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Ark3: The Workshop Scenarios

When: Thu., Aug. 13, 6-9 p.m. 2015

At last week’s First Fridays event, a team of people wearing spandex suits and masks printed with exposed human muscles stood around a kiddie pool with a giant, inflatable orb floating in the center — as if performing a ritual. The unusual cohort was part of “Anatomical Quivering,” a special performance done in conjunction with the show Ark 3: The Workshop Scenarios, currently on view at Krowswork Gallery (480 23rd St., Oakland). Ark 3 features the collaborative work of Torsten Zenas Burns & Darrin Martin, who took inspiration from the 1976 children’s television series, Ark II, which follows a group of young scientists and a talking chimp who venture to save a post-apocalyptic world from pollution and waste. Burns and Martin’s re-imagining of the TV show consists of an immersive installation involving sci-fi-esque projections and large, round, inflatables as well as a series of equally puzzling but intriguing performances. Each performance (or “workshop”) was filmed, and on August 13 from 6–9 p.m., Burns and Martin will present a new version of their show that includes moments from that footage. This “Scene Integration Presentation” will be the last opportunity to engage with this exceptionally fascinating show through performance.

Sarah Burke

Price: Free

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