News & Upcoming Events




Downtown at Sundown
SDSU Downtown Gallery
July 20, 2017

Lana Z Caplan will be presenting a solo screening of Errata, a brand new work, at timed screenings throughout the evening. Also on view in the gallery, Maelstroms and play and repeat.
Curated by Chantel Paul.

Screenings at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30
Running time 20 mins

Downtown at Sundown is presented by Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego with SDSU Gallery.

Another Experiment by Women Film Festival
Anthology Film Archives, NY
August 2, 2017
7:00 pm

curated by Lili White

pletten; Louise Harris; UK; 5.33
COLOMBES 16_05; Ariane Loze; BRUSSELS; 13.50
MAKE ME A DOORWAY; Jesse Russell Brooks; USA; 3.36
TRIPTIC EXIT to; Rrose Present; SPAIN; 3.31

Sign on / Sign off
June 30, 2017

Sign on / Sign off is a live streaming event of artist made “television” taking place at the Merz Akademie in Stuttgart, Germany on June 30, 2017 and on The 24 hour “television network” will combine live performance, with remote broadcast and pre-recorded moving image content. Sign on / Sign off will re-interpret the images of our collective identities through the lens of conventional media, using the structures of a full commercial broadcasting day as a platform for creative production and exchange.

The event will stream live from sunrise (5:22 am) on June 30 to (5:22 am) on July 1 (Central European Time). Sign on / Sign off is made possible by the Merz Akademie and with support from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). 

Including Lana Z Caplan's Maelstroms

100 Hours in the Woodshed VI
June 22 - 26, 2017

5-day biannual collage marathon and exhibition
hosted by MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center.
MCLA Design Lab, 49 Main Street, North Adams, MA

Currents New Media Festival
June 9 - 25, 2017

Screening Lana Z Caplan's Maelstroms

CURRENTS NEW MEDIA is an annual, citywide event. The Festival brings together the work of established and emerging New Media artists, from New Mexico, the US and the World, for events showcasing interactive and fine art video installations, multimedia performances, single channel video, animation, digital dome programs, experimental documentary, web based/app art forms, architectural mapping, the oculus rift, robotics and 3D printing. 

Chicago Underground Film Festival
May 31- June 4, 2017

Screening Lana Z Caplan's Maelstroms

Shorts 4: The One with the Abestos
Friday June 2, 8:30pm

“I like the word ‘underground’ as in the Chicago Underground Film Festival. The word ‘independent’ carries a stigma of whininess. ‘Underground’ means a good time.” – John Waters


Montreal Underground Film Festival
May 18- 21, 2017

Screening Lana Z Caplan's Maelstroms

"MUFF celebrates low-budget filmmaking and promotes those who challenge the constraints and conventions of mainstream Hollywood. Co-founded by Karina Mariano and Zoë Brown, MUFF has morphed into a collective of independent filmmakers, writers, teachers and cinephiles committed to seeking out edgy films bristling with a sense of creative freedom, energy and experimentation. Films in any way affiliated with a major motion picture studio, and “calling-card” films (aka, slick, thinly disguised shout-outs to the commercial industry), were ineligible."

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
Art at High Noon Series presents:

Contemporary California Photography with Lana Z Caplan
Artist Talk, May 4, 2017, 12 noon


San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010 Broad Street
San Luis Obispo, California 93401


video still, play and repeat, Lana Z Caplan 2015

Gallery NAGA

May 5 - 27, 2017


FRIDAY, MAY 5 6 – 8 PM

FRIDAY, MAY 5 8 – 11 PM

Gallery NAGA
67 Newbury Street, Boston



Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival
Hawick, Scotland
March 2-5, 2017

Screening Lana Z Caplan's Maelstroms
Reasons to be Anxious, part 3, March 3, 12 noon.

In its seventh year, Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival is an international festival of experimental film and artists’ moving image in Hawick, Scotland. The 2016 festival screened 124 films from 26 countries, with 44 UK or World premieres and over fifty filmmakers in attendance. Alchemy Film & Arts also engages in developmental projects for experimental film and artists’ moving image production in Scotland, including artists’ filmmaking residencies, filmmaking symposia, international and rural touring programmes, and community filmmaking initiatives.

art. music. technology.

