Scot Jenerik and
Friday, May 23, 8pm
TARGODIE is an experimental sound project begun in 1995 by San Francisco sound artist Scot Jenerik and sculptor Larnie Fox. Their soundscapes range from atmospheric bliss to penetrating noise. Jenerik brings forceful percussion, invented instruments and technical expertise to the mix, while Fox provides melodic elements and sculptural sound sources. To date TARGODIE has one release on Mobilization Recordings, Against the Sky.
Saturday, May 24, 1pm
Join Larnie Fox at The LAB on the closing day of his exhibition for a special
chance event. Fox will lead participants on a dicewalk, a way of moving
through an urban or town environment in a random manner. The randomness
allows for movement through areas that one would ordinarily not venture
into, often facilitating surprising discoveries. For more information visit
Fridays & Saturdays, June 6, 7, 13, 14
THE NEW WORLD is Mary Armentrout's newest multi-disciplinary dance theater piece. In a dream collage installation that collides dance, theater, video projections and an ambient sound score, six performers deconstruct everyday activities in ways that probe the usefulness of history, the limits of politics, the fluidity of gender roles, and the difficulty of love.
Known for her genre-bending, gender role-breaking dance theater works, Armentrout presents the fruits of her recent forays into the collective unconscious, the battle of the sexes, and the troubled American political psyche of the moment. Known for her experiments on the edge of hybrid dance-theater fusion, Armentrout is a choreographer whose work lives at the intersection of dance, theater, and object art. Special guest artists Merlin Coleman and Maxine Moerman contribute genre-mixing work of their own. For more information visit: www.merlinman.com
Down River & Hazy Lopers
Friday, June 20 9pm, doors open at 8:30pm
Celebrate the night before the longest day with music by Down River and Hazy Loper. Brand new CDs by both bands from San Francisco's Out of Round Records on sale for $12.
Guillermo Gomez-Pena and La Pocha Nostra
Friday and Saturday, June 27 & 28
Two evenings of new performance, video and literary works in progress by La Pocha Nostra and international guest artists, followed by open discussion with the audience. Participating artists include: Guillermo Gomez-Pena and Juan Ybarra (San Francisco-Mexico City); Michelle Ceballos (Bogota-Phoenix); Monica Lleo (Canary Islands-Buenos Aires) and a few surprise guests.
ART PROPAGANDA WAR
July 2-July 12
In an invitational group exhibition coordinated by Michael Rauner and Allegra Fortunati, Bay Area artists use the public forum for creative acts of dissent. This exhibition will recognize visual and performed public artworks about propaganda and war by local activists and artists.