Welcome to the East Bay SWAP FEST

April 24th to 26th, 2014

An experiment in curation.

Three East Bay performance spaces: TAC – Temescal Art Center, the MilkBar and Subterranean Arthouse come together to share their venues, their programming and their communities.  With a very special guest / touring audio installation: the U-haul!

  • Th. Apr. 24th 2014 -8PM At The MilkBarFr. Apr. 25th, 2014 -8PM At Subterranean Art HouseSat. Apr. 26th, 2014 -8PM At Temescal Arts CenterEach night, the Event Venue will present a program by the Curating Venue, and the Third Venue will be represented in a U-haul based sound installation parked outside. It’s triple venue fun! All shows are $10 / NOTA -cash (or cash equivalents,)

  • TH April 24 – 8PM

    Location: the MilkBar is located in East Oakland in the Sunshine Biscuit Factory Complex – approx 1 mile from the Oakland Coliseum on 81st Ave, 1/2 block east of San Leandro Ave.Line Up:Dance:
    Amy Lewis with Sonsheree Giles and Janet Das Alma Esperanza Cunningham

    Video: Sarah Klein & David Kwan

    Curating Venue: Subterranean Art House

    In the U-haul: Temscal Arts Center salutes Frank Moore

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  • FR April 25 – 8PM
    Location: Subterranean Art House, 2179 Bancroft way, BerkeleyLine Up:Dance: Deborah Karp Dance Projects

    Music: Dominic Cramp + Kelly Porter (live painting)

    Curating Venue: Temescal Arts Center

    In the U-haul: MilkBar presents Cheryl Leonard

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  • SA April 26 – 8PM
    Location: TAC: Temescal Art Center 511 48TH street. Oakland, 94609Line – Up :Music: Scarth Locke


    Sheena Johnson

    Phoebe Osborne

    Interdisciplinary performance: karen penley


    Susan Greene and Ain Media

    Ralph Steiner

    Text: Katy Dion

    Curating Venue: The MilkBar

    In the U-haul: Subterranean Arthouse

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  • About the venues and hosts:The MilkBar https://milkbar.org at The Sunshine Biscuit Factory in East Oakland is an artist curated salon series, established in 2004 as an environment for the intersection of innovative, contemporary and experimental dance, music, theater and film. The MilkBar’s co-curators are: Mary Armentrout, Merlin Coleman and Ian Winters. Their shared curatorial aesthetic produces the MilkBar salons in their vibrant intimate forty seat venue. Over the past 10 years The MilkBar has evolved into the site of dialogue between artist and artist, artist and audience, audience and the new, while remaining focused on its primary role as studio / workspace.  Special thanks to our funders the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the Clorox Foundation and Meet the Composer.Where: The Milk Bar is located in East Oakland in the Sunshine Biscuit Factory Complex. We are approx 1 mile from the Oakland Coliseum on 81st Ave, 1/2 block east of San Leandro Ave.TAC: Temescal Art Center http://www.temescalartcenter.org/

    511 48th St, Oakland. was founded in 1994.  Current director Leyya Mona Tawil has been curating and overseeing TAC since 1997.  TAC is a program of DANCE ELIXIR, an Oakland-based non-profit organization.  The venue is dedicated to promoting emerging and experimental artists from the Oakland region as well as international guests.  TAC also offers affordable rehearsal, performance and event space for rent, supporting the broader bay area community.

    The Subterranean Arthouse http://www.subterraneanarthouse.org/ 2179 Bancroft Way, Berkeley was founded by Nicole Rodriguez and Claire Duplantier. The Subterranean Arthouse is an interdisciplinary community art space that offers diverse opportunities for local, national, and international artists to teach, create and present their art form. The Subterranean Arthouse is rooted in a tradition of experimentation unique to the Bay Area as it extends its branches to the terrain of other art communities. The Subterranean Arthouse is a project of the Tree of Life, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded with the mission to bring  arts programing to schools and communities.

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