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723, a performance piece by Michael Barrett
Date Saturday July 19
Time 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location Details
Berkeley Art Center
1275 Walnut St.
Berkeley, CA 94709
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorAmanda Klimek
Emailamanda [at]
Address1275 WALNUT ST
Live Performance and Conversation with Soapbox exhibiting artist, Michael Barrett

This nearly 3-hour durational piece will begin at 4pm.

At 5:30, Barrett will break from the performance for a conversation and Q&A with BAC director, Aimee Le Duc. Afterward, Barrett will continue and complete the performance. We welcome you to join us for this free event at any stage of the performance or conversation.

For 723, the artist, himself a veteran will begin in front of two helmets. One helmet will have 723 pieces of paper in it with the names of the 723 California residents killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The other helmet will have a burning candle. As the artist picks a name from the first helmet, he will write it on a chalkboard, erase the name and then burn the paper in the second helmet. After completing the cycle, the artist will return to the center and begin again.

Please join us for the presentation of this work.

This piece is in conjunction with Soapbox, Berkeley Art Center's 2014 juried exhibition selected by Boots Riley and Steven Wolf. Soapbox is on view through August 10, Wed-Sun 11am-5pm, free and open to the public.
Added to the calendar on Sunday Jul 6th, 2014 4:52 PM

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