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.
Bay Area artists present an evening of ambient spoken/musical delight and visual enchantment in support of #StandingRock. Despite the recent Army Corps decision, ongoing resistance and support is needed. Suggested donation of $15, with 100% of funds raised going to critical winter supplies for the Native activists at Standing Rock. Full details here.
StoreFrontLab is hosting an open-source, resource-sharing event where, together, we will gather and share important local and national contacts, reference literature, news sources, and phone numbers, letterform templates and call-in scripts to contact your representatives.
We conceived of Season 4: NOW! as a call to action; what does this mean today? Join us Wednesday Nov. 16 for an open conversation about reactions and observations, priorities and opportunities, as well as strategies and tactics—from individual practice to full-scale actions—that will guide us through this storm.
We have received a number of questions regarding Season 4: NOW! Call for Proposals. Responses are now available on our website. To allow proposers additional time to consider this new information, we are extending the deadline for Friday, June 24, at 5PM.
Tribute to the Abstract Poetic Object: the Letter.
In 1922, Czech Surrealist writer Vítezslav Nezval challenged poetic form by rejecting the meaning of language altogether, looking instead to the aesthetic formalism of the printed word. He generated twenty-four poems, which were then interpreted by Avant Garde dancer Milka Mayerová --“She was thus the poems’ poetic medium.” Karel Tiege, (l’enfant terrible of the Czech modern avant-garde, ] designed the scenography using Constructivist typographic symbols as motifs for dynamic compositions. The 1926 publication, Abeceda, celebrates the simple, graphic beauty of the letter which, Nezval suggests, is a pretext for gymnastics of the mind.
Join The Absurdist for an evening of cinematic excerpts that inspire the existentialist mind. Scenes from films and documentaries present the audience with a sense of theological ambiguity: To God or Not to God. Including cinephile favorites such as Holy Mountain, The Stranger, Daisies, and the Albert Camus documentary, The Madness of Sincerity.
The Absurdist presents- Semantic Deviation: Simultaneous Poetry and Performance
Within words we are found. Without words what is left? Prepare for an evening of semantic excursions. By speaking everything all at once, we say nothing at all. Join The Absurdist and the The Dead Alleys in a simultaneous poetry recitation punctated with startling performances intent to rip the veil of meaning from the grunts and bleatings we label as human language.