actions vent ascending frequencies Graduate Student Lecture

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San Francisco Art Institute | Fort Mason Campus & Fort Mason Center For Arts & Culture


The San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) | Fort Mason Campus and Fort Mason Center For Arts & Culture (FMCAC) hosted an SFAI Graduate Student Lecture Series presentation, assume vivid astro focus: actions vent ascending frequencies in Gallery 308, Building A, on Friday, September 13, 2019, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Speaker Eli Sudbrack of creative collective assume vivid astro focus discussed the actions vent ascending frequencies skate on art roller rink opening in the FMCAC parking lot on September 13. Admission to the rink and the lecture was free (reserve in advance for the lecture and the rink).

The artist group assume vivid astro focus (avaf) remakes dance club rhythms, X-Men powers, and outsized fashion for new environments. Their roller rink actions vent ascending frequencies began as a 2004 Whitney Biennial project in New York City, where avaf worked with the Central Park Dance Skaters Association to honor their regular meeting spot.

Artists have always depicted the important gatherings in life, from religious ceremonies and state coronations to sporting events and lunches in the grass. With avaf, we’re invited to join in the particular magic of a skating life, joining an art work conceived in terms of people and not of objects.

assume vivid astro focus was founded by Eli Sudbrack (b. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1968) in 2001. Sudbrack began working with Christophe Hamaide Pierson in 2005 as a duo that often morphs into a collective for select projects, challenging conventional assumptions about authorship and the role of the artist’s persona in contemporary life. avaf works in a vast array of media, including painting, drawing, installations, video, sculpture, neon, wallpaper, and decals, taking on rigid classifications of gender, politics, and national identity through pop imagery and neon colors.

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