Saturday, July 19, 2008

If you're in the Bay Area

Then check out two events.

1. A screening of "C Red Blue J" in conjunction with the 12th annual Mission Creek music and arts festival Sunday, July 20th, 8 pm, $7. "C Red Blue J" is an experimental documentary feature that uses the director Christopher Sollars' family to illustrate the complications of division during the 2004 Presidential election.

I went to high school with Chris Sollars and his sister, Jen Sollars and, at the time, knew them well. Chris is an artist in San Francisco and Jen works for the Environmental Protection Agency, I believe (I haven't seen her since I ran into her, randomly, on the roof top pool of the apartment I was living in in DC several years ago now). I've not seen the flim, and I don't know Chris' recent work well, but when I knew him he was talented. He's one of two people from my college and pre-college years that was interested in art and actually became an artist (the other is Matthue Roth, who I've blogged about before). So, if you're around, go check it out.

2. The Bay Area Research Group in Enviro-aesthetics (BARGE) presents BURIED TREASURE ISLAND, a multi-platform investigation of Treasure Island, currently on view at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. For those out-of-towners who can't visit the installation, there is a guidebook, audio tour, and other elements online (website - nonsite?). The audio podcast might not yet be fully up & running, but you can download the guidebook & see some images at:

1 comment:

Ridiculous Human Things said...

Hey, thanks for the heads up on this. I wouldn't have known about it. How can you pass up TREASURE ISLAND?