• “A riot literally tears the city apart. It is a striation…like a skater from the days before skateparks, it sketches invisible trajectories in the urban motif. A shapeless event that eludes reification, even if it relates to rituals, and thus summons the repertoire of tricks and knowledge accumulated by a provisional community bound by a […]

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  • Hello Other (X)Changers, I have a proposal for our process. I’m usually drawn to the obvious, or blatant. I am also fascinated by impersonation, doubling and repetition (not just as a compositional tool but also as a process). I propose that our exchange be direct, meaning each of us recreates a work by another in […]

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  • As part of the pilot CounterPulse Performance and Technology Combustible — a residency model for artists collaborating with creative technologists— we hosted two work-in-progress labs last week for participating artists: Capacitor with collaborator Zach Howard, and Dohee Lee with collaborator Donald Swearingen. Dohee Lee and Donald Swearingen were first to show their work. Dohee is […]

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  •   CounterPulse is excited to welcome Liz Tenuto and Affinity Project as our latest participants in our Artist Residence Commissioning (ARC) Program. Liz Tenuto is a San Francisco-based dance artist who brings full-bodied, genuine expression to her absurd commentaries on everyday life. Director Emily Hoffman and performers Atosa Babaoff, Beatrice Basso, and Nora El Samahy join us […]

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  •   CounterPulse is pleased to announce the hiring of a new Executive Director – completing the assembly of the new Executive-Artistic dual-leadership team. New hire, Tomás Riley, will serve as Executive Director in partnership with recently appointed Artistic Director, Julie Phelps. Tomás and Julie will lead the next phases of the organization’s commitment to catalyze […]

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  • Last week marked the 7th annual Breaking the Silence Congo Week, a global week of awareness and a call to action in the struggle for human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I am reminded that centuries later descendants of the Kongo Kingdom are still struggling to rise up from the ashes. Mama Kimpa Vita’s mission […]

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  • a blog posting for vîv. by sam stone The topic ­what it feels like to have your self-­produced show opening in two weeks. And of course, we aren’t the only ones who have ever ventured to do such a thing. We all know the intensity that pursues when you add up all that is a […]

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