Image credit: Howard Junker from ZYZZYVA
For this Dinner Lecture Leif Hedendal prepared an amazing four course vegetarian meal using only the finest seasonal ingredients from local organic farms. Guests will dined together and had the pleasure of being a part of a lecture presented by Amy Franceschini and Michael Swaine. The Futurefarmer collaborators were asked to design a lecture based on their experience viewing Suzanne Husky’s exhibition, You Make Me Make You. -Artists contextualizing artists.
Amy Franceschini is a new media artist and educator. Her work is pervaded with images of growth-reminding us that both nature and our own creative natures are precious commodities that must be nurtured and sustained whether it is on the web or in our own backyards. Amy founded Futurefarmers in 1995, as a means to bring together multidisciplinary artists to create new work. She is currently teaching Media Theory and Practice courses at Stanford University and the San Francisco Art Institute.
Michael Swaine is an inventor and designer working in many media. He is the analog anchor of the studio. Michael has collaborated with Futurefarmers since 1997. Michael is dedicated to working in the community, Swaine’s “Reap What You Sew” Generosity Project involved him pushing an old fashioned ice cream style cart on wheels with a treadle-operated sewing machine on it through the streets of San Francisco. Currently, Michael is teaching at California College of the Arts.
The Dinner Lecture Series strives to illuminate the practice of the current artist(s) exhibiting in the gallery space and extend the participants’ thinking around topics related to the show. Discussions and debates are encouraged and facilitated by the convivial family style meal that coincides with the lecture that takes place in a comfortable loft apartment in the Mission District.