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Monday, July 6, 2015 - All Day | Cost: FREE
NEMA | 10th and Market, San Francisco, CA

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SF’s Tiny Pop-Up Mobile Art Studio “Studio 1”

San Francisco has launched a new Living Innovation Zone (LIZ). The project, called Studio 1, is a mobile art studio that will be activated by a series of Bay Area artists giving lectures and performances working in the space.

The installation will be up for seven weeks throughout the summer. There are eight artists in total who will be doing short (roughly 1-week) residencies in the space more or less during business hours.

Studio 1 is a public art project, mobile work space and micro residency center. The 65 square foot “off the grid” solar powered art studio is built on the back of a flat bed trailer and can be deployed to locations around the Bay Area in support of public art projects, artist residencies, and performances. Studio 1 is built primarily of reclaimed and salvage materials, designed and constructed by artist David Szlasa.

Studio 1 Mobile Art Studio
10th and Market, San Francisco

Summer 2015 Residencies

June 29- July 3: Sara Shelton Mann

Sara Shelton Mann has been a choreographer, performer, and teacher since 1967 and has been awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 6 Isadora Duncan Awards, and the SF Bay Guardian Goldie Lifetime Achievement Award. While in residence at Studio 1, Sara will be exploring the video, written, and print archives of her 40+ years of performance history.  The Studio will be transformed into a time capsule to engage with passing audiences about her body of work, pinning materials to the walls and utilizing outward facing video screens.

July 6-11: Jesse Hewit
Jesse Hewit is a dance and performance artist based in San Francisco. Through re-imagining sociological contexts of the body, his works attempt to unsettle dominant ideas about things like power, narrative, safety, and beauty.

His ambitious Studio 1 project will engage in a series of durational practice sessions that interrogate a different way of having, giving, or showing faith. As part of his project he will write daily sermons on contemporary manifestation of faith, and invite collaborators Marvin K. White (poet and pastor at GLIDE Memorial Church) and Sara Shelton Mann (choreographer, healer) to present sermons as well. Along with singers Tossie Long, Melecio Estrella, and Andrew Ward, Hewit will experiment with durational state-based group singing practices. Along with dancers Abby Crain, Larry Arrington, and Miriam Wolodarski, he will also complete a durational session of Mann’s Solo/Neutral/Follow score, with a spoken presentation about its socio-political relevance to accepting and believing in a larger web of influence among stranger-bodies, cohabiting communities, and interconnected political projects. Additionally, he  will invite various visual artist-colleagues and friends to create “new gods in the studio, using mediums of drawing, sculpture, and collage, as an act of questioning and processing our ancestral narratives. This residency will serve to develop and expand Hewit’s ongoing project, Faith Materials, through engaging publicly in a location that provokes and ignites questions about “economic development” and its affect on the body’s ability to have an experience of faith.

July 13-18: Katrina Rodabaugh
An artist and writer working across disciplines, Rodabaugh explores environmental and social issues through traditional craft techniques.

While in residence at Studio 1, she plans to focus on her slow fashion project, Make Thrift Mend. She will invite textile artists and sustainable fashion advocates to join her for conversations, workshops, and public interactions that highlight the potential for sustainable clothing and handmade wardrobes as alternatives to fast fashion. Some of the interactions might include weaving, spinning, natural dyeing, sewing, or mending. I will also share my research on fast fashion alternatives and resources regarding slow fashion. http://www.makethriftmend.com

July 20-25: José Navarrete
José Navarrete is a native of México City where he was first exposed to theater and dance, choreographing and performing in parks, hospitals, and children’s parties as a clown and dancer. His company NAKA Dance Theater in collaboration with Debby Kajiyama creates interdisciplinary performance works using movement, theater, art installation, multimedia, and site-specific environments. The work is influenced by ritual, cultural studies, and the political and environmental concerns of the world in which we live. In the last eight years, the themes have shifted to address deepening concern with social and environmental issues. Recent themes include: racial profiling and state brutality, genetic modification of native crops, the commodification of water, cultural colonization, and the human response to overwhelming disaster.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums
Venue: NEMA
Address: 10th and Market, San Francisco, CA