Ground Floor Gallery open Tuesdays
and Fridays at noon
Installation can be viewed outside the Luggage Store Gallery on Market Street
WHERE: public spaces in San Francisco including the financial and shopping districts downtown, other venues around the world, online, and a nightly projection series (starting the last week in July)
Adriana Varella, Amy Berk, Andy Cox, Anthony Marcellini, B, bantercut, Cat Ferrez, Char Tan, Cheryl Meeker, Dan and Cheryl, Eliza Barrios, Francesca Pastine, Gordon Winiemko, Guy Overfelt, Heather Sparks, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, Jenny Bitner, Josh Wilson, Katherine Worel, KWIK, Les Soeurs Dissentient (L.S.D.), Lowell Darling, Luther Thie, The Luggage Store Gallery, Marina Perez-Wong, Mattew Rana, Maw Shein Win, Megan Wilson, Meridian Gallery, Michael Rauner, Michael Zheng, Myron Michael, Pato En La Cara, Patricia K Kelly, Paz De la Calzada, Peter Haas, Rhonda Winter, Sarah Lewison, Sean Fletcher & Isabel Reichert, Sean Kennedy, Stephen Parr/ Oddball Film & Video, Steven Wolf, TWCDC (Together We Can Defeat Capitalism), Valerie Soe.
WHAT: Artworks in the media of performative interventions, stickers, posters, web presence, video projections and more. Specific project descriptions to follow in weekly press releases.
WHY: Capitalism Is Over! If You Want It is a series of interruptions/actions launched in response to the need for a fundamental shift in our approach to Capitalism and the negative impact it has on the environment, health, and well being of all. The status quo is not sustainable. The title of the project references John and Yoko’s powerful WAR IS OVER If You Want It campaign.
Project examples include:
This Little Piggy Went To Market (Megan Wilson) is a pink plush pig pushing a shopping cart through the financial district giving away hand made signs exposing economic inequities.
Together We Can Defeat Capitalism (TWCDC), a guerrilla art group fighting capitalism since 1996, sticks (it) to the system once again ferrying a hostage Piggy around downtown in Das Vegetal and offering stickers with the slogan Capitalism is
Over If You Want it.
Consumers on Strike! hold signs and march around the shopping district beginning at Macys and ending in the park.
Daily Slots (Eliza Barrios and Paz De la Calzada) repurposes news stands located along Market and Montgomery Street with alternative messages focusing on the economy, consumerism and the un-sustainability of the capitalistic culture.
New York Times Action (Francesca Pastine) covers the NYTimes with graphite pencils, engaging with passersbys about the nature of censorship and the meaning of information.
Border Acupuncture Treatment (Lowell Darling) places needles in the
earth to increase the flow of people on the planet starting at The Great
Highway in SF.
Sean Fletcher and Isabel Reichert loudly argue about money, honesty, infidelity, or getting lost as they travel between different companies related to oil.
News from the Heartland offers broadcast freeze frames of the flood of foreclosures, banking collapses, and gold standard delirium.
Market Fatigue (Dan and Cheryl)
stay in bed
because they have run to the end of their credit limits, are exhausted by
looking for jobs, and to protest the proposed sit-lie law.
DOMA: DO ME (B) offers a Buenos Aires, Argentina perspective with a photonovel, How Fragile Everything Is. 3:43 min., stills and DV projections