The School as Utopian Space Portrait Project
The School as Utopian Space: Values, Dreams and Community is a multimedia portrait of our diverse school community, designed to enrich our recent reflection on our school values. In addition to gathering photographs, texts and videos, the artistic team interviewed students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff and administrators, focusing on our dreams for the school. The project will be shared in an exhibition throughout the school’s spaces in the spring of 2017, with an opening reception on March 6.
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About The Artistic Team
The artistic team is helmed by the French company Les Inachevés (Moïse Touré with Jacques Prunair and Francis Viet), who are joined by Bay Area artists Kiazad Enya (videographer) and Jan Stürman (photographer). They will be accompanied by faculty members Michelle Haner (lead producer) and Matthew Perifano (in-house videographer), and a small team of students from the high school. More information about the artists is available below.
Moïse Touré is a visionary theater artist whose work breaks the traditional bounds of theater, reaching across disciplines and engaging broader social, philosophical, and pedagogical questions. With his company, Les Inachevés, he has undertaken multi-faceted projects throughout Europe, South America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia.
In 2013-14, in partnership with the French American International School, he helmed Awaiting Dawn, an interdisciplinary exploration of arts, education, and democracy. Key collaborators included dramaturge Jacques Prunair and choreographers Jessica Henou and Francis Viet, as well as Bay Area artists including Kimberlee Koym-Murtiera, foolsFURY, and Inferno Theater Company. More recent projects include performances and creations in France, Belgium and Africa (Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso, and Tunisia).
Kiazad Ehya is a San Francisco Bay Area based videographer, producer, and video artist, who produces commercial, documentary, and narrative style content. Some of his documentary work has been featured on PBS, Comcast Sports Net, Ebony.com, and the Oakland International Film Festival. Kiazad's personal work seeks to explore stories that represent our culturally pluralistic world and portray underrepresented perspectives of peoples, both in the USA and worldwide. For more about his work, visit www.kiazad.com.
Jan Stürmann is photographer and videographer who works in commercial, editorial, documentary, and narrative fields. A German-South African who arrived in the Bay Area via Australia, he describes his identity as "straddling four continents." Recent projects include documenting Ai WeiWei’s work on Alcatraz, and creating the “Miracle Portraits” in San Francisco. For more about his work, visit www.albinocrow.com.