What: 100 Performances for The Hole
When: Saturday, January 4, 2014, 5:58pm–midnight
Where: 934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th)
How Much: $25 VIP Admission with access to complimentary beer by Ninkasi Brewing Company, $12 general admission, cash bar advance tickets recommended
Now in its fourth iteration, 100 Performances for The Hole is a mini-marathon of time-based performance. Each performance lasts just two minutes and takes place in, around, in contradiction of, or is inspired by “The Hole,” a 100-year-old former sand casting pit in the floor of the SOMArts Main Gallery.
The history of the hole is one of radical self-expression and experimentation. The only rules are performances must adhere to a precise time signature of two minutes, and performers may not harm themselves or others. Past performances have included the unorthodox usage of bodily orifices, a set from a heavy metal band, and ritualistic offerings. Who knows what may transpire this year when 100 brave and experimental performers take to the hole?
Click here to download a PDF schedule (subject to change) of the evening’s performances.
Special thanks to Ninkasi Brewing Company for generously sponsoring the backstage area for artists and VIP attendees.
As part of an ongoing partnership between SOMArts and Bay Area Video Coalition, performances will be broadcast live on San Francisco’s public access station SF Commons (Comcast Channel 76, Astound Channel 30) and will stream online here.