Despite the fact that the San Diego/Tijuana border is the most transited in the world, only 1 in 4 San Diegans take the drive south to cross. 100 years ago, during the Panama-California Exposition, locals and tourists visiting the Spanish dancers, gem exhibitions, and Native American reenactment villages of Balboa Park often hopped on a trolley and for an “enjoyable 20-mile ride” to “Tia Juana.” Many of the popular restaurants, casinos, and racetracks in Tijuana were funded by the same American dollars that built Balboa Park. Yet in less than a century, the public imagination of fluidity between San Diego to Tijuana has hardened in sync with the concrete border wall itself...
On Friday, June 23, Poetry & Art Series 2017 presents the 2017 San Diego Poetry Annual (SDPA). Editors and authors published in the anthology read poems from this year's edition. There will guest appearances by San Diego authors Anthony Blacksher, Judy Reeves, Adam Greenfield and Jimmy Jazz. Franco Z will perform A Brief History of Jazz. People’s Choice Poem Performance Awards follow featured readings and performances. DJ Gill Sotu will provide music and sound throughout the show. This interactive arts and culture experience will include beverages, snacks and plenty of time to mingle. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Members are free, nonmembers $5 at the door.
SDAI is pleased to host NY noise duo WHITE SUNS (Load/The Flenser/UgExplode Records), along with "Mexicali's great goth hope" SILENT (ThreeOneG Records), and LA's opaquely ambient TELECAVES (I Had An Accident/Absence of Wax Records).
SDAI is proud to host its first full day summer art camp. Each unique week of projects will correspond with a popular contemporary art theme. Campers will have the chance to experiment with a wide range of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and video.
* Image from Camp Parkeology, Photo by: Patrick Miller-Gamble
AUDIENCE: $5 admission to the performance & SDAI gallery
SDAI's program SOLOS DUOS TODOS aims to engage experimenters working with sound, video, movement, and other media, in collaborative improvisation.
Performers are invited to bring a reasonable amount of gear to experiment with, set up in a circle, each perform 3 minute solos (getting to know you), then 3 minute duos (AB, BC, CD, DE, EF, FA – ideally with people you haven't played with before), then a 10 minute set of everyone together. This is not an open mic, so please don't expect to play anything precomposed.
The idea is to experiment in collaboration, try new styles/equipment, and meet new people. Please bring a small set up with practice amp, mono into the mixer, acoustic, or your own projector. For dancers/movers, the floor is smooth concrete, no marley. The instrumentation/medium is open, but the structure is fairly rigid. Performers ought to be willing to collaborate and leave each other space. Audiences have the opportunity to see/hear talented performers of San Diego in chance encounters. Have fun!
Participation is FREE with RSVP
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with subject "Solos Duos Todos, 7/20" and include your equipment/instrumentation plan