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“Refuge in Refuse” Art Opening & Film Screenings | SOMArts

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Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE

Event Details

The opening event for a new exhibition Refuge in Refuse: Homesteading Art & Culture Project features three film screenings, informal chats with former Albany bulb residents, participating artists, and other experts about the Bulb, and curbside tours of the LavaMae bus, a project of the Tides Center that provides mobile showers for the homeless in re-purposed San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) buses.

Osha Neumann, artist and civil rights lawyer, will speak to his dual role, as unsanctioned landfill artist and lawyer for the homeless living at the Bulb. Catch film screenings at 6 pm, 7 pm and 8 pm.

About Refuge in Refuse: Homesteading Art & Culture Project:
For more than two decades artists, recreationalists, and the homeless have shared the Albany Bulb, a decommissioned landfill peninsula located along the east shore of the San Francisco Bay, creating infrastructure and exploring borders between public and private urban space. The group exhibition Refuge in Refuse: Homesteading Art & Culture Project includes audio stories, video, photography, painting, sculpture, interventions, and 3D scans reflecting the intersections of architecture, art, ecology and community at the Bulb.

About the evening’s films:
Feature length film documentaries created about the Albany Bulb will be played on BAVC’s SF Commons Public Access TV (Comcast 76, Astound 30 & streamed online). The films will be screened at 6 pm, 7 pm and 8 pm during the exhibition opening, and will play in a loop on monitors in SOMArts gallery space while Refuge in Refuse is on view.

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Cost: FREE
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