CAMPUS: Interventions to Public Space

05.21.16

Campus: Interventions into Public Space is a one-time performance event happening Saturday, May 21st at Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture, in the alleyway between Buildings B and C. This juried exhibition prompted artists to submit artwork that engages the architectural space at Fort Mason and promotes audience participation. Our esteemed juror Justin Hoover, Creative Director or Arts & Culture at Fort Mason, selected three site-specific works that activate the unique site of the alleyway.

Though diverse, all winning proposals explore the "space between" structures, people and cultural categorizations in provocative and creative ways. Charlie Ford and Dana Morrison (SFAI) explore the edges and limitations of the human body in an ephemeral and poetic dance performance. Yvette Dibos (CCA) challenges boundaries with her at once humorous and ominous balloon performance. Referencing the radical history of feminist performance art, Dibos takes issues of labor and sabotage into the contemporary moment. “The Expanding Gallery,”  the project presented Elizabeth Bennett (Mills), asks visitors to label found “artworks” around Fort Mason, challenging the value systems in the art world through crowd-sourced participation.

Artists in this event include: Elizabeth Bennett (Mills), Yvette Dibos (CCA), Charlie Ford (SFAI), and Dana Morrison (SFAI).

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