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Performance Installation by Bad Unkl Sista

October 18, 2013 -
6:30pm7:45pm

6:30–6:50 pm | Osher Sculpture Garden
7:15–7:35 pm | Marcus Garden of Enchantment

Bad Unkl Sista is a performance installation ensemble that fuses butoh-inspired choreography, improvised music, couture costuming, and physical-theater elements to produce site-specific experiences that seek to move each witness to a state of extraordinary and memorable being.

Live Music: Shovelman

October 18, 2013 -
6:00pm8:15pm

Shovelman is a junkyard beatnik, a shovel guitar-wielding surrealist folk superhero. Armed with a collection of pawnshop effects pedals and an old barn shovel-turned-slide guitar, Shovelman plays old-fashioned folktronica-grooves looped straight out of the ground. The sounds of Mississippi Delta blues from the electro-psychedelic future collide with the antiquated rubble of lyrical one-man-band hoboetry.

Soundscape: F'kir (Dream Shovel)

October 18, 2013 -
6:00pm8:15pm

Soundscape by F'kir (Dream Shovel) with a live performance from 6 to 6:30 pm.

This soundscape will accompany you as you begin your sensory explorations around the de Young.

Dream Shovel, composer and musician, is a producer and DJ who blends bass culture, renegade psychedelic techno, and ambient soundscape, using music to move the audience in a journey through darkness, recognition, and heart.

Lecture: "The Origins of Art in the Brain: Portraits of Artists with Alzheimer’s Disease and Progressive Aphasia," Bruce Miller, MD, director, Memory and Aging Center, UCSF

November 2, 2013 -
11:00am12:00pm

Dr. Miller holds the A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professorship in Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He directs the busy UCSF dementia center where patients in the San Francisco Bay Area receive comprehensive clinical evaluations. His goal is the delivery of model care to all of the patients who enter the clinical and research programs at the MAC. Dr. Miller is a behavioral neurologist focused in dementia with special interests in brain and behavior relationships as well as the genetic and molecular underpinnings of disease.

Closing Reception: "Surface," by Artist-in-Residence Ana Teresa Fernandez

November 29, 2013 -
6:00pm8:30pm

Artist Ana Teresa Fernandez invites visitors to engage with Surface, which explores issues of identity, sensuality, and victimization through a series of installations. Using large-scale 3D text, these works will be crafted from colored animal skins and mirrors. The word "surface" derives from Middle French, which literally means “above face." Fernandez will look at the current political and social climate and struggles with judgment and racism.

"Surface," by Artist-in-Residence Ana Teresa Fernandez

November 22, 2013 -
6:00pm8:30pm

Artist Ana Teresa Fernandez invites visitors to engage with Surface which explores issues of identity, sensuality and victimization through a series of installations. Using 3D large-scale text, these works will be crafted from different colArtist Ana Teresa Fernandez invites visitors to engage with Surface, which explores issues of identity, sensuality, and victimization through a series of installations.

"Surface," by Artist-in-Residence Ana Teresa Fernandez

November 15, 2013 -
6:00pm8:45pm

Artist Ana Teresa Fernandez invites visitors to engage with Surface, which explores issues of identity, sensuality, and victimization through a series of installations. Using large-scale 3D text, these works will be crafted from colored animal skins and mirrors. The word "surface" derives from Middle French, which literally means “above face." Fernandez will look at the current political and social climate and struggles with judgment and racism.

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