Kinetech Arts Featured Artist Series
Show & Tell: The Layers of Charlie & Clover
Tuesday December 16. 8:30 PM.
Kunst-Stoff Studio, 1 Grove Street, San Francisco.
(Civic Center Bart)
"Single-Point Perspective: The One Truthiness"
Help me create this new work in progress. Painting live in front of the audience, this piece of interactive theater and visual art uses the creation of the painting itself to build a story where each layer changes our understanding of the whole. Each addition, removal, and change exists in relationship to all the others. In the end, the painting is an artifact of a history. Only those there to witness the creation will recognize all the pieces that went into it. Inspired by recent events nearby (Ferguson, Eric Garner, #BlackLivesMatter) and far (Israel), this piece explores complexity and nuance in a world that goes on in real time, in which all points of view, and choices of action are happening simultaneously, in which we are all implicated.
Followed by memoirs by dancer, Clover Mathis, illustrating his life through words. Mathis will read from his upcoming memoir, sharing his personal journey growing up as a farmer’s son to becoming a premiere concert dancer, touring the world with Dance Theatre of Harlem and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.