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Little House on the Rails

2018-01-14T00:19:16+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

Jack Black’s mugshot from the January 5, 1912 edition of the San Francisco Call. Many years before you could reliably use the internet to search for rare books, and before anyone had ever heard of a comic actor named Jack Black, I spent untold hours combing bookstore shelves hoping to find a first edition of [...]

Moving the Wreckage

2018-01-14T00:20:04+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

All photos by Sebastien Boncy, 2017. Toward the end of the night, an actor at the front of a small, cramped room asks in his Argentinian-inflected Spanish if anyone has experienced contradictory or paradoxical emotions after the storm. A woman in the middle of the room, her hair wrapped in a delicate bundle above her [...]

Featured Organization:

2018-01-14T00:20:16+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

[Note: All answers by Jordan Stein. —Eds.] When was your organization founded, and why? February, 2017, although I’m not certain it was founded and even less sure it’s an organization. I wanted to make a space for people and art in my neighborhood. You don’t have a name, regular operating hours, or a web site, [...]

Living Room: Joanne Kyger

2018-01-14T00:20:41+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/sfmomaopenspace/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/24135701/LR11-Kyger.mp3 “This all happened 53 years ago”: poet Joanne Kyger (November 19, 1934 – March 22, 2017) reminisces about the North Beach literary scene in the fall of 1958, with anecdotes starring Jack Spicer, Robert Duncan, and the “Dharma Committee.” Open Space Go to Source Author: Suzanne SteinPowered by WPeMatico


2018-01-14T00:21:12+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

Drifting… Drifting. Slowly rotating.  I am face down, floating above the canyon. Floating in this memory of Ocean. The current turns me over and once again I am facing up. The light of the sun illuminating and fragmenting.  https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/sfmomaopenspace/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/08170640/OpenSpace3.mp3 Upon the harvest of its cycle the sky will tear open. Encapsulated in a rich membrane, the [...]

Slack Channel

2018-01-14T00:21:27+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

OK, let’s take a poll: how many of us grew up praying for the end of the world? Is it so bad to desire the end of the world? — Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta   1 A few months ago I attended the third annual World Wide West summit, a gathering of about fifty artists, writers, technologists, [...]

Living Room: Brynda Glazier

2018-01-14T00:22:03+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

(From left to right) Brynda Glazier, Margaret Tedesco, D-L Alvarez. Photo by Charles Villyard. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/sfmomaopenspace/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/24135625/LR10-Glazier.mp3 Artist Brynda Glazier describes seeing a 2009 exhibition by Matt Borruso, one of her teachers at the San Francisco Art Institute, as part of her “initiation” into the local art world. Open Space Go to Source Author: Suzanne SteinPowered by [...]

Bob Kaufman’s African Dream

2018-01-14T00:22:21+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

Bob Kaufman, San Francisco, c. 1959. Photographer unknown. Like jazz, the music he adored, Bob Kaufman was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Among the oldest cities in the New World, New Orleans finds itself at the heart of many disparate histories. The United States, Haiti, Portugal, Spain, France, and the African empires of Benin and [...]