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MULTIMEDIA | Dirt and Copper presents new works in collaboration with Laura Steenberge, joined by artist Rebeca Bollinger, and performing amidst Dana Hemenway’s work-in-progress, "The Color of Horizons."

Shadow Box: Dirt and Copper with Laura Steenberge

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Date(s) - 02/01/2020
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Project Artaud, Space 124


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Dirt and Copper presents new works in collaboration with Laura Steenberge, joined by artist Rebeca Bollinger, and performing amidst Dana Hemenway’s work-in-progress, “The Color of Horizons.”

The performance sparks sonic and visual action between players as they navigate among Hemenway’s installation. New works by Laura Steenberge, Matt Robidoux, Julie Herndon, and Tony Gennaro are interwoven with Bollinger and Hemenway’s live visuals, activating space and shadows.

The performance space is Hemenway’s temporary studio at Space 124 in Project Artaud, which is being used to make a large-scale artwork that will be installed in SFO’s new Terminal 1 in March, 2020. Dirt and Copper, Steenberge, and Bollinger create a performance alongside, enmeshed within, and responding to Hemenway’s work.

Dirt and Copper is a Bay Area collective dedicated to the performance of radical new music. Comprised of composer-performers, Dirt and Copper prioritizes diverse programming, new avenues of interpretation, and distinct performances.

Laura Steenberge is a composer and performer who studies aural and written practices at the intersections of language, mythology and music. As a composer she primarily creates works for vocal and instrumental chamber ensembles. As a performer she makes use of voice, viola da gamba, piano, harmonica, tuning forks, paper, objects and movement to create etudes, songs and site-specific performances.

Working within a generative practice, Rebeca Bollinger identifies the nuances that reside between unstable ground and order. She gives this study visual form and language while working in several mediums including sculpture, photography, video, performance, writing, drawing, and installation.

Dana Hemenway is an artist based in San Francisco. She received her MFA from Mills College and her BA from University of California Santa Cruz. She has had residencies at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha, NE), ACRE (Stueben, WI), SÍM (Reykjavik, Iceland), The Wassaic Project (Upstate New York), Root Division (San Francisco, CA), and is a charter resident of the Minnesota Street Project’s Studio Program (San Francisco, CA). Dana is the recipient of The San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant, a Southern Exposure Alternative Exposure Grant, and in 2017 she was awarded her first Permanent Public Art Commission for SFO’s Terminal 1, which is scheduled for completion in early 2020. Dana has exhibited her artwork locally, nationally, and internationally including: Sophis Gallery in Seoul, Proyectos Monclova in Mexico City; Julius Caesar in Chicago, IL; Aquarius in Brooklyn, NY; Wave Pool in Cincinnati, Ohio; The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz, CA; Eleanor Harwood Gallery, The Popular Workshop, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, SOMArts Cultural Center, Park Life, Southern Exposure, & Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco; Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley; Palo Alto Art Center in Palo Alto; EXO Project Space in Oak Lawn, IL; and Statler-Waldorf Gallery in Los Angeles. From 2015 – 2017, Dana served as a co-director of Royal Nonesuch Gallery, an artist-run project space in Oakland, CA. She is represented by Eleanor Harwood Gallery in San Francisco, CA.

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