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    Calendar, Night&Day Preperformance Art

    Preperformance Art

    It’s hard to find a free-fall as delightful as dating an active alcoholic, and since starting to like ourselves, we’ve sought that excited feeling elsewhere. Finally: “SQUART!,” a solution that won’t threaten your sense of well-being or Percocet stash. Over…
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    Calendar, Night&Day Queer Art Under the Freeway

    Queer Art Under the Freeway

    Twenty years ago, San Francisco–based performance artist Keith Hennessy debuted an interdisciplinary work beneath a freeway South of Market. The piece confronted AIDS at a time when the crisis was ravaging the city: He collected saliva from the entire audience,…
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    Calendar, Night&Day Circus Youth

    Circus Youth

    We’ve always felt surrounded by clowns, but when the passel of pierrots includes Keith Hennessy, it’s a rarefied moment. Unfortunately for the red-nosed and gunboat-shoed birthday clown with half an eye on an art career, Hennessy has made clowning and…
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    Calendar, Night&Day Real Classy

    Real Classy

    The term "homosexual agenda" is, in many cases, funny. It's mostly funny-peculiar, but in the face of a realistic conversation such as "Class and Power in Queer SF," it's also sort of funny-ha-ha. See, in spite of what social conservatives…
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    Doo Doo Doo, Da Da Da Da

    Marcel Duchamp's mustachioed Mona Lisa is just one example of the European dada movement, which channeled its disillusionment with World War I into a nihilist's art that flouted conventional aesthetics in favor of absurdity and unpredictability. The Bay Area's warm…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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