Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Home is something I carry with me.

Opening: Friday, September 4, 4-8 p.m. @ 3352 24th Street & 951 Shotwell Street
Film screening: Friday, September 4, 9 p.m. @ 348 Shotwell Street

Open Houses: Saturday, September 5, 12-5 p.m. @ 3352 24th Street & 951 Shotwell Street

Home is something I carry with me is an alternative art exhibition and film screening featuring over 40 Bay Area artists whose work interrogates the concept of home. For one weekend, two homes in San Francisco’s Mission District will transform into exhibition spaces and the backyard of a third home will be used for an outdoor film screening. By reinventing three homes as art venues and opening them to the public, Home is something I carry with me exercises the rights of renters to use private residences for what we deem public good; an action that can be considered a resistance to the current housing crisis and the lack of economic sustainability for artists. Individual rooms within the homes will act as galleries organizing the work around themes of shelter, migrations, domestic space and memory, mapping, borders, and neighborhoods.

Participating artists: Mara Baldwin, Taha Belal, Jesse Brown, Michael Campbell, Julie Cloutier, Pablo Cristi, Torreya Cummings, Cindy DeLosa, Amy Wilson Faville, Jonathan Fischer, Molly Goldberg, Pablo Guardiola, Alvaro Guillen, Jason Hanasik, Amber Hasselbring, Malak Helmy, Amanda Herman, Nanci Ikejimba, Josef Jacques, Amy Keefer, Claire Kessler-Bradner, Lynn Marie Kirby and Lisa Robertson, Milena Korolczuk, Laurel Lee, Lauren Mardsen, Lynne McCabe, Klea McKenna, Ranu Mukherjee, Jeff Norman, Alexis Petty, Simon Pyle, Hilary Schwartz, Renetta Sitoy, Bayete Ross Smith, Lewis Watts, Mira M. White, Anna Whitehead, Megan Wilson and Carmen Winant.

Participating filmmakers: Terry Berlier, Michael Goodier, Amanda Herman & The Morris Family, Lynn Marie Kirby, Katherin McInnis, Gloria Moran, and Kari Orvik with Veronica Majano & the Mission Neighborhood Resource Center.

Curated by Adrienne Skye Roberts

Catalog essay by Zachary Royer Scholz

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Unfortunately, 3352 24th Street and 951 Shotwell Street have large staircases and therefore are not wheelchair accessible. There is a hallway leading to the backyard of 348 Shotwell where the film screening will be held is that can accomodate 29" inches across. No stairs, but a few steps down from the hallway

To avoid overcrowded the houses on Friday, come on by early--we open at 4PM. Or wait until Saturday the 5th, both houses are open from 12-5PM.

Feel free to bring blankets or lawn chairs to the film screening. Popcorn will be provided!

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