy Residence
Tickets: $40

Saturday, Oct. 25 – 6:30 p.m. (Dinner and Performance)
O’Donnell/Lum Residence
Tickets: $50

HEARding Cats’ 2014-15 season is here with great events on back to back nights! In the Mood for Food is a multidiscipline event combining the culinary, musical, and poetic arts, featuring Oakland, CA-based master-vegetarian chef, Philip Gelb. In addition to being a fantastic chef, Gelb is a top shakuhachi (Japanese flute) player. Several of us cats have been to Gelb’s loft in Oakland to experience his fine cuisine – and trust us – you don’t want to miss this!

Gelb maintains a blog with information on his cooking classes, and the popular food/music series he operates in Oakland. Photos and more info on Gelb’s work can be found here. An introductory video is available at this link.

FRIDAY, OCT. 24 – COOKING CLASS – Join Gelb for a special vegetarian cooking class at the Murphy Residence! Space is limited to 8 people, so contact alumrod@gmail.com as soon as possible to make reservations.

Philip Gelb is a master vegan and vegetarian personal chef. Learn how to use high quality, fresh, local, seasonal and organic ingredients to create delightful, tasty and nutritious cuisine. His expertise covers a gamut of regions from Japanese, Thai, Italian, Mexican, Middle Eastern and fusion styles.

SATURDAY, OCT. 25 – DINNER & CONCERT – Join master chef Philip Gelb at the O’Donnell/Lum Residence for an evening of scrumptious vegetarian cuisine. Space is limited to 30 people, so contact alumrod@gmail.com for reservations. The evening features dinner combined with a performance from artists Anna Lum (poet), Stefene Russell (poet), and Venus Slick (electronics). Playing off Gelb’s popular Oakland, CA-based “In the Mood for Food” series, which combines delicious meals with world-class improvising musicians, HEARding Cats will use the same imagination to produce a St. Louis spin on his concept.

Saturday, Nov. 15 – International Electromatics @ KAC

International Electromatics Featuring Dave Vosh and Frank Vanaman Saturday, Nov. 15 – 7:30 p.m. Kranzberg Art Center 501 N. Grand Blvd Tickets: $15, $10 students, artists HEARding Cats Collective is excited to present International Electromatics, a improvising duo based in Baltimore, MD that performs on modular synthesizers. Featuring veteran syntheists Dave Vosh and Frank Vanaman, every [...]

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