Resource is a site-specific, series of window projections illuminating both sides of 9th Street, between Broadway and Washington in Old Oakland. This is as a free, public installation, opening on November 28, 2014 and will light the street each Friday and Saturday night between the hours of 5:30 PM and 8:00 PM until December 27, 2014.Curated by Lacey Haslam and presented by BLOCK GALLERY and Old Oakland
The Bay Area is once again re-structuring its economic, social and cultural systems as it creates room for the tech industry. While the experience of this transition is charged with both anxiety and a sense of opportunity, the result of this change is measured by the substantial migration from San Francisco to the East Bay.
Paralleling this socioeconomic shift, the Bay Area is experiencing one of the most serious droughts in recent history. Ironically, while technology aims to help people stay connected, the industry is reconfiguring our communities– the same dehydrated communities that are defined by a body of water that is unavailable for consumption.
RESOURCE questions what it means to have access to or be restricted from a surplus of natural and/or economic resources that are intended for the use and benefit for all. With a focus on technology, this exhibition includes new media works from Bay Area artists who use humor to approach competition and consumption of water, shelter, and money. These works consider how the sense of futility and possibility shape our local culture.
An exhibition catalog is available $25.
Dec. 8, 2014 Review by Christian L. Frock in SF Chronicle
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