EXHIBITION

Lasse Lau & Flo Maak: Technologies of the Kitchen

Feb 3, 2017 – Lasse Lau (DK) and Flo Maak (DE) bring queer struggle into the domestic sphere of the kitchen.

EXHIBITION

The New Situationists

Mar 3 – Apr 28, The New Situationists is an exhibition and events series presenting work influenced by ideas and practices made (un)popular by the Situationist movement.

PODCAST

The New Situationists: Podcast(s)

March 3 — Listen to The New Situationists Podcast(s): Isaac Cronin on thebrilliant.org!

FILM

Guy Debord’s THE SOCIETY OF THE SPECTACLE

March 4 — Introduced by Situationist scholar, Ken Knabb, The Society of the Spectacle is Debord’s film adaptation of his own 1967 book of the same name.

BLOG

The New Situationists: Cyber-Exhibition curated by Extremely Good Shit

Extremely Good Shit to take over Pro Arts Blog in March and April with a cyber-exhibition, entitled The New Situationists/Limited Digital Edition Volume 1.

PERFORMANCE

The New Situationists: Social Movement (in dance)

March 9 — There is movement. There is dance. Oakland is our stage. This section of the Flock will be headed up by local choreographer Alexander (Zander) Brown.

PERFORMANCE

The New Situationists: Sonic Rituals

March 10 — Sonic Provocateur Guillermo Galindo performs an evening-length new work

WORKSHOP

The New Situationists: Digital Frontiers: Dérive App

March 11 – Dérive app is a simple but engaging platform that allows users to explore their urban spaces in a care-free and casual way. Join us for the workshop and find out more!

TALK

1980s Bay Area Activities & Interventions Inspired by the Situationists

March 14 – Dr. Howard Besser presents a creative survey of 1980s Bay Area activities and interventions inspired by the Situationists.

PERFORMANCE

The New Situationists: BOUND

March 17 — BOUND, is a performance work in development, exploring stories of women suffering and surviving systemic oppressions, from incarceration to sexism, racism and the underlying patriarchy.

FILM

Guy Debord’s film IN GIRUM IMUS NOCTE ET CONSUMIMUR IGNI

March 18 — In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni is Debord’s sixth and final film.

TALK

Ironically Gazing into the Cul-de-Sac of Radicalism

March 21 – Shaping San Francisco’s Chris Carlsson tells stories about Processed World and other projects with self-styled “real revolutionaries”

PERFORMANCE

The New Situationists: Arriving In the Now

March 24 — A U-haul truck is rented. A situation is created. A story is told. Something is revealed. We arrive in the now.

PERFORMANCE

The New Situationists: Social Experiment (play)

March 25 — This is where we get to go all out! Street Art Style, consciously traversing and culture jamming with our beautiful city of Oakland.

TALK

Double Trouble: Stephen Perkins & V. Vale (RE/Search)

March 31 – Stephen Perkins & V. Vale (RE/SEARCH) talk about the Bay Area counter-culture scene of the 80s and 90s.

GALLERY

New Situations: A Guided Exhibition Audio Tour

April 1, 2017 — Come take a self-guided tour through the exhibition! Delight in equal parts counter-history, counter-institutionalization, and counter-spectacle. Listen to the situations. Hear about new situations and how they become -ists.

PERFORMANCE

The New Situationists: NASA, NorCal Artists Seeking America

April 7 — Artists Peter Foucault and Chris Treggiari are part of a special exploration program called NASA, NorCal Artists Seeking America.

PERFORMANCE

The New Situationists: From Here

April 7 — In From Here, ReadyMaids explore the reclamation of the body in response to—and in resistance of—social expectation.

PERFORMANCE

The New Situationists: Double Blind

April 8 — Double Blind (2017) is an interactive sculpture by the Finishing School.

FILM

The New Situationists: Keith Sanborn Presents

April 14 – Keith Sanborn presents selections from Viénet’s films, as well as several of his own short works

PERFORMANCE

The New Situationists: BB-Q

April 15 — Join us outdoors at the Plaza for an atypical Saturday afternoon BB-Q with a robotic cooking apparatus made by Kal Spelletich.

TALK

The New Situationists: Interactive Robotic Art, This Is Life Or Death

April 15 — Artist Kal Spelletich discusses and demos his machines and robots, using fear, play and technology to give live audiences real life experiences.

WORKSHOP

The New Situationists: WE KNOW YOU ARE THERE

April 16 – WE KNOW YOU ARE THERE is an afternoon of informational discussion and interactive locative game project (LENS DRIFT) with media artists Molly Hankwitz and David Cox of San Francisco/Australia.

PERFORMANCE

The New Situationists: DEPARTMENT OF DREAMS, HOPES, AND FEARS

April 21 — The Department of Dreams, Hopes, and Fears will make Frank H Ogawa Plaza Great Again!

FILM

Craig Baldwin’s Tribulation 99 and Lecture Orphan Morphin’

April 21 — Craig Baldwin’s Tribulation 1999 in 16mm, co-presented by Canyon Cinema. Craig Baldwin in person talkin’ Orphan Morphin’

PERFORMANCE

The New Situationists: WIGband does Earth Day 2017

April 22 — WIGband, feminist art cabaret, fronted by Johanna Poethig and Barbara Golden, present new relevant material.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Eco-Arts Reading Festival

April 22 – In celebration of Earth Day, join us for the Eco-Arts Reading Festival – one-day event featuring local writers and artists from 1:00 – 4:00pm.

PERFORMANCE

The New Situationists: ECONOMUSIC: KEEPING SCORE

April 22 — A special production of this neoDadist production, in which Bogad converts socioeconomic data into music and performs it with the help of the audience.

PERFORMANCE

The New Situationists: Is There Love in the Telematic Embrace?

April 26 – For Administrative Professionals’ Day, Si-si Dance & Performance Art Project performs a choreographed, flag-bearing walk and psychogeographical dance from Pro Arts to Uber HQ