100 Days Action

in residence

100 Days Action

A counternarrative to Trump’s one hundred day plan

100 Days Action is a calendar of activist and artistic strategy – a call to thinkers, artists, and writers to propose gestures that can be carried out either at home or in the world. From the sixth through the eighth week of this one hundred day project, 100 Days Action will be in residence at Southern Exposure. Featuring projects about political self-care, resilience, and self-examination, 100 Days Action is thrilled to present projects by The Bureau of Linguistical Reality, Jamil Hellu, Jenny Odell, Surabhi Saraf, and Hiya Swanhuyser among others during their stay at SoEx.

Gallery Hours: Saturdays 12:00 – 5:00 PM
Public Programs: Sundays 12:00 – 5:00 PM

100 Days Action Public Programs

SUNDAY, MARCH 5: COMMUNITY CARE

Brave Minds Brunch
12:00 – 2:00 PM
FREE, limited seating, RSVP required
While the torrents of this season continue to blow, 100 Days Action invites you to a communal potluck. We’ve marched and yelled together. Now let’s eat together, family-style. Let’s talk about what we’re doing, and hatch plans for future initiatives. Bring a dish to share.

Natural Resistance: A Grafting Workshop
2:30 – 5:00 PM 
FREE and open to the public
Join the Guerilla Grafters for this hands-on workshop that calls on an examination of the urban commons and the sharing economy, all through the lens of grafting (stitching together living plants). Participants will learn to identify common ornamental and fruit trees, and through grafting techniques turn city streets into food forests, unravelling civilization one branch at a time.

A Mending Workshop
2:30 – 5:00 PM
FREE and open to the public
The Mending Collective offers the shared sensory, economic, and social experiences of mending together. In mending, one becomes aware of the quality of the clothing one wears, skills development meets the bounty of benefits for the mender in the actions of mending, and frugality’s inherent sensuality becomes apparent. This three-hour workshop moves through a variety of hand-mending techniques, inviting participants to work with materials of their own, or to learn using the materials provided. To reserve a workshop space, email [email protected]om.

Wall of Song
2:30 – 5:00 PM
Artists Mel Day and Michael Namkung are building a different kind of wall – a Wall of Song. The artists invite you to record video singing singing Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah,’ adding your voice to an ever-expanding composite of hundreds of others. In this special installation, Day will bring her Westfalia camper van to the gallery as a mobile recording studio. wallofsongproject.com

SUNDAY, MARCH 12: SEASON TO RESIST

100 Days x 100 Colors
10:30 – 2:30 PM 
Location: Dolores Park (exact location TBD)
FREE and open to the public
Playing with colors on Holi is a reminder that the color of our skin doesn't define us: we all become many colors, we are all the same color, we are in this together. This Holi – the Indian festival of colors – 100 Days Action, in care of artist Surabhi Saraf, invites you to practice openness and willingness in a joyful connecting with everyone, especially those you do not recognize or relate to. Bring your joy and come dressed in clothes that you can throw away.

Join the Fight 
3:00 – 5:00 PM
FREE and open to the public
In our efforts to continue creating and disseminating images of protest, artist Jamil Hellu photographs participants expressing themselves in front of a plain backdrop. Their outlines and silhouettes serve as a foundation for a wallpaper pattern Hellu will produce. As we all come together to demonstrate our resistance against this chaotic government, singular photographs are transformed into a collective display of action. 

 

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 7:30-9:30

BODY IN TRANSIT

An evening of spoken words and live A/V performance
Readings by Balitronica Gomez, Vernon Keeve III, and Baruch Porras-Hernandez
A/V Performance by Surabhi Saraf + Dorothy Santos (Featuring movement by Shinichi Iova-Koga)

Working with sound composition, poetry, and moving image, Body in Transit explores the ways in which the human body travels through physical and imagined spaces. With the current political and cultural climate in the United States as countless individuals grapple with the imposed immigration ban, the pieces presented embody the anxiety and disorientation of displacement through transit and forced migration.

 
 

SUNDAY, MARCH 19: USE YOUR WORDS!

Attack of the Typewriters 
2:00 – 5:00 PM 
FREE and open to the public
Writer Hiya Swanhuyser with a phalanx of typewriters leads us in political letter-writing for everyone. We bring the typewriters; you bring the rage. Writing to your reps is easier when you're not alone. We'll have sample letters for those with writer’s block. Grab a drink and tell the President (or any politician) what's on your mind.

The Bureau of Linguistical Reality Field Office 
2:00 – 5:00 PM 
FREE and open to the public
Recognizing a collective loss for words to describe the changing world around us due to climate change and other man made activities, The Bureau of Linguistical Reality (Alicia Escott and Heidi Quante) will set up its Field Office to help participants identify the feelings and experiences they have been having since the election and then together coin neologisms that encapsulate them.   

Wall of Song
2:00 – 5:00 PM
Artists Mel Day and Michael Namkung are building a different kind of wall – a Wall of Song. The artists invite you to record video singing singing Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah,’ adding your voice to an ever-expanding composite of hundreds of others. In this special installation, Day will bring her Westfalia camper van to the gallery as a mobile recording studio. wallofsongproject.com