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Living Room: Dore Bowen

2017-11-03T03:01:02+00:00

Dore Bowen and Joanne Kyger. Photo by Charles Villyard. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/sfmomaopenspace/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/24134248/LR9-Bowen.mp3 Dore Bowen, a curator, writer, and associate professor of contemporary art history at San Jose State University, talks about feminist artist Christine Tamblyn, who was Bowen’s teacher at San Francisco State. “Her influence was a bullet in my life. It tore apart the sinews of [...]

Living Room: Dore Bowen 2017-11-03T03:01:02+00:00

His mother said,

2017-11-01T03:01:00+00:00

Would it help   if I gave you some family history?   My father was schizophrenic. He spent the last quarter of his life in a VA hospital. They gave him a lobotomy.   There are others in my family.   And he — he was a beautiful child, brilliant, he was the captain of [...]

His mother said, 2017-11-01T03:01:00+00:00

Dioramas

2017-10-31T03:01:31+00:00

I walk up Twin Peaks to put myself between the ocean and the bay. The elevation bisects San Francisco, and the marine layer coming off the Pacific dissolves into tendrils. I’m scared of heights but feel tethered to the ground from this vantage. At Glen Canyon I hear coyote pups barking. They are in the [...]

Dioramas 2017-10-31T03:01:31+00:00

Living Room: D-L Alvarez

2017-10-27T03:01:10+00:00

D-L Alvarez. Photo by Charles Villyard.   https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/sfmomaopenspace/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/24110452/LR8-Alvarez.mp3 Artist D-L Alvarez reads a recollection of a 1997 performance by the British experimental theater group Forced Entertainment, and what it sparked. “The stage had done what it is meant to do: spill forth and join hands with life. Life glowed with theater.” Open Space Go to [...]

Living Room: D-L Alvarez 2017-10-27T03:01:10+00:00

Featured Contributor: Leef Smith

2017-10-25T03:01:54+00:00

A few times a season, we like to reach out to a current or former Open Space contributor and find out what they’ve been up to. Mission: Comics & Art owner Leef Smith last published work here in 2015. So, Leef, what have you been up to? In 2015, I moved Mission: Comics and Art [...]

Featured Contributor: Leef Smith 2017-10-25T03:01:54+00:00

How To Vol. 3

2017-10-24T03:06:00+00:00

How To Vol. 3 continues the artist’s series of absurdist “How To” manuals which ask all the right questions, but leave the answers floating just beyond the images included, all taken from the artist’s daily life. Previous volumes have addressed topics such as “How to kill fruit flies,” “How to talk to cops,” and “How [...]

How To Vol. 3 2017-10-24T03:06:00+00:00

Living Room: Raelle Myrick-Hodges

2017-10-20T03:05:40+00:00

Raelle Myrick-Hodges. Photo by Charles Villyard. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/sfmomaopenspace/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/23133332/LR7-Myrick-Hodges.mp3 Raelle Myrick-Hodges, former artistic director of Brava Theater Center (now working independently), looks back at moments that helped to define her identity as a theater artist, including projects by Pamela Winfrey and Anna Deavere Smith; she also discusses her own work at the Magic Theater. Open Space Go to [...]

Living Room: Raelle Myrick-Hodges 2017-10-20T03:05:40+00:00

Captivity/Reverence

2017-10-18T03:01:04+00:00

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/sfmomaopenspace/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/13151011/Captivity-of-Reverence.mp3 In the clouds I could see the faces. In all their variations. I arrived during a bright and moist season in this mountain region. The rounded masses in the sky slowly moved across the sun, diffusing and enlarging the faces. They looked like they were screaming. Is this how they looked in their final [...]

Captivity/Reverence 2017-10-18T03:01:04+00:00