Open call for ELEVATE: An Urban Residency

June 04, 2016

IMG_2744RTS is excited to announce a new writers’ residency in partnership with Small Press Traffic. Residents will get a shared studio space at RTS. Applications for the first residency are due June 15th!  Details below.

ELEVATE: An Urban Residency

Small Press Traffic in partnership with Real Time and Space, invites submissions for an experimental run of its Residency Program, ELEVATE.

ELEVATE grants selected experimental writers, at any stage in their career, free studio space in a decommissioned elevator at Real Time and Space in Oakland, CA. One resident will be chosen for each session. 

The duration of each residency is two months and includes an opportunity for the resident to perform creative work and give an artist talk.  Residency candidates local to the Bay Area in California will receive a $250 stipend; out-of-town candidates will receive a $500 stipend.



For July-August Residency: Application deadline June 15th

For Sept -October Residency: Application deadline Aug 1st

For November-December Residency: Application deadline Oct 1st

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Gyre Entailed: Curated by Elliott Cost

May 23, 2016

ElliottFacebookRTS is excited to host a night of sound and performances curated by artist in residence Elliott Cost. Come join us on Sunday, May 29th from 6 to 9PM.

Madalyn Merkey

Christopher Moore & James Emrick

Florian C


Stacian’s Chessica


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May 13, 2016


RTS is excited to host LIMB on May 20th at 9pm.

LIMB is an event curated by Esra Canoğulları as a part of their residency at Real Time and Space. LIMB addresses sound as an extension of a diasporic body with performances by 8ULENTINA, lak and The Creatrix.

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MAY/JUNE Resident: Channing Morgan

May 06, 2016


RTS is excited to welcome our May/June 2016 resident, Channing Morgan!

Channing Morgan is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Oakland, California. Upon receiving her MFA from California College of the Arts in 2015, she became a founding member of CTRL+SHFT, an all-female arts collective in West Oakland. Her work has recently been included in exhibitions at Black and White Projects and Southern Exposure in San Francisco, as well as an inaugural exhibition at CTRL+SHFT Collective. Her work utilizes text-based work, installation and performance to negotiate her perspectives on race, recognition and the presumption of their stability.

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Open Engagement: RTS Parking Lot Oasis

April 27, 2016

BannersThroughout the whole weekend of Open Engagment, RTS will serve drinks and food at the RTS Parking Lot Oasis – right around the corner from the Oakland Museum.  Rest, catch up, and digest from 8am to 6pm on Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st.  Light refreshment and community will be served. We hope to see you this weekend!
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Open Engagement: Introduction to Latinx Artist Retreat

April 26, 2016


Real Time and Space is excited to host Introduction to Latinx Artist Retreat in partnership with Open Engagement!  Join us on Sunday, May 1st at 12:30pm for this round table discussion centered on Latinx art communities. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch!

Introduction to Latinx Artist Retreat is an artist-led effort to call a national convening of latinx artists, writers, scholars, and administrators for the purpose of building community and dialogue across cultures, regions, and mediums. As a self-organized project, The Latinx Artist Retreat would give latinx artist communities the opportunity to self-determine the means by which they are represented and supported organizationally. This introductory meeting is an opportunity for latinx peoples working in the arts to gather for the purpose of envisioning what a national gathering would look like and begin to share concerns. We welcome all latinx peoples and those working in latinx communities to attend.

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RTS Talks: Black Salt Collective

April 25, 2016


Real Time and Space is excited to host an artist talk by the Black Salt Collective, our Open Engagement nominated artists in residence.  Join us on Saturday, April 30th at 1pm!  Event is free and open to the public!

Black Salt Collective is the work of Sarah Biscarra-Dilley, Anna Luisa Petrisko, Grace Rosario Perkins, and Adee Roberson. Black Salt will present an art talk that explores their individual practices and how they have come together collectively since their establishment in 2012.

By highlighting the atmospheric qualities of their first curatorial project Visions into Infinite Archives (January 2016 at SOMArts Gallery, SF), Black Salt Collective will discuss their use of collaboration, inclusion, and intention as ways to reconstruct institutional spaces. Black Salt will also touch on other upcoming projects including a book to be released in 2017. Q+A to follow.

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April 08, 2016

1501165_792577347425758_1672688598_oRTS is pleased to welcome April Open Engagement nominated resident Black Salt Collective! Save the date for their Open Engagement talk on April 30th at 1pm!

Black Salt Collective is the work of Sarah Biscarra Dilley, Grace Rosario Perkins, Anna Luisa Petrisko, and Adee Roberson.

