HMD is thrilled to have been invited by painter Liam Everett to hold open rehearsals as part of Everett's SECA Award exhibit at SFMOMA July 20-September 14.
The title of Everett's exhibition is: Look at a cat when it stalks a bird; or a beast when it wants to escape. Everett’s paintings reveal traces of their making, evidence of deliberate and repetitive actions focused on movement and materials.
Beginning July 20, HMD will be rehearsing every Thursday from 4-6 PM on the 4th floor of the museum (except no rehearsal July 27).
Image: Liam Everett, Untitled (Eightercua), 78x55 inches, 2016 Courtesy of the artist
Becca Blackwell One Night Only Sept 18
HMD's Bridge Project presents Becca Blackwell's They, Themself and Sherm at Z Below one night onlyMonday, September 18.
Blackwell is a NYC based trans actor, performer and writer. Existing between genders, and preferring the pronoun “they,” Blackwell works collaboratively with playwrights and directors to expand our sense of personhood and the body through performance. Some of their collaborations have been with Young Jean Lee, Half Straddle, Jennifer Miller’s Circus Amok, Richard Maxwell, Sharon Hayes, Theater of the Two Headed Calf and Lisa D’Amour. Becca is a recipient of the Doris Duke Impact Artist Award 2015.
They, Themself and Sherm is a disturbingly hilarious personal tale of being adopted into a Midwestern religious family, trained to be a girl, molested, and plagued by the question, “How do I become a man and do I even want that?” Blackwell recently performed They, Themself and Sherm at Under the Radar in NYC to critical acclaim; this San Francisco engagement is part of a larger West Coast tour that includes the TBA Festival in Portland.
Blackwell has“the razor-sharp timing of a stand-up comedian.” -BOMB Magazine
"Currently I do all the things that a man does, yet I don’t always feel comfortable using the term he, because I’m concerned that it will erase the entire struggle that shebrought with me. And there was a long time where I would present as I am in a masculine way, but request that people use she with me. It’s like, yeah I look like a dude, but you’re going to call me she, because I want you to rethink feminine bodies. Like, I am Martha and I am George. Deal with that." --Interview with Blackwell in the Huffington Post
Saturday, November 11 (8 PM) Maryam Rostamipremieres Untitled 1396 At CounterPulse
Sunday, November 12 (time TBD) Julie Tolentino and The Hard Corps Performances by Julie Tolentino, Amara Tabor Smith, Laura Arrington, Xandra Ibarra, and Maurya Kerr, developed as part of Tolentino's year-long Community Engagement Residency supported by the Bridge Project. In process explorations will be followed by a public group discussion with the artists, joined by Tolentino's colleagues theater director Debra Levineand ChangeLab activist Scot Nakagawa. At the Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama Street
The 2017 Bridge Project is co-produced by CounterPulse, sponsored by the Joe Goode Annex, and supported by the NEA, the California Arts Council Artists Activating Communities, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, and the Sakana Foundation, and generous individual donors.
This event is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov
Photo of Julie Tolentino by Aldo Hernandez. Courtesy of the artist