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V. Vale’s RE/Search Newsletter #140, July 2015: Jack Sargeant, must-read books by artists

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:


1A: EDITORIAL: Baltimore Zine Fest Review by V. Vale
1B. Part 3 of Zora Burden’s Interview with Jack Sargeant about his new book Against Control.
1C. NEW FROM RE/SEARCH: LSD MUSEUM ZINE. Penny Rimbaud book. Monte Cazazza Zine (2nd printing!). AND NOW: Diane DiPrima zine (10 copies)!
1D. Must-read books by artists
2. The Counter Culture Hour: Sat July 11, 2015 6pm
3. FORTHCOMING EVENTS: RE/Search here and there…
4. OUR PAST LIFE: Books we’ve been given, etc.
5. Recommended Links – send us some! 
6. QUOTES 
7. Letters from Readers (send some!)

8. Sponsors (Check ’em out! – they make this newsletter possible!)

1AA. We think Baltimore, like Detroit, is a viable destination for artists who are being evicted and seek affordable rent (or better yet, team up with other artists and try to buy a space so you can’t be evicted). Seems like any major city is being prey to realtor-developer-predators (RDPs). A world-wide “rent-cap” movement needs to be legislated in every city on the planet!
Because we feel strongly about artists being evicted at warp speed in the Bay Area, we are reprinting the below from the last newsletter:
1A. We still want to write up a review of being at the Baltimore Zine Fest hosted by Open Space. For now, suffice to say that Open Space seems to us an “Artists’ Group Utopia that dares not attach that label.” We had the greatest time! In fact, Baltimore felt like San Francisco in the early ’80s, back when real estate was still affordable, and “art spaces” could be rented for low-cost or free happenings, concerts, poetry readings, film showings and more…
If only we could transplant Baltimore’s low-rent-for-art-spaces to San Francisco here and now! Our favorite local art space, Emerald Tablet (emtab.org), closed down after its 5-year-lease expired and the rent went sky-high! This was a community center fostering a huge range of creativity. Jazz, flamenco, classical, baroque, neo-folk, experimental and noise music was featured! People read poetry and their latest short pieces! There were opportunities to sketch and do watercolors with live nude models! There were rare films screened, and short plays acted out, plus a lot of Art Shows (art on the walls; sculpture). GONE! All… KILLED BY RENT!
Also, co-founder Lapo (Guzzini) was instrumental in publishing a North Beach literary journal titled Vitriol which, along with fiction, poetry, and art,  featured a great critique of what’s been wrecking San Francisco, by Bucky Sinister. Order it from quietlightning.org/vitriol . We hope Vitriol continues, although without the existence of Emerald Tablet, we wonder. The website is emtab.org – and we bid co-founder Della Heywood a sad farewell as she departs for the north country… Lapo can be contacted at lapo@emtab.org.
 
