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Projects —


Think Make Tank’s projects are like interruptions.

Our base is in San Francisco at 151 Potrero Ave and much of the experiences that we create are housed and launched here. The projects also extend beyond these walls to the streets and other countries.

Think Make Tanks focus is playful inquiry.

We invite artists and audiences to question their perceptions through experiences. We want to examine the multiple truths of reality as a way of knowing ourselves — how we inhabit our lives and connect to others.


Space 151 Gallery, SF, CA
Opening September 13, 2018


THINK MAKE TANK is excited to invite people to exchange stories, playfully, humorously as we retell, repeat, regurgitate what we find painful, strange, inevitable and hopeful.

ORIGINS is an exploration of the senses, a moment of introspection with two premises:

We first ask, where do we choose to begin our Origin’s sentence when we can choose wherever it starts?

And second, how can we better understand what shaped us to better understand that reality is not always as it appears? How do we deal with the terror of coming into the world and understanding our place in it?

The exhibit space will feature visual arts and installations of the various stages and interpretations of Origins using the seven senses.

Beginning in the hall, visitors enter through an installation reminiscent of our birthing into the world. The participants begin at conception and move through the womb, a dark space without light finally reaching the light, the moment we each become aware of ourselves and face our existence.

The Tank will also host two dinner series during the time of Origins. These two dinners will explore narratives of our origins, both the narratives we tell ourselves and those that we find reflected back to us. Join us on August 16th, 2018 or September 27th, 2018 for our next dinner:

︎ Dinner Series



Space 151, SF, CA
May 18th, 2018


3 Solo Performances

Think Make Tank Artist Collective and 23five present Jason Kahn from Switzerland and Bay Area artists Kanoko Nishi-Smith and Kevin Corcoran in an evening of solo performances followed by a tea exploring the connection between body and instrument. 

About the artists:

Jason KahnBorn 1960 in New York and grew up in Los Angeles. Re-located to Europe in 1990 and is currently based in Zurich, where he is active as a musician, artist and writer. Concerts and exhibitions throughout Europe, North and South America, Australia, China, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey and South Africa In 2011 started the Editions label to publish his books and records.

Kevin Corcoran
KEVIN works with an open interest in sound as medium as it moves through contexts of art, music, ecology, and communication in performance and fixed media pieces. As a percussionist he is most interested in techniques which extend the sonic possibilities of the instrument emphasizing textural sound, friction, sympathetic vibration, sustained tones and the use of found objects. He works also with environmental recordings, both observing and interacting with sites, and electronic sound through feedback systems, computer software and cassette tapes. Based in San Francisco, he has performed improvised and composed work throughout the US, Europe, Japan and Taiwan and collaborates with artists working in multiple fields.

Kanoko Nishi-Smith
KANOKO is a performer currently based in SF/Bay Area. Though classically trained on piano, receiving a BA in Classical Music Performance from Mills College, her recent interest has primarily been in performing 20th century and contemporary musical compositions for piano as well as for koto (Japanese 13-string zither), and free-improvisation in various different contexts, with musicians, as well as dancers, poets, and visual artists.


Space 151, SF, CA
March 3rd, 2018


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Think Make Tank is excited to present: Blindfold — a sound experience led by Jorge Bachmann. The audience is invited to a sensorial soundscape while resting blindfolded. Sound samples of field recordings in nature and urban settings come together to elicit senses and emotions triggered by selected sound waves and rhythm.



Space 151 Gallery, SF, CA
January 2018

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Le Corps Poétique is a group exhibition and event presented by Think Make Tank. Thirteen local and international artists are asked to examine and interpret the title of the exhibition, a play-on-words that can be translated as Poetic Corpus, hinting at both the physical body and the oeuvre.

Questioning the role of the body in a world where we too often feel dissociated from it, Le Corps Poétique explores the constant oscillation between physical and non-physical states through varied practices that include language, photography, video, performance and installation.

The layout of the exhibition can be navigated much like the brain processes body parts as a series of topographic maps - each part separate, but together, forming a whole. Liminal spaces are explore between the conscious and unconscious, lucid or dreamlike, intimate or public, feminine and masculine, physical and metaphysical, disturbing and peaceful, life and death.

Threshold Experience, Installation by Susann Volzer, Magali Charmot, Alex Nichols, Mushi Wooseong James.

The introductory installation takes the body through a process. An invitation to feel. The first floor gallery welcomes the public and aims to move people through poetic-scapes reflecting Le Corps Poétique’s themes. Each process is a form of transformation. Visitors are invited to cross over the threshold in a guided experiential journey. This singular production celebrates experimentation by eliciting the senses through a series of performances and mediations.

Exhibiting Artists: Sholeh Asgary, Jorge Bachmann, Ema Chang, Magali Charmot, Alice Charmot, Eilish Cullen, Qinmin Liu, Daniel Lorenze, Michael A. Mersereau, Alex Nichols & Mushi Wooseong James, Jessica Resmond, Ignacio Valero.

A view of Jérôme (far left) by Jorge Bachmann and Written on the Body by Daniel Lorenze.

A view of /ˈdisənəns/ Dissonance by Magali Charmot & Alice Charmot.

A view of Silent Feathers by Jessica Resmond (far right) and The Blind by Ema Chang (far left).

A view of Sun’s Surprise (far right) by Ginmin Liu and Jérôme (far left) by Jorge Bachmann.

Work by Michael Mersereau: The Roosevelt Highway

Work by Alex & Mushi: Hanbok / Chair Conversations.