Timeless Motion, Closing Reception, March 17

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Join the artists and curators of Timeless Motion for a closing reception, Thursday, March 17, 6–9pm. The closing reception opens with a short screening of projects made in cinegram and animation workshops led by Timeless Motion curators for the students of Sixth Street Photography Workshop. The evening also features two premieres of live cinema works from local artists. Greta Snider’s performance with stereoscopic slides and film projection is informed by the sensory deprivation strategies used in Guantanamo. A multimedia performance by Bryan Boyce, Adrianne Finelli and Jackie Jones creates a 3D environment with 2D elements—drawings, prints and photographs—to explore the moments in life when time appears to slow down or stop.

On view from February 18–March 23, 2016, Timeless Motion reveals the science and magic behind cinema through photography, collage, drawing, celluloid, sculptural installation and projected light. The exhibition features new artwork from seven moving image artists, exposing the ways in which moving image art is created and perceived. Activated by a series of live cinema performances and a panel discussion with Bay Area underground cinema experts, Timeless Motion shows how the human response to visual phenomena drives the entrancing illusion of movement.


February 18–March 23, 2016
Gallery hours: Tuesday–Friday 12–7pm & Saturday 12–5pm

Opening Reception
Thursday, February 18, 6–9pm
The opening night celebration kicks off with a toast to time and special presentations, including newly commissioned live cinema performances by local moving image artists.

Panel Discussion
Wednesday, March 9, 6–9pm
Film artists, scholars and curators who have been key participants in the Bay Area underground cinema movement address the challenges faced by the community and offer speculations for its future.

The exhibition, opening and closing receptions and panel discussion are free to attend and take place at SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th Streets), San Francisco, CA, 94103. SOMArts is wheelchair/ADA accessible.

To learn about more Timeless Motion events—including additional live cinema performances, workshops and film programs—taking place in San Francisco and Oakland, visit timelessmotion.org.


Exhibiting Artists
Paul Clipson
Keith Evans
Kerry Laitala
Jeanne Liotta
Kathleen Quillian
Scott Stark
Mark Wilson

Performing Artists
Jeanne Liotta and Laetitia Sonami
Bryan Boyce, Adrianne Finelli and Jackie Jones
Greta Snider

Image: “FUNERA ET SERPENTIUM” (film still), courtesy of the artist Paul Clipson