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divino inferno, Bruno Aveillan

Bruno Aveillan, Rodin, Stanford Arts, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, dance, film, Stanford TAPS, Rick Porras, Jamie Lyons, Rodin sculpture garden, Gates of Hell

“Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches
into nature and which there divines the spirit by which Nature herself
is animated. It is the joy of the intellect which sees clearly into
the Universe and which recreates it, with conscientious vision. Art is
the most sublime mission of man, since it is the expression of thought
seeking to understand the world and to make it understood.”
Rodin

RODIN AND THE GATES OF HELL
A film by Bruno Aveillan
written by Zoé Balthus and and Bruno Aveillan

Following the screening there will be a Q&A with Bruno Aveillan, Zoé
Balthus, and Jean-Babtiste Chantosieau (Editor, Musée Rodin)
October 12, 2017 at 6PM in Oshman Hall, McMurtry Art Building
Screening presented by Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University

Car Wash Blues

I think cars today are almost the exact equivalent of the great Gothic cathedrals. I mean the supreme creation of an era, conceived with passion by unknown artists, and consumed in image if not in usage by a whole population which appropriates them as a purely magical object.
Roland Barthes, The New Citroën, 1957

Ryan Tacata’s Lolas

Ryan Tacata, Lolas, Asian Art Museum, Jose Abad, Maria Melinda Dávid, Derek Phillips, performance art, live art, installation art, Fillipino, art, artist, san francisco, bay area, theatre, theater, dance, Stanford, theater and performance studies, documentation, photography, Jamie Lyons, director, site specific
Lolas was a performance installation
exploring notions of cultural assimilation
and resistance through one lola’s garden,
an assemblage of found materials,
religious icons and constructed identities.

Asian Art Museum
San Francisco

rehearsing Ryan Tacata’s Lolas

Ryan Tacata, Lolas, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, performance art, live art, Stanford, theater, theatre, art, artist, Fresno, experimental, photography, documentation, jamie lyons, rehearsal, rooftop

Ryan Tacata, Lolas, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, performance art, live art, Stanford, theater, theatre, art, artist, Fresno, experimental, photography, documentation, jamie lyons, rehearsal, rooftop

Ryan Tacata, Lolas, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, performance art, live art, Stanford, theater, theatre, art, artist, Fresno, experimental, photography, documentation, jamie lyons, rehearsal, rooftop

Ryan Tacata, Lolas, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, performance art, live art, Stanford, theater, theatre, art, artist, Fresno, experimental, photography, documentation, jamie lyons, rehearsal, rooftop

Ryan Tacata, Lolas, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, performance art, live art, Stanford, theater, theatre, art, artist, Fresno, experimental, photography, documentation, jamie lyons, rehearsal, rooftop

Ryan Tacata, Lolas, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, performance art, live art, Stanford, theater, theatre, art, artist, Fresno, experimental, photography, documentation, jamie lyons, rehearsal, rooftop

Ryan Tacata, Lolas, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, performance art, live art, Stanford, theater, theatre, art, artist, Fresno, experimental, photography, documentation, jamie lyons, rehearsal, rooftop

Ryan Tacata, Lolas, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, performance art, live art, Stanford, theater, theatre, art, artist, Fresno, experimental, photography, documentation, jamie lyons, rehearsal, rooftop

Lolas is a performance installation
exploring notions of cultural assimilation
and resistance through one lola’s garden,
an assemblage of found materials,
religious icons and constructed identities.

Lola,
the Filipino/Tagalog word for grandmother,
serves as the center of Ryan Tacata’s new work,
which explores the complicated and sacrosanct figure
of the grandmother in Philippine culture
as well as an inheritance of racial discrimination,
Catholic guilt and queer identities.

Using photographs of his lola’s garden
and objects gathered after her death,
the artist reconstructs her garden
in the Asian Art Museum
as a site for live tableaus;
poetic readings pulled
from her writings on faith, love and death;
and a stage for other lolas or lola figures
from the local Filipino community to perform.

