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March 2018
$10 - $25

We Inherit, We Transform, We Heal

March 18
CounterPulse,

We Inherit, We Transform, We Heal is a multidimensional performance oriented show that aims to explore how communities of color have healed generational traumas. Through sound, video, dance, spoken word, and song the show aims to hold space for narratives that explore lineage, sexuality, and rage. And, ultimately, how we can utilize these taboo emotional responses to trauma as tools for generational healing. Artists India Sky, Alexa Burrell, Davia Spain, Naudika Williams, and Tassiana Willis will expanding upon potent moments…

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April 2018
Free

Community Check-In

April 2
CounterPulse,

You’re invited to CounterPulse to participate in a conversation with CounterPulse staff, Tenderloin residents, and other Tenderloin stakeholders. At this CounterPulse Community Check-in we’ll be talking about the Turk & Taylor Project, a multiyear public art project CounterPulse is managing on Turk Street, including a mural painted by Twin Walls Mural Co., along with Tenderloin youth and community organizations. Meet lead muralists, Elaine Chu and Marina Perez-Wong, and hear about the mural plan and how to get involved. We will…

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$20 - $35

(de)classified & Still Life No. 8

April 5 - April 14
CounterPulse,

Edge Residency 2018 Reconcile our pasts and pay deep attention to fleeting action CounterPulse’s Edge is an incubation residency and commissioning program for contemporary choreographers whose work is deeply curious about the intersection of art practice and social change. This year we present Five Feet Dance’s (de)classified and Simpson/Stulberg Collaborations’s Still Life No. 8. (de)classified is a multidisciplinary performance of ancestry, culture, and change, honoring the Asian American experiences that our media and documentation of history have overlooked. It is radically…

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Reception for Eva Enriquez & Anna-Lena Sauer

April 5
CounterPulse,

Join us for a reception for new works from Eva Enriquez & Anna-Lena Sauer On view in the CounterPulse gallery March 20 – May 1, 2018. Eva Enriquez The roots of my artwork are embedded in the unique context of growing up in Spain. One of the earliest and most meaningful interactions was with my resourceful grandmother. Her experience of the Spanish Civil War (1936-39) and shortage of primary materials to survive after the war, made her generation conscious on reusing…

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Free

Knowledge and Affirmation from the Past

April 6
CounterPulse,

Block Fest at CounterPulse animates our neighborhood with free arts activities for the local residents, workers, and visitors. For Txutxo Perez’s Block Fest activity, we are going to look towards the Past for inspiration—again!. Traditional printmaking techniques (linocut and silkscreen) will be used to create prints and illustrations informed by the Popol Vuh, the sacred book of the Mayan. All are welcome to participate! Click “Get Tickets” for your free RSVP. Every first Friday of the month from 3PM-5PM locally sourced…

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Mural Painting at CounterPulse

April 12 - April 28
CounterPulse,

Tenderloin in Motion is a mural that will be up along the entire unit block of Turk Street, from Mason to Taylor, on the barricades of the Group i construction site. The mural will be up for two years, from Spring 2018 until 2020. The mural is designed by local mural artists, Elaine Chu and Marina Perez-Wong, who go by Twin Walls Mural Co., and features dancers that represent the four natural elements and the diversity and freedom of the Tenderloin.…

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May 2018
Free

Art Party & Auction

May 10
CounterPulse,

Play in hybridity. Celebrate the impermanent present. Revel in community. Rethink your humanity. At the CounterPulse Annual Benefit we get wild for art. Eat, drink, dance, be merry, be many, give money, make it happen. For artists. For SF. For you. Featuring performance and demos from over a dozen artists—including Raissa Simpson’s PUSH Dance Company, Deborah Slater Dance Theater, and more—live music, and visual and media art installations, sensational silent auction, and so much more. We’re turning it up to…

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$15 - $30

Swimming Pool

May 17 - May 19
CounterPulse,

Space has collapsed and place has emerged in its truly monstrous dimension -Timothy Morton Use leaves traces in places -Sara Ahmed Swimming Pool is experiential co-existence in this weird world that humans keep making weirder. Swimming Pool is neither apocalyptic nor utopic. Swimming Pool is a “dark ecological loop: a strange loop, in which two levels that appear utterly separate flip into one another” (Morton). You are the live audience for the studio recording of a radio play, a sci-fi…

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$20 - $35

BARN OWL

May 31 - June 2
CounterPulse,

 BARN OWL is a genre-busting theatrical experience exploring loss, queer cosmologies and the power of belief. Featuring an intergenerational ensemble, BARN OWL seeks to surpass boundaries of identity, age, gender and narrative form. This piece confronts the viewer with universal questions such as: Why are we here together? Where do we come from? Where will we go next? The story centers on Harmony, a non-binary New Age book clerk, whose mother abandons them as an infant to be raised by…

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June 2018
Free

Block Fest with Adam Herbst: The Creature

June 1
CounterPulse,

Block Fest at CounterPulse animates our neighborhood with free arts activities for the local residents, workers, and visitors. Contribute to a community sculpture assembled from found objects with Artist Activator Adam Herbst.  Choose from a wide array of curious and beautiful materials to construct the creature and add your piece to its written history and taxonomy.  To be displayed later for all to see! Starting from a broad range of upcycled materials garnered from Scrap and other locations, participants will design…

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