A Living Thing Lives: Closing Reception and Party
Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Walter and McBean Galleries
800 Chestnut St

Please join us for an evening of performances, music, food, and film to send off A Living Thing, an interactive exhibition platform featuring programming developed in collaboration with members of the SFAI community: students, staff, faculty, and the general public. Tonight we celebrate all programming participants over the past months and revel in the spirit of equity, solidarity, resistance, and common ground! 
Free and open to all.

Schedule of events:


Stevie Southard, performance
Cristina Velasquez, performance
Orly Ruaimi, installation
Protestcakes, by Leah Rosenberg and Tess Wilson presented at various intervals


5:00 - 5:05 pm: Short film by Kerry Laitala’s Intro to Film Class
5:05 - 5:15 pm: Orly Ruaimi, performance documentation screening -

Performances By:

5:15 - 5:30 pm: Giuliana Funkhouser -

5:30-5:45pm Natalie Falero, ¿Cómo caminar cuando las gallinas mean? (How to walk when hens pee?) -

5:45 - 6:00 pm Cristina Velasquez, 3 Flags -

6:00 - 6:30 pm Processional and 1st Amendment performance led by Thor Anderson, Wesaam Al-Badry, and students -

6:30pm Charlie Ford -

6:35 - 6:50 pm Arash Fayez with students, A Patriotic


A Living Thing seeks to create space for common ground within our increasingly fractured civil discourse. Throughout its run, A Living Thing offered a sanctuary for conversations, performances, debate, and acts of solidarity and resistance—through an open mic during all gallery hours, and an open call to students, artists, activists, citizens, residents, visitors, and others that wished to contribute to the life represented by the flag.

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Thor Anderson’s Witchcraft, Oracles, and Magic class performs in A Living Thing, February 2017. Photo by Elizabeth Crawford.