June 2, 2018

Utopian Sports
Curated by Justin Carder
Yerba Buena Center
for the Arts

Join us at YBCA Public Square 2018 for A Day of Movement Toward Utopian Sports!

Curated by Justin Carder / EM Wolfman

The Bay Area Center for Utopian Sports mission is to make new sports for a new world. We engage in critical dialogue and creative projects related to sports, radical futures, space, and community. Join us for a day of interactive performances and critical inquiry into our relationships to the world and the world of sports.

With contributions by: Grace Rosario Perkins, Sarah Hotchkiss, Jordan Karnes, Heavy Breathing, INCITE: Journal of Experimental Media, Unity Skateboards, Takming Chuang, Bradley Smith, and Anelise Chen

2-4  Queer Beginner Skate Day (Unity)
4:30 Heavy Breathing A/V Broadcast (Heavy Breathing)
5:15 (M)ovement (B)ased (T)hing (Takming Chuang & Bradley Smith)
5:45 Stadium Demolition Soundscapes (Matt Carney)

All day
INCITE table with magazines and coloring pages.
Utopian Sports table with Heavy Breathing audio-prints & Grace Rosario Perkins’ shirts
Utopian Sports newspaper/program

HB/AV risograph handbills designed and printed by Justin Carder
Participants following along to Chani Bockwinel’s HB/AV track “Sappho & Sweat”

Justin Carder holding down the fort

(M)ovement (B)ased (T)hing led by Takming Chuang and Bradley Smith

Excellent ambiance provided by Jeffrey Cheung / UNITY Press

Demand Utopian Sports designed and printed by Justin Carder / EM Wolfman 2018

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Heavy Breathing ︎ 2018

Critical thinking often feels heady, abstract, and divorced from the body. How do conversations change when we are moving our bodies and out of breath? What new modes of thinking become possible?