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November 2017
Free

Anti-Surveillance Performance and Workshop

November 5

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

Block Fest: Let’s Start From Scribbles, Let’s Start From Scraps

December 1

The community is invited to join Kat Geng in making unique sculptures from repurposed colorful odds and ends. Think Mr. Potato Head of contemporary sculpture. Through 3 interactive stations, Kat Geng will share her creative process—from the conceptual stage to the markmaking that leaves the mind to rest—by inviting guests to create their own sculptures using everyday objects. Participants will make these assemblages to take home or share in the process giving birth to collaborative sculptures. A complimentary zine will feature…

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Free - $20

DanceHackSF 2017

December 2 - December 4
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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Free

Tenderloin Community Info Session

December 6
CounterPulse,

With groundbreaking slated for early January, Group i’s 950-974 Market project is nearly upon us as residents, workers, and artists in the Tenderloin. The construction is expected to last for over two years. CounterPulse has identified a unique opportunity to hire artists to mitigate some of the issues associated with construction projects. Leveraging the unique partnership from Group i, CounterPulse will allocate construction mitigation funds from the developer directly to artists to design public art interventions that will beautify, provide respite, and…

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J ((())) Y Sessions Work-in-Progress

December 11
CounterPulse,

In J ((( ))) Y Sessions dance occurs from the body re-organizing itself through activating circuitry and “undoing” into configurations of spacious affect. This “trans-embodiment” leads to “trans-being”, a name Whittle uses to identify a momentary destination where inherent pleasure, joy, expanse and embodied truth are arrived at- from dancing relationally with a continually shifting status of what one is in relationship with or how relationship shifts to the in-between where boundaries blur. In J ((( ))) Y Sessions she also draws…

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Free

Artist Reception: Robin Birdd

December 13
CounterPulse,

Robin Birdd OCTOBER 24 – DECEMBER 19, 2017 Gallery open 45 minutes before showtimes Join us for a reception and performance by Robin Birdd Wednesday, December 13, 5pm-7pm, RSVP >>   About Birdd’s work: Robin Birdd is an installation and conceptual artist from Oakland, California. She is also the creative director, founder of the collective Macro Waves. Tired of adulthood, where one’s life typically consist of work, sleep, eat and repeat, Birdd continues her quest to transform physical spaces in…

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