Super 8 is a collection of video art in multi-channel formats, selected by a peer-to-peer curatorial process. Eight artists from eight cities across the globe were invited to present their videos, and invited four other artists from their respective cities to join them.
An iconoclastic artist, Nathalie Talec moves between live performance, installation, sculpture, and painting. The One Who Sees Blindly, her first solo exhibition in the United States, brings together many of her recurring themes.
At the point where long-held beliefs fall into decline and once-esteemed notions crumble, questions arise about those belief systems. It is at this point that John-Mark Ikeda begins his exploration of the current economic climate. Ikeda deconstructs the iconic business suit — which he equates with the failed economy — stripping it down to its component parts and pinning it to the wall like a specimen, with accompanying business accessories, in an attempt to reconstitute it as a symbol of power.
The latest Room for Big Ideas installation, Reimagine: That Which We Know But Don’t Realize, explores the ways in which we simultaneously create and conceal meaning in landscapes, and how that process defines us in relation to our environment.
Connect is a public art project designed by David Szlasa to activate the exterior of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts as a new platform for creative expression. "Swim," a collection of fantasy movement gestures, is the first video to be presented on a new fifty-foot wide projection screen overlooking Howard Street.
Series coda screening: By Lav Diaz
Master filmmaker Lav Diaz, the conscience of Filipino cinema, makes epic social dramas which require a special commitment from the viewer because of their extreme running times. His new film consists of several oblique narratives, including the story of Florentina and her father’s efforts to trap her into prostitution, and two treasure hunters from the city. With majestic black-and-white cinematography, the film is an extraordinary immersion into the fundamental principles of cinema and its unique beauty. It is also an indelible portrait of the psychological aftermath of injustice. Presented with a 30-minute intermission. (2012, 6 hours)
Film & Video
SF Ethnic Dance Festival 2012 - Weekend One
Jun 16, 2012 3:00pm Jun 16, 2012 8:00pm Jun 17, 2012 3:00pm
YBCA Lam Research Theater — Weekend One
$58, $48, $38, $28, $18
The World United Through Dance
Festival Artistic Directors Carlos Carvajal and CK Ladzekpo curated a thrilling line-up for the 34th Annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival. Weekend one at the Novellus Theater features nine dance companies and includes innovative works by masterful dancers and numerous cross-cultural collaborations.