 
1B. Part 3 of Jack Sargeant interviewed by Zora Burden on the event of the publication of his book, “Against Control”
Q: Will you talk about the many ways Burroughs broke the limitations of language and thought, and how you have utilized this in your own work? Can you advise others on how they can apply Burroughs techniques for their writing or any form of artistic self-expression?
A: I think for Burroughs he worked with language, and through the cut-ups he totally engaged with pushing the very idea of written language to its limits. I think that demands a high level of concentration and focus, I recall that I read a quote somewhere, perhaps from Gysin, that Burroughs possessed a gimlet-like mind – which I guess is an ability to just focus on a point and focus down on it. If I’ve applied anything to my own writing, it’s to try and maintain a focus. Burroughs was also interested in semantics, and obviously addressed the failure of the binary either / or universe, and that’s something I’ve always applied to my own thinking. Whether I got that from Burroughs or from the “either / or / or” of Deleuze and Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus I am not sure.
But more than all of this, an absolute dedication to freedom of speech and self-expression is crucial to me. People like Burroughs fought for those rights, and as writers and artists we should never forget that.
I could stand up in a room and talk to the power and influence of Burroughs’s techniques and ideas, and the ideas of Brion Gysin and Ian Sommerville and so on. But people come to the work themselves. I’m not sure about the context of advising people, I mean I wouldn’t advise somebody on how to apply Burroughs to their artistic practice if they didn’t ask, but then if they did ask then they’d already know.
But generally, I would say to anyone: go read the books and the cut-up texts, go and try that process, go and f*ck around with writing and see what happens. Not just cut-ups but permutations, stream-of-consciousness, and so on. I would also say things such as: keep notes of ideas, dream diaries; doodle, take pictures, record sounds that you like. Never stop thinking about your creative practice, read widely, search for what you need, pursue your obsessions. The lesson, if there is one, is to doggedly pursue your creative practice and do not give up. For me personally, Burroughs, and also those around him were all great innovators, and that’s inspirational, but I think that it’s an inaugural moment not a finale or closure.
In terms of specific writing exercises, I recently wrote a series of texts every night as the last thing before I went to sleep, for ten nights – this is after a day of working or writing or whatever already, and it didn’t matter if I was sober or drunk, tired or still energised – the fundamental idea was utterly simple: they had to be obscene. It was an interesting experiment and experience. Just trying to get my thinking into a different space, you know!
Q: What period of his life do you think was most productive in regards to output or quality of his work, and did the demographics play a part in this? How did his work, in the different countries he lived in, vary?
A: I’m not sure you can measure productivity or quality, and I don’t really recognise these as actual criteria. For example, I love the volumes of Burroughs’s letters, and these were written simply as personal communication to his friends and they were published posthumously, so can they be included in his output? What about his photographs, which as far as I know were only recently exhibited—can we count those? His recordings are incredible, and to me a CD like his Real English Tea is essential, yet it wasn’t necessarily created as art to be released, nor was it released in his lifetime, so can we count that in his output?
And as to quality, I have revisited various artworks and get more from them the second time around… does that mean that the quality wasn’t there originally? Or does it mean that I found something else that spoke to me the second time? With many artists the way things are interpreted changes over time. The ability of many people to decode or read the work changes. Look at Van Gogh: here was a painter who was a total outsider and he had nothing, but he relentlessly pursued his aesthetic vision. Now he’s popularly recognized as supposedly one of the greatest painters of all time and you can buy copies of his works on postcards. The work didn’t change, the audience did.
Q: How did his work with “Orgone” [theory] aid him during his life, with illnesses or his addictions? What made him so fascinated with Wilhelm Reich? Do you believe or use “orgone” yourself?
A: I think William Burroughs had an incredible ability to search out neglected ideas, unusual science and so on. I write in the book of how he went searching for Yage. Nowadays it may be more common for people to travel, but the world is a different place today; now people travel with credit cards and the limitless ability to contact people via cybercafés. But to decide to go and search for a psychotropic plant way off the beaten track in 1953—that strikes me as an incredible thing to do.