Thursday, July 20th, 6:30pm
Asian Art Museum
San Francisco

Protest to Protect Bayview Hunters Point Against Pollution and Gentrification

Bayview, Hunters Point, Pollution, Gentrification. Lennar, Five Points, radioactive, toxic, contaminated Naval Shipyard, Superfund Site, Innes, green action, Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, Bayview Hunters Point Mothers and Fathers Committee, Causa Justa/Just Cause, environmental justice, nuclear waste, environmental racism,

Bayview, Hunters Point, Pollution, Gentrification. Lennar, Five Points, radioactive, toxic, contaminated Naval Shipyard, Superfund Site, Innes, green action, Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, Bayview Hunters Point Mothers and Fathers Committee, Causa Justa/Just Cause, environmental justice, nuclear waste, environmental racism,

Bayview, Hunters Point, Pollution, Gentrification. Lennar, Five Points, radioactive, toxic, contaminated Naval Shipyard, Superfund Site, Innes, green action, Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, Bayview Hunters Point Mothers and Fathers Committee, Causa Justa/Just Cause, environmental justice, nuclear waste, environmental racism,

Protest to Protect Bayview Hunters Point Against Pollution and Gentrification!
On July 15th
developer Lennar (aka Five Points) held their “Grand Opening”
of the “Monarch” luxury townhouses
built next to the radioactive and toxic contaminated
Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Superfund Site

This protest was sponsored by
Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice,
Bayview Hunters Point Mothers and Fathers Committee,
and Causa Justa/Just Cause.

rehearsing Philoctetes

Jeff Schwartz, Aeschylus, Philoctetes

Bringing the fragments of Aeschylus’ Philoctetes to life

Rodin’s Gates of Hell at Sunset

Rodin, Gates of Hell, Stanford Arts, Stanford University, public art, photography, sculpture, Auguste Rodin

To-day, artists and those who love artists seem like fossils. Imagine a megatherium or a diplodocus stalking the streets of Paris! There you have the impression that we must make upon our contemporaries. Ours is an epoch of engineers and of manufacturers, not one of artists.
Auguste Rodin and Paul Gsell. Art, Publisher Boston, Small, Maynard &
Co, 1912. Translated by Mrs. Romilly Fedden. p.7

Bonny Doon Tasting Room, Davenport

Lindsey Dillon, Sharka, Portugese Water Dog

La Selva Beach

Sharka, La Selva, beach fishing, fishing, santa cruz

A second wave collapsed over my feet,
lipped with white froth,
and the chill gripped my ankles
with a mortal ache.
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Lindsey Dillon at Ars Technica

Lindsey Dillon, Ars Technica, Annalee Newitz, Joe Mullin , EDGI, Environmental Data Governance Initiative, UC Santa Cruz, UCSC, Sociology, Geography, EPA Lindsey Dillon, Ars Technica, Annalee Newitz, Joe Mullin , EDGI, Environmental Data Governance Initiative, UC Santa Cruz, UCSC, Sociology, Geography, EPA

Ars Technica editors Annalee Newitz and Joe Mullin speak to UC Santa Cruz sociology professor Lindsey Dillon about how the Trump administration has been removing scientific and environmental data from the Web.

California Interstate 5 (I-5)

Harris Ranch, cattle ranch, beef, cows, Interstate 5, animal rights, humane

Not being able to escape is the most awful thing. I know, in my soul, that to eat a creature who is raised to be eaten, and who never has a chance to be a real being, is unhealthy. It’s like…you’re just eating misery. You’re eating a bitter life.
Alice Walker

Chris Burden’s Urban Light

Chris Burden, Urban Light, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA, public art

This lamp will last 10,000 years. …
It’s such a weird idea, to make an object that is designed to be around for several thousand years. Nobody ever thinks in those terms anymore. At all. Do you know what I’m saying?
Chris Burden

