Aug 23, 2015

Christina Linden + Claude Linden Smith:
Monsters Herding Cats, and
Ducks in a Row
Starline Social Club, Oakland

DESCRIPTION: Stretching, rolling, crawling, and light contact improv for adults and baby or toddler friends. Readings of selected excerpts from children's books and Moyra Davey's Mother Reader. Bring blankets and comfortable clothes, and practice movements your child makes and/or prepare a movement for both of you to do together.


CHRISTINA LINDEN began working as Associate Curator of Painting & Sculpture at the Oakland Museum of California in the winter of 2013 and has since led several projects, including a reinstallation of Beat and counterculture-era artworks in the Gallery of California Art, a presentation of archival material from Judy Chicago’s 1974 installation “A Butterfly for Oakland,” the dance and poetry event but what you want is far away, and an exhibition of work by photographer Marion Gray documenting several decades of performance and installation work in the Bay Area. Prior to her tenure at OMCA, Linden worked as an independent curator and writer based in Oakland with projects at SFMOMA, Kadist Art Foundation, and Stanford. She teaches as visiting graduate faculty at the San Francisco Art Institute, holds a Master of Arts in Curatorial Studies from Bard College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from New York University.

CLAUDE LINDEN SMITH was born in September 2014. Claude screams a lot and mostly in a happy way. While rolling used to be a favorite hobby, as of May 2015 there is a lot of crawling by sliding around on the belly like a lizard. Standing up with support is also a current interest, and a good guess is that there will be walking and running by August.

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