What: The Creative Process: An IVF Living Art Piece
When: Installation on view May 30–June 12, hours vary, see schedule below. Opening night performance, Thursday, May 30, 7:30–9pm, performance at 8pm.
Where: 934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th)
How Much: Free admission. Admission by sliding scale donation to opening night performance; click here for tickets.
In this radical, history making, real-time performance work, artist Marilee Talkington brings forward an empowering and brutally honest exploration into the issues of conceiving life. By literally taking her IVF hormone injections to the streets and live-streaming each injection across the country on UStream, The Creative Process breaks new ground in the realm of performance and social dialogue about IVF.
On opening night, Thursday, May 30, 7:30pm–10pm, performance at 8pm, Talkington unveils her latest large scale mixed media art installation at SOMArts, inspired by a 1920′s hospital room, and will perform a one-time only performance art piece within the installation that includes her first public injection.
Over the course of her two weeks of hormone injections, the distressed hospital installation will transform into a vibrant and lush garden made of fabric, paint, thread & wire blossoms. Public viewing hours (in addition to the opening event) are as follows: Monday–Friday, May 30–June 11, 9am–7pm; Saturdays, June 1st and 8th from 11am–5pm; closed Sundays June 2nd and 9th; Wednesday, June 12, 9am–12pm.
Talkington will also be doing her injections guerilla style throughout the city, all of which will be live-streamed. For more info and to follow the live-streaming visit her website. For event and up to the minute updates, follow her on Facebook or on Twitter (@Marileetalks) with the hashtag #CreativeIVF.
About Marilee Talkington
Talkington is an award-winning actor, writer, director, installation artist and experience designer. Her work is grounded in visceral honesty and has been seen at SF City Hall, site-specific venues around San Francisco (including traditional theaters), NYC and the UK. Her solo show TRUCE ran on the BBC for 4 months in 2010. And she is a recipient of a MacDowell Fellowship and the prestigious California Center for Cultural Innovation Award. She is also one of only two legally blind actors in the U.S. to earn an MFA in acting.