SMEP 19 of 20, Keeffe + Ambient Force 3000

Southern Machine Exposure Project Event 19 of 20

SMEP 19 of 20, Keeffe + Ambient Force 3000

PART 1: Helena Keeffe (SF)
PART 2: Ambient Force 3000 (Jason Brown, Amar Ravva and Dave Eng) (LA)

In the home of Chris Sollars

Friday, June 29, 2012
PART 1: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Audience Capacity:
12 people
PART 2: 9:00 - 11:00 PM
Audience Capacity:
30 people

Artist and Project Information:

Helena Keeffe (SF)

Storytelling Dinner for 12
FEE: $20 per person for dinner
Join artist Helena Keeffe for an intimate dinner crafted to tell the immigration stories of everyone gathered at the table. This 12-course meal will employ food as visceral illustration, combining elements from each dinner guest's family history to create an intricate web of food traditions and cultural navigation. In order to reserve a spot for this event you must sign up by June 15 and send Helena brief responses to the following questions. Choose one branch of your family tree and describe how they came to the United States. What were the circumstances of their immigration? Are there family recipes or traditional foods that traveled with them? Have any of the traditions from various branches of your family tree combined to create hybrid traditions? Is there anything else you would like to share about your relationship to immigration?

Ambient Force 3000 (Jason Brown, Amar Ravva and Dave Eng) (LA)

Ambient Force 3000 will explore the black hole of recursion with a site-specific sound installation. Ambient Force 3000 is a Los Angeles-based supergroup with members of Communicating Vessels, Last Nights of Paris, and zotalayer. The members have been working together since 2003. In addition to a series of deep background performances (most of which have been successfully unnoticed) "The Force" have also engaged in a series of foregrounded background performances in relation to haircuts, science fiction, the fungus kingdom, architectural eigenmodes and absolute darkness.

Southern Machine Exposure Project events all take place in private homes that serve as public venues. As a result of the intimate nature of these 20 unique spaces there is limited attendance for each event. If you’d like to attend, you must sign up ahead of time and register online. Registration for each project opens seven days prior to the actual event. One new project opens daily at noon beginning June 4, 2012. Times and audience capacity varies for each project. Pre-registration is REQUIRED and all events are FREE.

Southern Machine Exposure Project is a project developed by Southern Exposure (San Francisco) and Machine Project (Los Angeles), involving 20 combinations of artists and performers from LA and SF, presented off-site in 20 homes in the Bay Area over 20 consecutive days from June 11 - 30.