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Moved INSIDE! The Kitchin: A community-made short film
Over the course of a month, artists Karla Caprali and Sophia Cabral led members of the Miami community through the filmmaking process from start to finish. The end product is a stop-motion animated film we’ll be debuting tonight!
In addition to the film itself, you can also enjoy the following activities as part of the screening:
- make your own short film on your smart device
- make paper puppets to continue making films at home
- have a poem written for you by Oscar Fuentes, AKA the Biscayne Poet, on his vintage typewriter
- enjoy live music by Baby B Strings Quartet
- see other short films that document the making of The Kitchin, behind-the-scenes style
- explore the actual kitchen of Vizcaya’s Main House
ONLINE TICKETS ARE REQUIRED. TICKETS NOT SOLD AT THE DOOR.
The Kitchin is the first community-made stop-motion short animation made on the grounds of the majestic Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. A part of Vizcaya’s Contemporary Art Program (CAP). The Kitchin is the 2023 installation of community-made-and-performed art and explores the power of communal storytelling in response to the 2023-24 CAP theme “The Kitchen is the Heart of the Home.”
Vizcaya’s kitchen was once a stage for sophisticated and indulgent French delicacies. It was the perfect set for French chef Theophile (Theo) Cazes, to create elaborate masterpieces for James Deering and his guests.
In the workshops, we’ll create a narrative, make the set and the figures, film and edit. The final short film will be debuted, along with a series of behind-the-scenes videos at the culminating event on the evening of July 15, 2023.
Caprali and Cinza Lua Studios, owned by artist Karla Caprali and architecture designer Sophia Cabral, mother and daughter, join forces to present workshops on animation filmmaking and a vibrant installation exhibit with an opening for public viewing this winter at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens for this year’s CAP Contemporary Arts Project.
Baby B Strings: Led by professional violinist Belinda Niling Stohner, Baby B Strings revolutionizes the concert experience by performing in unconventional venues. Based in Miami, this quartet showcases their classical training by playing Bach and the Beatles in unique spaces. In 2013, they released their debut album featuring an original arrangement of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, premiering it at the former Miami Art Museum. They gained recognition when their performance of “Baba-Yaga” from the suite was featured live on WLRN’s Folk and Acoustic Music with Michael Stock. Notable achievements also include appearing in an internationally released HTC commercial with Robert Downey Jr. and participating in a South Florida promotional tour with MAC Cosmetics.
Oscar Fuentes: Oscar Fuentes, known as The Biscayne Poet, is a versatile artist based in Miami who has been sharing his passion for the arts for over 30 years. He is the author of eight books encompassing poetry and prose, including “Beautiful Women Will Never Know” (2013), “4 Nights With Betsy” (2014), “Vagabond: Selected Poems, Short Stories, and Plays” (2015), “Welcome Home: Poems inspired by 1Hotel South Beach” (2019), and “For the Love of Leotards” (2022). Additionally, he has released illustrated zine publications such as “Body Furnace” (2021), “The Cock Fight” (2022), and “Oscar The Clown” (2022). Recently, Mayor Daniella Levine Cava honored Oscar with the inaugural Miami-Dade Mayoral Poetry Commendation, recognizing his exceptional contributions to the county’s literary art community. Represented by Eaton Literary Agency, he adds a unique touch to his persona by using typewriter tape for a mustache.
frequently asked questions
No! Any and all are welcome to join us. Artists Karla and Sophia Caprali will lead you through each workshop and guide you along the way!
Over each weekend in June, we’re working together to make a short film, called The Kitchin, which will be debuted at Vizcaya on the evening of July 15th.
Yes! Everyone who participates in the workshops gets a free ticket to the culminating event on July 15th.
All workshops are from 12:30-5:00 p.m.
- June 3: Script and Storyboarding
- June 4 + 10: Set Designing
- June 11 + 17: Character creation
- June 18: Lighting and filming
- June 24 + 25: Production
- July 1: It’s a wrap!
Every person, regardless of ages and member status, is required to register and confirm their registration by email. If you do not do so, you may not be admitted if the workshop reaches capacity.
Registration for a different workshop in this series does not grant entry to this workshop.
Making a donation to Vizcaya Museum and Gardens does not grant entry to this workshop. Health and safety regulations remain in place. This program is rain or shine.
Check your email for a notice of registration confirmation. If we do not receive a reply, your seat may be given to someone on the waitlist.
If needed, you may cancel your registration on the Eventbrite sales page at any time. If you know you will not be able to attend, we encourage you to do so to open room for others interested in participating.
By entering Vizcaya’s premises, you consent to your likeness being captured in photos, videos or audio as well as the release, publication, exhibition and reproduction of these. For more details, see the Film the kitchinand Photography Notice.
This program takes place in Vizcaya Village and access is restricted to this space. Workshop registration does not include access to the Main House and gardens on the east side of the property and only includes access to this workshop.