Summer 2015 public events

Summer 2015 public events

Headlands Center for the Arts

Photos: Andria Lo. Courtesy of Headlands Center for the Arts.
June 9, 2015
Summer 2015 public events

Headlands Center for the Arts
944 Fort Barry
Sausalito, CA 94965

Headlands Center for the Arts announces a full season of public events led by current artists in residence, as well as cultural practitioners from across the Bay Area, each of who are exploring critical themes through their contemporary practices. New to Headlands’ repertoire this year are Fieldwork Sessions—intimate events that up the ante on a traditional studio visit or hands-on-activity by bringing participants into the creative process in a direct, experimental, and thought-provoking way. From instruction on basic wood joinery, cutting-edge musical performances, discussion on narrative photography, and seasonal open house and members dinner in the Ann Hamilton-renovated Mess Hall, there’s no shortage of ways to be inspired at Headlands this summer.

More info here.

Fieldwork Sessions: 
Collective experimentation and place-based making

Sunday, June 14
With the Grain” / Wood sculpting with Jesse Schlesinger
With a unique sensitivity to site, structures, and natural materials, artist and woodworker Jesse Schlesinger leads an informal session on how to craft small sculptural objects from locally milled cypress. Learn basic tips and tricks for joinery and tool use, and experience the natural tendencies of the organic materials at hand.

Sunday, June 21
Landscape Fictions” / Photography with Tressa Pack
Develop the narrative of place with photographer Tressa Pack. Hear about Pack’s practice for bringing the invisible to light in her photographs, and then put this methodology to the test during a group walk to scout and shoot photos in the iconic Marin Headlands. Please bring your own digital camera.

Tuesday, June 23
No Ideas But In Things” / J.P. Sniadecki 

Co-presented with San Francisco Film Society
Lending a behind-the-scenes eye (and ear) into the poetic world of things, filmmaker and current Artist in Residence J.P. Sniadecki shows clips from recent films he’s made in China and the U.S., and leads close-listening activities with the soundscapes that accompany his intimate cinematography.

Tuesday, July 14
Secrets and Passwords” / Ken Goldberg 

Artist and robotics engineer Ken Goldberg leads an investigation of privacy and secrets, while helping us to decipher the clues our own key ring may reveal about our individual and collective memories. Bring your keys!

Performance and dialogue:
Listen in on what’s striking a chord

Sunday, June 28
Uncommon Keys: Guy Klucevsek & Friends
Renowned New York composer and accordionist Guy Klucevsek sets the tone for an evening of musical experimentation with guests Sarah Cahill, Willie Winant, and Theresa Wong. Dinner in the Mess Hall to follow performance.

Sunday, August 9
In Conversation: Mary Gaistkill & Greil Marcus

Co-presented with Zoetrope: All-Story
Indelible contributors to American literature, essayist and novelist Mary Gaitskill and cultural critic Greil Marcus will read from and discuss their recent projects. Continue the conversation over dinner in the Mess Hall.

Friday, August 7 and 21
Work-in-Progress: Glorious Ravage

Free offsite performance co-presented with Friday Nights at the de Young Museum
Bassist and composer Lisa Mezzacappa and her ensemble present two evenings of site-specific improvisations and preview excerpts from her new work of music and film, Glorious Ravage. Mezzacappa describes the work as a “panoramic free jazz song cycle” inspired by the adventures and writings of lady explorers of the 19th century.

Seasonal Signatures: 
Gathering the community, three times a year 

Wednesday, July 8
Members dinner

Members are invited to enjoy studio visits with current Artists in Residence, followed by a chef-prepared family-style meal in Headlands’ historic, artist-renovated Mess Hall.

Sunday, July 26
Open house 

Free / Mess Hall Café open
Open house provides a once-in-a-season opportunity to meet current artists, view works-in-progress, attend performances and readings, and enjoy a homemade lunch in the Mess Hall Café.



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