Founded in 2012, Black Salt embodies cultural and contemporary narratives. The work is cultural, but not “cultural” in the anthropological sense of the word, as cultural art is often seen through a Western lens. Black Salt is about contemporary non-linear identity in which experience results in atmosphere.

As a group, Black Salt Collective has shown at Artists’ Television Access, CalArts, The San Francisco Public Library as part of the RADAR series, MIX Festival, Outsider Festival, and Glitch Festival Australia. Black Salt Collective was also a recipient of an Alternative Exposure grant from San Francisco’s Southern Exposure in 2013 and nominated for a curatorial residency at SOMArts in 2014. The Collective‘s proposal was selected and opened in January 2016 in SOMArt’s Main Gallery. The exhibition “Visions into Infinite Archives” featured 30 intergenerational artists and filmmakers of color creating a boundless and liminal archive.

Currently, the collective is working on a book to be released in 2017 through Wolfman Books, Oakland.

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APRIL/MAY Resident: Esra Canoğullari

ESRACANOGULLARI TASBIHRTS is excited to welcome our April/May 2016 resident, Esra Canoğullari!

Esra Canoğulları is an interdisciplinary artist, DJ/producer based in Oakland, California. Esra has participated in Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ Bay Area Now 7, Doubt It / Talk Series at n/a gallery, (Re)visions Festival in Oakland and “Aubergine” at Et Al gallery. Esra is a resident DJ and curator of Club Chai a monthly genre bending party in Oakland. Their work focuses on creating diasporic fantasy space through sculpture, video, sound and garments.

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RTS Talks: Dan Bouthot

March 16, 2016

RTS and artist in residence Dan Bouthot will be hosting a performance by the Potrero Hill Painting Club. Join us on March 27th at 3pm for a cocktail sampling with lite pairings to celebrate the season.

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MARCH/APRIL Resident: Elliott Cost

March 15, 2016

Costinstall11RTS is excited to welcome our March/April 2016 resident, Elliott Cost!

Elliott Cost is an artist and curator living in San Francisco. Recent curatorial projects include UA1273-UA1728 at Silver Cloud Ranch in Maui, Hawaii; Hitman Agent 47 at Pamela’s in San Francisco, CA; and Ajax Hex at Nitro Trail in Richmond, CA. Elliott has shown work in Tear Inferno at Land and Sea, Oakland, CA; Et al. at SF Art Night, San Francisco; and Who Do You Like Paper, Me​ at 1040 Florida Street, San Francisco.

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RTS Talks: Constance Hockaday + Miguel Arzabe

February 13, 2016

rts talkhockaday_arzabeReal Time and Space is excited to host artist talks by Constance Hockaday, our Jan/Feb artist in residence, and new RTS studio member, Miguel Arzabe.  Join us on Sunday, February 28th at 7pm!

Constance Hockaday is a Chilean American artist who grew up on the water in Port Isabel, Texas, 5 miles from where the Rio Grande River dumps into the Gulf of Mexico. She has created outsider maritime projects for more than 15 years, from a boat hotel the New York Times called “a New York City success story” to a floating peep show bobbing in the San Francisco harbor that highlighted the loss of spaces for the Bay Area’s queer community. Her most recent performance installation, “All These Darlings and Now Us,” commissioned by Southern Exposure in San Francisco, was described by the New York Times as a powerful “commentary on the forces of technification and gentrification roiling San Francisco.” Hockaday holds an MFA in Social Practice Art and a Masters in Conflict Resolution from Portland State University and BA from Prescott College. She is a 2014 TED Fellow and has received support from the San Francisco MOMA, City of Oakland, the East Bay Artist Fund, The Puffin Foundation, Flux Factory, and Southern Exposure.

Miguel Arzabe is a visual artist based in San Francisco working primarily in video, painting, and paper weaving. His work was featured in Hors Pistes at the Centre Pompidou in Paris; the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma in Montréal, Canada; RM Projects in Auckland New Zealand; Red Tree House in Mexico City; Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon; Berkeley Art Museum; and at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He has had numerous residencies and awards including Headlands Center for the Arts, Montalvo Art Center, Vermont Studio Center, and Santa Fe Art Institute. His work is held in private and public collections, nationally and internationally. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, with an MS in Environmental Fluid Dynamics from Arizona State University and an MFA from UC Berkeley. He is represented by CULT/ Aimee Friberg Exhibitions.

RSVP here.

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FEB/MARCH Resident: Daniel Bouthot

January 29, 2016

rts_bouthotRTS is pleased to welcome our Feb/March 2016 resident, Daniel Bouthot!

