2018 Performance Art

Artists are listed in alphabetical order

 

Adrian Arias & Kristi Williamson

(USA) - In-Finite Beauty (World Premiere)


Date and Time: Saturday, June 2, 8:00pm | Sunday, June 3, 1:00pm
Duration: 61 min, without intermission
Location: Firehouse
Ticket Information: Early Bird $15
General Admission $25

Kristi and Adrian will move in a sacred space to explore, together with the audience, the essence of beauty...that which is hidden within, as they create a ritual of birth, confrontation, cleansing and renewal. In-Finite Beauty to us means the boundlessness of beauty contained inside in the finite human experience. How do we contain the infinite expanse of beauty inside the finite structure of the human identity? Learn More

Charlie Levin

(USA) - The One Truthiness


Date and Time: Sunday, May 27, and June 3, 7:00pm; Saturday, June 2, 9:00pm
Duration: 120 min, without intermission
Location: Southside Theater
Ticket Information: Early Bird $15
General Admission $25

In this unique and intimate performance, witness a painting come to life in response to a text read aloud by the audience. Levin uses melted wax to create illuminated images on a large piece of glass that change with the direction of light. The text blends personal interviews and other quotes reflecting how our individual truths map against each other. Learn More

Chris Carlsson

(USA) - The Hidden Histories of Fort Mason, Black Point and North Shore (2017)


Date and Time: Saturday, June 2, 12:00pm
Duration: 90 min, no intermission
Location: Chapel
Ticket Information: Early Bird $15
General Admission $25

For this special San Francisco International Arts Festival tour, we begin in the shadow of the Fontana Towers at Van Ness and Bay and will conclude at the Fort Mason gates. During our excursion we’ll traverse the grounds of the old military base and discover histories of farms, soldiers, waterways, and World’s Fairs. Chris Carlsson will regale you with overlooked stories that still shape the San Francisco of today. Learn More

Interrogation Room

(USA)


Date and Time: Friday, May 25, 7:00pm; Sunday, May 27, 2:00pm
Duration: 60 min, without intermission
Location: Firehouse
Ticket Information: General Admission $15

The Interrogation Room is an immersive performance piece, grounded in whimsy and absurdity, that comments on and parodies the power dynamics involved with gaining citizenship, entry or membership to a new space. Inside a processing center for the independent state of Samchriavid, audience members are invited to choose from two levels of participation: applicant or spectator. Learn More

Kay DeMartini

(USA) - A Red Hot Stories


Date and Time: Sunday, May 27, 7:00pm
Duration: 120 min, with intermission
Location: Gallery 308
Ticket Information: General Admission $20

True stories of passion, house fires, and red hot chili peppers. Five storytellers, plus YOU! Put your name in the hat and tell your 3min Red Hot story (Red Hot candies included with price of admission). Learn More

Krip Hop Nation

(USA) - The Crossroads Experience (World Premiere)


Date and Time: Sunday, June 3, 2:00pm
Duration: 60 min, without intermission
Location: Southside Theater
Ticket Information: Early Bird $15
General Admission $25

Leroy Moore’s deep and soulful words and poetry becomes the orator of tales of timely and timeless topics. Keith Jones scores the “Experience” with a funky soundtrack along with verses from collaborators. Crossroads illuminates the untold tales behind the headlines and the challenges faced while being Black and Disabled in America. Learn More

Sha Sha Higby

(USA) - Paper Wings III


Date and Time: Friday, May 25, 9:30pm; Saturday, May 26, 9:00pm; Sunday, May 27, 8:00pm
Duration: 45-50 min (including time for viewing costumes), no intermission
Location: Firehouse
Ticket Information: Early Bird $15
General Admission $25

The show explores a much needed whimsical journey of life, death, and rebirth through ephemeral images that evoke the passage of time and day, the shifting of the seasons. Using the manipulation of hand crafted materials, textures and exotic sculptural costume, her work creates a journey in which movement and stillness meet binding us together as in a web. Learn More

Tayeb Al-Hafez

(USA) - Wit-ness Multi-media Exhibit, 2018


Date and Time: Thursday, May 31. Exhibit 1:00pm-7:00pm
                                          Discussion with director 7:00pm
Duration: 60 min, without intermission
Location: Firehouse
Ticket Information: General Admission $20

Wit-ness is a project that features film, photolithographs, burned paper works and other multi-media exhibits. The project includes an installation that represents the violent confrontation between identity and vulnerability. A narrative that addresses the concept of surveillance ties the exhibit together. Learn More

Yvette Dibos

(USA) - Miss Appropriation tries to _(Fill in the blank)_ (2017)


Date and Time: Friday, May 25, 7:00pm; Saturday, May 26, 9:00pm; Sunday, May 27, 4:00pm
Duration: 60 min, without intermission
Location: Southside Theater
Ticket Information: General Admission $15

Miss Appropriation tries to _(Fill in the blank)_ is a journey where we follow one wannabe drag queen through her attempts to escape the mediocrity of her white suburban upbringing and become, not just famous, but influential. It explores issues of power systems, feminism, whiteness, millennial pink, and cultural misappropriation. Learn More

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