Breaking Ranks: Human/Nature Reading & Performance
"Breaking Ranks" in military usage indicates the movement of a group to fall out of line, allowing each person to go his or her own way. The Bay Area artists, performers, and writers included in this multimedia exhibition and day of site-specific readings and performance break ranks from the status quo to investigate the arbitrary division between Nature and Culture.
On Sunday, February 13, we've invited artists to site performance pieces that activate both the natural landscape and the cultural history of military presence on Headlands' site. The day is organized as a progression, starting at 2PM, with artist guides leading audience members from site to site in and around Headlands' campus.
Plan to wear comfortable walking shoes, or alternately, feel free to drive or bike the short distance between locations. In case of rain, indoor performances will remain as scheduled; outdoor pieces may migrate indoors.
SITE 1: BUILDING 944 FORT BARRY
A. Anisse Gross tells the untold story of parsley, and
serves up small parsley treats.
SITE 2: A 15 MINUTE GUIDED WALK UP THE HILL
B. Christian Nagler & Cassie Thornton lead the experience.
SITE 3: BATTERY ALEXANDER
C. Sarah Fran Wisby enacts conversational poetry.
SITE 4: BUILDING 961
D. Matt Runkle reads fiction about a post-functional city.
E. Elise Baldwin performs with audiovisual dioramas.
SITE 5: A 10 MINUTE GUIDED WALK BACK DOWN THE HILL
F. Jesse Nathan, en route, ambushes from hilltops with poetry.
SITE 6: GYM BUILDING
G. Alex Nichols contemplates birds, containment, and word cages.
H. Denise Leto audio-logs feminist embodiment and eco-poetics.
SITE 7: BUILDING 944 FORT BARRY
I. Jesse Nathan recites poetry.
J. Qilo Matzen performs in the latrine on water and queer cruising.
**PLEASE NOTE Qilo's piece contains graphic language and
Gallery Hours | January 23 - February 20, 2011
Building 944, 3rd Floor | Admission FREE
Tuesday - Friday + Sunday, Noon - 5PM
In the Gallery | Dena Al-Adeeb & Sama Alshaibi | D-L Alvarez | Donald Fortescue | David Kwan | Nathan Lynch | Martin Machado Masako Miki | Matthew T. Mullins | Jenna North | Jesse Schlesinger | Reggie Stump | Youngsuk Suh | Andy Vogt | Ben Venom
Headlands Center for the Arts
944 Simmonds Road
Sausalito, CA 94965