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Monday, September 2


Visual Arts in Fisher Pavilion
The visual arts programming at Bumbershoot is made up of exhibits in both the Fisher and Seattle Center pavilions. The three exhibits in the Fisher Pavilion include Detritus We ValueThe Enigma Machine, and Fashiony (details below).

Detritus We Value
is a sampling of Brooklyn-based sculptor Jonathan Schipper’s large-scale kinetic artworks, his work has centered on the crossroads where biology, engineering, psychology, and art meet. He has concentrated on large-scale, engineered, technology-based artworks that find their inspiration at the foundations of function and recognition. His work is often focused on entropy and decay, work that becomes most alive just before it ends. Many of his ideas are derived from media but the work is physical, live, and irreproducible. For Bumbershoot, he is creating new piece that will be an artificial and continuously changing environment based on trash, salt, human will, and hot water bathing.

Enigma Machine
curated by Shelly Leavens and Jana Brevick
We find ourselves deep in the seductive age of the all-powerful and hyper-programmed machine, from 3D printers to robotic technology. What are artist's responses to this age and do they embrace or reject the chance to experiment with new technology for art-making? Reactionary and temporal, Enigma Machine artworks examine, in part, age-old questions of human-machine interaction. Visitors will see 2-D works created by machine, mechanical sculpture, electronic and light works that rely on the artist's programmed process to create, or ask for the viewer's participation.

Artwork featured will include new and recent pieces from Seattle artists Claude ZervasMaggie Orth, Mark Vonrosenstiel and Meghan Trainor, the classic film Der Lauf Der Dinge (The Way Things Go) by Peter Fischli and David Weiss, performative kinetic sculpture 56L by Danish artist Henrik Menné, interactive electronic work by Samson Young of Hong Kong and early and mid-career works by seminal light artist Thomas Wilfred.

Through the creation of workroom style vignettes, Fashiony presents three galleries of tear sheets, visual materials, and video that will interpret, through documentation, emerging trends in Illustration and African and Asian style. Hung salon-style, attendees will be able to comprehensively experience the latest in fashion drawing, photography, and textile/surface design.  
Monday September 2, 2013 11:00am - 8:00pm
Fisher Pavilion


Visual Arts in Seattle Center Pavilion
The visual arts programming at Bumbershoot is made up of exhibits in both the Fisher and Seattle Center pavilions. The three exhibits in the Seattle Center Pavilion include Found & UnboundMagic Sync,  and After the Riot (details below).

Found & Unbound is a group exhibit of artworks that explores the use of found and repurposed objects. The relationship of mass-produced objects to our natural world and landscape is explored through this collection of sculptures, collages, and videos. Featuring: Animal Charm, Craig Baldwin, Howard Barlow, Justin Beckman, Matt Browning, Scott Fife, Sayaka Ganz, Guy Laramee, Shaun Kardinal, and Jason Mecier. 

Magic Sync is an interactive installation of music, light, and sculpture. By manipulating a control panel, the viewer animates both sculptural and audio elements—in effect, producing a unique re-mix of the piece. 

For After the Riot, Reel Grrls, Seattle's award-winning non-profit media arts and leadership training program, will bring a group of artists who work primarily in combined video and performance mediums, and who are all exploring facets of gender identity, feminism, and body image with a spirit of creativity and inclusion, as well as a sense of humor. Each day, Reel Grrls will present a participatory workshops, conversations, and performances. In between workshops and performances, Reel Grrls’ participants (youth filmmakers and performers) will screen and show their work. Participants in Wynne Greenwood’s Video + Performance classes will open for each of the visiting artists’ programs. After the Riot is coordinated for Bumbershoot by Betsey Brock, Reel Grrls Director of External Relations, and Clyde Petersen, Reel Grrls Technical Director.

Reel Grrls is joined for workshops and performances by artists Anna Oxygen, Gender Failure, Tender Forever, and Molly Mac - as well as presenting new work by Reel Grrls participants in Wynne Greenewood's Video and Performance classes.


5:30 PM
Reel Grrls Summer Film Showcase: 5:30 PM (following the Mayor’s Arts Awards.) Visit Reel Grrls’ installation of youth media created in Reel Grrls summer programs – premiering at Bumbershoot and running throughout the festival.

7:00 PM
Tender Forever: Melanie Valera‘s Franco-American pop project spans nationalities and leaps forward towards a world where we can close the gaps between countries, ideologies and ultimately hearts. Move closer.


Gender Failure: Two of Canada’s most treasured and celebrated trans artists, Ivan Coyote and Rae Spoon, present their acclaimed multimedia show “Gender Failure,” featuring animation and video elements from Seattle artist Clyde Petersen. Through visuals, words, sounds, and original music, “Gender Failure” explores and exposes the prolific pair’s failed attempts at fitting into the gender binary—and ultimately how the gender binary doesn’t add up. Equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking, Coyote brings her razor-sharp timing and powerful narrative, while Spoon adds an ethereal voice and poetic turns of phrase to the dynamic duo’s now seven-year-old artistic partnership.


