Blue Flowers

September 7–12, 2014
Bay Area Now 7: Disruption Clinic
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Room For Big Ideas Gallery, SF
Curated by Bean Gilsdorf

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Blue Flowers, Flowers and Flo Jo, 2014

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Blue Flowers, J reading Audre Lorde, 2014
Photo credit: Mark Jayson Quines

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Blue Flowers, Recording K reading Blanca Canales, 2014
Photo credit: Mark Jayson Quines

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Blue Flowers, Mark reading Bayard Rustin, with FloJo, 2014

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Blue Flowers, quote cards on table, 2014
Photo credit: Mark Jayson Quines

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Blue Flowers, quote cards on table, 2014
Photo credit: Mark Jayson Quines

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Akutagawa and Gins, Reversible Destiny quote card, 2014
Photo credit: Mark Jayson Quines

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R reading Blue Flowers, 2014
Photo credit: Mark Jayson Quines

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Recording A for Blue Flowers, 2014
Photo credit: Mark Jayson Quines

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Blue Flowers, Flowers, quote cards, credit forms, Drawing for Dad (Drawing for Sacco and Vanzetti), 2014

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Blue Flowers, Finding Adrienne Rich flower for J, 2014

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Blue Flowers, view from outside YBCA, 2014

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Blue Flowers, Flower and Lucy Parsons, 2014

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Blue Flowers, Archival digital print on pizza box, 2014

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Blue Flowers, Archival digital print on pizza box, 2014

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Blue Flowers, Archival digital print on pizza box, 2014

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Blue Flowers, install view, 2014

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Blue Flowers, view from outside YBCA, 2014

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“To disrupt is to “break apart, throw into disorder, or interrupt the normal course or unity of” something. Lately, it’s used as a term to describe the action of new technologies that interrupt the conventional flow of goods and information to provide new ways of doing business; disruption is hailed as a contemporary boon to capitalism. Disruption is a series of interactive performances, exercises, consultations, and group experiences that explore the theme of disruption and its current connection to the tech industry. Collaborators include Whitney Lynn, Lauren Marie Taylor, Double Zero (Hannah Ireland and Annie Vought), Amanda Curreri, and Kristina Podesva.

Amanda Curreri explores territory between truth and fiction in Blue Flowers (September 7, 12PM to 5PM; September 10, 12PM to 5PM; and September 11, 12PM to 8PM). Daily participatory readings explore modern blauwe bloempjes—”bold faced lies” in Dutch—and invoke infamous characters such as Edward Snowden, asking participants to inhabit their words. Blue Flowers asks: who owns the true stories and who gets to play with the facts?”