Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (FMCAC) presents actions vent ascending frequencies, a participatory art installation and roller rink experience from creative collective assume vivid astro focus (avaf), PIPA 2018 finalist. The artist-designed outdoor roller-skating rink features performances, DJ sets, and special programming from September 13 through October 6, 2019. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
avaf’s reimagined roller rink, a 21st-century social sculpture drawing on the optimism and democratic energy of disco-driven skate sites, makes its California premiere at FMCAC. The painting-like environment blends psychedelia, color fields, and the gender-queer imagery of San Francisco’s legendary performance troupe The Cockettes to create an iconic pop-up art installation.
Local roller-skating organizations the Church of 8 Wheels and Bay Area Derby are partnering with FMCAC to produce and operate the rink. Both organizations provide rink hosts, DJs, and special programs throughout the run of the project. The Church provides rental skates, available to visitors for $5. A full schedule of DJs and programming appears at the end of this listing.
The exhibition is on view September 13, 2019, through October 6, 2019. Free to the public, open hours ares listed below. Closed Monday-Tuesday.
- Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 8:00 p.m.
- Thursday: 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 8:00 p.m.
- Friday: 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (to coincide with Off the Grid)
- Saturday: 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 8:00 p.m.
- Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
actions vent ascending frequencies, site specific from avaf
From September 13 through October 6, 2019
Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture
Gallery 308, 2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, California, 94123, United States
Free and open to the public