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Talks

  • Monaco Dance Forum 2002 & 2004

  • Ecological Society of America Conference 2007

  • American Physical Society 2010

  • CUNY Communicating Science through the Performing Arts 2010

  • BLUEMiND Summit at CAS 2011

  • Dance USA’s 20/20 Vision Series 2012

  • Bay Area Science Festival 2012

  • Turtle Island Restoration Network, Marin 2012

  • TEDxBerkeley, Zellerbach Hall 2012

  • Black Hills State University, SD 2012

  • The Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City, SD 2012

  • TEDxBRC 2012

  • Pepsico Executive Retreat, SF 2012

  • The Hive 2013

  • Athleta Design Retreat, SF 2013

  • Science and Literature Conference, U of Utah 2014

  • Project Commotion 2014

  • BLUEMiND Book Launch 2014

  • The Battery 2014

  • Zendesk 2015

  • Dorkbot 2016

  • EcoArts Australis 2016

  • American Museum of Natural History 2018

  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 2018

  • Djerassi Forever 2018

JODI LOMASK
Artistic Director

Lomask sees the world as an amalgam of seemingly contradictory, yet synergistic perspectives. The daughter of a biomedical research engineer and a visual artist, Lomask spent her childhood going to laboratories and gallery openings. She weaves these two worlds into the tapestry of her work, creating highly visual, biological images and rhythms. She is an entrepreneur, a sculptor, a director, a producer, a choreographer, and an environmentalists.

Upon founding Capacitor in 1997, Jodi Lomask began exploring the meeting point between arts, sciences, and new technology. Under her artistic direction, Capacitor created works that tackle the past and future of reproduction (futurespecies 2000), Earth's place in the Universe (Within Outer Spaces 2001), the hero’s journey in video games (Avatars 2002), the deep Earth (Digging in the Dark 2004), forest symbiosis (biome 2007), flower reproduction (The Perfect Flower 2009), the ocean's vital forces (Okeanos 2012), creativity in the mind (Synaptic Motion 2014), early childhood (When We Were Small 2016), and 20 years of sculpture in motion (Left To Her Own Devices 2018).

Lomask designs movement structures out of steel, bungee, fiberglass, and wood. Her choreography unites unique characters, original motion sculpture, with articulated movement vocabularies for Capacitor's signature synthesis of visual magic and raw athleticism. Defined by a sculptural approach to the body, costuming, and props, her inventive choreographic solutions emerge from problems born of conceptual, physical, and spatial parameters.

Her events, talks, and panel discussions are direct assaults on confusion - helping people to come together and tackle practical, critical issues. She has produced over a hundred events and has contributed creatively to many more. She has toured as a public speaker do to her ability to effectively bring scientists, technologists, and creatives together to achieve shared goals.

Lomask has created for Disney's World Showcase and Future World and consults for IDEO. She has been commissioned to create original works for NASA, TED, SFO, the Discovery Channel, Computers and Structures, the California Academy of Sciences, The Crucible, and the Salvadorian Olympic Gymnastics Team. She helped launch the S60 with Volvo in Malaysia, a new line of activewear with Athleta, and celebrate the mapping of the human genome with Celera.

She is currently directing a 180 stereoscopic immersive film with Adobe.

Awards

Isadora Duncan Award for Sustained Achievement 2019
NEA, 2013 & 2014
SF Grants for the Arts, 2000-2019
SF Arts Commission Grant, 2013 & 2014
Kenneth Rainin Foundation, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018
Doris Duke Charitable Fund with CounterPulse, 2013-2019
Zellerbach Family Fund, 1998-2018
Voluntary Arts Contribution Fund, 2012 & 2013
The McElwee Family Fellowship, 2014
The Dale Djerassi Fellowship, 2008
Altria Group, 2007 & 2008
Toyota's Together Green, 2008
Djerassi Artist Colony, 2008 & 2014
Yaddo Artist Colony, 2005 & 2006
CounterPulse AIR 2015
CHIME Mentorship with Joanna Haigood, 2003
LEF, 2002
California Arts Council, 2002 & 2003
American Composers' Forum, 2000
Theater Bay Area, 1999

 

Background

A 1996 cum laude graduate of the arts conservatory at SUNY Purchase, Lomask has trained at the Royal Ballet Academy, Merce Cunningham Studio, London Contemporary Dance School, the Rotterdam Dansacademie, L' Espace Catastrophe, and Jacob's Pillow. She has performed with Project Bandaloop, Kneejerk, Erica Essner Performance Co-op, Zaccho Dance Theatre, and Capacitor and has taught workshops and classes in modern dance technique, composition, and collaboration at universities across the United States. 

Her work has been covered by Nature Magazine, The Smithsonian Magazine, Fast Company, Wired.com, Res Magazine, SHIFT Magazine, NBC 11’s Tech NOW!, CNET Radio, TECH TV, NPR, Dance Magazine, San Francisco Magazine, The New York Times, among other media outlets. She appeared in National Geographic's 'Wild Chronicles' with canopy tree ecologist Dr. Nalini Nadkarni in 2007 and Discovery Channels 'Through the Worm Hole' with Morgan Freeman.