Daniel Bouthot is a visual artist whose work draws from themes of American history, economics, production, and technophilia as they are framed within contemporary consumer culture. In recent projects that explore a fascination with digital tools, he has built sculptures that mine Bitcoin, hacked a CNC router to make it script the Declaration of Independence with a feather quill, and utilized a sharing economy platform to dispense beat poetry. His work has been described as crafty and minimalist in aesthetic with a dry wit that aspires towards the absurd. Working across a wide range of media including prints, sculpture, performance, and video, he has been shown nationally and internationally at venues including NYCAMS in New York, The Soap Factory in Minneapolis, SOMARTS in San Francisco and Fieldgate Gallery in London. He has a BFA in printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in social practice from California College of the Arts. He currently lives and works in Oakland.

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JAN/FEB Resident: Constance Hockaday

January 09, 2016

ConstanceHockadayRTS is excited to welcome our first resident for 2016, Constance Hockaday!

Constance Hockaday is a Chilean American artist who grew up on the water in Port Isabel, Texas, 5 miles from where the Rio Grande River dumps into the Gulf of Mexico. She has created outsider maritime projects for more than 15 years, from a boat hotel the New York Times called “a New York City success story” to a floating peep show bobbing in the San Francisco harbor that highlighted the loss of spaces for the Bay Area’s queer community.

Hockaday began working with boats at a young age. At 19, she joined up with the Floating Neutrinos, a renowned family of wanderers who sailed around the world in handmade rafts who taught Hockaday to build boats from found materials. In 2006 she began a three-year collaboration with the street artist SWOON for Deitch Projects called Swimming Cities. SWOON, Hockaday and the other participants sailed floating sculptures and handcrafted vessels along the Hudson and Mississippi Rivers as well as the Adriatic Sea. Hockaday coordinated safety and logistics on the boats and captained her own vessel across the Adriatic to crash the Venice Biennale. In 2011 she created the Boatel in NYC’s Far Rockaways, a floating hotel and arts space made of refurbished salvaged vessels that hosted residents and art goers for overnight visits and performances in an effort to reconnect New Yorkers to the waterfronts and urban waterways of their cities. The project brought in audiences of over 5000 people and garnered press and critical acclaim everywhere from the New York Times and The Guardian to NPR and El Pais.

Her most recent performance installation, “All These Darlings and Now Us,” commissioned by Southern Exposure in San Francisco, was described by the New York Times as a powerful “commentary on the forces of technification and gentrification roiling San Francisco.” Peepshow performances by strippers, drag queens, and performance artists from two recently shuttered iconic queer businesses, The Lusty Lady and Esta Noche, took place on a raft of retrofitted sailboats. More than a thousand people watched the shows, many brought to the boats on skiffs.

Hockaday holds an MFA in Social Practice Art and a Masters in Conflict Resolution from Portland State University and BA from Prescott College. She is a 2014 TED Fellow and has received support from the San Francisco MOMA, City of Oakland, the East Bay Artist Fund, The Puffin Foundation, Flux Factory, and Southern Exposure.

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Improvisational Patchwork Workshop with Violette Alby + Eliza Fernand

December 15, 2015

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RTS is hosting a quilting workshop led by Violette Alby and Eliza Fernand this Saturday! Drop by anytime between 10am and 4pm for some quilting fun!

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1clIVTrUOMhZpmKUWdNNQOAI6aQmH4_Z74bpJ2-1WpoRTS is hosting a record release party this Sat night!


DECEMBER 19TH 2015 7 TO 9 PM
Visuals by Grace Rosario Perkins and Anna Luisa Petrisko/ JEEPNEYS

Tropic Green performance at 8 with Sarah Sass Biscarra-Dilley and Titania Kumeh

Tropic Green is music from the planet Saturn as channeled by Adee Roberson. Roberson is a visual artist and musician who has been a fixture in underground art and music for over a decade. With Tropic Green- She is leading the way for us into a Black Futurist fantasy that draws from the minimal aspects of punk, reggae, house music, and spirituals. She weaves rich celestial landscapes with her drum machines, synthesizers and various percussion instruments.

These tracks were recorded cross-country in California & New York City. Crime On The Moon label owner Hannah Lew handled the west coast tracking & participated in the birth of the music which features Roberson on drum machine, synthesizer, bass and vocals. India Cooke, the legendary Bay Area Jazz and Improvisational Violinist peppers the songs throughout. Christina Files took over in NYC for producing & mixing bringing cosmic lasers, floating oscillations of white noise & regenerated feedback that folds gracefully into the milieu and helped further Roberson’s creative vision. Obscured by samples, decibel distortions & outer space visions, the nature of this recording forces the music to be heard.

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Next Year’s Residency Lineup!

RTS is excited to announce the artists selected for the next year’s residency cycle!

