Over three nights this spring, CLIMAX sought to break down social barriers and blur boundaries between artist and audience through immersive, participatory experiences exploring critical themes of the current political moment. This final event will highlight selected artifacts, video and sound from the project series.
StoreFrontLab #Action is pleased to host West Coast Women, the collective behind the Unite and Lady Liberty bandanas, for two days of creative activism. Inspired by the 2017 Women’s March, these collaboratively crafted bandanas have raised more than $2600 for social causes.
Friday, April 14, 6-9 pm With recent news of indecent male to female contact filling our news media, the perception of touch and intimacy is replaced with force and objectivity. Release challenges the audience to reconnect with the body as a positive experience through touch, sight, and sound.
On March 11, Night 2: RELEASE invited guests to connect mind and body through an intimate and healing exploration. CLIMAX, a four evening series of immersive experiences and euphoric reflection presented by Space Open, continues through May.
March 16 – April 6, 2017 Opening event: Thursday, Mar. 16, 6:30pm An exhibition and program series highlighting the work and ideas of The Open Workshop, an his emerging, San Francisco and Toronto-based architectural design practice.
On February 18, CLIMAX opened with AGITATE, an explosive evening of cathartic expression. The four-evening series of immersive experiences and euphoric reflection presented by Space Open continues through May. Watch video highlights of AGITATE here.
As we settle into the future, we remember the darkness that haunted us about what was to come and begin, again, to live as we desire to live. Part tea house, part bath house, part body-painting immersion, Embrace connects mind and body through healing activities.
Thursday, Feb 23, 6:30-8:30pm Stilling the Pendulum, Taking Centered Action How can we use body and mind to balance extremes, focus energy, and take sustainable action. Through gentle yogic movement and creative mapping, Shannon Bronson will help reveal your individual pendulum as your guide back to center
With the events of 2016 still in sharp relief, we unravel the more unsettling elements of the immediate past. What made up the madness? Through a multi-media, interactive experience, we reexamine recent history to see what we might have missed.
Stop by on Inauguration Day to make a sign, share a drink, and meet new people before joining the marches on Friday and Saturday. This free StoreFrontLab #Action event is part of #DesignAsProtest, a nationwide day of action organized by Design Justice to raise awareness of the role of strong design and visual messaging in social movements.
Join local illustrators for an evening of art and politics as we create signs for StoreFrontLab's delegation to the Women's March on Washington. We will provide sign-making supplies, inspirational reference materials, and an appropriate soundtrack. If desired, we will proudly carry your signs with us to Washington.
StoreFrontLab #Action presents a participatory evening of contemplation and sharing led by artist and yoga instructor Shannon Bronson. During this free gathering, Bronson, will weave together Tonglen meditation, guided journaling, and sharing with each other as tools to cultivate compassion to heal the darkness in ourselves so ultimately we can connect and to serve as lights to others.
December 10-17, 2016 Mon-Fri, 6–8 pm Saturday, 2-4 pm
Through an integrated installation, the five senses are individually mobilized to highlight the self in the act of perceiving. Following a semester of research into how the body-mind transforms external stimuli into aesthetic experience and ultimately meaning, CCA’s Space/Message/Experience studio has produced an immersive environment that isolates the moment of perception.