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.
The work of David Shrigley effortlessly infuses a comedic sensibility into a serious fine art practice. David Shrigley: Brain Activity showcases the diversity of the artist’s work — amateurish, crude drawings, hand-crafted sculptures made of unusual materials, and installations characterized by incongruities of scale — offering insightful and often surreal commentary on the absurdities of life, death and everything in between. Irreverent and mischievous, Shrigley’s art presents the kind of odd scenarios you never come across in real life, but wish you did.
The program brings together films that take as their subject the photographic: the search for the motif, the gesture of photographing, the materiality of the image, the reality beyond the image (hors-champs), and the description of the found image. The film medium requires a linear arrangement of the photographs, which the authors utilize to develop an analytical discussion on perception, recollection, and desire. Featuring work by Silke Grossmann, Shelly Silver, Esaias Baitel, Hollis Frampton, and Sean Snyder. (90 minutes)
The narrative photofilms compiled here are, to a certain extent, time crystals in which different worlds appear next to or even mirrored in one another. A multilayered dialogue develops between the spoken word and the image. This program is dedicated to photofilms that quote the history of cinema and experiment with narrative forms. Featuring work by Katja Pratschke and Guzstáv Hámos, Paul de Nooijer and Menno de Nooijer, Leonore Mau and Hubert Fichte, Elfi Mikesch, and Raúl Ruiz. (92 minutes)