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March 2018
$10 - $20

wild child

March 15 - March 16
CounterPulse,

Combining pompous burlesque acts with intimate confessions, Valérie Reding‘s wild child explores desire beyond natural and artificial, authenticity and masquerade.   wild child will begin with Andrea Abi-Karam performing ABSORPTION, a poem that conjures resistance to how the war on terror produces the memoryless, hypergendered subject featuring a gender rebel cyborg whose language is violently absorbed by the body and then removed. Partners: Tanzhaus Zürich (CH), Théâtre Sévelin 36 (CH), CounterPulse (USA), TROIS C-L – Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois (LU)…

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$12 - $20

this is an artwork…

March 15 - March 16
The Lab, 2948 16th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States

this is an artwork this is for you  you are a community  you are my material  this is a prison leave when you want   keyon gaskin prefers not to contextualize their art with their credentials   Learn more about the CounterPulse Festival>> This event is at The Lab>> Photo by Paul Litherland

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$10 - $25

Good Strong Hands

March 16 - March 18
CounterPulse,

A multi-disciplinary study on presence and absence; the ephemeral and material; cats lost in the woods. Arletta Anderson & Adam Smith collaborate with Eric Garcia and Melissa Lewis to deconstruct the ongoing concert between permanence and impermanence. Inspired by the philosophy of Derrida and the science behind how the brain fills in gaps of information, Good Strong Hands blends personal narrative, humor, and abstraction. The experience of absence is both questioned and celebrated through spoken word, live sound and music,…

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$5 - $10

Creature XIV: Future/Present

March 16 - March 17
The Stud, 399 9th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States

neon-tinted retro futures this month at Creature XIV: Future/Present. we’re talking Tron and virtual reality. landscapes where pixels fracture and piece themselves back together in new queer forms. remember when we thought the future was gonna be cool? dig into the past to create new visions of tomorrow. ALSO PLZ TAKE NOTE:: OUR LINEUP IS RIDICULOUSLY STACKED THIS MONTH. SOUNDS BY Shannon Funchess (Light Asylum // DJ Set) Neon Music (L.A. // Live Set // S.F. Premiere) Bebe Huxley (Late-Night…

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$10 - $25

aon mhac tíre, nó roinnt mic tíre

March 17 - March 18
CounterPulse,

In 2017 Mica Sigourney and Ruairí Ó’Donnabháin walked alongside the 303 mile disputed border between The Republic and The North of Ireland. Two Irishmen walk into a theatre: one from America and one from Éire. Two men walk Irishly into an amharclann. Two Irishmen walk the border between the Republic and The North, then into a theatre. This duet traces a border, looking for midlands, mid folks and in-betweeners. It describes the familial lineages of an Irish emigrant and an…

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$10 - $20

SURFACE TENSION Late Night

March 17 - March 18
CounterPulse,

Techno, industrial, experimental electronic music: ecstatic dance for the left-field set. On Saturday night of the CounterPulse Festival, SURFACE TENSION presents an all-night dance party featuring its four resident DJs (Nihar Bhatt, Justin Anastasi, DJ CZ, and Jason Polastri), selecting left-of-center electronic music well into the wee hours of the morning. Downstairs will feature ambient and experimental music for those looking to decompress and recharge. Learn more about the CounterPulse Festival>> Note: Expect street closures for the St. Patrick’s day…

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Free

Upstanding Others

March 17
CounterPulse,

Upstanding Others bring together a cohort of Bay Area, red/swing state, and Russian artists in a cultural exchange lab to explore how interdisciplinary arts can be a model for cultural pluralism. Experience the FREE showcase of the cohort’s seven day studio intensive as part of the inaugural CounterPulse Festival. Artists MegLouise Megan Young brings a decidedly Midwestern perspective to Upstanding Others. Her body of work addresses activist themes, especially considering race, gender, and sexuality. As a movement and new media artist, she am also…

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Free

Epilogue for Our Future Ends

March 17
The Stud, 399 9th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States

Welcome back to Lemuria. Epilogue for Our Future Ends is dance party and performance with new and restaged selections from Our Future Ends (a multidisciplinary satire about near extinct lemurs and long lost Lemuria). Epilogue continues the legacy of Lemurians (Brontez Purnell and Heather María Ács), summons a Cosmic DJ (Siobhan Aluvalot) and occult luminary Madame Blavatsky (John Foster Cartwright) and features a live performance by musician Hale May along with Our Future Ends remixes by Ted M. Superstar. Our…

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$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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