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The I(eye) In Media

Opening Friday, March 14, 6-9pm, 2014
Exhibit March 15, 16, 22, 23, Saturday and Sunday, Noon-5pm

An installation project about the “I” in media and how we make it, subculture media catalysts, and how to add your “I (Eye)” to the media. Featuring Godzilla, green screens, slinky satire, and photography.

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An installation project about the “I” in media and how we make it, subculture media catalysts, and how to add your “I (Eye)” to the media.

“The media” is made by people, and we are the people who put ourselves in the media as much as we are the media. We are activists, makers, hacks, hackers, photographers, costume designers, poster people, video viralists, and culture-harvesters who hang flyers. Continue reading

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Krista DeNio’s Contact Project

CounterPULSE’s Artist Residency
Commissioning Program Presents:
Krista DeNio’s the CONTACT project
March 14-15, FRI-SAT,  8PM, 2014
March 20-23, Thursday-Saturday, 8PM, Sunday 3PM
1310 Mission Street  @9th Street

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The CONTACT project is a contemporary performance training and development model, bringing together mixed ensembles of veterans of war and military service with non-veteran civilians, to co-create an audience-interactive performance installation.

Acknowledging the societal divide between veterans and the rest of the civilian population, CONTACT asks us to consider our relationships with territory, survival, violence, trauma and our real and perceived needs as individuals and communities.  What do we have in common? Where do we differ? What can we learn from our different, but connected histories?  Investigating our individual, daily realities, personal histories and [connection to/disconnect from] war, we begin to trace patterns in relationship with our communities, and the larger global events. One to one relationship building, in the context of larger group performative sharing [performers and audience] becomes an intimate, global experience.

Visit Krista DeNio‘s artist page for blogs about the creation of their work.

Performances will be a double bill with Charya Burt’s Silenced,  which tells the story of Cambodian pop star Ros Serey Sothea, whose life was cut short by genocide.

Special Engagements:
Friday, March 14 (Opening night): Post-Show Audience Q & A
Thursday, March 20: Pay-What-You-Can-Night! 
Friday March 21: Post-Show Panel Discussion “Before and After War”

  • Susan Maxwell – PTSD clinical psychologist
  • Misty Snyder – Veteran and performer
  • Khatharya Um – Professor of Asian American Studies, UC Berkeley
  • Thida Buth Mam – Survivor of the Khmer Rouge genocide

Sunday, March 23: 3pm – Matinee Performance!

the CONTACT project Features:  Daniel Bear Davis (Assistant Director), Sonia Decker, Katarina Eriksson, Stephen Funk, Remi Frazier, Hope Hutman (InterMedia Design), Daniel Lippel, Bill McQueen, Utam Moses, Susan Pfeffer, Misty Snyder, and Tina Taylor.

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Real Live Comedians

RealLiveComedians500March 29, 2014
Saturday, 8-10pm
Main Studio
Veterans Community Media Center
1720 Market Street San Francisco @ Gough
Get Tickets: Eventbrites

Real Live Comedians Jason Mack, Matt Casey, Iris Benson, show announcer Remi Barron, and more of the Bay Areas finest comedians performing for your pleasure at the Veterans Community Media Center in San Francisco. Show will be filmed for a local tv/webcast project. Seating is limited. Refreshments will be refreshing you.

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The Actor Within: A Storytelling Journey
Acting Classes with Ulises Escobar & Mark Rachel
Wednesdays starts February, 2014
Class $15 non-Vets,  $10 for Veterans
First Class Free
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The Actor Within :: A Storytelling Journey (with Ulises Escobar with Mark Rachel) Wednesdays, starting February 12 $15.00 – non-veterans  |   $10.00 – veterans  | First Class Free!

What is your story?
Story applies to everything we experience. it informs what and how we communicate. Story also drives our creativity to invent, problem solve, and Continue reading