• Reception: June 17-18-19, 2021, at 8 pm
  • Gallery (2nd Floor)
  • Cost: $15 (Buy Tickets)
  • Exhibit dates: June 24 to July 17, 2021

The Just In Case Woman is a dance installation that explores the relationship between survival and the search for safety in the 21st century. The installation is an array of chambers that will explore the changing roles, responsibilities and expectations of women in our fast paced, complex, and unsteady world. This installation invites audience members to deconstruct personal survival and the search for safety through a critical lens– looking at how women are impacted by the broader economic and social systems that govern society. This installation highlights how these systems prioritize production and consumerism over creativity, nature, time, and community, thereby creating a life out of balance. The Just in Case Woman installation celebrates the skills, strength and power of women to restore balance to their lives and families despite external pressures.

The audience is encouraged to interact with 3-D objects, videos animations, audio soundscapes, and live dance pieces while reflecting on their personal experiences related to safety. The installation itself seeks to provide a healing space, a place to nurture creativity and recovery in a shared environment.

Somatic artist Diana Lara and visual artist Kim Campisano open the show Thursday, June 17- Saturday June 19 at 8pm with contemporary dancers, Gizeh Muniz and Amy Wasielewski.

The dance-installation will include live performance during the first week, June 17-19 at 8 pm, with maximum capacity of 35 people per night. Show duration 50 minutes.

From June 24 to July 17 the event will be offered as a guided experience and the dance pieces presented only in video format. Guided installation on Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00pm (duration approximately 40 minutes)

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Credits

Project director and choreographer: Diana Lara

Collaborator and visual artist: Kim Campisano

Performers: Gizeh Muniz, and Amy Wasielewski

Interviewees: Roberta Chavez, Mariah Rankine-Landers, Mary Fonte, Gizeh Muniz

Music: Tanya Tagaq, and music commissioned and performed by Cobrabob and Micropixie.

With the generous support from the San Francisco Arts Commission