SFAC Gallery presents:
Circular Time: 8 actors read from a script of a real conversation between 8 artists trying to collaborate over dinner.
Eight conceptual artists met in the private dining room of an upscale restaurant to discuss what project to make with their project budget provided by the gallery. The brainstorming for a time capsule took place over the course of a three-hour meal. After the bill was paid there was not enough stipend left to produce the project. All that remained was the conversation.
The point of this work was to value process over product, to fund the development side of a work, rather than a physical final object.
During the event, the names of the artists are left anonymous with the idea that the potential value of this reading comes, not from thinking of any specific artist’s perspective, but from experiencing a collaborative conversation between a group of artists. Like revealing the larger mass of ice that lay beneath the small cap of an iceberg, we want to make this normally invisible aspect of art-making visible.
Please join us for this unusual experiment.
Date and Time: Tuesday, August 31, 7:30-8:30 pm
Location: Intersection for the Arts, 446 Valencia Street
$5-$15 sliding scale. All proceeds go to pay the actors.
Based on the project “Longshot: Dining Labor and Ponies” by Packard Jennings with Amy Balkin, Anthony Discenza, Aaron Gach, John Herschend, Lizabeth Rossof, Steve Shada, and Stephanie Syjuco….. Currently on view at the SFAC Gallery through Saturday, September 4.