AMT Festival
February 2 - 4, 2017

The inaugural AMT Festival (art, technology, music) is a pilot initiative of the San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) in collaboration with the Fleet Science Center and Southwestern College to present a national festival of experimental, electronic, and data-driven ideas in a creative laboratory featuring cutting edge performances, music hacking, and demos that connect artists, students, technologists, researchers, thought leaders, and businesses in a vibrant environment.

Lana Z Caplan will be presenting a new video work on the full dome structure of the IMAX theater at the Fleet Science Center. Thursday February 2, 7pm.

Nasty Women Art Exhibition
Jan 21-28, 2017

Opening January 21, 2-8pm
Helmuth Projects
1827 5th Avenue San Diego

100% of sale proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest,San Diego LGBT Community Center, or La Maestra Community Health Centers.

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Maelstroms, Video Still

video still, Maelstroms, Lana Z Caplan 2015

Havana Film Festival
December 8-18, 2016

Maelstrorms screening December 9
in a program curated by Dominic Angerame

video still, Canaries in the Mine, Lana Z Caplan 2015

San Diego Underground Film Festival 
November 11-13, 2016

Screening Lana Z Caplan videos

Maelstroms in Program Lammas
November 12, 2016 | 12:45PM -2:45PM

Canaries in the Mine in Program Ostera
November 13, 2016 | 10:00AM - 12:00PM 

Tenth Avenue Arts Center
930 10th Ave, San Diego, CA

detail, video still, Home, Lana Z Caplan 2015

The Intersection
nightly after dark, Winter-Spring 2017 

A public art installation of

Lana Z Caplan's

more info coming soon

poster by Amy Ruddick

ACRE TV presents:

Streaming on
November 1 – December 31, 2016
Concept by Joseph Herring
Programmed by Joseph Herring, Kera MacKenzie, and Andrew Mausert-Mooney

RE/NIGHT/LIVE/MARE re- considers your nightmares; re- examines your daydreams; re- contextualizes pre-existing (video art? videotaped performance work? found footage?) through re- presenting, re- editing, re -mixing. Featuring works that re- search, re- consider, re- examine, re- contextualize nightmares, daydreams, flying-fancies, hyper-realities. Also included: live re- mixing pre- existing work with new live footage to re- consider it in under the cold, hard, clinical (or soft warm fuzzy *wicked grin ) light of the telematic screen.

RE/NIGHT/LIVE/MARE includes work by Alejandro Sajgalik, Antonio Anton, Arthur Tuoto, Blanca Rego, Chanhee Choi, Chris Collins, Dakota Gearhart, Danielle Zorbas, David Ian Bellows/Griess, Devin Harclerode, DSK (Juan Lesta & Belén Montero), Dxn Anahí, Eden Mitsenmacher, Francesca Fini, Heejin Jang, Isabelle McGuire, Jan & Dave, Janelle VanderKelen, Jen Clay, Katya Yakubov, Lana Z Caplan, Lauren Kimball-Brown & Julia Zinn, Lauren Valley, Leslie Rogers, Lili White, Lori Felker, Maddie Hewitt, Manuela De Laborde, Mark Kent, Nowhere Mountain, Paul Wiersbinski, Richard Haley, Tommy Becker, Usumurasaki, Vivian Ostrovsky, Yvette Granata, and Zachary Epcar.

Featuring live broadcasts by Alejandro T Acierto, Jan & Dave, Jen Clay, and Richard Haley.

November 1-18, 2016

CRIBS is a show of music videos and places to sit and watch them!
Featuring Music Videos By:
Bob Weisz
Hannah Patterson
Dave Hannon
Lana Z Caplan
Lark Vcr
Nick Rodrigues
Ethan Kiermaier
Casey Coleman
Peter Mack
Nick Criscuolu
LA Warman
Coley Mixan
Tony Flackett
Coorain Coo-baby Devin

Organized by Ethan Kiermaier

Union Gallery
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Hours: Mon - Thurs 10-5, Fri 10-3

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Maelstroms, Video Still

video still, Maelstroms, Lana Z Caplan 2015

Microscope Gallery Event Series
Monday October 17, 7:30pm

Maps, Monuments, and Meditation Exercises”
Together the works in the program, which range from 15 seconds to 15 minutes, take on major issues of our times such as border control, power and privilege, sex work, and our conflicted relationship with technology, often incorporating personal experience, literature and poetry, and an appreciation for the absurd.