4:00 PM
Anna Oxygen: Anna Huff is a multi-media artist, composer and performer.  She has extensively toured Europe and the United States under the name Anna Oxygen, performing dance pop recitals and interactive performance pieces. Best known for her aerobics live performances,  she has released several albums of electronic and acoustic music, most recently  "This is an Exercise” on indie label Kill Rock Stars.  Her performance and video work  has been presented at PS1 MOMA Contemporary, The Seattle Art Museum, NYU, The Hammer Museum, PICA, and the Rohsska Museet in Gothenburg, Sweden. 

4:00 PM
Molly Mac is a multimedia storyteller and video installation artist.  She has a BFA in printmaking from UW, an MFA in combined media from Hunter College, and is currently teaching and pursuing postgraduate research at the the Center for Digital Art and Experimental Media at the University of Washington.  Molly performs her work locally in multimedia poetry readings and her video installations have been shown across the US and UK.  She started mentoring with Reel Grrls in fall 2012.  

Monday September 2, 2013 11:00am - 8:00pm
Seattle Center Pavilion


Youngershoot All Day Activities
Seattle Children's Museum
Come explore the Museum’s Fort Adventures exhibit, get creative with homemade playdough, craft newspaper sun hats, and join in some imaginative garden play! 

Pacific Science Center
Explore the interactive, hands-on exhibits and participate in fun experiments from Pacific Science Center’s “Science on Wheels” education outreach program. 

School of Rock Presents: Little Wing
Little Wing helps young children understand rhythm and melody with classes featuring movement games set to some of the most popular music from the past fifty years. Instructors will lead activities intended to spark creativity. 

Pedalheads’ comprehensive bicycle learning and safety program opens up a world of opportunities for a lifetime of cycling. 

Soundbridge Seattle Symphony Music Discovery Center
Since April 2001, Soundbridge has inspired a love of symphonic music for all ages through interactive classes, intimate concert experiences, and hands-on instrument exploration.  
Monday September 2, 2013 11:00am - 6:00pm
Kids Zone


Cascadia '10
Cascadia ’10 is the echo of Afrobeat in the Pacific Northwest—a seductive, sinuous sound resonating from Nigeria to the Emerald City. This stylish nine-piece army brings crowds to dancefloors everywhere with their original brand of hypnotic Afro-funk. Wisely steeped in both old and new styles of the genre and lovingly reminiscent of Fela Kuti and The Budos band, Cascadia ’10 also brims with eloquent soloists on horns and guitar.

Monday September 2, 2013 11:45am - 12:30pm
TuneIn Stage


Films4Families 3
Films appropriate for kids and adults alike.

Hop Frog (Leonid Shmelkov, Russia 2012, 5 min) The antics of a variety of animated creatures are hypnotically delightful.

While You Weren't Looking (Jeremy Mackie, USA 2012, 11 min) A kid's first adventure starts when mom's not looking.

Great Adventures (Gerard Lambkin, Australia 2012, 7 min) A sweeping, suburban epic that celebrates the power of imagination and the bond between generations. 

Subway Train (Garrett Davis, USA 2013, 4 min) The music of The Pop Ups gives these animals a fabulous song on their morning train. 

Winter Has Come (Vassilly Shlychkov, Russia 2012, 6 min) A picture of finely woven lace reveals the bright autumn colors of a Russian forest.

SideKick (Amrinder Jassar, USA 2012, 7 min) Sidekick is a short film about a farmer, Utth, who lives in the middle of no-where. One day he runs out of gas for his truck and there is nobody around to help him. Utth has to figure out an alternative solution to deliver his carrots to the market.
Monday September 2, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1 Reel Film Festival


Back for their third year performing at the Youngershoot Kids Zone, Ocheami explores the rich culture of West Africa through song, dance, drumming, and storytelling.

Monday September 2, 2013 12:00pm - 12:20pm
Kids Zone


Aurelio & Garifuna Soul
Born in the tiny coastal hamlet of Plaplaya on Honduras’ Caribbean coast, Aurelio may be one of the last generations to grow up steeped in Garifuna tradition, a rich legacy that encompasses the African and Caribbean Indian roots of his ancestors. A protege of Afropop legend Youssou N’Dour and a masterful performer and global music ambassador, Aurelio released his latest album stateside through the Sub Pop imprint Next Ambience.

