3601 Lyon St.
San Francisco, California 94123

Bar opens at 7:00 p.m.
Screening 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Performance begins at 8:00 p.m.
At the museum

Advanced Beauty
7:00-9:30 p.m.
Skylight area

An ever-growing collaboration between programmers, artists, musicians, animators, and architects, Advanced Beauty is a series of digital artworks inspired and influenced by sound. In these video sound sculptures, computer algorithms create moving images that react to changes in volume, pitch, or timbre.

The films in Advanced Beauty were made using the visual programming language Processing, high-end audio analysis, and fluid dynamic simulations alongside traditional, hand-drawn cell animation. Each artist was given the same set of parameters; their work starts, finishes, and exists within a white space creating a seamless coherence, a shared environment wherein a single floating pixel could be as engaging as a multicolored explosion. Curated by Universal Everything and the musician Freeform, Advanced Beauty is an international collaboration among a family of artists from London, Russia, New York, Japan, Buenos Aires, Glasgow, and San Francisco. Learn more at advancedbeauty.org.

Performance: Nate Boyce
7:30 p.m.
McBean Theater

Artist and musician Nate Boyce presents an audiovisual performance fusing digital and analog materials to explore the inherent plasticity of electronic sound and image. Oscillating between highly formalized permutations and raging turbulence, his real-time manipulations of complex audiovisual timbres are simultaneously hypnotic and disorienting.

Nate Boyce is a video artist and musician who lives and works in San Francisco. His videos explore the thresholds of perceptual ambiguity. He has performed and exhibited at galleries and film festivals such as the New York Underground Film Festival, Deitch Projects, Center For Contemporary Art Glasgow, the Wattis Institute, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Aurora Picture Show, Club Transmediale, Scope Art Fair, Monkeytown, The Stone, Galerie Alt Neu Brukte, and Queens Nails Annex.

6:45 p.m. Tactile Dome available for ages 18+
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