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Culture, The Exhibitionist Glitches and Digital Bodies at Temescal's Shapeshifters Cinema

Glitches and Digital Bodies at Temescal's Shapeshifters Cinema

The plasticity of the body has beguiled humanity for millennia, and segments of the LGBT community in particular have a strong fascination with the way that bodies can change shape. This Sunday, April 12, as part of the Temescal…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Waxing Poetic: Charlie Levin's Paintings as Performance

Waxing Poetic: Charlie Levin's Paintings as Performance

The apocryphal etymology of sincerity has its origins in the idea of artistic perfection: that a well-chiseled marble sculpture would not require the sly application of wax to fill cracks or repair contours, thus, it was sine sera — “without wax.”…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist "PATTERNS": Emotionally Ticklish Amy Munz Talks Love in One-Woman Show

"PATTERNS": Emotionally Ticklish Amy Munz Talks Love in One-Woman Show

Actor, singer, sculptor, painter, writer, founder, designer, creative director, children's booksmith, videographer... the list of Amy Munz's accomplishments in the arts is exhaustive and exhausting. We'll give you the CliffNotes: non-annoying, tri-lingual wunderkind Munz has an impressive resume that…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Qinmin Arts' PAPER: The Document Becomes Dance

Qinmin Arts' PAPER: The Document Becomes Dance

In 105 AD, Han Dynasty eunuch (by the name of Cai Lun) made a mash of mulberry bark, rags, and fishnets, mimicking the mastication of wasps and bees to make paper. A little more than 1,859 years later, modern…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Girly Guide to Gear: Folsom, Cum & Glitter Style

The Girly Guide to Gear: Folsom, Cum & Glitter Style

It's that time of year again. This weekend, San Francisco's kink community -- and plenty of gawkers -- head to Folsom Street for the city's biggest costume party. Wave upon wave of guys in leather chaps, harnesses and boots…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Love, Sex, Porn, and Family: Femina Potens' ASKEW Film and Performance Festival

Love, Sex, Porn, and Family: Femina Potens' ASKEW Film and Performance Festival

San Francisco has a long reputation -- sometimes deserved, sometimes not -- of being the place to come to if you want to do all the things that mom, dad, and your teachers told you not to. The right wing…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Baroque Obama? SFMOMA Transforms Gallery into Live Performance Space

Baroque Obama? SFMOMA Transforms Gallery into Live Performance Space

All the world might be a stage, but it's the temporary proscenium on the fourth floor of SFMOMA that you want to watch right now. On the occasion of its current "Stage Presence" exhibition, the museum has transformed a…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Amanda Palmer Thanks Fans with Intimate Show, Pop-Up Art Exhibit

Amanda Palmer Thanks Fans with Intimate Show, Pop-Up Art Exhibit

What's it like to party with a freshly minted millionaire? You'd expect caviar maybe, champagne at the very least. Some sign of their newly extravagant lifestyle, surely. But Amanda Palmer, a musician who recently raised over a million dollars on…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist This Is What I Want: Queer Performance Festival Highlights

This Is What I Want: Queer Performance Festival Highlights

Queer performance hub SOMArts kicked off its annual This Is What I Want festival Tuesday night, with installations and exhibitionistic rituals on the tandem themes of desire and economy. The performances, which run through Friday and are followed by a…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Jaap Blonk's Vocal/Visual Assault Is Strange, Difficult, Silly -- And Amazing

Jaap Blonk's Vocal/Visual Assault Is Strange, Difficult, Silly -- And Amazing

When idiots talk about wanting to de-fund the arts, Jaap Blonk is the kind of artist that they're angry about. He makes wacky sounds with his mouth and throat and gets paid for it, which could mean that he's…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist 100 Artists Perform Inside One Hole

100 Artists Perform Inside One Hole

An often-quoted creative motto (and business-commercial cliche) is, "Think outside the box," but this month SOMArts invited 100 artists to perform inside the box -- or, to be more accurate, inside its hole. "Third Strike: 100 Performances for the Hole"…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Kristina Wong Delivers Existential Crises, Pick-Up Artists, and Cat Pee in <i>Cat Lady</i>

Kristina Wong Delivers Existential Crises, Pick-Up Artists, and Cat Pee in Cat Lady

In her newest show, Cat Lady, performance artist Kristina Wong describes plays as "temporary structures for chaos." This approach to theater is evident in the fitfulness of her work, which jumps between mock improv games, edu-tainment children's shows, fake weddings…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Beat the Drums -- Unique Taiko Ensemble's Final Show This Weekend

Beat the Drums -- Unique Taiko Ensemble's Final Show This Weekend

The four original members of the Somei Yoshino Taiko Ensemble beat their drums for the last time this weekend in a new work entitled Time Cocoon that explores the "peculiar world of insects" and the Buddhist philosophy of life and…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Big Art Group's "The People" Exhibit Includes the People of San Francisco

Big Art Group's "The People" Exhibit Includes the People of San Francisco

Put the sledgehammer down and reconsider killing your television. Perhaps the medium is marvelous, and it's just the commercials that irk you. Television decontextualized from networks and advertising leaves a powerful avenue ripe for artistic exploitation, and Big Art Group…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist This Weekend Remember 9/11 -- But Don't Forget the Security State

This Weekend Remember 9/11 -- But Don't Forget the Security State

In 1791 Jeremy Bentham published plans for what he called the Panopticon. Meant to be applied to prison design, it has rooms arranged in a circle around a central control booth. Bentham reasoned that if inmates knew they were being…
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News, The Snitch Woman to Hang Herself from Hooks in S.F. to Protest Shark Fin Soup

Woman to Hang Herself from Hooks in S.F. to Protest Shark Fin Soup

The debate over a proposed state ban on the sale of shark fins has involved plenty of shouting in San Francisco. Environmentalists note that shark-finning is a grisly practice that has devastated the animals' population. But shark fin soup is…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Ensemble Parall&egrave;le Pushes Gertrude Stein's Opera <i>Four Saints in Three Acts</i> Further into the Avante-Garde

Ensemble Parallèle Pushes Gertrude Stein's Opera Four Saints in Three Acts Further into the Avante-Garde

When she wasn't busy collecting art, fomenting literary movements, and dissing her childhood home in Oakland, Gertrude Stein used her inimitable talents to help create a most inimitable opera -- 1934's Four Saints in Three Acts. Beginning Thursday, this vision…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Bay Area Now 6 -- Shows This Big Don't Come Along Often

Bay Area Now 6 -- Shows This Big Don't Come Along Often

We San Franciscans have our pick of blockbuster museum shows this summer, including a huge Picasso exhibit as well as two shows on Gertrude Stein and her family's art collection. Those are great destinations if you want to see…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Foreskin Activist Glen Callender Talks Circumcision and Performs Astounding Feats With Fruit

Foreskin Activist Glen Callender Talks Circumcision and Performs Astounding Feats With Fruit

Everybody loves an incredible dick trick, especially one performed for a political cause. That's just what Glen Callender, the founder of the Canadian Foreskin Awareness Project (CAN-FAP!) presented over San Francisco Pride weekend at Civic Center. In case you missed…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist It's Pride Weekend -- Here Are the Basics

It's Pride Weekend -- Here Are the Basics

Queer Pride weekend in San Francisco is always an overwhelming undertaking. So much is going on that it's almost too much to comprehend. But here's a starter kit, if you will, dividing the weekend into three sections starting tonight.…
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