IN SITU: RICHMOND, 2008
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
In Situ: Richmond was commissioned by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on the occasion of Bay Area Now 5 and co-produced with Grace Kook-Anderson and Julia Hamilton.
What began as an essentially geographical exploration of Richmond gave way to a deeper interest in the region’s culture of resistance, resulting in an experiential and collaborative project about civil unrest as an oppositional strategy to systemized neglect. Through an exhibition, reader, public forum, and bus tour led by residents, In Situ: Richmond aimed to reassert the position of revolutionary activity within the realm of cultural production, while inviting consideration, conversation and physical witness of an important although largely overlooked Bay Area locale.