16th Annual Visions and Voices Kickoff and Arts Fest
Thursday, August 19, 2021
8 to 11 p.m.
Hahn Plaza and Bovard Lawn
Doors open at 7:45 p.m. Open to USC students only.
Check in on Trousdale. Students must wear a mask and show Trojan Check and EngageSC passes on arrival.
7:45 – DJ duo URBAN ASSAULT (Bovard Lawn)
8:05 – Welcome by V&V executive director DARIA YUDACUFSKI (Hahn Plaza)
8:10 – Poetry Slam champion JAVON JOHNSON (Hahn Plaza)
8:25 – USC cinematic arts professor TARA MCPHERSON (Hahn Plaza)
8:30 – Live music and dance by MICHELA’S LOVE MOVEMENT (Hahn Plaza)
9:35 – Live music by MADAME GANDHI (Hahn Plaza)
10:00 – DANCE PARTY with URBAN ASSAULT (Bovard Lawn)
Plus arts activations happening throughout the night:
– Collective painting with CLAUDIA CONCHA
– Confluence, an interactive movement-based art installation by CRYSTAL JOW
– Chiasm Brain, projections on Bovard featuring art by KALEY CHO, ZOEY LIN, and other USC alumni
– Meet USC’S ARTS SCHOOLS AND MUSEUMS
– FREE tote bags and live screen printing by HIT+RUN
– FREE V&V T-shirts and gear
– Photo ops, food, and MORE!
Three-time National Poetry Slam Champion
Experience electrifying spoken word by the writer, scholar, and creator of the viral poem “cuz he’s black.”
MICHELA’S LOVE MOVEMENT
Inspiring and Immersive Music and Dance
Led by internationally renowned tapper Michela Marino Lerman, the New York City–based group combines dance, jazz, improvisation, and love for a powerful and uplifting musical experience!
Electrofeminist Singer, Percussionist, and Activist
On a mission to celebrate gender liberation, Madame Gandhi is an acclaimed musician who has had songs featured in Netflix’s Never Have I Ever and has collaborated with artists including M.I.A., Lizzo, and Thievery Corporation.
Powerhouse DJ Duo
Join an all-out dance party with the trailblazing electronic and hip hop DJ duo Faust and Shortee, who bring fire beats with their live, four-turntable DJ trick sets scratched to perfection!
Blending creativity, community, and healing, the intuitive artist will lead large-scale collective painting for expressing, sharing, and connecting.
Experiential Media Artist
In Confluence, the artist and graduate of the John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts at the School of Cinematic Arts invites audiences to move and morph project-mapped artwork and images from the USC campus in real-time.
PROJECTIONS ON BOVARD
Alumni from USC’S Hench DADA Division at the School of Cinematic Arts
Intertwining perceptions through color, movement, and texture, Chiasm Brain features digital works by Kaley Cho, Zoey Lin, and other alumni from the John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts: Tonia Belgari, Andrea Cao, Ana Carolina Estarita-Guerrero, Christine Xiaohan He, Cecilia Hua, Crystal Jow, Yo-Yo Lin, Evan Tedlock, Emma Wood, Emilia Yang.
Content sources include Gaia, Kinetic Colors, procedural organic animations, USC’s Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Re-Animated, Mad God, Proto-Floto, and Mental Black Hole.
Special thanks to Akiko Yamashita, professors Lisa Mann and Richard Weinberg, and Tippett Studio & Phil Tippett.
MEET USC’S ART SCHOOLS & MUSEUMS
Get to know programming and peeps from the Kaufman School of Dance, Roski School of Art and Design, School of Dramatic Arts, School of Architecture, Fisher Museum of Art, and Pacific Asia Museum. Plus, check out performance footage featuring Kaufman dancers, pick up a free art kit from Roski, and make art with Roski students and faculty.
LIVE SCREEN PRINTING AND EXCLUSIVE TOTE GIVEAWAY
Choose from three limited edition designs, engage with live screen-printing by HIT+RUN, and receive your own custom tote that celebrates the power of the arts and creativity.
FREE VISIONS AND VOICES T-SHIRTS & GOODIES
Get your free V&V tees, water bottles, face masks, and more; meet V&V students and staff; find out about upcoming events; and learn about volunteer opportunities and how to get involved!