September 30th, 7-10pm, 2016
Alhambra Theater / Crunch Gym
2330 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109
An art project by Lynn Marie Kirby and Christoph Steger involving the Russian Hill community. The former Alhambra Theater, now a Crunch gym, becomes the locus for a night of site interventions including video, performative re-enactments of movement from gestures in once-screened Hollywood films, and mobile app-guided neighborhood tours. The Alhambra Project illuminates layered site-specific history, exploring cultural patterning, and visions of exoticism, while interrogating shifting demographics of the neighborhood.
The project is funded by an SF Arts Commission Grant and a CCA Faculty Development grant. It is supported by Crunch Corporate, with SF Cinematheque and the Russian Hill Neighbors as media co-sponsors, as well as generous donations from William Cross Wine Merchants, Swensen's Ice cream, Cole Hardware, and Za Pizza.