About This Artist

Rachael Dichter is a San Francisco based dancer, performer, choreographer and curator. She works often with others and sometimes alone. She makes work about closeness. About the shortest distance and shortening the distance between things – between people. Having studied dance and art history at Mills College she was a 2015 Danceweb Scholar, a 2017 Artist in Residence at Caldera, a 2019 Artist in Residence at Headlands Center for the Arts, and a recipient of the Robert Rauschenberg Residency. Her work has shown locally and in Berlin, Cork, St Erme France, Portland, Seattle and she had been lucky to collaborate with a number of fierce and talented folks and for four years she co-curated the San Francisco based live arts festival THIS IS WHAT I WANT.

Dia Dear’s performance art combines gay club aesthetics of appearance, movement, and attitude with their opposites. They use trickery, sincerity, and pop culture to create emotionally visceral and visually fascinating images through live performance.They are educated in performance and art practice largely by participating in San Francisco’s diverse drag community since 2011. Their work has been featured in various festivals and curated shows in the United States and internationally. They have danced for celebrated choreographers and emerging international artists at SFMoMA and ODC. Most recently, they were a recipient of the Maroc Artist Meeting Residency in collaboration with Marrakech Biennale in Morocco (2016) and Musik I Syd Future Legends Residency in Malmö Sweden (2015).

 

About this Project


WITH by Rachael Dichter & Dia Dear blends physical practices and nightlife for a multi-generational queer phenomenon. WITH invites the audience to engage in a deep, extensive physical exploration of movement to move beyond singularity. Together Rachael & Dia blur boundaries of real/unreal and distance/intimacy to activate performance as a non-performative act.

Photos by Robbie Sweeny

Upcoming Events

Block Fest @Home

Jeff Marshall, Ramekon O'Arwisters, Rachel Lozada
Fridays, May 15, May 22, May 29, Jun 5, Jun 12, 3pm-4pm

Grand (Re) Union

Art Stations Foundation, CounterPulse, Movement Research

Archived Events

Matchbox Hyperlink

Andersmith <> Heidi Boisvert
Weds, May 27, 5pm-6:15pm

The Sun as Camera: Cyanotype Printing at Block Fest – EVENT POSTPONED

Anna Rotty & Kristi Chan
Fri, May 15, 3:00pm-5:00pm

blackstar – EVENT POSTPONED

tinypistol / maurya kerr
Thu-Sat, Apr 23-25, 8pm-9pm

Matchbox Lab #4: Hybrid Tenders – EVENT POSTPONED

Ronja Ver <> Kal Spelletich
Tues, Apr 14, 7pm-9pm

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