SiteWorks: San Francisco performance 1969-85

63 Bluxome Street at 4th Street, now 63 Bluxome Gallery

Exhibition: South of the Slot (26th October-25th November 1974)

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South of the Slot was a group show that took place in San Francisco during the months of October and November in 1974. It was a show that was organized by a group of artists as a much needed forum for a particular kind of work.

Organised around a loose structure, the artists that participated were asked to choose a date and time at which they would present their work. The space at 63 Bluxome Street in San Francisco was made available to them through the two month period with no stated restrictions as to how the space was to be used.

The work that was presented differed widely with each individual, but in general relied on real time presentation for transferring information from artist to audience. The directness of this kind of transference sets up a field of variables very different from traditional forms of art. Each artist dealt with these variables by finding a mode which best suited the ideas inherent in the design of the presented situation. The twenty two presentations included such various modes as: video performance and live performance, projections and photo-documentation, dance and music, tableau and environmental situation. (Alpert 1975)

Curator(s): exhibiting artists

Participants: Kevin Costello, Alan Scarritt, Linda Montano, 30 Motion, Paul De Marinis, Jim Pomeroy, John Gillen, Joel Glassman, Richard Alpert, Pat Ferrero, Bill Morrison, Jimmy Suzuki, Jack Ogden, Jeffrey Weiss, Jim Melchert, Irv Tipper, Simone Forti, Stephen Laub, Terry Fox, Tom Marioni, Paul Kos.