RTS TALKS: ANNA SAGSTRÖM AND JAMES STERLING PITT

October 13, 2014

Please join Real Time and Space for artist talks by current artist-in-residence Anna Sagström and studio member James Sterling Pitt. October 14th, 7pm.

 

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OCTOBER 2014 RESIDENT

RTS is pleased to welcome Anna Sagström joining us from Berlin/Stockholm. Anna’s work centres around materiality, sound and tempo – often with (pop) cultural references. By bringing together moments of the present with memories of the past, she wishes to make apparent the constant fluctuations of our everyday lives, whether be it time, emotions or distance – to other people or what we perceive as history. The work often employs different music genres and thinks about sound in a both tactical and audiological way.

Anna plans to use the time at RTS to research the role of sound in contemporary biopolitics – how a sonic vocabulary of war and chaos is being used as a mechanism for organizing society, in everything from Nike football commercials to contemporary pop music. She’s also interested in researching how we can understand objects and materials through studies of vibration and patterns of movement and rest.

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RTS TALKS: JAY ATHERTON AND AARON FINNIS

September 29, 2014

Please join Real Time & Space for this week’s RTS Talks with presentations by RTS resident Jay Atherton, and San Francisco based artist Aaron Finnis.

TUESDAY, September 30th, at 7 PM 

Aaron Finnis uses industrially produced self-assembly furniture and minimalist painted patterns to transform the abstract materials of data recording—such as binary code and computer magnetic tape—into tangible objects. By making the computer datathat permeates our contemporary existence visible, Finnis alters our perception of the digital processes constantly at work around us.
Jay Atherton’s projects explore the perceptual edges of the ordinary–the moments unnoticed. The quotidian sequence by which one exists within the constructed environment is made observable by the passage of time, more specifically, by the presence of change. Informed by the agencies of site, i.e. sunlight, temperature, wind, darkness, etc., the durational value of any change lends itself to a range of memorable outcomes that vary from the exquisite to the banal. The spaces Atherton creates, from residences to art installations, focus on the relationship between time and site in order to shape human experience.
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RTS TALKS: ZACHARY DAVIS AND CONRAD GUEVARA

September 22, 2014

On Tuesday, September 23rd, at 7 PM, current artist-in-residence Zachary Davis will be presenting with studio member Conrad Guevara.

Zachary Davis’ work comes out of an ongoing inquiry into the nature of sense, knowledge, and creaturehood, mixing formal and symbolic play with contemporary research into artificial intelligence. While in residence, Davis plans to use his time in the studio to experiment with new techniques for working with stone and epoxy resin, and to read about the western Enlightenment, the lineage of which structures much of what it is possible or rational to think today.

Conrad Guevara received an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2013 and a BA at the College of Charleston, in beautiful Charleston, SC in 2008. Conrad is one third of Bonanza, a collaborative group with Lana Williams and Lindsay Tully, with whom he has exhibited at n/a gallery, ATA Window Gallery and The Old Mint. Conrad is also half of “FrancoGuevara” with C. Franco Maldonado, with whom he has exhibited at The THING Quarterly, SOMArts and The Lab.

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RTS MOVIE NIGHT

September 10, 2014

RTS Movie Night presents Smithereens

Hosted by Anastasia Pahules and Zoë Taleporos

Friday September 12th, 7pm

Smithereens (1982) is the debut feature of Susan Seidelman who later directed Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), She-Devil (1989), and other popular films. Throughout her career, Seidelman’s work has consistently explored female identity and feminine archetypes by focusing on lead characters that have unlikable qualities but remain endearing in some way. Smithereens marks the beginning of this trajectory by following the story of Wren, a young woman trying to make a name for herself in the creative scene of New York City in the early 1980s. Through a series of misguided relationships and actions, Wren’s journey portrays an abject quest for greatness and subsequent survival tactics seen particularly through a female lens.

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SEPTEMBER 2014 RESIDENT

Real Time and Space is pleased to welcome New York based Zachary Davis as our September resident. Davis’ work comes out of an ongoing inquiry into the nature of sense, knowledge, and creaturehood, mixing formal and symbolic play with contemporary research into artificial intelligence. While in residence, Davis plans to use his time in the studio to experiment with new techniques for working with stone and epoxy resin, and to read about the western Enlightenment, the lineage of which structures much of what it is possible or rational to think today.

