5 excellent events this week.
Hello, I am involved in 5 excellent events this week.
1. Tuesday, October 13 6:30pm – 8:30pm, 115 1/2 Bartlett Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 You are cordially invited to a reception for the re-election of Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi — the most progressive Sheriff in the U.S.! http://www.reelectrossforsheriff.com/
2. Thursday October 15, 2015 I am in an exhibit at The Jules Maeght Gallery 149 Gough Street in San Francisco 6 to 9 pm. I will have some interactive tree machine robots and a special surprise or two! http://julesmaeghtgallery.com/
3. Later that night, Thursday, we are having a book release party at Adobe Books at 3130 24th street. From 7P.M. on. http://www.adobebooks.com/ for a book on STREETOPIA, an exhibit I helped curate and construct. https://www.facebook.com/events/598630346942102/
4. Friday October 16, at The Luggage Store Gallery on 1007 Market Street, http://www.luggagestoregallery.org/ more better Streetopia events. Where it all started. COME CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF THE STRETOPIA BOOK WITH A NIGHT OF READINGS, SONGS, PERFORMANCES AND FOOD! @ the newly renovated Luggage Store Gallery. Doors open at 7pm
5. Sunday October 18, The 3rd LAST Festival October 16-18 Stanford University Cubberley Auditorium http://www.lastfestival.org/ The LAST (Life Art Science Technology) festival celebrates the confluence of art with the technologies and sciences that are shaping the 21st century. Free and open to everybody. I will be giving the closing remarks of the festival. “A Clash of Titans: the Counterculture and the Digital Society”
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Tuesday October 13. You Are Cordially Invited to a Reception for the Reelection of Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi – the most progressive Sheriff in the U.S.! Tuesday, October 13, 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the office of Attorney Ben Rosenfeld, 115 1/2 Bartlett Street, San Francisco (refreshments and finger foods served) Most recently, Ross has stood in proud support of San Francisco’s sanctuary policies in the face of seething national and local opposition instituted a policy in the jails allowing transgender people to choose where they prefer to be housed accepted an award from Harvard University for jail programs which have reduced recidivism · advocated for police body cameras · and drastically reduced the cost of inmates’ calls from jail · among numerous other courageous policies which have made Ross the target of relentless attacks by his opponents, including within his own rank and file. Here is something from Ross’s wife, Eliana; http://www.mercurynews.com/entertainment/ci_28186574/san-francisco-sheriff-ross-mirkarimis-wife-stands-by Sheriff Mike Hennessey who worked with all 3 candidates for SF Sheriff, endorses @Ross_Mirkarimi http://vimeo.com/140582645
Thursday October 15 INTO THE WOODS features works by contemporary artists — Marco Del Re, Luc Doerflinger, Joanne Easton, Cécile Granier de Cassagnac, Laine Justice, Brett McCormack, Kal Spelletich and Justin Teisl. Jules Maeght Gallery 149 Gough St. – San Francisco – CA 94102 – email@example.com – (415) 549-7046 http://julesmaeghtgallery.com/expositions/en_us-into-the-woods/ I am currently exploring the issue of environmental dystopia also using photography and video. I am creating a surreal melding of nature and technology as an aberration. I am celebrating nature and warning about the loss of species, our environment and our obsession and dependence on technology. A TreeMachine; https://youtu.be/nPcikP67wRI?list=UUNx3wcZ1bzCaFPRSgkoSRKw
Thursday, October 15, 7 – 9 pm @ Adobe Books A discussion of the Streetopia show and book with show curators Erick Lyle and Kal Spelletich and exhibit artists and planners, Ivy Jeanne, Sy Wagon, Bochay Drum, and Isaac Jackson to be followed by a presentation by Anti-Eviction Mapping Project on their current work to fight displacement in San Francisco.
Friday, October 16th, 7pm @ The Luggage Store Gallery COME CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF THE STRETOPIA BOOK WITH A NIGHT OF READINGS, SONGS, PERFORMANCES AND FOOD! @ the newly renovated Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market Street SF. Doors open at 7pm following the opening reception for Cate White’s “Both On Earth” exhibition! The night begins with a free dinner by Sy Wagon. To be followed by brief readings, talks, songs, performances by… ANNIE DANGER, BRONTEZ PURNELL, CHRISTINE SHIELDS, DAISY WORLD, DAPHNE GOTTLIEB, DIAMOND DAVE WHITAKER, E. CONNER, ELAINE KAHN, ERICK AND IVY, FELIDAE, FUTURE TWIN, JAMES TRACY, JIMMY BROUSTIS, LYNN BREEDLOVE, MARY HOWE, RACEL McCLEAN, RENE YANEZ, RIGO 23,ROXY MONOXIDE AND LULU (DUCHESS HOTPLATE), SIOBAHN ALUVALOT, SBSM, THEA MATHEWS, WADE DRIVER, and WU LI. The Streetopia book will be on sale at the event. If you preordered the book or are a Streetopia artist, you can pick up your copies at the event! This event is free admission. Streetopia Published by Booklyn. Edited by Erick Lyle. Text by Rebecca Solnit, Chris Kraus, Sarah Schulman, Chris Johanson, Sam Green, Daphne Gottlieb, A.C. Thompson, Renny Pritikin, Amy Franceschini, Antonio Roman-Alcala, Jesse Drew, V. Vale, Kal Spelletich, James Tracy, Isaac Jackson, Amos Gregory, Roxy Monoxide, Eve Ekman, Joey Alone, The Water Underground. Interviews with Ernest Callenbach, Ivy Jeanne McClelland, Sy Wagon. After San Francisco’s new mayor announced imminent plans to “clean up” downtown with a new corporate “dot com corridor” and arts district–featuring the new headquarters of Twitter and Burning Man–curators Erick Lyle, Chris Johanson and Kal Spelletich brought over 100 artists and activists together with residents fearing displacement to consider utopian aspirations and plot alternative futures for the city. The resulting exhibition, Streetopia, was a massive anti-gentrification art fair that took place in venues throughout the city, featuring daily free talks, performances, skillshares and a free community kitchen out of the gallery. This book brings together all of the art and ephemera from the now-infamous show, featuring work by Swoon, Barry McGee, Emory Douglas, Monica Canilao, Rigo 23, Xara Thustra, Ryder Cooley and many more. Essays and interviews with key participants consider the effectiveness of Streetopia’s projects while offering a deeper rumination on the continuing search for community in today’s increasingly homogenous and gentrified cities.
LAST FESTIVAL SUNDAY OCTOBER 18. https://www.facebook.com/lifeartsciencetechfestival I am giving some closing remarks and presenting a video on SF counterculture and my work. Cubberley Auditorium Stanford University 485 LASUEN MALL Stanford, CA 94305 Friday, October 16, 2015 at 6:00 PM – Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 4:00 PM I AM PRESENTING AT ABOUT 3:30 P.M. SUNDAY.
AND, this is quite wonderful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iR_7fZe_-s