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Nailing a Banana

2018-02-16T03:05:39+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/sfmomaopenspace/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/02093300/Nailing_A_Banana.mp3 I conducted nine interviews with experienced improvisers from the Bay Area during my stay as artist-in-residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts in September and October of 2017. The transcriptions of the interviews were released here; this audio play was subsequently built from the recordings of our talks, along with the music my [...]

Sewing Lessons

2018-02-15T03:05:29+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

 1. Technically, we did not live on the wrong side of the tracks — we lived right next to them. Our suburban house was the very last on the street to squeeze inside the border of the country-club school district, and more than anything, I wanted to fit in with the cliquey, sporty girls. I [...]

Future Formers, Former Futures

2018-02-14T03:06:11+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener’s DESIRE LINES: RETROFIT, performed by Eleanor Hullihan, Cori Kresge, Mina Nishimura, Mitchell, and Riener, January 11-13, 2018, at SFMOMA. All photos by Charles Villyard. Mina is wrapped in red paper, a high-fashion garment that spills to the floor in a long train. Eleanor pushes against the underside of a railing [...]

The Misinformation Age

2018-02-13T03:05:22+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Deep Lab, Protect Me From What I Fave, 2015. Courtesy Deep Lab. To question standards of objectivity in journalism is nothing new. Yet the recent resurgence of so-called “fake news” feels different. Whatever we think “fake news” is — whether a right-wing talking point or evidence of “foreign meddling” in our elections — the velocity [...]

Featured Organization: TAC: Temescal Art Center

2018-02-09T03:05:48+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

[Note: All answers by Leyya Tawil. —Eds.] Frank Moore’s Erotic Risk for Deep Love at TAC, June 2013. Temescal Art Center (TAC) just celebrated its twentieth anniversary — congratulations! Can you tell us why it was founded, and whether its mandate has changed over the years or remained pretty consistent? TAC was founded as a [...]

Living Room: Richard O. Moore

2018-02-07T03:05:01+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Marion Gray and Richard O. Moore. Photo by Charles Villyard. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/sfmomaopenspace/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/15113259/LR21-Moore.mp3 Richard O. Moore was a poet, filmmaker, and public broadcasting executive. He talks about how, when he was a student at UC Berkeley in 1939, his fellow student Pauline Kael introduced him to poets Kenneth Rexroth and Robert Duncan, among others. “Whether I recognized [...]


2018-02-06T03:05:45+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

This document is part of my ongoing investigation into organizational and biological systems​. I am intrigued by the possibility that decentralist eco-centric technology might take over, reclaiming its pre-human domin​ation. Taking the form of a fictional scientific white paper, ​Extremo-Files explores the aesthetics of the machine-readable world — particularly​ the​ cell, or particle trackers in [...]

Body to Body

2018-02-02T03:05:12+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

ODC performance of Red Shoes by the collective. Pictured: KT Nelson, Kimi Okada, Pam Quinn, Hannah Schwartzschild, Brenda Way. Photo: Doug Winter. What does a dance lineage look like? I’ve often wanted to make a map tracing who mentored and influenced and studied with whom, to make some sense of the present — not to [...]