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RTS// AROUND TOWN – SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014

September 02, 2014

Kristine Eudey
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Open Seas @ Kala Art Institute
September 4 – October 15, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday September 4th, 6-8pm
http://www.kala.org/exhibitions/current.html

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Carrie Hott
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Residency @Headland Center for the Arts
Through September 5, 2014
http://www.headlands.org/artist/carrie-hott/

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Conrad Guevara, Jackie Im & Aaron Harbour, James Sterling Pitt, and Lana Williams
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Something Completely Different @ City Limits Gallery
August 30 – September 13, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, September 5, 7 – 11 pm
http://citylimitsgallery.com/exhibitions/scd/index.html

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 Cybele Lyle
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Another Place @ Hunter College Art Gallery
Opening Reception: September 17th, 6-8pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/286008741600964/

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Amy M. Ho
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Threshold (with Kana Tanaka) @ Chandra Cerrito Contemporary
Opening Reception: September 5, 6-8pm
http://chandracerritocontemporary.com/

Bay Area Now 7
Stairwell’s
@Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Through October 5th
Tour: Sept 13th, 2-4pm
http://www.ybca.org/stairwells/public-program

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RTS TALKS: BECKY ALBRIN AND KRISTINE EUDEY

August 27, 2014

Real Time & Space is hosting artist talks by Becky Alprin and Kristine Eudey, two of our 2014 artists-in-residence this Friday, August 29 at 7pm. Please come to hear about their past projects, and their current work at RTS.

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AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2014 RESIDENT

August 20, 2014

RTS would like to welcome our August/September resident Kristine Eudey,  an artist living in Oakland, California. Most often, she uses photographic representations as the starting point for her work, exploring the tensions that exists within the elastic function of an image. Her work also takes the form of installation and text-based projects that act as meditations on the contingency of meaning in our representational language, and how the control of that language acts in producing relationships to the visible.

During her time at RTS, Eudey will work towards a book iteration of the ongoing project Register Star. Since 2012 Eudey has been photographing between the Midwest and the west coast, interested in the ways conquest and freedom are tied up in movement and our relationship to land and space. The work stems from a town in Illinois which was once the largest hardware manufacturing center in the United States. In contemporary times the industry has experienced a hollowing out, except for certain specialized and not-yet-elsewhere produced parts. The dematerialization of value-production that comes with the shift from manufacturing to service sits alongside a continual sprawl moving over the land. In this town a machine shop produces wares for military and private defense clients. This includes NASA, to whom they supplied the gear mechanisms for the rover Curiosity, currently exploring Mars. Starting from this shop, Eudey investigates the reality of human work alongside the mythology and spectacle to which these concrete efforts serve. At the core of her investigation is the human relationship to physical space and how photographic representation has expanded and irrevocably shifted our visual capacity within that relationship, producing a condition of abstracted and infinite views.

This work will be combined with an associated piece called The Tenuous Distance, to be release as a set of two books – one image based and the other text.

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UNTITLED (SPEECH + ATTENTION) #3 – SARAH FONTAINE

July 29, 2014

The last installment of a three part lecture series curated by June/July Resident Christian Nagler. Thursday, July 24th, 7pm @ RTS.

Among other things, Sarah will be speaking about

mundane in-person talk, which is the lovely kind of talk that only happens in person, the kind of talk that is more irrelevant because it is the secondary thing occurring, in addition to the body placement, or body-existing

and the things we were doing when we weren’t in prison including things that are the same as things people in prison are doing

and that you are a person and everyone is a mess without you now but you did what you could and the credit cards just exist and the birds did their thing

Christian is asking the audience to create some conditions of attention: to depart for the event in silence, and to arrive in silence. To make a frame for the speech.

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UNTITLED (SPEECH + ATTENTION) # 2 – BINTA AYOFEMI

July 24, 2014

The second of a three part lecture series curated by June/July Resident Christian Nagler. Thursday, July 24th, 7pm @ RTS.

Among other things, Binta will be speaking on street trees and economic latency, parks as early software, cutting and pasting the city, equivalence of semantic units, the Shakers and The Animals.

Christian is asking the audience to create some conditions of attention: to depart for the event in silence, and to arrive in silence.

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RTS// AROUND TOWN – JUNE/JULY 2014

July 09, 2014

Conrad Guevara

No Can Handle @ City Limits Gallery
July 19 – August 23, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 19, 7-11pm
http://citylimitsgallery.com/exhibitions/conradguevara
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Aurora Crispin (Bay Area Art Workers Alliance), Amy M. Ho (Stairwells),
k.r.m. mooney (n/a), and Ian Dolton-Thornton (Publication Studio)

Bay Area Now 7 @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
July 18th – October 5th, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, July 18th, 8-11pm
http://www.ybca.org/ban7

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Carrie Hott

Pop-up Talk: Carrie Hott On Whales @ Oakland Museum of California
Friday, July 18, 2014, 6:30–7 pm
http://www.museumca.org/event/pop-talk-carrie-hott-whales

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Christina Linden

Radical Acts @ Oakland Museum of California, Curated by Christina Linden
Includes works by Wally Hedrick, Jay DeFeo, Bruce Conner, and Alexandra Jacopetti Hart
Opening Reception: Friday, July 18, 2014. Included with Museum admission. During Friday Nights @ OMCA, from 5 to 9 pm, admission is half-price for adults, free for ages 18 and under. Admission for Members is always free.

