Night Light Multimedia & Performance Festival, August 25 & 26, 2017

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Now in its seventh year, Night Light returns for an expanded, two-night festival that will blanket SOMArts’ postindustrial space in luminous art installations, durational and time-based performances, and digital and cinematic projections. The galleries open at 8:30 pm on both nights. Performances begin at 9 pm and last until the event ends at 12:30 am.

In conjunction with Night Light, SOMArts is proud to present The Black Woman is God: Divine Revolution, on view in SOMArts’ Main Gallery July 20–August 26, 2017. The Black Woman is God and Night Light will present a combined total of over 100 Bay Area visual and performing artists challenging Eurocentric notions of God and creating new myths for collective liberation.

This year Night Light centers a series of robust, sometimes overlapping performances and site-specific art installations that activate SOMArts with the spirit of activism and spiritual transformation. Night Light invites audience members to engage an artistic conversation about the divinity, creativity and resilience of all people. As with The Black Woman is God, Night Light exhibiting and performing artists create new myths in order to proudly set the scope for their own existence.

A total space activation of the Center at 934 Brannan Street, Night Light utilizes SOMArts’ indoor space and grounds, including the garden path, street-side loading bay, theater, Bay Gallery and Main Gallery to display a multitude of applications of light in art.

Curated by Karen Seneferu and Melorra Green, The Black Woman is God: Divine Revolution celebrates the Black female presence as the highest spiritual form and challenges viewers to do the same. Over 60 Bay Area artists refocus the audience on the vital contributions of Black women as artists and social change-makers throughout history. For more information about The Black Woman is God, as well as a distinct list of visual artists whose work will also be on view in that Main Gallery during Night Light, visit www.somarts.org/theblackwomanisgod2017.

NIGHT LIGHT EXHIBITING ARTISTS:
A. Spearman & Co
agglab + AAU Architecture Studio
Alex Abalos
Alfred Hernandez
ari
Audacious Iam
Azin Seraj
Breathless
Brown Calculus
Carrie Leilam Love
Celeste Chan
DaCarla
Delgreta Brown / AMARIGINAL ART
dana e. fitchett (defDances)
DeMareon Gipson
DYNAMISM Dance Theatre
Eleda
Elizabeth Summers
Idris Hassan
India Sky
Jasmine Fuego
Jennifer Johns
Jeramy DeCristo
Kevin CK Lo
Kristine Mays
Lala Openi
LEXAGON
Macro Waves Collective
Malik Seneferu
Maya Fuji
Nancy Cato
Nesbyth Rieman
Nicia De’ Lovely
NYSomeTimes
Osaze Seneferu
Prosperity Movement
Sienna Black
Reggie Davis
Rene Yañez
Ripley Jene
SGI connect
Sia-Love
Tania Balan-Gaubert
Thomas Tandy / Art of Tandy
Toshia Christal
Valerie A. Troutt
William Rhodes
Zakiya Zazaboi

PERFORMING ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 25:
A. Spearman & Co
Aima the Dreamer
Alexa Burrel
dana e. fitchett (defDances)
DJ Nina Soul
Eleda
India Sky
Jasmine Fuego
Nicia D’Lovely
Samba
Sia Love
Sienna Black

PERFORMING ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 26:
ari
Audacious Iam
Breathless
Brown Calculus
DeMareon Gipson
DJ Arnetta
DJ Pam the Funktress
DYNAMISM Dace Theatre
India Sky
Jennifer Johns
Kevin CK Lo
LEXAGON
Nesbyth Rieman
Nicia De’ Lovely
Prosperity Movement
Osunfemi
Ripley Jene

 

Night Light and The Black Woman is God were curated by Karen Seneferu and Melorra Green.

CALENDAR LISTINGS

Night Light: Multimedia & Performance Festival
Friday, August 25 & Saturday, August 26, performances 9pm–12:30am, galleries open at 8:30pm
SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St. (at 8th)
Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door, or $20 in advance for both nights. Tickets: https://nightlightparty2017.eventbrite.com
More info: http://www.somarts.org/nightlight2017

The Black Woman is God: Divine Revolution
Exhibition July 20–August 26, 2017.
Gallery hours: Tues–Fri, 12–7pm and Sat & Sun, 11am–5pm.
SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St. (at 8th)
Free admission during gallery hours and opening reception

The Black Woman is God and Night Light are made possible at SOMArts in part thanks to the generous support of The San Francisco Foundation.

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Beer for Night Light provided by Ninkasi Brewing.

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