Oedipus in Fort Mason Chapel

San Francisco, International Art Festival, SFIAF, theatre, theater, site specific, site responsive, Fort Mason, Chapel, bay area, staged reading, Sophocles, Oedipus, classic, dance, Museum of Performance and Design, Muriel Maffre, John Warren Travis, Nathaniel Justiniano, Tonyanna Borkovi, Aleta Hayes, Val Sinckler, Benjamin Cohn, Daniel Guaqueta, Amber Levine, Timothy Lee, Son Nguyen, Yula Montoya, Kellen Hoxworth, Becky Chaleff, Jeff Schwartz San Francisco, International Art Festival, SFIAF, theatre, theater, site specific, site responsive, Fort Mason, Chapel, bay area, staged reading, Sophocles, Oedipus, classic, dance, Museum of Performance and Design, Muriel Maffre, John Warren Travis, Nathaniel Justiniano, Tonyanna Borkovi, Aleta Hayes, Val Sinckler, Benjamin Cohn, Daniel Guaqueta, Amber Levine, Timothy Lee, Son Nguyen, Yula Montoya, Kellen Hoxworth, Becky Chaleff, Jeff Schwartz San Francisco, International Art Festival, SFIAF, theatre, theater, site specific, site responsive, Fort Mason, Chapel, bay area, staged reading, Sophocles, Oedipus, classic, dance, Museum of Performance and Design, Muriel Maffre, John Warren Travis, Nathaniel Justiniano, Tonyanna Borkovi, Aleta Hayes, Val Sinckler, Benjamin Cohn, Daniel Guaqueta, Amber Levine, Timothy Lee, Son Nguyen, Yula Montoya, Kellen Hoxworth, Becky Chaleff, Jeff Schwartz San Francisco, International Art Festival, SFIAF, theatre, theater, site specific, site responsive, Fort Mason, Chapel, bay area, staged reading, Sophocles, Oedipus, classic, dance, Museum of Performance and Design, Muriel Maffre, John Warren Travis, Nathaniel Justiniano, Tonyanna Borkovi, Aleta Hayes, Val Sinckler, Benjamin Cohn, Daniel Guaqueta, Amber Levine, Timothy Lee, Son Nguyen, Yula Montoya, Kellen Hoxworth, Becky Chaleff, Jeff Schwartz

The staged reading of Oedipus
happened last night in Fort Mason Chapel
for SF International Arts Festival …
I’m biased
but i thought it was marvelous
and more than anything
I’m in awe of the incredible effort
intelligence, humor and grace
of my collaborators in this all too brief adventure

thank you Muriel Maffre, John Warren Travis, Nathaniel Justiniano, Tonyanna Borkovi, Aleta Hayes, Val Sinckler, Benjamin Cohn, Daniel Guaqueta, Amber Levine, Timothy Lee, Son Nguyen, Yula Montoya, Kellen Hoxworth, Becky Chaleff, Jeff Schwartz, San Francisco International Arts Festival, Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture, and Museum of Performance + Design

I am so grateful to get to play with you and consider such beautiful people my friends and collaborators

rehearsing Oedipus

Sophocles, Oedipus, Museum of Performance and Design, theatre, theater, staged reading, site specific, Fort Mason Chapel, performance, documentation, photography, Jamie Lyons, nathaniel justiniano, john warren travis, aleta hayes, val sinkler, bay area, san francisco, acting, actors, director, site responsive, SFIAF, San Francisco International Art Festival

Sophocles, Oedipus, Museum of Performance and Design, theatre, theater, staged reading, site specific, Fort Mason Chapel, performance, documentation, photography, Jamie Lyons, nathaniel justiniano, john warren travis, aleta hayes, val sinkler, bay area, san francisco, acting, actors, director, site responsive, SFIAF, San Francisco International Art Festival

Sophocles, Oedipus, Museum of Performance and Design, theatre, theater, staged reading, site specific, Fort Mason Chapel, performance, documentation, photography, Jamie Lyons, tonyanna borkovi, john warren travis, aleta hayes, val sinkler, bay area, san francisco, acting, actors, director, site responsive, SFIAF, San Francisco International Art Festival, design

“Doubt all you will. Truth is truth.”
rehearsing at MP+D
for the May 27th
staged reading of Oedipus
in Fort Mason Chapel
for San Francisco International Art Festival

