In conjunction with the City of Disappearances exhibition at Wattis Institute, Will Brown was commissioned to create a guided excursion around the Bay Area. Our charge was to "perform alternative routes and discuss forces of the urban domain that are hidden in plain sight." Made possible by Kadist Foundation and Wattis Institute.
City of Busappearances
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 12-4 p.m.
Commissioned by Wattis Institute and Kadist Foundation. Limited space.
Featuring artists Irwin Swirnoff, Leslie Shows, and Anthony Discenza
Plus special guest Google programmer Will H. Brown (seriously)
The infamous "Google Bus" has become synonymous with the changing face of San Francisco by chauffeuring SF-based employees to and from Silicon Valley jobs everyday. CoB is a bus tour in the format of a talk show that traces the unpublished route of the infamous bus through the city with "participants" serving as the live studio audience.
This tour/show departs from the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts and works its way through San Francisco, stopping at several locations on the actual Google route to pick up the show's diverse group of guest interviewees, including Google programmer Will H. Brown. From onboard the CoB bus, our conversation will explore the current cultural, financial, and artistic climate of the city. CoB concludes at Will Brown with a special finale inside the related exhibition, Supreme Condominium.
Will Brown would like to thank Stamen Design for notating the otherwise invisible routes of several Silicon Valley buses.
See City of Disappearances for additional information regarding the exhibition: http://www.wattis.org/exhibitions/city-disappearances