The Lab is a nonprofit experimental art and performance space located in the Mission District of San Francisco.
Cry for Everything Bad that Has Ever Happened is a meditation on grief and rage that is part public ritual, part sound experiment. Navigating the space alongside 10 drummers and 50 microphones, participants are asked to scream, run, cry, or be still – whatever fits the mood. This will feed into a live audio recording.
This is intended to be the starting point of resistance against our current political climate and an expression of rage echoed through the cosmos. Someone somewhere will hear us...
Hours: Monday, February 27 — Saturday, March 4, 5:30-7:30pm
The Italian artist Norma Jeane worked with a team of engineers to design a robot that they subsequently liberated in Palm Desert. The ShyBot, equipped with a camera, transmits to The Lab a live stream of its point-of-view – a view based on an algorithm designed precisely to evade the human perspective.
Saturday, March 4, 7:30-8:30pm Panel Discussion with:
Norma Jeane, artist
David Moretti, creative director
Eric Hanson, designer
Tobias Rees, anthropologist
Federico Faggi, physicist
No New Art/No New Dance Fest is a collective queer-centered art / performance / dance party. There has been some confusion about the name: it is not our intent to negate the significance of "new works," but rather to highlight the point that – as artists working across different mediums – it is not our task to re-invent the wheel. Rather we are charged with the Sisyphean labor of just keeping the wheel moving forward…
8pm Doors / 8:30pm Sound
$25 General / $15 for Members
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Guest registration: https://thelab.z2systems.com/np/clients/thelab/eventRegistration.jsp?event=255&
Arnold Dreyblatt (b. New York City, 1953) is a composer, performer and visual artist. He studied music with Pauline Oliveros, La Monte Young, and Alvin Lucier and has been based in Berlin, Germany since 1984. Among the second generation of New York minimal composers, Dreyblatt developed a unique approach to composition and music performance. As he began his music in the late 1970's in New York, he invented a set of new and original instruments, performance techniques, and a system of tuning and has formed and led numerous ensembles under the title "The Orchestra of Excited Strings". In 2007, he was elected to the German Academy of Art (Akademie der Künste, Berlin). He is currently Professor for Media Art at the Muthesius Academy of Art and Design in Kiel.
Lawrence English is composer, media artist and curator based in Australia. Working across an eclectic array of aesthetic investigations, English’s work prompts questions of field, perception and memory. He investigates the politics of perception, through live performance and installation, to create works that ponder subtle transformations of space and ask audiences to become aware of that which exists at the edge of perception.
During his residency at The Lab, choreographer Brontez Purnell will create a performance and archive project exploring the late San Francisco postmodern choreographer Ed Mock.