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The Lab is a nonprofit experimental art and performance space located in the Mission District of San Francisco.

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Other Forms of Light

Dicky Bahto, Tashi Wada, and Corey Fogel with Paul Clipson and Maggi Payne
8pm Doors / 8:30pm Performance
$15 General / Free for members
Reserve seats: member login or guest registration

The Lab hosts a new performance by artists Corey Fogel, Dicky Bahto, and Tashi Wada. Their structured improvisation will feature generative imagery on multiple slide projectors, pitched metal percussion, keyboard, bagpipe, electronics, and sirens.

Paul Clipson will collaborate with sonic artist Maggi Payne to project a multi-16mm anamorphic moving image and sound experience inside The Lab.

Dicky Bahto makes work utilizing still and motion picture photography, sound, installation, and performance, which he has shown at places including the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, the Huntington, REDCAT, San Francisco Cinematheque, Monday Evening Concerts, Jancar Jones Gallery, the wulf., and the Echo Park Film Center.

Corey Fogel  is a drummer and artist currently living in Los Angeles, CA. His practice is based in spontaneous encounters often involving the intersection of sounds, objects, textiles, foods, frequently in collaboration with other musicians and artists. Fogel engages the viewer to consider sound as a medium on par with paint and cellulose. Fogel performs and composes in many rock, jazz, noise, folk, and chamber music ensembles. 

Tashi Wada grew up in New York and lives in Los Angeles. His compositions use apparently simple structures and carefully calibrated tuning systems to generate rich and unanticipated perceptual effects. Wada presents his music often in collaboration with other artists including Charles Curtis and Stephan Mathieu, in addition to performing regularly with his father Yoshi Wada. Wada runs Saltern, an imprint of Important Records, which he started in 2014.

Paul Clipson is a San Francisco-based filmmaker who often collaborates with sound artists and musicians on films, live performances, and installations. His Super 8 and 16mm films aim to bring to light visual preoccupations that reveal themselves while working in a stream of consciousness manner, combining densely layered, in-camera edited studies of figurative and abstract environments, in a process that encourages unplanned-for results, responding to and conversing with the temporal qualities of musical composition and live performance. His work has screened around the world in festivals and at sound and film events such as the International Film Festival Rotterdam, The New York Film Festival, and the Cinémathèque Française.

Maggi Payne composes music for concert presentation, video, and dance, and is a video artist, photographer, recording engineer, and Co-Director of the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College, in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she teaches composition/media, electronic music, and recording engineering. Her video works have been presented in the Americas, Europe, Japan, and Australasia. She received Composer’s Grants and an Interdisciplinary Arts Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and honorary mentions from Bourges and Prix Ars Electronica.