Featuring works by Lana Z Caplan, Sasha Waters Freyer, Jerimiah Jones, Annie Rose Malamet, Jung Hee Mun, Sarada Rauch, Josh Sender, Katya Yakubov.

Q&A w/ New York area artists following the screening

Microscope Gallery
1329 Willoughby Ave, #2B
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Maelstroms, Video Still

video still, play and repeat, Lana Z Caplan 2014

AXW Film Festival Presents:

October 5, 2016, 7:15 pm

Anthology Fillm Archives
32 Second Ave @ 2nd Street, New York, NY

TALK TO GOD; Lea Furnion; USA; digi; 10:07
ELFMÄDCHEN; Mirka Morales; USA; 16mm to digi; 16:14
ANÓME; Lena Ditte Nissen; Germany, China, Panama; digi; 13:00
FALL; Ella Mikkola; Canada; digi; 3:07
THE SILVER TRADE; Rebekkah Palov; USA; digi; 12:40
PLAY AND REPEAT; Lana Z Caplan; USA; digi; 3:20

half light Video Still

Crows in Flight, from the series The Unfinished Volume: California Archive,
Lana Z Caplan 2016

San Francisco Cinematheque
Art Auction & Benefit

Over 40 international, national and regional artists have contributed artworks to this year’s stellar exhibition of photography, painting, collage, sculpture and multimedia installation. We are proud to feature work by:

Miya Ando | Tommy Becker | Nate Boyce | Lana Z Caplan | Brian Caraway | Deric Carner | Paul Clipson |Bruce Conner | Bill Daniel | Nathaniel Dorsky | Keith Evans | Jeanne C. Finley + John Muse | Johanna Friedman | Doug Hall | Jeff Hantman | Raymond Salvatore Harmon | Taraneh Hemami | Mike Henderson |Allison Leigh Holt | Courtney Johnson Kevin Killian | Joachim Koester | Kadet Kuhne | Jeanne Liotta |Janis Crystal Lipzin | Phillip Maisel | Anne McGuire | Masako Miki | Kim Miskowicz | Maysha Mohamedi |Tony Oursler | Carissa Potter | Kathleen Quillian | Amy Rathbone | Leah Rosenberg | Ed Ruscha | James Sansing | Caroline Savage | Shelter Serra | Alice Shaw | Alexander Stewart | Lisa Jonas Taylor | Rirkrit Tiravanija | Cate White | Mark Wilson | May Wilson | Kit Young


Reception and silent auction:
September 10, 2016
Kadist, 3295 20th Street San Francisco CA 94110

Facebook event page.

half light Video Still

video still, half light, Lana Z Caplan 2006/13

Experimental Documentaries
A program of short innovative and unconventional documentaries

at Anthology Film Archives

Wednesday July 19, 2016 - 6:00 PM 

New Filmmakers Series
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Ave @ 2nd Street, New York, NY 10003

The Program:
John Warren ACTION ON THE STRIP (2013, 10 minutes)
Alexei Dmitriev HERMENEUTICS (2012, 4 minutes)
Guli Silberstein RE-FORM (2013, 4 minutes)
Lana Z Caplan HALF LIGHT (2006/2013, 9 minutes)
Joshua Yates THE BAGS. PROBABLY 1971 (2014, 6 minutes)
Valeria Coizza WOMEN ONLY (2008, 3 minutes)
Tova Beck-Friedman ON THE OTHER SIDE (2015, 6 minutes)
Lori H. Ersolmaz HOMEOPATHY (7 minutes)
Lori H. Ersolmaz BIG BRIDGES (2015, 4 minutes)

programmed by Tova Beck-Friendman

Is that all there is? Video Still

video still, Is that all there is?, Lana Z Caplan 2010

Short Films By/About Women
A film/video event in collaboration with SDAI (San Diego)

Saturday July 23, 2016
San Diego Art Institute Gallery, Balboa Park

programmed by Artist-in-Residence Omar Lopex

Featured filmmakers include:
Ana Andrade, Jesús Guerra, Bryan Chillian
Diane Best
Lyndsay Bloom
Lana Z Caplan
Alida Cervantes
Omar Lopex

program notes and more information here

Maelstroms Video Still

video still, Maelstroms, Lana Z Caplan 2015

at Crossroads Film Festival 2016

Humbled to announce that Maelstroms was chosen for the audience
award in this stellar program:

Program 8: upon maelstroms of unbearable reality (and throughout dimensional spectrums)

Maelstroms Video Still

Installation view “and the stars look very different today”,
virtual realtiy experience, Lana Z Caplan 2016

Lana Z Caplan wil be the guest artist for

San Diego Art Institute Project Space
Thursday June 16, 7pm

The Gearheads series invites local artists and musicians to discuss their customized equipment and the implementation of technology in their creative process. Each discussion includes a performance by the artist.