I think in the case of Reich, Burroughs had this fascination with the possibilities of orgone that Reich described, and decided to pursue it. If you look at Burroughs’s letters and so on, you can see an openness to possibilities and ideas; whether in the cut-ups, film, the literary value of scatological routines, Yage, Dreamachines and the orgone box. He was a man who seems to me to have been very interested in the possibility of the worlds that existed around and within him.
As far as I can see, he was at various times as focused on scrying techniques as he was on target practice. So, I think orgone was part of this continuum of searching out ideas that were unique, that perhaps challenge prevailing orthodoxies and so on.
As to my own experiences with orgone, I have a friend who has been documenting experiments growing plants with orgonite, but I haven’t spent time sitting in boxes or whatever. I was recently at the Wellcome Trust, one of the best museums in London, and they had an exhibition on Sexology with an orgone box and people were able to sit in it, although the time people were spending in it and the number waiting prohibited my taking part.
Q: What facts about Burroughs have you discovered that many might not know about him during your research? About either him or any unpublished works?
A: I think I have certain specific obsessions, and they have developed over the years. My readings are probably informed by those obsessions and I think my writing would probably reflect that. As I said, I am not a biographer, so I don’t approach projects as a way to search for specific new biographical facts, but as a writer I like to share my ideas and my understandings and in this case my interests, readings, obsessions and ideas. This all said, I think few have made all the connections that I do or read in the way I do, so I think there’s new things in my work, new connections, new ways to consider things, but there’s not any new stories of his life or anything like that.
Q: Will you talk about how certain subcultures and their creative output like TOPY [Temple of Psychic Youth] was inspired by Burroughs? 
A: In part coming of age listening to Throbbing Gristle, Monte Cazazza and so on… basically industrial music and No Wave defined my tastes. So, I really entered Burroughs via post-punk… and to me his ideas of sound, cut-ups, infrasound, and so on, all informed the mise-en-scène of first wave industrial music. The fact that he really found an audience in post-punk and punk showed some aesthetic lineage.
In Against Control – when I look at the records released around Burroughs – I mention the releases by Giorno Poetry Systems, and I think you can really see some shared ideas about the nature of communication amongst the artists there. It’s telling to me that so many of the musicians and bands that are on those records emerged from punk and industrial music.
Q: How do you hope your book will inspire or affect its readers?
A: That is a really intriguing question, and I am really unsure how to answer it. I suppose that I would like people to read it and enjoy it, but also that they get something from it, whether an urge to listen to a Burroughs recording or the desire to explore some of the areas I touch upon more fully. I’m a writer, so I hope people may appreciate a turn of phrase or a line in the book, but I also deal primarily in nonfiction so I hope people will be stimulated by my interpretations of things and my own—for want of a better term—intellectual ideas.
But this book—indeed perhaps any published work—is also a group activity in some way, and I hope that people like the artwork and the whole look of the book. Physical books really matter to me, and this book is very physical, it’s not a damned e-book, you know? So, I find Dan Wininger’s beautiful cover to be absolutely stunning, and I am incredibly flattered that he let the publisher use the picture. So I hope people will read the book and then go and search out his artwork. Likewise I hope readers like the photographs in the book by Lee Ranaldo, Mark Bennett, Barry Hale and Herman Vanaerschot, all of whom provided images that really bring the book to life. There was a very limited edition version of the book too, and that featured a stunning and beautiful print by Belinda Sinclair, and again, I hope people get turned on to her work.
I like it when people come up to me and say they enjoyed something I wrote and how it nailed something for them, or affected them profoundly. Of course, maybe that is also insane and probably a little arrogant. Really, I’m just hoping somebody looks at it.—Jack Sargeant
Ordering info:
From Publisher: http://eightmillimetres.bigcartel.com/product/against-control
From Last Gasp: http://www.lastgasp.com/publisher/Eight+Millimitres/
 
 
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1D. Must-read books by artists

Our intern asked us what we consider to be “must-read” books written by artists. Here’s our list so far. This is just a start. Have something to add? Write us! info@researchpubs.com

() #1 is Dialogues with Duchamp by Pierre Cabanne
() #1 is THE JOB (hey, WSB is an “artist”) by Daniel Odier
() I liked Man Ray’s autobiography (Self-Portrait)?
() I liked Andre Breton’s NADJA
() I liked Leonora Carrington’s “bio” but can’t find my copy for exact title!
() The Lives of Lee Miller
() My Last Sigh by Luis Bunuel
() Shock Value by John Waters
() The Philosophy of Andy Warhol
() Popism by Andy Warhol
() The Secret Life of Salvador Dali (maybe not an essential, but it’s …. !)
() someone loaned me the new Leonora Carrington hardback published by Irish Museum of Art – wow!

 
2. Counter Culture Hour – Sat JULY 11, 2015 6pm Pacific Time Watch for it this month as Channel 29 re-airs our shows frequently. 

The Counter Culture Hour (aka RE/SEARCH TV) is also simulcast ON-LINE as well as on cable access San Francisco Channel 29 — 6pm Pacific Time, Sat July 11, 2015. – see this link at broadcast time: http://www.bavc.org/channel29 You need a fairly decent internet connection and computer to “get it.” USA west coast: 6:00 PM Sat July 11, 2015 USA; east coast: 9:00 PM Sat July 11, 2015. Tokyo: 10:00 AM Sunday, June 12, 2015 If you cannot get this online email us at info@researchpubs.com See RE/Search channel on youtube: “researchpubs”


