Please join me this Sunday, April 28th from 12noon to 5PM at The Headlands Center For The Arts in the Marin Headlands for the Spring Open House. My band Sad Vicious will be performing at 4PM in the Project Space with George Chen and Jane Sherman Harrison. I’ve been an Artist in Residence at The Headlands for the last eight weeks and the Open House is sort of like a final show for the Spring residency. So, if you are free on Sunday, please do drop by. The Headlands is a lovely place to visit and very historical. In fact, just yesterday I took the tour of the Nike Missile Site and got to put my hands on a de-commissioned Cold War era nuclear warhead. The Nike Missile Site at The Headlands is the only remaining one of its kind in the US. I couldn’t help but think about the strange interplay of this weapon against the backdrop of a contemporary arts residency. As the tour guide for the missile site raised the 40 foot long missile into its firing position I had a vision of Warhol, Rauschenberg, Johns, Cage, and Duchamp straddling the missile in single file order, about to be blasted into the atmosphere, but rather than hooting and hollering like Slim Pickens’ character in Dr. Strangelove they were just sitting there, indifferent, smoking cigarrettes, passively gazing at the world, playing it cool. After a few minutes the tour guide asked me if I had any further questions. I said no and walked home.
with George Chen and Jane Sherman Harrison
Headlands Center For The Arts Project Space
Sunday, April 28th 4PM