“California for me was this place where you do healthy things and everybody is optimistic and happy,” she recalls, mocking this supposed culture of idealism. “I’d always make fun of California. But then when I moved here, it’s like my whole world opened up.”
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Cellista is featured twice in author Susannah Greenwood's book.
SF Classical Voice
In a region that prides itself on disrupting the status quo, Cellista is celebrating the legacy of the original disrupters.
Connecting a signature work of the early 20th century avant-garde to the churning engine of the 21st century’s digital revolution might seem like a stretch. But for Cellista, who moved to her adopted hometown from Paris in 2010, “San Jose feels reminiscent of the pastiche world of Cocteau. The surrealists were going across disciplines, and I like the idea of juxtaposing elements and disciplines. ‘Finding San Jose’ evokes different neighborhoods and spirits, bringing them next to each other but not forcing them to be unified.”