3. FORTHCOMING EVENTS (San Francisco unless Otherwise Noted)

() $ http://www.thrillpeddlers.com – our favorite local Grand Guignol Theatre Company at the Hypnodrome – support live local theatre! NEW SHOW! Club Inferno, the glam rock retelling of Dante’s Divine Comedy – his storied trip through the Nine Circles of Hell.  I’ll leave it to our ticketing page to tell you more about the twisted plot and the attractive, talented cast.  There, you can also take advantage of a $10 discount code: thrills20; you can access $20 tickets for previews (June 4, 5 and 6) and opening weekend (June 12and 13).
() Support the Roxie Theater: great programming EVERY NIGHT (our opinion). http://www.roxie.com
() S.F. EVENTS to Check Out Regularly: Long Now Foundation. Goethe Institute. The List (Punk Rock). Dorkbot. Bottom of the Hill. INdependent. Thee Parkside. The Chapel. Terminal: http://fierysummons.blogspot.com/
() **OAKLAND** $ Sat July 4 12 noon-9pm John Waters hosts Burger Boogaloo, 3650 Webster St,
() $ Thur July 9 The Roxie Theater: “Don’t Be Afraid to Pogo” film on THe GEARS (70s L.A. Punk Band).
() $25 Thur July 9, 6:30pm Castro Theater: Chuck Palahniuk intv w/Michelle Tea and Lidia Yuknavitch (novel: The Small Backs of Children). http://sf.funcheap.com/night-mayhem-fight-clubs-chuck-palahniuk-castro-theater/
() $8 Fri July 10, 9pm THE GEARS (70s L.A. Punk Band) play live and show their film, “Don’t Be Afraid to Pogo!” Russell Quan (The Mummies). The Knockout, 3223 Mission/past Army St, S.F. www.theknockoutsf.com  415-550-6994.
() $? Fri July 10, 6pm **SAN JOSE** SRL DEMO event at Computer History Museum – Mark Pauline presents spine robot, track robot; Amy C is MC at this Zero 1 fundraising event. Google to find details!
() $ Sun July 12, 8pm Kingdom of Not is playing the next “Panic and Give Up” Speakeasy Tea Party! Event Details: http://www.tinyurl.com/panic-july (psst! the event is password protected. If you are interested in coming, email me and I’ll send ya the password so you can get the rest of the details!) 8PM / TEA SERVICE AVAILABLE / $8 PRESALE, $12 DOORS (Dan Carbone)
() $ Sat July 18. CHROME at Bottom of the Hill: A MUST-SEE. RE/Search will try very hard to BE THERE!
() FREE **LONDON** Wed July 22 6-9pm Fay Ballard (JG BALLARD’s DAUGHTER) “Alligators in the Hall” art show (with Phil Goss) at Centre for Recent Drawing, 2-r Highbury Station Rd London N1 1SB (behind Highbury & Islington tube/overground)
() $ Fri Aug 14 Clay Theatre, SF – THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL (feature film based on Phoebe Gloeckner‘s book) – see it on the big screen!

4. OUR PAST LIFE: What We’ve Attended or WANTED to Attend/What We’ve Been Reading/Seeing/Listening to/What We’ve Been Sent/Given, or Seen
() Baltimore Zine Makers gave us some classic, great work which we plan to list in the July Newsletter, so tune in then! What a great art group who hosted us: http://openspacebaltimore.com/  We loved Conor Stechschulte‘s GENEROUS BOSOM Part One, printed on a Risograph in several colors. crepusculararchives.tumblr.com
We also loved the darkest-shade-of-black-humor INFOMANIACS by Matthew Thurber (any relation to James?). This gorgeous hardback “narrative of the near future” is completely up-to-the-minute, especially to anybody even slightly paranoid about where our all-surveillance-all-the-time/social-media “technology” is taking us. (sample: “Well, you heard about the Internet serial killers, but maybe you didn’t hear about the REWARD?”) Great Satire. Funny Drawings. Essential Reading. (We say: “You weren’t being paranoid, you were just prophetic!”) Order from Picture Box, POB 24744, Brooklyn, NY 11202. www.pictureboxinc.com
() PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED and Recommended:
5. LINKS (Send Us Some!)
 
