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Lost Cities : Video Projection/Sound Installation

November 16, 2011
Luggage Store Projection SpaceLOST CITIES  A video projection and sound installation by
Chris Brown and Johanna Poethig                              
SPECIAL PUBLIC EVENT

SATURDAY,  NOVEMBER 19    
5:30pm – 6:30pm

http://www.luggagestoregallery.org/c/exhibitions/
BRING YOUR RADIOS!  
Tune to FM 89.1 
(if it rains bring an umbrella)

CURATOR  Eliza Barrios
LOCATION   Luggage Store Projection Space

                    1007 Market Street (near 6th)
                    San Francisco
DATE  November 3 – December 3  (from dusk into the night /  sound always available at FM 89.1)Lost Cities :  Scavenging the Cultural Apocalypse
“Lost Cities” is a psycho-geographical, mixed-media narrative that explores pre and post apocalyptic urban landscapes and architectural backdrops through imaginary characters named “the sub-colonials” who move, dance, and tread through these past, futurist, and surreal environments. Technically realized using video projection and sound via low-power FM radio transmitters “Lost Cities” is an electronically animated shadow-play, inventing a futurist epic by drawing on the free association of sounds and images from many different world cultures.This projection will open with footage from the Tenderloin neighborhood taken from the past and present day. The first three chapters of “Lost Cities” follow.Time itself is the central protagonist of this narrative as it floats in a sci-fi fantasy of end of time, beginning of time and timelessness. Like everything else in our late stage capitalism time has been commodified so no matter how much time we save, we have no time to spare. And in every moment another species on our planet is lost, from the cities to the wilderness. The sub-colonials have reemerged in an innocent and suspended state, navigating by sound in their media dreams through a post apocalyptic/futurist/familiar world of ruined landscapes.

Ride your Bicycles!

Join artists Chris Brown and Johanna Poethig, along with bicyclists, as they transform the corner of  6th and Market Street into a unique outdoor surround sound environment. Through RF Technology, each bicyclist will transmit  sound from “Lost Cities” into the neighborhood around Market Street creating a multi-layered sound+vision extravaganza!

Participants include PUBLIC Bicycles + boombotix!

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