Caplan will present her interactive video installation and virual reality projects.

facebook event page here

Maelstroms Video Still

video still, Maelstroms, Lana Z Caplan 2015

San Francisco Cinematheque presents:

Crossroads Film Festival 2016
Victoria Theatre, San Francisco
April 1-3, 2016

Showing Maelstroms
Sunday April 3, 5:30pm

full festival program here

Program 8: upon maelstroms of unbearable reality (and throughout dimensional spectrums)

facebook event page here


Presented by San Diego Art Institute:

SDAI Project Space
Friday March 25, 2016

BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer), an international series of one-night exhibitions inviting artists, armed with films, video art, video games, animated gifs and projectors, to convene and explore the art of projection in an immersive environment of moving light, sound, and performance.

Organized by Executive Director Ginger Shulick Porcella, this one night event includes the work by over 30 artists, including:

Brian & Ryan, Cindy Santos Bravo, Nia Burks, Lana Z Caplan, Saulo Cisneros, Lissa Corona, Eva de Leon, Luke Duncan, Francisco Eme, Nicholas Fevelo, Richard Gleaves, Marina Grize, Noah Klersfeld, Alexander Kohnke, Cy Kuckenbaker, Steven Lapcevic, Angele Lebert, Nick Lesley, Drew Mandinach, Christian Michaels, Paul Moakley, Max Nanis, Josh Slater, Phillip David Stearns, Xavier Vasquez, Chloe Walecki, Jackson Webelow

This exhibition is sponsored, in part, by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture

More information and directions:

Mud Volcanoes on the San Andreas fault line
from the series California Winter, Lana Z Caplan 2015

ONWARD Compé '16
Project Basho

March- May, 2016
Opening Reception March 12, 6-9pm

Curated by guest juror Richard Renaldi, the exhibition of ONWARD Compé ‘16 features 34 images by 25 emerging photographers from across the globe. The reception is the final event of this year’s ONWARD Summit.

Selected photographers (alphabetical order):

Scott AlbergChristian BobstLana Z CaplanMichiko ChiyodaChristianne EbelAmy FichterMichael JosephWen Hang LinKip HarrisLinda HollingerAngie KellerRJ KernCaroline MacMoranErica MartinTommaso MoriRebecca MosemanJenna Mulhall BreretonAdam ReynoldsJoe ReynoldsCarly RiesMark SawrieJP TerlizziJoris Van EgmondDavid VerbercktSandra Chen Weinstein.

More information:
Project Basho,1305 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19122

Art New England March/April 2016


The New Wave of Public Art:
Art on the Marquee

by George Fifield

Art New England | March/April 2016

An article in the current issue of Art New England
features image and mention of Future Teller by Lana Z Caplan




Selected San Diego artists include: Alex Kohnke, Ali Silverstein, Andrew Alcasid, Anna Stump, Anna Zappoli, Antonio Escalante, Aren Skalman, Ashley Gibbons, Becky Guttin, Beliz Iristay, Bhavna Mehta, Bob Matheny, Brian Benfer, Bridget Rountree, Carlos Grasso, Carolina Montejo, Cat Chiu Phillips, Catherine Ruane, Christian Michaels, Cindy Santos Bravo, Cindy Zimmerman, Claudia Cano, Clay West, Cody Huff, Cristina Saucedo, Cy Kuckenbaker, Dan Adams, Danica Molenaar, Danny Suhendar, Daphne Hill, Dave Ghilarducci, David Fobes, David Russell Talbott, Davin Kyle Knight, Deanne Sabeck, Debby + Larry Kline, Dia Bassett, Don Porcella, Drew Mandinach, Edwin Nutting, Eleanor Greer, Emily Halpern, Eva de Leon, Francisco Eme, Gustaf Anders Rooth, Hannah Johansen, Iann Gunn, Jaime Ruiz Otis, Janice Grinsell, Jason Sherry, Jeffrey Laudenslager Jennifer Bennett, Jessica McCambly, John Brinton Hogan, John Mireles, John Oliver Lewis, John Straub, Jon-Loren Bazan, Jonathan Ryan, Joshua Krause, Kate Clark, L.G. Givot, Lana Z Caplan, Larry Caveney, Lee Puffer, Lynne Bolton, Maidy Morhous, Marina Grize, Matan Chaffee, Matthew Land, Maya VanderSchuit, Meegan Nolan, Melissa Beck, Melissa Walter, Michelle Ferrera, Michelle Mateo, Monique Straub, Morgan Mandalay, Nuria Pujol, Perry Vasquez, Peter Geise, Philip Petrie, Ricardo Sanders, Rob Pendleton, Robert Andrade, Robert Jones, Roberta Dyer, Robin Brailsford, Roxy Heinz, scott b. davis, Shahla Dorafshan, Shauna Peck, Sheena Rae Dowling, Stefan Talian, Steve Gibson, Tara Centybear Smith, Trevor Amery, Vicki Walsh, and Wick Alexander.