() from Ed Hardy: “I just wanted you to know that my Day One Lecture (May 16) at Kings Avenue, New York Bowery, is now up on youtube and available to the public. It will be attached to our Tattoo City website soon. Warning: it’s about 90 minutes long…Here is the link:
() from Gloria K: “The newly released FBI records indicate that Richard Aoki, widely revered as a radical hero, informed on a number of organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area.” https://www.revealnews.org/article/new-fbi-files-show-wide-range-of-black-panther-informants-activities/?utm_source=CIR&utm_medium=social_media&utm_campaign=facebook
() from Chris T: “Saw two mentions of RE/Search – in the latest issue of Hero Magazine (article on zines), and in a book called Troubling Research which I saw on display at NYC MoMA.
() My new film, The Yes Men Are Revolting, is coming out in NYC and then elsewhere beginning this Friday—and it’s now available for download at http://radi.al/GetTYMAR. I’d love it you could share the trailer on Facebook or Tweet a link or what have you. (Our advertising budget is minimal, so, er… you’re it!)

Other things, while I’m at it:

  • Check out this video about a gay adventure I had in Uganda.
  • We’re launching an online mischief school! Now taking applications (seriously).
  • We’ve already launched this platform, that anyone can use to propose or hop on a creative project around an issue they care about.
  • If you want to keep getting occasional updates on Yes Men matters, make sure to sign up here if you haven’t already. Onwards,

Andy Bichlbaum, aka Jacques Servin (or maybe the other way around)

() from David Cox: “Vale – Here is that interview, Better late than never. Hope you like it! https://archive.org/details/vvale2
() () Mira Soulio (who visited us from Australia 10+/- years ago) needs support for a feature film: The funding page is up and live. Please have a look and share around. There is a lot of information about the film all in one place so if anything it is a great preview of what the film will be.

http://www.pozible.com/project/193640 Here’s a link to the teaser: https://vimeo.com/129748733 – Mira Soulio
Would love any support!
DIRECTOR | THE STILL POINT inkblack_@hotmail.com
+61 406 406 390

() rituals in pagodas paparazzi photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/animists

6. QUOTATIONS 
 
() “Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, for human beings of which they know nothing.”—Voltaire
 
() “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”—Einstein
 
() “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”—Einstein
 
() “It is my firm belief that it is a mistake to hold firm beliefs.”—Bucky Fuller
 
() “Capitalism is war without the shooting.”—George Orwell
 
() “You can imagine the end of the world (apocalypse), but you can’t imagine the end of capitalism.”—Zizek (where?)
 
() “Peyman said lots of things. That’s what he did: put ideas out, put them in circulation. He did this via publications, websites, talks at conferences; via the quasi-governmental think tanks he was constantly invited to head up, or the interviews he’d give in the trade press. His ideas took the form of aphorisms: Location is irrelevant: what matters is not where something IS, but rather where it leads… What are objects? Bundles of relations… Each of these nuggets was instantly memorable, eminently quotable. On urbanism: A city has no “character”; it is a schizoid headspace, filled with the cacophony of contradiction. On design: The end point to which it strives is a state in which the world is one hundred percent synthetic, made by man, for man, according to his desires… These aphorisms were his currency; he traded in them, converting them, via the Company, into tangible undertakings that had measurable outcomes, which in turn helped spawn more concepts and more aphorisms, always at a profit. The concepts were all generated in-house and collectively: that’s how his outfit worked. We’d come at briefs, and at the big ones in particular, from several angles, bringing all our intellectual disciplines to bear on them–the Company had people who’d trained as economists, philosophers, mathematicians, architects, and who knows what else on its books–and slapping the pertinent offerings of each of these down on the collective table (or up on the collective sheet of glass), formulate new concepts that Peyman, as the Company’s public face and poster-boy would then launch into circulation. […] concepts he helped generate and put into circulation were so perfectly tailored to the age on whose high seas they floated, their contours so perfectly aligned with those of the reality from which they were drawn and onto which they constantly remapped themselves…” — Tom McCarthy, Satin Island – sent by Gloria K.
On the “Tech scene”… “First Technology, Then Culture” – (V. Vale quoted in intvs with Karlynne and Aarum)
 
7. LETTERS FROM READERS:
 
() from Karen Marcelo: “How can people write articles like this without mentioning SRL – clueless kids todayhttp://kryptonradio.com/2015/07/01/usa-challenges-japan-to-giant-robot-duel/
 
() “Thanks again for your awesome hospitality last week– Back in SF in JULY! University of Texas at Austin’s campus layout is amazing- reacting to the decades of student protests, they redesigned it to allow tanks to get through, but to prevent masses of people from gathering. Landscape architecture takes command.
“Now that the Patriot Act is discontinued, the CIA will only waterboard people who *really* deserve it.. Freedom, Achieved! -Marc P”
 
() “Another LA venue carries quite a bit of RE/Search publications:  La Luz de Jesus gallery/ bookshop in East Hollywood near the Los Feliz.  LLdJ is also known informally as WACKO and the Soap Plant, altho’ we don’t hear that last one so much since they moved from the Melrose location (I loved that “dentist office” suite at the NW corner of the old bldg, plus a mysterious cave-y room upstairs: dark, close, hot, and swimming with a thick, yeasty mishmosh of primitive shamanic, feminist, Latino and Catholic energy and inner imagery.).

