Opening Sept. 19: Miguel Arzabe, "sightlines" and Ilyse Iris Magy, "Lines Made by Walking"

Join us at StoreFrontLab on Friday, September 19, when we will welcome our first City Making resident artists, Ilyse Iris Magy and Miguel Arzabe. Magy's Lines Made by Walking and Arzabe's sightlines both explore alternative means of mapping to reconfigure our understanding of the city. Over the next month, the public is invited to join the artists as they walk specific routes throughout the Bay Area, and in the process consider the influence of physical exertion and slowness in defining our relationship with the urban environment. How Magy and Arzabe each represent this perception in the gallery space is unexpected and expansive.

StoreFrontLab: Opening Reception
Friday, September 19, 2014
337 Shotwell Street, San Francisco

September 19–October 19

Join the artists in their respective, very distinct mapping processes. See below for details on how to participate in a walk.

Ilyse Iris Magy, Lines Made by Walking

In Lines Made by WalkingIlyse Iris Magy leads epic urban walks to locations along the city’s waterfront, marking points of interest from both predetermined and spontaneous criteria. Through rigorous physical charting as well as visual representation, Magy facilitates the collective mapping of our relationship to the landscape, both internal and external. Walks are open to the public; sign up at

Still from Miguel Arzabe's Sightlines, video, color, sound, 7 min. 2010

Miguel Arzabe’s sightlines is an exploration of sites encircling San Francisco’s tallest building, the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. Arzabe traces sightlines to the Pyramid from various locations satisfying three conditions: They 1) are accessible by foot on public lands; 2) sit at equal elevation to the tower’s apex; and 3) have an unobstructed line of sight. From this map Arzabe conceived a codex composed of interlocking concrete tablets. He will lead trips to the sites and embed these tablets into the earth. Arzabe will announce the trips as the month unfolds; follow @storefrontlab on Facebook and Twitter for updates.