Clement Hil Goldberg
OCT 12-14, 19-21, THU-SAT 8PM
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October 2017
$15 - $35

Our Future Ends

October 12 - October 21
CounterPulse,

Clement Hil Goldberg and CounterPulse are proud to present Our Future Ends Our Future Ends is a sad yet hopeful satire that connects threats of extinction to wildlife and wild life through fabulously choreographed final numbers. The multidisciplinary piece unearths Lemuria in a visual arts installation that unfolds into parallel narratives. Oscillating between video documentation, animation, dance and theater, the work combines live performances from Brontez Purnell, Maryam Farnaz Rostami, and Heather María Ács as both long extinct Lemurians and the…

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$10 - $25

I GOT A TRUTH TO TELL

October 26 - October 27
CounterPulse,

ABD Productions’ Skywatchers program presents I Got a Truth to Tell. Now in its seventh season, Skywatchers brings together Tenderloin residents and community practice artists to collaboratively create original performance work. Amidst a current national atmosphere trending toward normalization of lying and bullying, misogyny, and class and race hatred, Skywatchers’ I Got a Truth To Tell brings the voices and stories of those who would be silenced into high relief and a resounding chorus. Featuring performances of and by Tenderloin…

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November 2017
$20 - $35

Radical Movements: Gender and Politics in Performance

November 3 - November 12

The 2017 Bridge Project, Radical Movements: Gender and Politics in Performance, brings together artists and activists in a series of cross-disciplinary performances and conversations in response to the question: What does it mean to have a radical body? Planning on seeing more than one performance? Save money by purchasing the Radical Movements Festival Pass.    Friday November 3 Show at 8pm, doors at 7:15pm Ordinary Practices of the Radical Body, a conversation between renowned gender theorist Judith Butler and Monique Jenkinson, the…

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Free

Barley Sculpture at Block Fest

November 3
CounterPulse,

Block Fest at CounterPulse animates our neighborhood with free arts activities for the local residents, workers, and visitors. Join CounterPulse and Artist Activator Tan Sirinumas for the live demonstration of the creation of a barley sculpture. There will be a finished product as well as a piece-in-progress for participants to observe the creation. All are welcome to participate! Click “Get Tickets” for your free RSVP. Every first Friday of the month from 3PM-5PM locally sourced Artist Activators offer up free art making. Block…

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Free

Anti-Surveillance Performance and Workshop

November 5 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn to create makeup looks and fabric accessories to hide your identity from surveillance. This performance is a workshop tutorial on masking your identity from facial recognition technology using makeup. Zerena Diaz will teach participants how to create makeup looks and fabric accessories to hide their identity from surveillance. By appropriating makeup as an anti-surveillance tool, we can show the dynamism of makeup as something beyond a gendered beauty product, and instead as a tool for both artistic and resistance…

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Free

Cheers to us!

November 7

Join or renew as a CounterPulse member this October and get your invitation to this exclusive mixer! Get a view from the top of UC Hastings Skyroom as you enjoy free drinks and food and the incomparable company of the CounterPulse community. We’re weird. We’re here. You love it. Become a member for as little as $1 (although we suggest $20) to score your spot in the Skyroom and receive awesome benefits all year round. Capacity is limited to 60—so…

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$5 - $20

Goin’ Home: The Gay Porn Soundtracks of Patrick Cowley

November 9
CounterPulse,

On November 9th, 2017, Honey Soundsystem and CounterPulse will host Goin’ Home: The Gay Porn Soundtracks of Patrick Cowley. This will be an evening event celebrating the life of Patrick Cowley, a musician who we have bonded over and has influenced us on various levels including our sound, aesthetics and cultural upbringing in San Francisco. Often credited as the American Giorgio Moroder, Patrick’s legend has become a symbol for a time when free love and technology would come together to…

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$40

Harnessing the Power of Light

November 12
CounterPulse,

Lighting is an essential element in any production. In this workshop we will explore lighting design basics—visibility, shape, color, and rhythm—using professional theater equipment at CounterPulse’s new facility. You will learn the language to communicate your ideas and effective ways to use lighting as an expressive tool as you move from the page to the stage. This is a workshop intended for stage artists to learn more about how to effectively work with light and lighting designers. WORKSHOP DATES: Sunday, November 12th TIME: 9:00AM…

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Free

Work in Progress of Niyizi

November 15
CounterPulse,

Switch is CounterPulse’s cultural exchange program that catalyzes collaborations between artists, initiatives, and communities outside of the Bay Area. We pose exchange as an integral part of the creative process. We strategize generative diversity across cultural lines and creative practices as a tactic to exponentially shift the field of discourse. Switch is creating a platform for sophisticating collaboration across differences. On November 15th, London-based Rwandan artist Ishimwa Muhimanyi will live and work at CounterPulse to steep his work in the rich…

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December 2017
Free - $20

Dance Hack Festival

December 2 - December 3
CounterPulse,

DanceHackSF is an annual San Francisco-based event that brings together performers and developers to inspire one another and experiment with emerging technologies, here in SF and around the World. This year will be the 4th annual DanceHackSF, the 2nd co-sponsored by Kinetech Arts and CounterPulse, in association with Raktor. DanceHackSF is an opportunity to spark unconventional applications of new technological tools and innovative dance material to create an amazing live experiences. This year’s event is so big, it takes place…

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