Experimentalist Ted Zook to Appear in DC, May 3

Created and curated by Robin Bell, a visual media artist and activist with deep roots in the community, Directed Actions is a live video series connecting participants on issues and solution-oriented action. Launched initially as a response to the Trump Inauguration, it is an ongoing series around social justice issues. The series aims to highlight dynamic work as inspiration and anchor for continued community building. Each night highlights different artists in an intimate and casual setting for an exchange and dialogue around current ground-breaking models for work at the intersection of activism and the arts.

May 3rd will feature conversations with:

Nadine Bloch, an innovative artist, nonviolent practitioner, political organizer, direct-action trainer, and puppetista, who combines the principles and strategies of nonviolent civil disobedience with creative use of the arts in cultural resistance and public protest.

Nikolas Schiller, a Cannabis Activist and a digital map artist who lives in Washington, DC. He is primarily known for developing Geospatial Art, which is the name he has given to his collection of abstract fantasy maps created from kaleidoscopic aerial photographs. He is the Co-Founder of DCMJ, and Co-Author of Initiative 71.

Live music by Ted Zook. Ted Zook is primarily a nylon-string guitarist, but also plays basscello through digital signal processors and a variety of digitally-processed, non-traditional analog instruments such as bowls, rainsticks, slidewhistle, whistle-flutes, oceanharp, etc. He began his study of the guitar in Chile and Uruguay (the latter under the guidance of Luis Acosta), and continued upon his return to the U.S. in the early 1960s under Sophocles Papas (classical guitar), Frank Mullen (jazz guitar). He more recently studied improvisation under the mentorship of David Darling. Currently, Ted regularly plays experimental music in the Baltimore/Washington DC area.

Live video installation and curation by Robin Bell. Cuisine by Chef Sora.

Support for Directed Actions: Live Film Series has been provided by the Metabolic Studio, a direct charitable activity of the Annenberg Foundation.

The event starts at 7:30; admission is $10. Trinidad Theatre is located at 1358 Florida Ave NE Washington, DC.