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.

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: Dérive App Workshop

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 – In the context of our current exhibition, The New Situations, Dr. Howard Besser will present on the topic 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, talk by Chris Carlsson who is the co-director of the “history from below” project Shaping San Francisco (historical archive at foundsf.org), a writer, publisher, editor, and frequent public speaker.

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)

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

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

On April 14, Keith Sanborn will present selections from Viénet’s films, as well as several of his own short works, with some relationship with the work of the SI, albeit at times the relationship is an oblique one.

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 a three-part 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: 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.

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: WIGband does Earth Day 2017

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

PERFORMANCE

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

On April 26 (Administrative Professionals’ Day), from 12:00–3:00 p.m., Si-si Dance & Performance Art Project will perform a choreographed, flag-bearing walk and psychogeographical dance that begins at Pro Arts at 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza and ends at Uber Corporate Headquarters at 1955 Broadway, Oakland.