The Way We Work

Group Exhibition

The Way We Work

September 10 - October 23, 2004

Opening Reception: Friday, September 10, 2004, 7:00 – 9:00pm

Southern Exposure celebrates 30 years of presenting dynamic, cutting edge art, education, and community programs. The Way We Work is comprised of seven projects by artist collectives who build networks and involve a great number of communities in the creation and presentation of their work. Participants include Instant Coffee (Toronto, Canada), MendeDesign and Volume Design (San Francisco, CA), Neighborhood Public Radio (Oakland, CA), Red76 Arts Group (Portland, OR), Jon Rubin and Stephen Wight (Oakland, CA), (San Francisco, CA) and United Net-Works (Stockholm, Sweden).Many additional artists and community members will act as participants in projects and events that will take place in conjunction with the exhibition.

Public Programs

September 11, 2004

Participants:, Neighborhood Public Radio, Red 76, Ella Delaney, Greg Scharpen
11 am – 1pm: Stories 9/11
Ella Delaney conducts a Live Salon connecting SF and NYC.
1pm – 5pm: Our Neighborhood in NY
NPR with Greg Scharpen presents conversations with New Yorkers, and coverage of the Republican National Convention in New York.
3pm: PlaceSettings
Red 76 responds to the fall presidential election in their project PlaceSettings, which produces voter information in the form of a placemat. Red76 will lead a walking tour to circulate the placemats to local restaurants and explore methods of grass roots distribution.

September 14, 2004

Participants: United Net-Works, Instant Coffee, Neighborhood Public Radio, Red76,, Jon Rubin, Steve Wight, Sofie Sweger
6 – 7:30pm: On the Road
United Net-Works special screening from the Archive Suitcase. United Net-Works is an archive, network and platform for artists, artists groups, curators, and researchers based in Stockholm, Sweden. They have developed similar archives in Minsk, Belarus; Vancouver, Canada; and most recently at Southern Exposure. At this screening, Sofie Sweger will present a selection of slides and videos from the Stockholm branch of the archive.
7:30 – 9:30 pm: SoEx Salon: The Ways We Work
Artists from Instant Coffee, Neighborhood Public Radio, Red76,, United Net-Works, and John Rubin and Steve Wight will talk about their networking models and strategies. 

September 18, 2004

Participants:, Neighborhood Public Radio, Meredith Tromble, Chris Bratton
11am – 1pm: A Conversation with Chris Bratton
Meredith Tromble in conversation with Chris ratton, artist and president of the San Francisco Art Institute.
1 – 5pm: NPR presents electronic musicians including Sagan and more.

September 25, 2004

Participants:, Neighborhood Public Radio, Amy Berk
11 – 1pm: The Collaborative Aesthetic
Amy Berk initiates a live, in-house dialogue on collaboration with local national and international artists, curators and gallerists.
1 – 5pm: Mission Movie

October 2, 2004

Participants:, Neighborhood Public Radio
11 – 1pm: Interviews in the Green Room
1 – 5pm: Hip Hop Slam

October 9, 2004

Participants:, Neighborhood Public Radio, Cheryl Meeker, Dan Spencer, Jim Ryan
11 – 1pm: At Home in the Green Room
1 – 5pm: Jazz Improv

October 10, 2004

11 – 1pm: Open Call: Stretcher Interviews You

October 15, 2004

Participants: John Rubin, Stephen Wright
7 – 8:30 pm: The Conversations

October 16, 2004

Participants:, Neighborhood Public Radio, Chris Brown, Guillermo Gallindo, Meredith Tromble, David Lawrence
11 – 1pm: A Meditation on Networks
1 – 5pm: NPR presents Chris Brown and Guillermo Gallindo plus RAJAR. This music is produced by performance of real-time processing of live radio transmissions.

October 23, 2004

Participants: Neighborhood Public Radio
1 – 5pm: Storytelling – local singers, songwriters and more.