Kathleen Kralowec was the guest on July 11, 2011 for both Artists on Art and Gamers on Game. This talented multi-media artist, animator, curator and game illustrator came into KALX to catch up and talk about her work at Zabu Studio. Kathleen is a recent graduate of the DANM program here on campus of the MFA, Digital Arts + New Media, UC Santa Cruz 2010. This is her second time on Artists on Art.
To see her beautiful work, here are two of her blogs that we discussed during our show: caliway days (time is not the enemy…) and Alley in Avalon (making a (masked) man).
We talked about her life since graduating from the DANM program and with her on-going art project involving the many manifestations of Inner Mask man. Kathleen’s movies, including Voyage of the Inner Mask, can found on her Vimeo channel.
After our conversation, we were joined with Gamers on Game co-host Patrick Reilly and Kathleen’s co-worker and CTO of Zabu Studio, Chris La Rue. We talked about the games that Zabu has made for social platforms such as Facebook and going to make such as the following titles: Knizia’s original title of Poseidon’s Realm, Knizia’s “Ra Solo”, Peter Burley’s “Take it Easy”, and Pickomino.
To hear our shows, please click on the play button below. The first show is Kathleen on Artists on Art.
The second show is the Gamers on Game where we were joined by Chris La Rue and Patick Reilly.
The play button below is to hear our show:
Here is a quick video we took after our radio show:
March 16, 2010, Kathleen Kralowec came on to Artists on Art to talk about her upcoming installation in the DANM MFA Graduating Students’ Exhibition taking place at the end of April 2010. We also spoke of her recent collaborative work, Stop the Presses, that she did along with the DANM Participatory Technologies group and UCSC Theater Arts. To get the degree, a person has to do a museum quality installation in a exhibition, write an academic level thesis of new digital media philosophy and partake in a group project. The “Stop the Presses” theatrical work was the Participatory Technologies Group Project.
Kathleen spoke about her three animated piece that will be screening during the DANM “Things that are Possible”. The first piece is entitled “The Myth of Creation”.
This radio show on KZSC was a little different than usual by featuring two guests, Poppy Champlin who’s bringing the Queer Queens of Qomedy to Santa Cruz, and Topher Maraffi talking about the experimental theater production, “Stop the Press”.
The show began with Poppy Champlin speaking about her show “Queer Queens of Qomedy” at the Rio Theater happening March 6, 2010. She is bringing this “make you laugh so hard you’ll crack a rib or at least be crying” show for everyone not just gays and lesbians.
We talked about her co-Queens (feisty Latin Diva of Comedy”, Sandra Valls, and multi-talented “secret love child of Steve Martin and Better Midler”, Roxanna Ward). We spoke of Poppy’s beginnings as a comedian in Rhode Island and moving to the big times by becoming a member of the famed Second City Comedy Troupe. We also talked about her upcoming Showtime Comedy Special “the LOL Comedy Festival”.
Next, Topher Maraffi and I spoke about the experimental performance, “Stop the Press!”. This is a collaborative production of the DANM Performative Technologies Group (Topher, Jessica Hayden, Chris Molla, Kathleen Kralowec) and select faculty from the UCSC Theater Arts Department. Jim Bierman helped with writing, The performance was directed by Kimberly Jannarone. David Cuthbert worked with the group as well.
The performances take us into two worlds. the golden age of newspapers and the triumph of the digital age. Where else are you going to see Topher in a spandex mocap suit dancing with his realtime 3D digital double, or go through Leland’s electrifying video tunnel to the future, or enjoy Kathleen’s amazing dancing animations, or interact with Jessica’s cool fortune telling devices, or immerse yourself in Chris’ timeless soundscapes? Just a few more hints on what you will see: animatronic Ray Kurzweil, embodied Bill Joy, The Carousel of Progress, and a gigantic realtime 3D eyeball controlled by a joystick. The actors directed by Kimberly Jannerone are excellent, the set is mesmerizing, the costumes are sexy android steampunk, there is tons of digital media, and the story is thought provoking.
Not to be missed or you’ll be really sad upcoming shows are: Mar 4, 5, & 6, Thurs-Sat at 7pm & 9pm, and March 7th, Sunday matinee at 3pm. UCSC students with ID get one free ticket! General Admission $14. Other students and seniors $11.