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Notebook — DESIRE LINES: RETROFIT

2018-01-18T03:06:03+00:00 January 18th, 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. Photos: Christian Davies, Gordon Faylor, Claudia La Rocco. Editors’ Note: We asked the writer and curator James Fleming to attend each of the live moments in the Limited Edition program and create [...]

Palliative Care

2018-01-18T03:05:39+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

In late July 2014, my mother thought she’d gotten a bad flu. When her fever and extreme fatigue didn’t recede, she took herself to the emergency room of her local suburban hospital, where she was rapidly admitted to the ICU while the doctors tried to figure out what was wrong with her. Following nine days of [...]

Living Room: Joe Goode

2018-01-17T03:05:52+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Joe Goode. Photo by Charles Villyard. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/sfmomaopenspace/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/01113543/LR18-Goode.mp3 Joe Goode, choreographer and founder/director of the Joe Goode Performance Group, talks about three “moments of transformation”: witnessing dancer Judith Jamison in Virginia, composer/performer Meredith Monk in New York, and poet Leslie Scalapino in San Francisco. He finishes by reading one of Scalapino’s poems. Open Space Go to [...]

Backstage: Monique Jenkinson and Kelly Lovemonster in Conversation

2018-01-14T00:14:47+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

SOMArts Main Gallery, Touch On opening reception, December 1, 2016. Photo: Kelly Wu. Among the many rich legacies and lineages in the Bay Area art world(s), drag and queer performance surely count among the richest. Performing artist and choreographer Monique Jenkinson and nightlife and visual art producer and curator Kelly Lovemonster are two linchpins of [...]

Living Room: Joshua Kit Clayton

2018-01-14T00:14:57+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

Joshua Kit Clayton. Photo by Laura Flippen. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/sfmomaopenspace/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/01112007/LR17-Clayton.mp3 Joshua Kit Clayton, an artist, musician, and computer programmer, talks about the duo Blectum from Blechdom. For him, their work was a retort to and a release from an electronic music scene that had exhausted itself. Open Space Go to Source Author: Suzanne SteinPowered by WPeMatico

Walking in Los Angeles

2018-01-14T00:15:04+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

From Charles Burnett’s Killer of Sheep, 1977. What do we mean by pedestrian? For that matter, what do we mean by cosmopolitan? — Norman M. Klein, The History of Forgetting There’s a scene I like early on in Charles Burnett’s 1977 film Killer of Sheep: a tracking shot that situates us in a dirt field. [...]

Call and Response: Alex Escalante + Sonya and Layla Go Camping

2018-01-14T00:15:13+00:00 January 6th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

On the occasion of the exhibition Robert Rauschenberg: Erasing the Rules, and the performance program Limited Edition, Projects + Perspectives and Open Space invited artists Alex Escalante, Keith Hennessy, and Leyya Tawil to offer their thoughts on three iconic dance works included in the Rauschenberg show – and to link these works to three contemporary pieces. On P+P [...]

Call and Response: Leyya Tawil + Bayoumi, Ibrahim, Ghawanmeh

2018-01-14T00:15:14+00:00 January 6th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

On the occasion of the exhibition Robert Rauschenberg: Erasing the Rules, and the performance program Limited Edition, Projects + Perspectives and Open Space invited artists Alex Escalante, Keith Hennessy, and Leyya Tawil to offer their thoughts on three iconic dance works included in the Rauschenberg show – and to link these works to three contemporary pieces. On P+P [...]