• It’s amazing how much better a meal tastes when there’s a seat at the table for everyone.

    The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 set the bar for equitable physical access to facilities and public accommodations.  Bathrooms are handicap accessible, buildings have elevators, stairs have handrails, Braille signage is posted, doorways are wide enough for wheelchairs, toilets have grab bars and so on What the ADA requirement doesn’t mandate is a mindset […]

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  • “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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  • As part of the CounterPULSE Underground programming we’re running at our new building until renovation begins, we’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with CODAME, who will be producing a month of new media ART + TECH events this coming May. The schedule of events is being finalized, but you can already put your name on the […]

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  • The CONTACT project directed by Krista DeNio www.kristadenio.com IN RESIDENCE @ CounterPULSE www.counterpulse.org OPEN CALL: COME TAKE A WORKSHOP (FREE), and learn more about the CONTACT project! CALLING:  Veterans (of war and military service), Non-veterans, Artists (Actors, dancers, musicians, visual artists, designers) and Non-artists WHAT: Workshop(s) Two workshops investigating the project content (bridging the divide […]

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  • NEW EDGE presents Year Of The Snake a work for dance, music, and text WHAT “However long it takes to reach each other’s shores.” -Karl Jensen, All This We’re Each Forced Into; Private Painful Insight YEAR OF THE SNAKE is a work conceived by three bay area artists: composer Jason Hoopes, choreographer Peiling Kao, and writer/visual […]

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  • The CONTACT project, directed by Krista DeNio is currently looking for artists and non-artists for upcoming performances. Open Call:  Come take a FREE workshop and learn more about the CONTACT project! Calling:  Civilians, Veterans (of war and military service), Artists (actors, dancers, musicians, visual artists, designers) and non-artists. What:  Workshop(s) – Two workshops investigating the project content […]

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