Selected Los Angeles artists include: Lillian Abel, Nurit Avesar, Dani Dodge, Wini Brewer, Michael McCall, Elizabeth Folk, Max Presneill, Kio Griffith, Robert Soffian, Steve Seleska, Juri Koll, Bibi Davidson, Joel Woodard, April Bey, Paulin Paris, Caryl St Ama, Lidia Shaddow, Juan Gomez, Campbell Laird, Ted Meyer, Kristine Schomaker, John Geary, Andrea Kitts Senn, Michael Chomick, Cathleen Abalos, David Michael Lee, HK Zamani, Khang Bao Nguyen, Shauna La, Valerie Wilcox, Christian Ramirez, Laurel Paley, Jill Smith, Steve Nossan, Natasha Shoro, Lorraine Heitzman, Tony Pinto, Ben Jackel, Elizabeth Valdez, Sonja Schenk, Michael Giancristiano, Malado Francine, Ana Marini, Annie Clavel, Pat Gainor, Jesse Standlea, Melanie Moore, Chenhung Chen, Yoony Takeuchi, Sheli Silverio, Karrie Ross, Parinya Champ, Curtis Stage, Peta Orbach, Elisa Salcedo, Jon Measures, Ty Pownall, Matt Driggs, Robert Arieas, Annie Seaton, Hung Viet Nguyen, Renee Tanner, Gul Cagin, Ron Therrio, Gay Summer Sadow Rick, Francesca Quintano, Shelley Heffler, Richard Andres, Laurie Hassold, Cathy Ellis, Lori Pond, Mike Vegas, James Goodwin, Aaron Giesel, Todd Carpenter, Chris Mercier, Scott Trimble, Greg Schenk, Elena Johnson, Crystal Fischetti, Betsy Enzensberger, Carrie Kaplan, Veda Kaya, Gloria Plascencia, Conchi Sanford, Karen Karlsson, Rouzanna Berberian, Justin Smith, Peggy Zask, Susan Amorde, Vanessa Madrid, Malka Nedivi, Sijia Chen, and Feng Ling.

a one-night only nomadic series of exhibitions

Saturday March 19, 2016

Presented by
San Diego Art Institute and
Director/Curator of the Torrance Art Museum

MAS Attack travels from city to city as well as around various sites in Los Angeles, introducing artists to each other and building a wider community of networks. These events invite artists to select their own work and to come together for a single evening of informal networking; catching up with old friends and their work, discovering new artists, and meeting long-time favorites. MAS Attack foregrounds the interactions of artists and the social aspects of our shared obsessions with art.

More information and directions:

Maelstroms Video Still

video still, Maelstroms, Lana Z Caplan 2016


Another Experiment by Women Film Festival
February 17, 2016

Anthology Film Archives
New Filmmakers NY

Showing Maelstroms

Shift Video Still

video still, Shift, Lana Z Caplan 2010

Dysfunctional Family:
Portraits by Gallery NAGA Artists

Gallery NAGA, Boston 
Feb 5-27, 2016
Reception Friday, February 5,  6 - 8 pm

Showing Shift Lana Z Caplan

Including works by
Joseph Barbieri
Ken Beck
Gerry Bergstein
Harriet Casdin-Silver
Lana Z Caplan
Benjamin Evans
Rick Fox
Gregory Gillespie
Jaclyn Kain
Todd McKie
George Nick
David Prifti
Henry Schwartz
Esther Solondz
Ed Stitt



