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Vortok in The Ramp Gallery, February 17th–March 14th, 2015

The title of this work is a Turkish proverb that means “HASTE MAKES WASTE.” This solo video installation showcases Istanbul, Turkey’s contemporary landscape and metaphysical structures to examine notions of thought, place, and being. An audio clip of the artist …

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Periwinkle Cinema guest curates The News

Periwinkle Cinema guest curates short movies with live soundtracks for The News on Tuesday, March 3rd

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The News 3 Year Anniversary Performance, February 3

On the first Tuesday of each month The News, presented by SOMArts Cultural Center, features new, queer work by Bay Area artists. The News is a monthly cabaret evening that spotlights 10-minute or less performance pieces, experiments, and works in …

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DIS/PLAY Opening Reception, March 26

DIS/PLAY, a group exhibition on view March 24 through April 23, 2015, centers the perspectives of artists with and without disabilities who deconstruct and examine individual and shared experiences of disability culture, shatter assumptions about access in the arts, surface …

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Elia Vargas in The Ramp Gallery, January 20–February 14, 2015

Video Walks is an ongoing series of recorded walks exploring place and terrain. It is a dérive, an aimless walk influenced by the surrounding environment. “What we mean by place is an intersection of narratives and infrastructure, constantly in flux. …

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Artist Interview: Laetitia Sonami

I’ve been watching and enjoying some of your past performances via your website, and confess that I’ve always wanted to be able to modulate sounds in real-time (basically, I’ve always wanted a lady’s glove). How has that instrument changed the …

Artist Interview: Theresa Wong

We asked Theresa Wong, one of the many performers contributing to the over-the-top atmosphere of Glamorgeddon’s Opening Night Spectacle, for a biography. She submitted this:  Her Unholiness the Nth Incarnation of the Dolly-Lama, was born in the obscure state of …

Detail of mural by graffiti artist DISTORT in Miami

Blog Post: 10 Stories of Artists Responding to Police Brutality

Detail of mural by graffiti artists DISTORT, Gabe Tiberino, Ntel, and T.F. Dutchmanin in Miami Across the country these past few weeks, people have taken to the streets to protest the no-indictment verdicts for police officers in the shooting deaths of …