Third Strike: 100 Performances for The Hole
Third Strike: 100 Performances for The Hole is a mini-marathon of time-based performance on December 10, 2011. Each performance lasts just two minutes and takes place in, around, in contradiction of, or is inspired by “The Hole,” a 100-year-old former sand casting pit in the floor of the SOMArts Main Gallery.

This event was conceived by SOMArts Curator & Gallery Director, Justin Hoover. In his words, “We imagine this biennial event as a spectrometer for time- based art, an open forum for creativity reflecting contemporary media and popular culture. It’s a rare and much needed opportunity for Bay Area artists to engage in unencumbered live performance art in a way that is simultaneously intimate and macroscopic.”

The history of the hole is one of radical self-expression and experimentation. The only rules are performances must adhere to a precise time signature of two minutes, and performers may not harm themselves or others. Past performances have included the unorthodox usage of bodily orifices, a set from a heavy metal band, and ritualistic offerings. Who knows what may transpire this year when 100 brave and experimental performers take to the hole? Don’t miss San Francisco’s most punk rock performance event!

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