Canaries in the Mine Video Still

video still, play and repeat, Lana Z Caplan 2015


L'Aternativa Independent Film Festival
Nov.16-22, 2015

Showing play and repeat
as part of Experiments in Cinema program
November 18, 7:30pm


Canaries in the Mine Video Still

video still, Canaries in the Mine, Lana Z Caplan 2015


Strange Beauty Film Festival
October 22-24, 2015

Canaries in the Mine
Friday October 23, 8pm

Full Festival Program here

Strange Beauty Film Festival is committed to "showcasing short movies from around the globe that explore the shadowy realms between terrifying normality and sublime fever dreams."

Steerage Video Still

video still, upon maelstroms of unbearable reality, Lana Z Caplan 2015


upon maelstroms of unbearable reality
New video made for the band Steerage

Steerage is A.F. Jones and Barry Chabala
'upon maelstroms of unbearable reality' is from the release
Entropy Is What the State Makes Of It 

available from

Video by : Lana Z Caplan

watch here




video still, Le Voyage dans la Lune, Lana Z Caplan 2011

The Venus Vault
From the Astrophysics Department of
The People's Museum of Revisionist Natural Itstory

On view at SPACES:
November 20, 2015 – January 15, 2016
Opening Reception: November 20, 6 – 9 pm

This feminist planetarium, an integral part of The People's Museum of Revisionist Natural Itstory, will re-examine the hegemonic + sexist propaganda about creation via new media works and a site-specific installation. Expect an immersive correction of the phallic telescopic lens through which you have previously seen the universe.

Enter a cozy womb-like environment where you can safely consider the underpinnings of everything you thought you knew about everything. Engage in a tender exploration of a familiar/foreign planet via the 3D Mission: Cleveland Land Mass; spelunk inner space with Baby! Love your Body! Episode 1; and question authority in astronomy with Womyn Space. Shed an astral tear for the first bitch in space over Laika's Lullaby; go into deep space (if you dare) with Pink Black Hole; and back in time to the witchy origins of the universe with Middle of the Night. Then tumble gently back to earth on Le Voyage Dans la Lune.

Participating artists include: Amber J. Anderson (Cleveland Heights, OH), Elena Harvey Collins (Los Angeles, CA) & Corrie Slawson (Cleveland Heights, OH); Lana Z Caplan (San Diego, CA); Heather Kapplow (Allston, MA); Michelle Murphy (Chicago, IL); Julia Oldham (Eugene, OR); Hanna Rose Shell & John Douglas Manson (Boston, MA); Poussy Draama & Fannie Sosa / The School of No Big Deal; and Nanette Yannuzzi & Arzu Ozkal.

SPACES is a presenting contemporary art venue dedicated to artists who explore and experiment.


Art San Diego

Art San Diego
A Contemporary Art Show

Balboa Park Activity Center
November 5-8, 2015

Lana Z Caplan will be showing a site specific public art piece,
commissioned for Art San Diego.

Ephemeral Objects

Ephemeral 2

video still, play and repeat, Lana Z Caplan (top)
performance image, Nick Lesley (bottom)

Ephemeral Objects

August 29-September 27, 2015

San Diego Art Institute
1439 El Prado, San Diego

Ephemeral Objects is a cutting edge exhibition of creativity at the intersection of art, technology and innovation, featuring the work of 34 artists active in the Southern California and Baja Norte region.

Over the past decade San Diego has becoming a hotbed of innovation and experimentation for art and technology. “Ephemeral Objects” is San Diego’s first survey exhibit of new and established artists exploring this exciting new frontier of contemporary art. Sometimes referred to as “post-material art”, the exhibit is composed of that de-emphasize the material art object: software and algorithmic art, sound art, video art, real time and dynamic data visualization, social sculpture, and time-based art. The exhibit is organized by SDAI’s Curator-in-Residence Andrew Horwitz as an extension of his blog “Ephemeral Objects: Art Criticism for the Post-Material World” for which he was awarded a prestigious Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant in 2014.

