Participating in the Big Art Group’s project, The People – SF, was a great experience. One of my dear childhood friends, Ricky Castaneda (fellow SF native and future lawyer) asked me to interview and discuss issues about community, democracy, war, and terrorism. Watching the opening night of The People – SF, I must say my favorite parts of the overall presentation involved hearing other locals’ thoughts on the aforementioned concepts. Truthfully, I wished the piece focused more on the interviews only because I found them the most provocative portions of the overall piece (NO, I did not want to see more of myself, just wanted to put that out there [Insert smiley face with tongue sticking out]). Rather, I wanted to hear more from the interviewees and hear their experiences and stories, which make San Francisco the vibrant and diverse place that cultivates a strong sense of community and awareness of these issues. Overall, I was/am proud I was able to represent my city ~ San Francisco.
Associated with the sixth edition of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ triennial exhibition “Bay Area Now” — a varied roundup showcasing artists inspired by the region and beyond — is a presentation by the performance troupe Big Art Group called “The People: San Francisco.” The site-specific outdoor extravaganza, which loosely recreates the story of Aeschylus’ “Oresteia,” combines live theater with real-time, large-scale video projection and features interviews with locals who voice their thoughts about democracy, war, terrorism and justice. The production happens at street level at Z Space (450 Florida Street, San Francisco, CA 94110) on Sept. 16-17 at 8 PM. Admission will be $10.
Source: SF Examiner