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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.


WHILE I’M WAITING


Code & Canvas Gallery, SF, CA
Opening April 25th, 2019

ON VIEW APRIL 25-JUNE 16, 2019
ARTIST DINNER MAY 1, 2019

EXHIBITION



While I’m Waiting is a group exhibition presented by THINK MAKE TANK Artist Collective opening April 25th, 2019 at
Code & Canvas, 151 Potrero Ave in San Francisco. In this exhibit, thirteen artists grapple with the notion of waiting.
Eviction, Visa, Death, and Amazon boxes... these are only some of the things humans await.

THINK MAKE TANK artist collective is on borrowed time in an old brick paint factory in Potrero Hill—and in this moment in
between, we find comfort in collectively examining the liminal space, the unknown we all struggle with at one point or
another. The seed of the exhibit began with an all too familiar conversation about artists’ eviction, and inspired many
others.

Waiting implies that we are on hold, that something waits to begin or end. A woman waits for her fiancé to gain entry into
the country so she can begin a life together. A woman is obsessed by waiting for death, counting down the heartbeats to the rest of her life. Another waits for her amazon boxes arriving at her doorstep daily as the currency of our times in San Francisco and America. Participating in this show are thirteen international and Bay Area artists: Anna Landa, Biagio Scarpello, Bonny Nahmias, Cera Hensley, Chloe Ghillani, Esmeralda Da Costa, Jennifer Lothrigel, Kevin Corcoran, Seah, and the tank’s members Alex Nichols, Jorge Bachmann, Magali Charmot, and Mushi Wooseong James. Each artist explores what they’re waiting for and how they’re waiting for it through multiple mediums.

OPENING RECEPTION:
The public is cordially invited to attend an opening
reception on Thursday, April 25th from 6:30-9pm
featuring a durational performance with Seah. This
exhibition is free, come join us for drinks and Argentinian
style empanadas, handmade from scratch in San
Francisco with finest local ingredients from El Sur.

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING:
Join us for dinner on May 1st! During our immersive
dinners, we welcome people from all perspectives, artists
and non-artists, to connect and share a meal together.
Every three months, we open our doors to 25 guests, to
experience an intimate evening of lovingly all-vegetarian
family-style meal, dialogue, and perspectives. Check our
the event page for more information.

QUESTIONS:
Email ThinkMakeTank@gmail.com with any questions. If you would like to talk to us by phone, please include your phone number in your email.

 

ORIGINS


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

EXHIBITION


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

ORIGINS is an experiential exhibit featuring a collection of installation art built and produced by the art tank and collective, THINK MAKE TANK, its core members Alex Nichols, Magali Charmot, Mushi Wooseong James, resident artist Susann Volzer with contributing artist Kevin Corcoran and participant Amir Hossein Arabkheradmand.

This exhibit explores the paradox and absurdity of human beings’ endless quest for answers, purpose, and meaning. Moving through six installations, visitors are invited to pause, think and experience how we deal with our ‘self’ and ‘others’.

This singular production begins with visual and auditory installations. In this initial Echoing Chamber Of Nothingness, various natural elements (soil, water, air) are brought to the forefront of the experience focusing on the non-anthropocentric perspective of life’s origins. Nature helps re-contextualize human insignificance: we are nothing more than biological cells. Two videos also fill the space introducing time as a cyclical and infinite measure. An interactive piece shows ghostly silhouettes fading away, akin to the notion that we all share one destiny: we are born, we die, and it begins again.

It is this continuum that guides the visitors through the rest of their immersive and participatory experience. People are asked to contribute to Mindless Chatter, sharing dreadful thoughts that occupy our conscious minds. Visitors enter Primal Catastrophe, a singular immersive experience plunging individuals in absolute pitch darkness for a moment of personal introspection. Facing ourselves, alone, in total visual deprivation is a rare and unique moment in the modern lives we live.

ORIGINS attempts to reconcile the existential paradox we face, occasionally or often, through humour. We are more connected than ever, but ever so lonely. Our most profound human desire is still to be known and to be loved. Particularly in the age of individualization, the age of simulated instagrammable lives, we seem to endlessly ask “I am here, do you hear me?”

︎ Dinner Series

 

SONIC SERIES #002


Space 151, SF, CA
May 18th, 2018

SOUND & TEA


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. 
http://jasonkahn.net/


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.
www.kevincorcoran.net


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.



SONIC SERIES #001


Space 151, SF, CA
March 3rd, 2018

EXPERIENCE


︎ Download sound from Blindfold

Blindfold

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.


 







 
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