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“NOW: A Video Art Ritual”

created by JOHN SANBORN


February 8 -April 7 2018


SF Camerawork

1011 Market Street, 2nd Floor

San Francisco, CA 94103

“NOW” is guided by two hilarious opposing (s)heros: the sarcastic rage filled, haute goth Catharsis and the vamp, valkyrie yogini Perspicacious. Within 10 screens, including a projection on water, they explore the nexus between technology and ritual by inviting their audience’s participation, guiding them through a personal process.


These contrasting protagonists cast a mystical space in an urban gallery, and wittily survey contemporary and historical pitfalls, while bringing the audience into the present now moment. “NOW” examines cultural appropriation and evolution; global warming; punk rock ideology; and spiritual philosophy. It reveals an emerging scientifically based, melting pot mysticism, and promotes the individual-micro/global-macro connection where “you matter now.”

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