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Wednesday, Sep 14 2011
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 is taking advantage. Tonight, its members share video interviews with 30 San Francisco residents regarding their experiences with and views on war, terror, democracy, and justice at “The People: San Francisco.” Live performance is mixed with the recorded material, to be broadcast on the side of a building. Arrive after 6 p.m. and enjoy a beer garden across the street at Coffee Bar, as well as food and revelry, if you’re willing to mix the three. Peel the TV-hating bumper sticker off your Volkswagen and let yourself enjoy one of the few good answers to the question, “Will anyone do anything interesting with television again now that The Wire is over?”
Sept. 16-17, 8 p.m., 2011

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