A Night of Utopian Gestures in conjunction with the exhibition
Without Reality There is no Utopia
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
San Francisco, CA March 30, 2013
Part of the exhibition "Without Reality There Is No Utopia"
More info @ http://ybca.org/night-of-utopian-gestures
Join us for a lively and interactive evening public program "A Night of Utopian Gestures" in conjunction with YBCA's newest exhibit With Out Reality There is No Utopia. "A Night of Utopian Gestures" will bring together a special presentation by Israeli artist Dana Yahalomi, the leader of Public Movement, a performative research body that investigates and stages political actions in public spaces; Michael Swaine, one of the founding members of Futurefarmers; FEMA, a national disaster management agency, Imagine Bus, Swap/Meet SF, MORDS, Free Utopian Projects and music by Snow Angel and Micropixie, with their mixture of trip-hop, indie-pop, folk, and North Indian classical music.
The evening will begin with a lecture by Dana Yahalomi, in which she will present her previous work, key strategies developed by Public Movement, and a discussion of identity and ritual which govern the dynamics of public life and public space. Upstairs in the Screening Room, Michael Swaine of Futurefarmers will lead a participatory performance, questioning and tangling the space between the performer and artist. Simultaneously, in the Grand Lobby, Swap Meet/SF will host a pop-up store front and Free Utopian Projects, Imagine Bus, FEMA and MORDS will also be hosting performative interventions and social sculptures that confront human agency.
Proposal for A Night of Utopian Gestures:
Free Art!! One piece per person.
In exchange we ask for each person to write down their name and email so they can be notified of future free events.