Monday, September 23

(Bridgette Baron/Daily Bruin)
(Bridgette Baron/Daily Bruin)

Design media arts graduate student Erin Cooney is making a piece for the “Context Collapse” exhibition. The piece, she said, will include a body made out of clothing filled with plastic debris to represent immigration and climate crisis. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)

Design media arts MFA exhibition to experiment with context via multiple mediums

The cues and contexts of human interaction are stripped away online and on social media where different backgrounds, environments and points in time crash together, according to the theory of “context collapse.” The UCLA Department of Design Media Arts 2020 MFA class’ fall group show, “Context Collapse,” explores how that idea comes to play in art – the idea that multiple works coming from vastly different perspectives viewed together can create a new context of understanding. Read more...

Design media arts graduate student Erin Cooney is making a piece for the “Context Collapse” exhibition. The piece, she said, will include a body made out of clothing filled with plastic debris to represent immigration and climate crisis. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)

(Claire Sun/Daily Bruin)
(Claire Sun/Daily Bruin)

(Courtesy of Sony Pictures Animation)
(Courtesy of Sony Pictures Animation)

"Framing Agnes," co-directed by Chase Joynt and Kristen Schilt, focuses on Agnes, a patient who is considered the first case study of someone to identity as transgender. The short film, to be screened this weekend at Outfest Los Angeles, features prominent trans actors including Angelica Ross and Zachary Drucker.(Courtesy of Aubree Bernier-Clarke)
"Framing Agnes," co-directed by Chase Joynt and Kristen Schilt, focuses on Agnes, a patient who is considered the first case study of someone to identity as transgender. The short film, to be screened this weekend at Outfest Los Angeles, features prominent trans actors including Angelica Ross and Zachary Drucker.(Courtesy of Aubree Bernier-Clarke)

(Jennifer Lin/Daily Bruin)
(Jennifer Lin/Daily Bruin)

Alumnus Andrew Ge features as part of the ensemble in East West Players' production of "Mamma Mia!" despite having very little experience with musicals. This version of "Mamma Mia!" is especially meaningful for Ge because, with an all Asian American cast, it was a chance for them to take the spotlight rather than being reduced to secondary and background characters, he said. (Courtesy of Steven Lam)

Alumnus discusses role in Asian cast production of ‘Mamma Mia!’

BY OLIVIA MAZZUCATO Daily Bruin reporter UCLA alumnus Andrew Ge had acted for film and television, but he had never been in a musical when he attended the open call auditions for “Mamma Mia!” However, Ge had a background in live performance while at UCLA – he had been a part of the marching band, Samahang Modern dance crew and the UCLA Chorale and Chamber Singers. Read more...

Alumnus Andrew Ge features as part of the ensemble in East West Players' production of "Mamma Mia!" despite having very little experience with musicals. This version of "Mamma Mia!" is especially meaningful for Ge because, with an all Asian American cast, it was a chance for them to take the spotlight rather than being reduced to secondary and background characters, he said. (Courtesy of Steven Lam)


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