Capturing the avant-garde world of the Dada Movement, “Dada Explodes: A Burst of Sound, Light, and the Absurd” will feature a surreal carnival for the senses. Featuring the music of experimental rock band Impuritan — a blend psychedelic, ambient, punk, noise, shoegaze, and surf/post/space rock — and visuals by filmmaker Anna Geyer, the performance is curated by composer/sound artist David Molina. Geyer’s film will feature kaleidoscopes of color and surreal landscapes with hand-processed 16mm film loops on three projectors; sound artist Loach Fillet and video artist Flower Pattern will contribute to the night’s sounds and visuals; and actor and comedian Edna Mira Raia will host the evening as “Hillary’s Radio Show.” Audience members will qualify for a $5 discount on the price of at-the-door tickets if they wear Dada-inspired attire or costumes.
This performance by Impuritan, Anna Geyer, Loachfillet, Flower Pattern and Edna Mira Raia, is hosted by Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival, which runs from May 19 – June 5 exclusively at FMCAC. The Festival features over 100 performances by 50 different ensembles, as well as an expansive arts exhibition celebrating 100 years of the Dada Movement. Get discounts on tickets to see multiple shows at the Festival by buying a Festival pass. More details here.