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The Hand That Holds the Rod

2018-04-12T03:04:56+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Sigmar Polke, Untitled, 2003 The painting is of course Untitled, because words are a fence and allegories avoid containment. But stated simply: There’s a warm, amber-colored room, invoked from thin black lines that limn the flat planes of walls and floor; the room is slightly off-kilter, as though approached from an angle. Within that space [...]

Living Room: A Tapestry of Time, Space, People

2018-04-06T03:05:19+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

An initial 3-D rendering of the Living Room space. I was the producer for Living Room, working alongside Suzanne Stein, the curator of the project; we were excited to make this — our first collaboration — happen, and about six months out, we started the planning process by discussing what Living Room would be or [...]

Three’s a Crowd

2018-04-05T03:05:03+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Mia Pixley performs Simone Bailey’s Sway, Clench, Release (Requiem No. 415) at the 16th St. Plaza in the Mission on February 24, 2018. Photo: Hillary Goidell. Simone Bailey’s Sway, Clench, Release (Requiem No. 415) Who gets to stand here? Standing at the corner of 16th and Mission as the day moved from sunset to evening, [...]

Two Nights on 16th Street

2018-04-03T03:04:57+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

keyon gaskin performing this is an artwork… at The Lab on March 15. Photo: Alexander Girard. We asked Tongo Eisen-Martin to respond to Simone Bailey’s Sway, Clench, Release (Requiem No. 415), performed February 24 as part of The Lab’s 16th and Mission Project in the BART Plaza, and keyon gaskin’s this is an artwork…, performed March 15–16 at [...]

Notebook — BodyCartography Project

2018-03-31T03:05:05+00:00 March 31st, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

BodyCartography Project during felt room. Photo: Charles Villyard. Editors’ Note: We asked the writer and curator James Fleming to attend each of the live moments in the Limited Edition program and create short, visceral responses in conversation with the performances. This is the seventh, written after seeing BodyCartography Project, who performed March 17–18 at SFMOMA. Dancers process in the [...]

Framing Feeling: BodyCartography Triptych

2018-03-27T03:05:04+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

A guide during BodyCartography Project’s action movie performance. All photos: Charles Villyard. 1.action movie Before we began, I told Justin that I was writing about the work. Could I carry my notebook? He didn’t like the idea. “We ask people not to be on their cellphones,” he explained. “So they don’t mediate their experience.” I [...]

Notebook — Daughters of a Riot

2018-03-23T03:06:01+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Bobby Barnaby, LOL McFiercen, and Travis Santell Rowlands in Daughters of a Riot, 2016 at Brava Theater. Photo: Robbie Sweeny. Editors’ Note: We asked the writer and curator James Fleming to attend each of the live moments in the Limited Edition program and create short, visceral responses in conversation with the performances. This is the sixth, written [...]