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Amy M. Ho

We are Only Dust and Shadow @ Et Al.
July 11th – August 8th, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday July 17th, 7 – 10pm
http://etaletc.com/
Artist Talk: August 8th

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James Sterling Pitt

Color Shift @ BAM/PFA
June 18 – August 24, 2014
http://www.bampfa.berkeley.
edu/exhibition/colorshift

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UNTITLED (SPEECH + ATTENTION) #1 – NEIL MARCUS

July 08, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first of a three part lecture series curated by June/July Resident Christian Nagler. Thursday, July 17th, 7pm @ RTS.

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PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG CASSEROLE

Join us for the closing reception for Many Places at Once at the Wattis Institute, co-hosted by Real Time & Space. Please bring a dish you interpret as a self portrait. DJ Lloyd Cargo will be spinning and get ready for a balloon drop! BYOB and BYO serving utensils.

360 Kansas Street
San Francisco CA 94103
6-8 pm

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JULY/AUGUST 2014 RESIDENT

July 07, 2014

RTS would like to welcome our July/August resident, Becky Alprin, an artist based in Oakland. Alprin’s process involves the languages of architectural model making and topographic mapping, both of which are simplified ways to depict complex forms of great scale. These reductive languages make vast things comprehensible and reveal patterns, lending the perspective of an archeologist in the distant future. Blended with geologic concepts deployed as metaphor, Alprin creates landscapes and cityscapes of indeterminate health set in ambiguous time.

During her residency at RTS, Alprin plans to continue work on the ongoing Cross Section Map series. For this series, Alprin has built lexicons of shapes that become the bits and fragments from which she assembles environments. These environments represent what she imagines would be seen if a swath of land was cut away to reveal the cross section of a landfill, a reclamation zone, or what it might look like if the world in front of our eyes was dismantled into its constituent parts. Pulled apart into fragments and then remade into new worlds, these landscapes examine the human condition through the fragility of the built environment, and through the lens of 2-dimensional design, in which positive and negative shapes may be interpreted in poetic terms.

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RTS MOVIE NIGHT

June 24, 2014

 
RTS and the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts invite you to an RTS Movie Night in connection with the exhibition Many Places at Oncenow on view at the Wattis. This RTS Movie Night features the film and video works of Kim Miskowicz. Miskowicz is an Oakland-based artist who works in a variety of media, including paintings and moving images. There will be a solo exhibition of her work coming up in the fall at Krowswork Gallery in Oakland. RTS Movie Nights are curated by Anastasia Pahules.
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JUNE/JULY 2014 RESIDENT

June 22, 2014

RTS is pleased to welcome Christian Nagler as our June/July resident. Christian Nagler is a writer, artist and performer. While in residence at RTS he’s working on two essays, “Bartleby’s Cognitive Weather” and “Union Aesthetics” as well as curating a series of lecture performances Untitled (Speech + Attention).

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LAST NITE WAS MAD REAL: A ROUNDTABLE ON POP MUSIC

June 21, 2014

Sunday, June 22nd – 12 pm

Brandon Brown, Sofía Córdova, Ian Dolton-Thornton , Brandon Drew Holmes, Jackie Im & Matt Kirkland talk about pop music, etc., moderated by Aaron Harbour.

 

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RTS TALKS: LANA WILLIAMS + JOSH MINKUS

May 23, 2014

Join us this Wednesday at Real Time & Space for talks by recent studio member Lana Williams and Oakland based artist Josh Minkus.

Josh Minkus

Lana Williams

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RTS AT THE WATTIS – APRIL 2014

April 15, 2014

Real Time & Space is pleased to announce its inclusion in Many Places at Once, at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, curated by the 2014 graduating class of the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice at California College of the Arts.

Exhibition dates: April 17 – July 12, 2014
Opening event: April 17, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, 360 Kansas Street, San Francisco

We are in such great company in this exhibition that includes work by by Martin Soto Climent, Rana Hamadeh, Li Ran, Cinthia Marcelle, William Powhida, and Ian Wallace. Check out the Wattis’ website for more information: http://www.wattis.org/exhibitions/many-places-once

Come see an installation of works from the studio along with a play, The 14 Negotiators, written and directed by former RTS resident Erin Jane Nelson, made in collaboration with studio members of RTS. As part of our contribution to Many Places at Once, RTS will also be producing a series of events:

RTS Open House
Saturday May 3, 2 – 6 pm
At RTS, 125 10th Street, Oakland

RTS Talk – Anthony Huberman of the Wattis with Joel Dean & Jason Benson of Important Projects
Date TBD, stay tuned
At RTS, 125 10th Street, Oakland

RTS Film Night – curated by Anastasia Pahules
Tuesday, June 24, 7 – 10pm
At RTS, 125 10th Street, Oakland

RTS Potluck – Portrait of the Artist as a Young Casserole
Saturday, July 12, 6 – 8pm
At the Wattis, 360 Kansas Street, San Francisco
Please bring a dish you interpret as a self portrait and get ready for a balloon drop! BYOB, and BYO serving utensils.

 

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