Monday September 2, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TuneIn Stage


The Maldives
The Maldives have grown from the personal project of lead singer and songwriter Jason Dodson to a small musical army with a rotating cast of contributors that occasionally swells to twelve members. A staple of the Northwest folk rock revival, the band seamlessly blends acoustic and electric features into their finely-crafted songs. The Maldives’ music builds on a heritage of cinematic American rock and roll that is at turns chivalrous and fist-pumping-steeped in tradition but unbound by expectations.
Monday September 2, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Starbucks Stage


Evergreen City Ballet
Evergreen City Ballet is bringing ballerinas, costumes and more to Bumbershoot! Watch a demo performance, learn some ballet basics, and see what it’s really like to be a dancer. Children will have the chance to see costumes and props up close and ask questions about dance and performing.

Monday September 2, 2013 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Kids Zone


The Men
In early 2013, Brooklyn-based post-punk outfit The Men released New Moon, the most intensely personal and immersive installment in their catalog, an album described by critics as “Dinosaur Jr. on a serious Tom Petty kick.” Sharing songwriting duties and staying true to their “no-one-is-frontman” maxim, The Men make a patchwork narrative with their tunes, ranging from a MC5-style firebomb to a somber instrumental and a pleasant pop cover song. Nostalgia is the central thesis in their music, but the band’s clear ethos is to revisit but never retread.

Monday September 2, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Fountain Lawn Stage


Since the release of her first EP in 2007, singer-songwriter Lissie has racked up an impressive and eclectic list of accolades—she was personally selected to open for Lenny Kravitz in 2008, had a song co-written with Morgan Page and remixed by Deadmau5 nominated for a Grammy, was Paste‘s “Best New Solo Artist” in 2010 and had her track “When I’m Alone” chosen by iTunes UK as their 2010 song of the year. Sharp, soulful and hardly predictable, she continues to win over audiences and critics alike.

Monday September 2, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Starbucks Stage


Owl & Pussycat
Physical, funny, punny and a great chance for audience participation of all ages, Owl & Pussycat continues in the Theater Simple tradition of serving up the sharp, snappy humor parents hope for and the goofy fun kids like.

Monday September 2, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kids Zone


Redd Kross

Long have Redd Kross rocked, and long have critics, devoted fans, and fellow musicians—such as Nirvana and Sonic Youth—bowed before the Kross and their self-aware brand of garage-born and psych-soaked rock and roll. Degenerate, sweet, tongue-in-cheek, and utterly fearless, Redd Kross have endured because they have always had the best possible attitude, combining smarts, smiles, and a total commitment to hair-spinning showmanship. After disbanding in the late ’90s, they reformed in 2007, playing sporadically to their fiercely faithful fans. Their latest album, Researching the Blues, was released on Merge Records in late 2012.

Monday September 2, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Fountain Lawn Stage


Owl & Pussycat
Physical, funny, punny and a great chance for audience participation of all ages, Owl & Pussycat continues in the Theater Simple tradition of serving up the sharp, snappy humor parents hope for and the goofy fun kids like.
Monday September 2, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Theatre Puget Sound Stage


Pedalheads Bike Camps
Our new friends from Pedalheads Bike Camps are coming to help us learn about bike safety, and they’re bringing their prize wheel— win a water bottle, t-shirt or temporary tattoo, and then see a bike safety demo by their expert team.
Monday September 2, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Kids Zone


Since their formation in Savannah, Georgia in 2003, Baroness’s mission statement has always been simple: keep an open mind, confront challenges, avoid repetition, and take their brand of majestic metal to diverse audiences. They’ve accomplished all that and then some, touring constantly (surviving a terrible bus accident last fall) and sharing stages with Metallica, Mastodon, Deftones, and Isis. Their most recent album, Yellow & Green, was released last year via Relapse Records and earned them “Rock Band of the Year” honors from Artist Direct, who said Baroness “epitomized the spirit of the greats like Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, while remaining wholly unique.”

Monday September 2, 2013 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Fountain Lawn Stage


Mark Pickerel and His Praying Hands
Seattle troubadour Mark Pickerel's rich baritone is as distinctive as his trademark pompadour, and both exude a sense of timeless style and composure. Call it tumbleweed noir or barroom balladry—Pickerel and his Praying Hands turn dusty backroads, empty bottles and bedroom battlegrounds into vintage romance novellas with an effortless, twang-infused flair.

Monday September 2, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Plaza Stage


Indie rock icons Superchunk helped define the lo-fi aesthetic of the early 1990s. With the release of 2010’s Majesty Shredding and this year’s I Hate Music, the venerable combo proves that time has done nothing to temper its biting, buzzing alt-rock—a sound as fresh and invigorating as ever.

Monday September 2, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Fountain Lawn Stage


Justin Townes Earle
In the six years since he released his first solo EP, Justin Townes Earle has proven to be one of his generation’s best songwriters. The winner of 2011’s Americana Music Award for Song of the Year for “Harlem River Blues,” Earle blends folk, country, and—on his latest release, Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now—a little Memphis soul to create music that’s both timely and timeless.
Monday September 2, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Starbucks Stage
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