Participating artists: Trevor Amery, Banrei, Cooper Baker, Renae Barnard, Sheldon Brown, Lana Z Caplan, Larry Caveney, Andrea Chung, Francisco Eme, Richard Gleaves, Yelena Gluzman in collaboration with Jen Hofer and Eric Leonardis,Vijay Hingorani, Rich Jones, Tara Knight, Bonnie Lander in collaboration with Brendan Nguyen and Adam Tinkle, Nick Lesley, Xareni Lizarraga, Whitney Lynn, Max Nanis, Margaret Noble, Sean Noyce, Celeste Oram, Micah Silver, Marinta and André Skupin, sosolimited, Suzanne Thorpe, Chris Warren, Shannon Willis, Shahrokh Yadegari and Kathryn Zazenski


Double Indemnity

The Athenaeum's Flicks on the Bricks series
Double Indemnity with Spanish Colonial Wine

Thursday August 13, 7:30 pm

"The Athenaeum's outdoor movie series, Flicks on the Bricks makes it possible for you to enjoy classic movies that you love while enjoying the beautiful summer night on the patio of the Athenaeum. Flicks on the Bricks host and wine expert Barbara Baxter will introduce the wines paired with each movie. Come and enjoy glamour, drama, hot popcorn, and special wines on warm summer nights.

Before each classic flick, the winning films from Shorts & Briefs in the Library, the Athenaeum’s inaugural short film competition, will be screened.

play and repeat by Lana Z Caplan: Loosely based on the structure of Stan Brakhage’s The Art of Vision (1965) and Dog Star Man (1961-64), play and repeat is a series of still images layered and repeated in five parts, unfolding in a journey through color, movement and memory, exploring the nature of vision and the medium of video itself.

Double Indemity: Directed by Billy Wilder and adapted from a James M. Cain novel by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, Double Indemnity (1944, 106 min) represents the high-water mark of 1940s film noir urban crime dramas in which a greedy, weak man is seduced and trapped by a cold, evil woman amidst the dark shadows and Expressionist lighting of modern cities. "

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
1008 Wal Street, La Jolla,CA 92037

$17 for members / $22 for non-members
21 and over




Space 4 Art, 325 15th St, San Diego
Saturday August 15, 5-10 pm

During this event artists will use sound, light, and physical experience to express their own perception of being here. David Ghilarducci and Andy Hunte installations allow you to interact with live sounds from the neighborhood. Lana Z Caplan brings visual documents of her efforts to follow instructions from Yoko Ono’s book Grapefruit. In two other video works, Caplan reinterprets the familiar with an existential music video and transforms images of the streets of Brooklyn into an abstract ephemeral audio/visual experience. Adam Belt brings us artwork in which images appear from a barren frame of blackness, and other pieces in which you can follow a rainbow of light. Dave White and Morgan Mandulay allow us to re-acquaint ourselves with ordinary objects seen in our day to day. Francisco Eme manipulates ordinary objects to create an ethereal soundscape. Gabie Strong and Mathew Hebert create a piece in which you move through auditory hanging beads.

These artists and more address question "Can we hear and see things differently for a moment” and “What does it takes to get us there?”

The philosopher Brentano, felt that our consciousness is always consciousness of something. In Here:Hear we are asking what is it that we are conscious of?


Musicians live score experimental video. 

Saturday May 30, 7pm

Moxie Theatre
6663 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, California 92115

Kerry Laitala > Scorn Reflection

Lana Z Caplan> Alan Jones

Daniel Rosas > Prgrm
Eliot Alan Walnut >

Hot Nerds (Das Four Eyez Kult) > Scott Nielsen

Ben Jones > Reverse Sunglasses

Derek Housh > M.J. Stevens

WITH Zsa Zsa Gabor VS !ZeuqsaV! DJ Sets

$6.00 - All ages. Show starts at 7:00 pm.

"Stay Strange is a monthly music series that caters to the adventurous listener, presenting one night shows of abstract, noise, outsider music & art."

Lana Z Caplan will be screening works from the series HedonHeathen with live scoring by Alan Jones.

Lana Z Caplan play and repeat (2014), presented by Boston’s Gallery NAGA
image from hypeerallergic,com

The Bewitching Geometry of the Moving Image Art Fair

by Daniel Larkin on March 6, 2015


"Lana Z Caplan‘s “Play and Repeat” (2014) explores a similar tension between the “real world” and an imagined world of pure geometric forms. Brightly colored footage of New York is interspersed with geometric abstractions. Have you ever thought about how many aspects of climate change are invisible? Yes, catastrophic weather events are visible, but many of the underlyin"g physi