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 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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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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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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July 09, 2014

Conrad Guevara

No Can Handle @ City Limits Gallery
July 19 – August 23, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 19, 7-11pm

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


Carrie Hott

Pop-up Talk: Carrie Hott On Whales @ Oakland Museum of California
Friday, July 18, 2014, 6:30–7 pm


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.


Amy M. Ho

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


James Sterling Pitt

Color Shift @ BAM/PFA
June 18 – August 24, 2014

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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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RTS would like to welcome our April resident, Sofía Córdova, an artist based in Emeryville. As part of her RTS ResidencyCórdova is working on an ongoing installation project, ¡Auxilio! ¡Socorro! (working title), that combines video, performance and two-dimensional work exploring science fiction, pop music, map making, and obsessive collecting to describe an imagined future.

The narrative of ¡Auxilio! ¡Socorro! revolves around a suite of original songs that refer to life in the future where the conditions of our planet, as we know them today, have deteriorated and become significantly altered by unnamed events. These songs are reworked into experimental compositions to form a soundtrack to a group of videos titled They Held Dances On The Graves Of Those Who Died In The Terror that document our lost “past”. Accompanying the videos is a series of redacted images titled The Kingdom is Me, created from magazine and newspapers clippings whose content has been edited out with black paint.

During her residency at RTS, Córdova plans to expand on this installation through a new video/performance work produced in two acts. Act 1 of the performance reinterprets popular songs from our “past” (based on our cultural present) in the tradition of the troubadour or griot, using known melodies to relay the news of the day. Act 2 employs amateur divination to write lyrics for the performance – a nod to Philip K Dick’s strategy for writing The Man in the High Castle.

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March 26, 2014

Real Time & Space is happy to announce the recipients of the 2014-2015 RTS Residency!

Becky Alprin, Oakland
Nicolás Bacal, Buenos Aires
Ashely Carter, Brooklyn
Alex Chitty, Chicago
Sofía Córdova, Emeryville
Zachary Davis, Brooklyn
Kerry Downey, Brooklyn
Christian Nagler, Oakland
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January 09, 2014


















Becca Albee spent January at RTS going to archives, taking photographs, and walking– seeking the locations of the counter-narrative to Joan Lowell‘s autobiography. She also worked on a project initiated by a visit to Hilaire Hiler’s Prismatarium at the Aquatic Park Bathhouse, color counseling, and Radical Feminist Therapy.

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November 11, 2013

RTS is excited to welcome Ross Meckfessel as the NOV/DEC resident. Working mainly in analog 16mm film, Ross’ recent films utilize documentary aesthetics, appropriated text, pop music and voice-overs to create fragmented narratives that attempt to undermine the authority of remembrance and documentation. In addition to editing a number of films in progress, Ross will also be shooting and editing a new film inspired by karaoke, Millennial culture, and Ingrid Bergman while working on a photo and film series inspired by magic iconography.

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October 26, 2013



My arrival to RTS was delayed by a few days thanks to my siamese cat Sesame’s sudden fear of everything. Luckily she is now back to normal again. She made me very worried — she would pop straight up in the air for no reason, hit her head on the bed frame, scramble away suddenly, sniff around like something was going to attack her. During my stay at RTS, I visited Bolinas to surf the Patch many times – once with studio mates Joel and Steven. I indulged on locally farmed and scavenged fresh produce at Berkeley Bowl. I attended a Public School session on the subject of Friendship where we read Plato’s Lysis. Holiday season was in full swing. Jack-o-laterns were out.

One evening I had dinner at a japanese restaurant called B-dama. It is a small place with a small “sushi bar” and a few tables. I was a party of one this night. I ended up sitting next to a man who everyone in the restaurant seemed to know and respect. He dressed in an asian 80′s style with a houndstooth jacket, thick shoulder pads, permed hair. He was a small man… maybe as tall as I am and I am small. We spoke briefly, but the noise was loud in the restaurant so it was impossible to hear everything he said. He told me he used to own a restaurant. He moved to CA from Japan.

During my final week in the Bay, David came to visit me. We took a short trip to Bolinas and stayed overnight, two evenings. We drove up to Point Reyes, the very tip of it where there’s cattle, deserted beaches, a lighthouse, elk and not much else. It seemed sharky. On the way up, we had an oyster feast with champagne at Hog Island. There’s a small rock in the inlet directly in front of several bbq grills and the rock slightly resembles a cute hog. This must be why “Hog Island”.

We surfed the Patch twice. The waves were very small and slow moving. No one else was surfing. The color of the water at the Patch reminds me of chocolate milk. As we walked along an inlet harbor in town, I saw an SUV pull up and out comes the same man I saw at B-dama, wearing the same outfit.

During RTS, I was able to develop the prototype for the new group of fan sculptures. I’m still working on it as it is very complicated to make such a thin fiberglass object. The epoxy resin I used was making me allergic so now I switched back to polyester resin. This all culminated in a party and show at Joel Dean’s Important Projects which is a gallery in the attic of a craftsman style home he rents. Evidently there are many car break-ins there. Joel and his roommates were very fun and had great Halloween costumes. They also entertained my obsession with Tiki Bars by going with me to the Kona Club. Regularly, the Kona Club seems empty. On this night it was packed with party people wearing costumes. The volcano spewed colored fog and people were dressed as sexy pirates, etc.

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October 08, 2013

RTS welcomes Ron Ewert, a visual artist and co-director of The Hills Esthetic Center in Chicago Illinois.  Ron is currently working on a never-ending series of black on white paintings of doodles, thumbnail sketches, preliminary drawings and graphic leftovers to be exhibited salon style or any-style, with or without a soundtrack, as an accumulative practice which is definitively not hoarding and may or may not be pathological.  While in Oakland, Ron will be studying the evolution of the Major League Baseball postseason, professional football players’ body language, the pros and cons of medium, large and extra-large art objects, and the displacement of subjectivity in abstract painting.

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September 27, 2013

McIntyre Parker prepared for and held a solo exhibition at Portland State University, Oregon, Unnamed flowers call that of this morning’s yellow.

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