I'm Kenney Mencher. I'm an artist who left a tenured professorship in 2016 to pursue making art full time. This blog is about art, art history, with a emphasis on human rights. I make homoerotic art featuring bears, otters & other gay wildlife.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Brent Green: Study for Lesser Satellites Untitled, Art | Offsite: Pier 70
General Admission: tickets available here Free admission passes will be sent to all Headlands Members
Headlands and multidisciplinary artist Brent Green present Study for Lesser Satellites, an installation that is activated through a series of performances for San Francisco’s Untitled, Art fair. Comprised of three “violin dresses”—hoop-style structures made of wood, cloth, steel, and violin and cello strings—that can be worn and, when rotated, played by bowing the strings, Green’s piece combines the ornate with the raw, and the simple with the ingenious. These multivalent garments keep with themes that have long consumed Green’s work: the power, beauty, and potential for social good that can stem from individual forms of inventiveness and creativity. Intended as sculptural installation, set design, and performance costumes alike, Green’s violin dresses set the stage for multiple forms of inquiry and engagement.
Performances of Strange Fates, a hand-drawn animated film accompanied with live narration and a soundtrack performed by a little orchestra of accordion, clarinet, trumpet, violin, drums, guitar and singing, will take place within the installation each day of the fair at 4PM; an 8PM performance will be held during the VIP preview on Thursday, January 12. Learn more
Fair Hours: VIP Preview: Thursday, January 12 | 3–9PM Friday, January 13 and Saturday, January 14 | 11AM–7PM Sunday, January 15 | 11AM–5PM
Performance Times: VIP Preview on January 12: 8PM January 13, 14, and 15: 4PM
Check out this clip from Green's demo for "To Many Men Strange Fates Are Given," a short film about the woman who made the spacesuit for Laika.
Headlands Center for the Arts is an unparalleled environment for the creative process and the development of new work and ideas.