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Introduction to Pathways

2019-09-26T03:05:00+02:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

  Sample sketch for Pathways   I have been going to the woods behind my parents house since I was five years old. The woods are where I first learned to meditate, and to dance, and to sing in sewer drains. We used to set off rockets on the Fourth of July if the leaves [...]

Holding Shape: On Bella Lewitzky

2019-09-24T03:06:11+02:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Bella Lewitzky. Lewitzky Dance Company records, University of Southern California. As I write this in mid-July of 2019, choreographer and dancer Bella Lewitzky has been dead for fifteen years. Her legacy in Los Angeles is sprawling, her life story woven tightly into the fabric of Southern California dance. She ran a company here for thirty [...]

Dear Reader

2019-09-20T03:04:54+02:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Click any image to enlarge.   “My work dwells within the unknown instead of being limited by it” in the paste-up above is a direct quote by SECA award-winning artist Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle from an interview published in Artforum on November 19, 2015. You can see videos produced by the SFMOMA Interpretive Media team here. [...]

Against(?) Empathy

2019-09-19T03:05:07+02:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Easter’s date is not fixed, but this year it fell on April 21 — coinciding with devastating attacks on hotels and Christian churches in and near Colombo, Sri Lanka. Easter fell on the second day of Passover, just three days before Genocide Remembrance Day and shortly after my arrival in Yerevan. There is a cruel [...]

Sharon Tate’s Favorite Photographer

2019-09-13T03:04:38+02:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Sharon Tate, ca. late 1960s. © Shahrokh Hatami; courtesy San Francisco Art Exchange LLC. The recent anniversary of Sharon Tate’s murder has me thinking about a chance encounter my friend Julie Casemore and I had in 2016 with the photographer Shahrokh Hatami, a friend of Tate’s who identified Charles Manson at his trial for her [...]

Channel Surfing on 9/11

2019-09-12T03:05:45+02:00September 12th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Everyone has a story. If the subject comes up, as it often does around September 11, it usually follows a similar trajectory. Hushed voices now: Our protagonist traipses through the beginning of a weekday routine, maybe commuting to a suburban office job or doodling in a middle school math class. The nice weather is remarked [...]

The Centennials of Robert Duncan

2019-09-10T03:05:21+02:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

All images: Artwork by Robert Duncan on display at the Jess-Kael House in Berkeley, CA. Duncan image permission provided by the Jess Collins Trust. On January 7, 1919, in Oakland, California, the poet Robert Duncan was born. In addition to a banquet of online commentary, the centennial of Duncan’s birth has occasioned at least three [...]

Save the Dates …

2019-09-06T03:04:46+02:00September 6th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Dr. LaNada War Jack, Good Blessings to the Four Directions. 1971 Open Space is delighted to announce our fall magazine, Alcatraz Is Not an Island, guest edited by Dr. LaNada War Jack (Shoshone-Bannock), a co-leader of the Occupation of Alcatraz, and Julian Brave NoiseCat (Canin Lake Band Tsq’escen), a co-founder of the Alcatraz Canoe Journey. The magazine, which [...]