The LOST CITIES imbedded itself on the corner of San Francisco’s Market and 6th street in the traffic of people, buses, bikes, voices, rumblings, sirens screaming, whistles blowing and passing commentary. The Luggage Store Projection Space : Location, location, location. The rain came down at the end lending itself to the full sensory immersion. The bikes with boom box radios circled the block carrying the story out into the city. Eliza Barrios curated, set up and put the word out. She is amazing to work with. Stay posted for more events from this series on this link: http://www.luggagestoregallery.org/
Here is a link
with pictures and a sound file from the event:
Here is a link for the first two chapters of Lost Cities:
Here is a link for Chapter 3 of Lost Cities
Luggage Store Projection space
Market and 6th
Luggage Store Projection Space: LOST CITIES A video projection and sound installation by
Chris Brown and Johanna Poethig
SPECIAL PUBLIC EVENT
1007 Market Street (near 6th)
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!