Artists’ Television Access & Jeremy Rourke

Program Area(s)
Grantee NameArtists' Television Access
Address992 Valencia Street
San Francisco CA, 94110
United States
Websitehttp://www.atasite.org/
Description

Artist Jeremy Rourke is collaborating with Artists Television Access (ATA) on I’ll Be Around, a portrait of changing San Francisco as illustrated by the history and present-day reality of ATA, a vibrant hub for art and film. His process will include working in ATA’s window gallery, projecting footage from its archives on the windows above the street and gathering interviews, reactions, hopes, impressions, audio, and video from passersby. Documentation produced through this research will become part of his performances and also archived and made accessible to visitors. ATA was founded in 1984 by artists and activists committed to using video, performance, art, and education to advance community and culture. In the mid-1980s, Craig Baldwin and Other Cinema became co-tenants at ATA, and Baldwin will partner with Rourke and other ATA-affiliated artists on I’ll Be Around. The finished work will be an experimental animated documentary, presented in a live expanded cinema event. The animation will respond to Rourke’s performance and incorporate audience participation. Rourke will present a performance lecture based on his work in May 2017 and a full performance in October 2017.

Jeremy Rourke is collaborating with Artists Television Access (ATA) on I’ll Be Around, seeking to crack open the history and present-day reality of ATA as a way of creating a portrait of San Francisco. Rourke is approaching ATA as a cultural anthropologist, working with the community of artists who make the space a vibrant hub for art and film. In developing the piece, he will work in ATA’s window gallery, projecting footage from its archives on the windows above the street and gathering interviews, reactions, hopes, impressions, audio, and video from passersby. Documentation produced through this research will be archived and made accessible to visitors. ATA was founded in 1984 by artists and activists committed to using video, performance, art, and education to advance community and culture. In the mid-1980s, Craig Baldwin and Other Cinema became co-tenants at ATA, and Baldwin will partner with Rourke on I’ll Be Around. The project will lead to a performance lecture in May 2017 and a full performance in October 2017. I’ll be Around will be an experimental animated documentary, presented in a live expanded cinema event. The animation will respond to Rourke’s performance and incorporate audience participation.

Grant Amount$33100
Project Dates10/10/16 - 10/31/17
Serving United States/California/San Francisco/San Francisco

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