Coming Sept. 11, 2019


A mini-mararthon of artistic moments…

Originally known as the 100 Performances for the Hole, and first launched as a project at the Garage Biennale, this festival was designed to showcase the essence of performance practices across diverse community. It has since then continued at SOMArts Cultural Center, at Performance Studies International 19 at Stanford University, and at Ping Pong Gallery in Guangzhou.

Each performer is given 1 minute to set up, 2 minutes to perform, and 1 to clean up, or 4 minutes to do as they like. It is fast and furious and human and a one-of-a-kind look into the Bay Area’s performance art community.

No rehearsals. No hurting yourself or others. All wrapped up in 4 minutes. Selected artists will receive a modest honorarium. All submissions reviewed by curatorial jury. Announcements will be made in August.

4 Waves, the 4th iteration in collaboration with SOMArts and in celebration of its 40th anniversary, hits the hole on September 11th, 5:58-10:00pm, 2019.