What: No End In Sight: Artist Talk & Performance
When: Wednesday, December 11, 7–9pm, talk begins at 7:30pm, performance at 8:30pm
Where: 934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th)
How Much: Free admission
Join All Good Things… curator Justin Hoover and exhibiting artists in conversation about time-based art followed by a performance. Kristin Cammermeyer will discuss her work, touching on the life cycle of the object and upcycling in contemporary art. During this event, the walls used to form a studio space for Cammermeyer in the center of the exhibition will be pulled back to reveal, for the first time, a 360 degree view of her evolving sculptural installation. Eduardo Pineda and Rebeka Rodriguez will discuss community engagement as time-based art, focusing on how they work with communities to develop creative projects and mobilize people to engage. A dimly lit performance by Jeremiah Barber follows the talk. Revealed only in sporadic flashes of light and inspired partially by this study, reported on by the New York Times, about the out-of-body experience, Barber will create a levitation that floats in the after-image of the eyes of the audience.
During the course of All Good Things… Kristin Cammermeyer, a 2013 artist-in-residence at the Recology Solid Waste Transfer and Recycling Center, exposes her artistic process live to the public for the first time by establishing a working studio space within SOMArts’ main gallery. There, she will build, deconstruct and alter an large-scale installation intermittently throughout the run of the exhibition. The public may donate objects for incorporation into the work, which focuses on process as a method of resisting the terminality of other more traditional art forms.
Eduardo Pineda is a recent addition to CCA’s Diversity Studies faculty, but he is a member of long standing in Bay Area community-arts circles. Since he has begun teaching at the college, he has gravitated in particular to the programs hosted through CCA’s Center for Art and Public Life, especially the ENGAGE at CCA courses, in which students work with community-based organizations and outside experts to address pressing local issues. Rebeka Rodriguez is Program Director at Intersection for the Arts, focusing in the areas of public art, education and community engagement.
Of his performance “IF ONLY MY OWN PERSON,” Jeremiah Barber, writes, “In my work, the theme of transcendence is inspired by my spartan, religious upbringing. I have an interest in myths of twins or doubled beings as they intersect with science. In 2006 a study reported in the New York Times told of scientists unintentionally inducing out-of-body-experiences in a patient being tested for brain tissue damage. Replicating the accident, the scientists found that a mild electrical impulse to one area of the brain called the angular gyrus compromises the brain’s ability to map space around it. One then sees oneself behind, opposite from, or upside down from his or her body. At the intersection of reason and belief, I create illusions that are both spectacular and opaque.”
Images courtesy of Kristin Cammermeyer and Jeremiah Barber