Site-specific workshop @ Marin Headlands Bunkers 6/21



a workshop led by David Buuck & Jessica Tully

Marin Headlands Bunkers

Sunday June 21, 11am-2pm

co-sponsored by Small Press Traffic & the Headlands Center for the Arts


Please join writer David Buuck and artist Jessica Tully for a site-specific workshop at the former military bunkers in the Marin Headlands. We will explore a wide range of methods and practices related to site-based writing and art practices, including several on-site exercises and experiments. This workshop is designed for ALL levels of interested writers and artists, to explore how we engage place, site, environment and the political histories therein as writers, artists, and citizens.  We will discuss and explore writing and research techniques as well as much more performative and embodied strategies of site-work, so be prepared to try new ways of thinking, moving, and working!

David Buuck is an alumni artist in residence this June at Headlands Center for the Arts. He is contributing editor at Artweek, and teaches at the San Francisco Art Institute. Recent publications include The Shunt (Palm Press) and Buried Treasure Island, a guidebook printed in conjunction with an installation and audio-tour by BARGE (the Bay Area Research Group in Enviro-aesthetics).

Jessica Tully is a conceptual artist working at the intersection of culture and politics.  From hip-hop water ballet to a rock opera of live construction equipment to voter education drives, her site-specific performances, videos, drawings and campaigns are set within socially charged public spaces. In 2008 she debuted a new stencil series and walking tour entitled Syndicate commissioned by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts for the Bay Area Now 5 triennial exhibition.

Note: We will meet at the Headlands Center Dining Hall at 11 for introductory remarks and head out from there. We will arrange for car-pooling to the site for those who need it. There will be optional pre-workshop readings. Bring notebook, camera, sunscreen and/or hat, outdoor shoes, layers for cold, etc. The Marin Headlands is home to several former military installations, including the bunkers, the Nike Missile Site, and the current home of the Headlands Center for the Arts.

$40 general public / $30 students and members of Headlands Center for the Arts and/or Small Press Traffic.

Class is limited to 20 participants.

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