Coaxial Arts Foundation is thrilled to announce Josh Cloud as our January 2024 Artist in Residence.
Friday, January 19th
8:00PM to 9:00PM
*Mask wearing is highly recommended indoors. N/95, KN/95 & Surgical masks are suggested and provided.
During Circling Back Josh will create a short film (to be screened at a future date) as well as curate a public screening collaboratively with Kate Renshaw Lewis, titled “Unpublished” on January 19.
A chance for the artist to reinvest in time-based media. Circling Back will primarily be used as a means to produce a short film/animation on super 8mm and camcorder, finding ways to activate and breathe life into sculpture and drawing. The film will be improvisational, coming to life in the moment of creation. There will be loud jazz playing, and good vibes.
Circling Back will conclude with a screening on January 19th, titled “Unpublished” – a clip show of over 20 experimental animators and filmmakers unfinished projects, test shots, and weird side projects, curated by Josh Cloud and Kate Renshaw Lewis. Unpublished is an experimental smorgasbord of works in progress, whether that be a forgotten/unfinished film, a glamorous pipeline test, a material experiment that deserves some goddamn recognition, or that weird project that someone don’t know where to put because it doesn’t match their usual style. Get us a peep behind the curtain, a look into the madness, and see something previously unseen with an intimate room full of people at Coaxial. The screening will be accompanied by a live score. Friday, January 19. Doors at 7pm Screening starts at 8pm.
Josh Cloud (b. San Diego, 1999) is a multimedia artist and educator based in LA. In 2021 Josh received a BFA from CalArts in experimental animation and art. His work is centered around personal experience, around black + queer questioning of american life, around being an over emotional pisces and wanting to cry a lot. His practice emerges from the primordial goo of his sketchbook, where the line can then be translated into sculpture and inflated to take up space in our physical world. Josh attended Skowhegan school of painting and sculpture in 2023, and currently teaches at a free after school animation class for middle school and high school artists.
Animated, fabricated, and scored by Josh Cloud. Additional sounds by Quincy Ryan. Mix by Takoda Barraza.