About This Artist

At, The Sun as Camera: Cyanotype Printing at Block Fest, participants harvested the sun’s rays to develop their own alternative process photographs.

 

Kristiana Chan is a first generation Malaysian-Chinese artist, writer, and educator whose work explores the intersection of ancestry, healing, and mythology. She combines traditional storytelling and art making techniques of embroidery, paper cut, and shadow puppetry with projections, alternative photo processes, and other new media. She helped curate this year’s visual arts showcase at Kearny Street Workshop’s APAture festival and is a 2019 resident at the Growlery in San Francisco. www.kristiana-chan.com

 

Anna Rotty is an interdisciplinary artist living in the Outer Sunset in San Francisco. She studied Photography at UMass Amherst and explores personal and political introspection in her work. Exploring themes of misunderstanding and distance, she is fascinated by the blurred lines that perception can create and the possibility of overcoming those boundaries to gain intimacy and connection. She has recently exhibited at Incline Gallery and UMass Amherst and was a Plus One artist in residence in the Dogpatch last year. www.annarotty.com

 

Upcoming Events

The CounterPulse Festival 2021

September 9-18, 2021
A WEEK-LONG AWAKENING OF ARTISTIC WORKS ACROSS THE BAY AREA

Split

FACT/SF
Sept 9 - Oct 30 Thursdays & Fridays from 5pm-9pm Saturdays & Sundays* from 3pm-7pm at CounterPulse Project Space + Basement

Saint Leroi

tinypistol
Weds, Sept 15th at CounterPulse and Fri, Sept 17th on Twitch

TenderArts Drumming Circle

Dana Fontana
Thursdays, 2:30-3:30pm PDT at Boeddeker Park

Archived Events

(Re)Weaving with Two-Spirits

Film Screening with Weaving Spirits Festival Curators and Dr. Jennifer Lisa Vest
Sat, Sept 18, 3-4:30pm PDT on Twitch

Queeratorial Collectives Do It Themselves

Performance Primers
Fri, Sept 17, 2-4pm PDT at Oakland Township Commons

CounterPulse at SkyBridge on Stevenson

Skybridge / TenderArts
Thurs, Sept 16, 6-10pm PDT at SkyBridge on Stevenson Alley, Tenderloin, San Francisco

un•rest

curbAlert
Thu & Fri, Sept 16 & 17, 6:30pm-8pm PDT at Oakland Estuary Park

Blog Roll

  • Embodied Divination with Amara Tabor-Smith

    Amara Tabor-Smith (she/her/we) is a choreographer/performance maker and the artistic director of Deep Waters Dance Theater.  On Tuesday September 14th as part of the CounterPulse Festival 2021, we will be hosting Embodied Divination, a movement-based workshop where participants are invited to “contemplate their body as oracle, as compass, and a site for social repair”. Limited […]

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  • On Permission

    At the CounterPulse Festival this September, The Performance Primers will be hosting a virtual panel discussion and mixer titled “Queeratorial Collectives Do It Themselves“. This conversation will explore how working on a grassroots level outside conventional venues and capitalist values opens up new possibilities and invites deeper engagement among audiences and artists. Ahead of this […]

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  • Welcome back to CounterPulse!

    With the CounterPulse Festival 2021 just one week away, we are so excited to be opening our doors to the public once again! CounterPulse exists, above all, to make space for people to gather and to be united in collective experiences. The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us to change and shift the ways we bring people […]

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  • Reverse Chariot I

    While at CounterPulse I first felt out the space and listened to mentor Joanna Haigood and used the first moments to get into my body and meditate on how I wanted to utilize it as a tool to begin telling these stories which I am still learning but that also live within me. I did […]

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