Summer, Winter, Spring is a live film and time-lapse film and performance in three movements which explores the radically varying physical rhythms and seasons of San Francisco’s UN Plaza and mid-Market street corridor through a combined film, performance and live music score created using 2 years of time-lapse performances in UN Plaza.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Led by media artist Ian Winters, Summer, Winter, Spring is a film and video installation in three movements which explores the radically varying physical rhythms and seasons of San Francisco’s UN Plaza and mid-Market street corridor. Through a series of time-lapse performance interventions and music score created from the sounds of Market St created by sound artist Evelyn Ficarra it explores both the ongoing cycles of the city and landscape, and witnesses the deeply contested and complex public space of Civic Center/UN Plaza — embodying many of the fault lines running through our current social, economic and political landscape.
In addition to Winters, other key artists and collaborators include choreographers Daiane Lopes da Silva (Kinetech Arts), paige starling sorvillo (blindsight), Mary Armentrout (Milkbar) and composers Heather Frasch and Evelyn Ficarra along with live percussion by Suki O’Kane and additional performance by Norman Gee, plus many guest performers in the films.
INSTALLATION AND FILM/VIDEO RELEASE:
The installation version of the project premiered at SFartsED Gallery in 2018 and the initial video release premiered as a special screening at Djerassi Resident Artist Program in 2019.
The immersive 2 channel video / 6 channel audio installation is available for touring. Please contact for details.
The Summer, Winter, Spring single channel 4k video will be available for general release in July 2022 for streaming and screening. Summer, Winter, Spring was produced by 37 North, Inc. See our EIDR listing for details : 10.5240/4193-BA3A-3ACD-D33A-2C80-S
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
The original commission and gallery exhibit and performance of Summer, Winter, Spring has been generously supported in part by the Rainin Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the SF Film Commission fee waiver program, The University of Sussex, and private donors, hosted by the SFArtsEd Gallery at Minnesota St. Project, developed by the MilkBar and Kinetech Arts and was fiscally sponsored by Dancers Group.
A few stills from our shooting over the year : Summer, Winter and Summer again.