Chcoclate Heads’ MemChu

Chocolate Heads, Aleta Hayes, Stanford University, Memorial Church, Stanford Arts, Live Art, dance, San Francisco, bay area, performance, documentation, photography, Jamie Lyons, theater and performance studies, religious studies, ritual, site specific, theatre, theater, art education, choreography,

Every child has known God,
Not the God of names,
Not the God of don’ts,
Not the God who ever does anything weird,
But the God who knows only four words.
And keeps repeating them, saying:
‘Come dance with me, come dance.’
Hafiz (translation by Daniel Ladinsky)

Oedipus and Tiresias

Nathaniel Justiniano, tonyanna borkovi, Sophocles, Oedipus, Tiresias, theatre, theater, bay area, san francisco, site specific, site responsive, performance, live art, rehearsal, documentation, photography, jamie lyons, summer, fort mason, chapel, international arts festival, SFIAF, performance studies, practice, theory, japantown, museum of performance and design

Nathaniel Justiniano, tonyanna borkovi, Sophocles, Oedipus, Tiresias, theatre, theater, bay area, san francisco, site specific, site responsive, performance, live art, rehearsal, documentation, photography, jamie lyons, summer, fort mason, chapel, international arts festival, SFIAF, performance studies, practice, theory, japantown, museum of performance and design

Nathaniel Justiniano, tonyanna borkovi, Sophocles, Oedipus, Tiresias, theatre, theater, bay area, san francisco, site specific, site responsive, performance, live art, rehearsal, documentation, photography, jamie lyons, summer, fort mason, chapel, international arts festival, SFIAF, performance studies, practice, theory, japantown, museum of performance and design

Oedipus and Tiresias walk into a Japantown coffee shop…

TIRESIAS

This I know. This you do not know.
Your marriage is a sin. Your love is a sin.
Your bed is stained with sin.

OEDIPUS

Impunity- you think your blindness and age grant you

TIRESIAS

The truth grants it, not I, the mere
Bearer of the truth.

Nathaniel Justiniano and Tonyanna Borkovi
rehearsing for a site specific staged reading
of Anthony Burgess’ adaptation of Sophocles’ Oedipus The King
to be performed in the Fort Mason Chapel
for the San Francisco International Art Festival
and produced by the Museum of Performance and Design

Chocolate Heads’ at Pace Gallery

Chocolate Heads, David Hockney, Pace Gallery, Art Gallery, Stanford Arts, photography, iPad, Yosemite, documentation, dance, site specific, site integrated, performance, live art, san francisco, bay area, theater, theatre, jamie lyons, aleta hayes, theater and performance studies, Stanford
What an artist is trying to do for people is bring them closer to something, because of course art is about sharing. You wouldn’t be an artist unless you wanted to share an experience, a thought.
David Hockney
but then…

The photograph isn’t good enough.
It’s not real enough.
David Hockney

Shotgun Players’ The Events

Shotgun Players, The Events, theatre, theater, bay area, berkeley, performance, photography, documentation, David Greig, Julia McNeal, Caleb Cabrera, Susannah Martin, Angrette McCloskey, Wolfgang Wachalovsky, documentation, san francisco, jamie lyons

The Events
Written by David Greig
Directed by Susannah Martin
May 4th-28th
Shotgun Players

Steep Ravine

Steep Ravine, Dorothea Lange, photography, Marin, Stinson Beach, trail, California State Parks, nature, redwoods, black and white, iphone photography, adventure, bay area, wilderness, Jamie Lyons

One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you’d be stricken blind. To live a visual life is an enormous undertaking, practically unattainable. I have only touched it, just touched it.
Dorothea Lange

Oedipus at Fort Mason Chapel

Nathaniel Justiniano, Oedipus, Museum of Performance and Design, site responsive, Sophocles, theatre, theater, bay area, photography, documentation, site specific, performance, staged reading, San Francisco, SF, International Arts Festival

The Museum of Performance + Design presents a special staged reading of Oedipus The King for the San Francisco International Arts Festival
with Nathaniel Justiniano, Aleta Hayes and directed by me.

Fort Mason Chapel on May 27, 2017