SEASON 4: NOW!
October 2016 through May 2017
StoreFrontLab is pleased to announce NOW! our fourth season of installations, discussions, performances, workshops and other happenings. NOW! invites an evaluation of progress, an end to outmoded thinking, and fresh responses to the complex dilemma’s of our society.
With season 4, StoreFrontLab is investing more in fewer projects in order to provide greater financial and curatorial support—and to create room for collaborations with other organizations. NOW! is composed of four projects covering wide-ranging topics and formats—all intended to prompt, provoke and engage.
September 27 - October 22, 2016
CONVERSATIONS ON LIFE AND LIVING
A project by the people of the San Francisco Bay Area
Compiled by Jacob Palmer and Arianne Gelardin
A Conversation on Life and Living is a public survey on foundational human beliefs: What is your idea of earthly happiness? What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? The first iteration of interviews—which engages marginally-housed and homeless residents around the Bay Area, as well as those working in social services—are presented through a multi-channel video display. These monologues weave in and out of conversation with others, creating a community of ideas and personal convictions. StoreFrontLab curators Jacob Palmer and Ari Gelardin regard the interviewees—the Public—as cultural contributors and living proof that Art is Life and Life is Art, with no distinction between the two.
Located at StoreFrontLab and:
Hubbell Street Galleries
California College of Art
161 Hubbell Street
San Francisco, CA
October 1 - 28, 2016
TOWARDS A COMPASSIONATE CITY
Symposium: A Conversation About Homeless Encampments
A project by Chris Herring and Yosh Asato
Tuesdays, October 4, 11, and 18, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This three-part series takes a closer look at homeless encampments and interim measures for addressing the homeless crisis. By sharing the research and experience of academics, policymakers, and advocates—including those who have experienced houselessness and those providing critical services—this series will examine current initiatives, how policing and social services play out in the streets, and models from other cities. The goal: to prompt a more informed, compassionate citizen response as we work towards the longer-term goal of building more affordable and supportive housing. Full details here.
ON VIEW: New Works by Alberto Ybarra created in response to themes raised during the three discussion
EXERCISES IN STYLE
Artists Enar de Dios Rodríguez Ana María Montenegro
Artist duo Enar de Dios Rodríguez Ana María Montenegro present an experimental live ﬁlm composed of streaming security camera feeds located in the Bay Area and available online. The screening and the edition of the ﬁlm will happen live: each day the same sequences of the ﬁlm—from different live camera feeds—will appear in the same order. Exercises in Style invites viewers to reflect upon real time, voyeurism, framing and the relationships between there/here and now.
Robert Glass and Darryl Jones
In CLIMAX, the boundaries between self and other are tested by turning the audience into artists and actors over three distinct nights of immersive experiences, followed by a fourth evening of euphoric reflection. CLIMAX toys with the role of the human body in traditional art media by reimagining significant developments in the history of art-making.
TOWARDS A COMPASSIONATE CITY: ACTION!
Taking words to action, StoreFrontLab will sponsor an initiative informed by ideas raised in our fall symposium.
StoreFrontLab is a small space for big ideas, a venue for dialogue and constructive public engagement. Each season, we promote the development of participatory projects that bridge disciplines and prompt discussion through grants and curatorial support.