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POW! POW! ACTION art festival
The Climate Theater
San Francisco, CA
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POW! POW! ACTION art festival
POW! POW! ACTION art festival - October 15-18, 2009

POW! POW! ACTION Art festival 2009 is a 4 evening festival of new ACTION art works that will take place on Thursday October 15th, Friday October 16th, Saturday October 17th, and Sunday October 18th, featuring installations + stage performances every night!

Co-curated and produced by Alyssa Lee of group A and gal*in_dog AKA Guillermo Galindo, POW! POW! displays cutting-edgy work of performers and artists from the Bay Area, New York, Seattle, Philadelphia, Hawaii, Los Angeles, Canada, and Germany.

"The ultimate artists response to the economic melt downA tax payer/GOP friendly festival. Not one penny of tax money ever used to produce it". POW! POW!

Translation = " Real freedom of expression. No strings attached."

One of the few uncensored festivals in the US, POW! POW! is presented as a response to the ways in which the art scene is managed in the Bay Area and the United States and to the bailout of too big to fail arts organizations. Artists have been forced to follow certain aesthetics in order to have their work presented in a gallery or a festival and obligated to create a specific type of work that follows the fiscal sponsor's agenda. Thus, the sponsor gets either to censor the artist or to adapt the art to fit the organizations specific agenda. The curators of POW! POW! devised a festival where the artist is encouraged to present work without restrictions.

The previous years festival, POW! 2008 mini performance art festival was a huge success, generating excitement for performance art and for uncensored expression from artists. This years POW! POW! has quadrupled in size and will be even more shocking!

Among many outrageous artists, POW! POW! 2009 will be featuring controversial performers such as Frank Moore, Keith Hennessey, Michael Namkung and many others. Content of these shameless pieces are all over the map, ranging from works about volcanic eruptions, underwater explorations of performative hygiene, wearable art pieces, first dates, electro-mechanical soft sculptures, absurdist hip hop performance, art critiques, interactive video installations, Japanese-American Internment camps, and the ironic and sometimes brutal ideals we teach our children that we consider acceptable.


THURSDAY 10.15.09

alyssa lee + gal*in_dog
nora raggio
greg crane

jeremiah barber
anna martine whitehead
joshua kit clayton
kegel kater
michael namkung

FRIDAY 10.16.09
alyssa lee + gal*in_dog
nora raggio
greg crane

shawn feeney
tina takemoto
frank moore, shaman/performance artist
J. robert reed
corner liquor store
green hemoglobin

SATURDAY 10.17.09
alyssa lee + gal*in_dog
nora raggio
greg crane
sheryl-ann simpson (i+an audience)
your name here
marita bullman
keith hennessey/Zero Performance
rebcecca anne wilson
erika hannes
bo choi (fiber artist)
gina clark
michael namkung
nicole zvarik

SUNDAY 10.18.09

michael namkung
alyssa lee + gal*In_dog
holly furgason
nora raggio
greg crane

george alley + alyssa lee
sheryl-ann simpson
suki tawdry
maria legault


The Climate Theater
285 9th street
San Francisco, CA 94618
United States



Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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