NEW HUMANS
NEW HUMANS: TODAY IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL

For three days, SFMOMA's Schwab Room was transformed into an installation/film set by artist Mika Tajima (who often works collaboratively under the name New Humans), creating a live space for the exploration of performance, video, and sculpture. Tajima's set consisted of her objects (which doubled as scenery flats) and the accoutrements of film production, including lighting gear, dolly tracks, and sound equipment.

Simultaneously, award-winning filmmaker and videographer Charles Atlas was shooting the event and creating live-edit works, which were projected in real time to the museum's Phyllis Wattis Theater, as well as onto the surfaces of the installation itself.

Additional evening performances included a lecture by philosopher Judith Butler — known for her seminal work on gender performativity and subject construction — and a sound performance by noise band New Humans.
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