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.:: Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Upcoming Show: Paul "Da Plumber" Cesewski



Paul Da Plumber (aka Paul Cesewski) is the current Artist In Residence at the San Francisco dump. As part of that residency, every artist who holds the 4 month position has a culminating show, and Paul's is on May 23rd and 24th. I've been to see the work in progress a couple times now, and I can tell you that this show is going to be a blast. Paul has long made some of my all-time favorite pedal powered works, and he definitely won't disappoint this time around. That's all I'm going to say, the rest will just have to be a surprise.

From his AiR artist statement:
"Fun is the universal language. Information is learned through visceral experience. Exploring ourselves through motion - we face our joys and excitement as well as our fears and hesitation. Physical memories hold lakeside property in our consciousness.

Much of my artwork consists of bicycle powered kinetic sculpture. Participants move themselves through space by pushing bicycle pedals. People powered machines engage us in active participation with the machines. The process of propulsion is in the hands of the participant. The participant can experiment with the machine and respond to stimulus directly. We experience the organic nature of propelling ourselves.

Playful interaction with the machines results in an individual experience for the participant. Personalities are often revealed when participants act and react. Machines with multiple riders counterbalance each other. The dynamic between participants further unfolds. The machines become personality amplifiers."

Show details:
Friday, May 23rd, 2008 - 5PM to 9PM
Saturday, May 24th, 2008 - 1PM to 5PM
503 Tunnel Ave, San Francisco, CA (click for map)
Friday evening's show will feature performance the bay area's own Crank Ensemble


More about Paul
More about the Artist In Residence program

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