The Last exhibit before their European tour, WitchTech Rituals presents an immersive art installation by director Ashes Monroe. The first in a series of explorative, immersive, and theatrical art spaces. If you're interested in San Francisco's underground art scene you'll want to make a stop by this transformed ephemeral pop-up in the Fillmore district provided graciously by the Artivism unused spaces project.
Located at 2786-2788 Bush street, at intervals from 6pm to 9pm you'll be guided through the 'sub-conscious' immersive art project in one space, before being led up to the 'conscious' mind where a more classical arrangement of art pieces awaits you and you can chat with the artist and performers. After 9pm the exhibit will transform into a relaxed social event and you can wander through the space freely.
'Memento Mori' is a latin expression for 'remember that you will die' , which expresses the awareness of mortality, with an emphasis on death as a trigger to prioritizing what truly matters in life. 'Memento Vivere', latin for 'remember that you must live' is a comment on this expression, with the added sentiment that we may somehow be distracted by our past memories as we live our lives. We are a collection of memories, dreams, aspirations; an entanglement of experience and reconciliation of those experiences. Our identity is a story that we tell ourselves using these experiences. Each time we see, smell, feel or hear something, a memory is created or entangled with past memories, coincidentally changing our past, future, and the ephemeral space that we call the present.
Down with the Ship is an off-kilter, ill-prepared, circus-filled ode to "home" and all the unpacking that the terms entails. Hear about our sentimental imaginary voyage through all types of homes. Part kindergarten play, part badly acted epic theater, part circus show, part political statement and then somewhere along the way we run out of parts and let you leave.
Come and see friends of WitchTech and Circus Automatic play together in this piece about finding where we belong. Awkward giggles and spontaneous feels guaranteed.
This piece meditates on the beauty of repairs and what comes when you allow yourself to fall apart and be put back together. How you put yourself back together is as important as how you break.
Poet and spoken word artist Joyce Lee is back with us from Colombia on a special occasion to tell her stories as the red-thread for this exclusive three day performance. She's joined by supernatural bay area circus and Butoh talents to create an avant-garde mixture of theater, circus and personal stories to tease out an ineffable experience that you'll have to see to believe.
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