“PS:  This 70-year-old dude loves your mag.  I lived in San Francisco on Cole Street during the Old Fillmore days, learning how to drill, fill and bill (but never finished dental school, thank Goddess).  It was a trip, with Ron Thelin’s Psychedelic Shop and all that–never got ripped off buying lids there in ’66 either, unlike in the Fairfax in LA !!!  I live in Santa Monica now.  Canter’s after hours is STILL the place to be.” —(anon.)

() from Chris F: “Hey Vale,

I’ve been meaning to tell you about Ada Gallery for a while now, because it’s definitely your kind of project. Started anonymously by a neighborhood artist who just wanted to show and share his work, it seems to be turning into a small movement – art is posted with blue painters’ tape in several locations around San Francisco and there’s one in Philadelphia now. The original gallery is on the West wall of Ada Court, an alley off O’Farrell between Hyde and Leavenworth, just a few blocks from Evergold Gallery.
Anyone can put art on the wall and all the art is free for the taking.

“Also be sure and check out their Instagram feed (@adafuckngallery ) for some great photos and short bursts of entertaining writing. The idea of simply declaring a nearby alley wall to be a gallery and proceeding to show art there, has a real punk DIY ethic and it’s inspiring to see people using public space to connect and share with each other and strangers.
“Article from the Hoodline Blog:
Instagram feed for @adafuckngallery
() from Meri St. Mary: “Meri St. Mary brings latest vinyl EP –  PROTAGONISTA! to vivid sonic life for record release in LA on August 1st at the MODA (Museum of Digital Art) Hollywood  opening DIGITAL GOLD (Paul Picasso Hollywood Presents) @ 7190 Sunset Blvd (x LaBrea) 9pm-2am Gallery opens at 9pm performances at 11. Pleasant Gehman will do a reading from her book “SHOWGIRL CONFIDENTIAL” Records & Books available for sale & signing. Two badass broads whose combined punk cred & artistic offerings may either frighten or endear you! The full blue moon may bring out the beasts: bring it on. Digital Art as a concept & viable source will be on display/available for sale as a file! Also on bill: “electro-luxe cemetery pop” Carmelia…
() “If you didn’t get a chance to read Jello Biafra’s comments on City Hall’s Centennial read it here:

http://www.sfweekly.com/sanfrancisco/jello-biafra-dead-kennedys-sf-city-hall-centennial-sf-city-hall-100/Content?oid=3722319
“The coolest part of reading it–just goes to show how cool SF “still is” to have Jello comment on such a milestone. So refreshing because it’s just when you thought your neighborhood got leveled and “google-fied” beyond repair. Someone is still letting the local punk publicly have his tirade? Awesome!!
“Interesting fact to Jello’s “”trillion dollar” light show” comment is that it is by the group known as “Obscura“… a friend of mine, Ben Stokes—usually the brainchild behind it all but really it takes a micro army of visual geniuses with a gazillion hours in front of a computer with very little sleep to make the most brilliant cutting edge visual shows you or anyone will ever see. (Ben is the guy who invented that stop motion spin around technique you see on  The Howard Stern Show-however, not so $$ savvy as the guy who went out copied and patented his idea! But Ben is the true genius behind the invention so he keep forging on with new ideas) Anyway, they are a Visual Art Collective from Chicago and when Ben decided to move out to San Francisco—they all panicked and followed. It’s probably one of the last successful artistic group migrations to SF able to achieve this. They too agree it would be impossible to move to current day SF rent/buy insanity.
“To see the insane Video they put together for City Hall see the 2 parts here:
“Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lYvkWjZ1As
“Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAzx4dAji-U  Hope you enjoy! All the best intentions, always, – Lisa H”

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