Dan Bouthot
Esra Canogullari
Christy Chan
Sophia Cleary
Elliot Cost
Jasmine Gibson
Connie Hockaday
Lee Maida
Channing Morgan
Mitzi Pederson
Related Tactics (Michele Carlson, Weston Teruya, and Nathan Watson)
Cassie Thornton


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RTS Talks: Elizabeth Orr and Cedar Sigo

December 07, 2015


Real Time and Space is excited to host artist talks by Elizabeth Orr, our December artist in residence, and San Francisco based poet, Cedar Sigo.  Join us on Monday December 14th at 7pm!

Elizabeth Orr (b. 1984 Venice, CA) is an interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker, working through both intuition and research, her work involves an interrogation into philosophy and methodologies of thought and representation – through a queer feminist perspective.  Orr feels that methodology of thought can be materialized in art – literally how it is made, moved, and how formal qualities of art practice dictate a means to an end. The past three years Orr has worked with choreographing and directing performances for video and art installations, along with making glass sculptural works. She is drawn to video and its cinematic history, enthusiastic about the potential to represent complex subjectivities out of set genres, positions, time, and movement, along with how economy interacts with production value and content.

Elizabeth Orr is currently part of the collaborative group No Total based at Artists Space Books and Talks, and is working on her first feature film Mt Rush. Orr is represented by Bodega in NYC and is the manager of her late father, Eric Orr’s Estate. She received her B.A. in Liberal Arts at Hampshire College and her M.F.A from Bard College in 2014. Her work has been featured in multiple organizations in the U.S and abroad including Artists Space Books and Talks, New York, Recess, NY, MoMA, NY, If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want to Be Part of Your Revolution, The Netherlands, ICA Philadelphia, PA, Harvard University Carpenter Center, MA, NurtureArt, NYC, and was commissioned by MOCAtv with her collaboration Bulk Purchases with artist Emma Hedditch.

Cedar Sigo was raised on the Suquamish Reservation in the Pacific Northwest and studied at The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute. He is the author of eight books and pamphlets of poetry, including Language Arts (Wave Books, 2014), Stranger in Town (City Lights, 2010), Expensive Magic (House Press, 2008), and two editions of Selected Writings (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2003 and 2005). He has taught at St. Marys College, The Institute of American Indian Arts, University Press Books and Naropa University. He lives in San Francisco.

“More and more, I see the poet’s work as connecting bits of language as they begin to surface out-right. My dream of composition is not to convey narrative but rather to illumine the fact that scaling these gaps aloud creates intimacy. It is a revealing process. It’s arrival may result in entire lines or unsettled syllabic fits of speech. The pull of a rhythm can haunt the mind to the point of destroying any notion of free verse.” – Cedar Sigo

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Oakland Stock

November 15, 2015


TONIGHT! Real Time & Space will be presenting a proposal at Oakland Stock! Come have some yummy soup and vote for RTS!

November 15th 2015, 6pm
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Tickets here.

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RTS Talks: Courtney Tramposh and Beth Krebs

November 11, 2015



Real Time & Space is pleased to present artist talks by our November artist in residence, Courtney Tramposh, and new RTS member, Beth Krebs.  Join us on Monday, November 16th at 7pm!

Courtney Tramposh (b. 1979) received her BFA from the University of Kansas, and her MFA from Hunter College in New York.  In 2003 she attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Design’s summer residency program in Skowhegan, ME.  And in 2007, was awarded a scholarship to further her graduate studies in Venice, Italy.  Her work has been included in exhibitions throughout the US and abroad, in spaces such as Paragraph Gallery, KS, Clementine, Debs and Co., and The Proposition galleries in NYC, the EMerge Art Fair, Washington, DC, and Red Box Studio in Beijing, China.  In 2011, Tramposh curated the exhibition “Anomalistic Urge” at Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn.  And in 2013, was invited to produce a large-scale installation for the Chashama program’s Harlem exhibition space.  Tramposh lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, and regularly works teaching children set-design and acting in conjunction with the Paper Bag Players children’s theater company in NY.

Beth Krebs’ work celebrates the earnest, heroic, and usually botched human efforts at transcendence. She explores this subject, with humor and empathy, by transforming physical spaces and by making sculptural objects and drawings. A graduate of the MFA program at Rutgers University, Beth has exhibited her work in New York and abroad, at venues including Smack Mellon, Mixed Greens, Storefront Ten Eyck, the Cue Foundation, the Elizabeth Foundation Project Space, the Bronx Museum and Real Artways. In 2012, Beth was awarded a grant to fund an installation in Germany. She is the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA grant, and has been awarded residencies at the MacDowellColony, Jentel, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and the Bemis Center, and will be at Willapa Bay next March. She will have her second solo show at Station Independent Projects in New York next June.

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