Giant Robot Time: 3.9.12
Giant Robot Time: 3.9.12 – Diversions art exhibition opens this Saturday night at Giant Robot 2
MARCH 10 – APRIL 4
RECEPTION: THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 6:30-10PM
MONYO MONYO, JUDE BUFFUM, PAUL ROBERTSON,
FERIC, MEAT BUN, FRENCH, SEAN CHAO
We all have interests that takes us away. Our postcard image by Australian artist Paul Robertson is hyper dense and 8-bit influenced. Jude Buffum from Philadelphia crosses 8-bit art and social and pop culture commentary. Monyo Monyo from Japan creates wearable masks that are furry and powerful. Feric from Taiwan is known for his delicate and cyber-detailed pieces. Originally from Taiwan but now a resident of Los Angeles, Sean Chao creates astonishing dioramic worlds. French from England evokes metal music and its iconography. Meat Bun, our comrades from multiple pop up shops and Game Night events will display some of their iconic work. In attendance for the opening will be Paul Robertson, Sean Chao and the trio who make Meat Bun. View sample artwork.
We’ll also have a Game Night – March 24th 6-10pm also at GR2.
RISOGRAPH PRINTING WORKSHOP
W/ NEVER PRESS
SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 1PM-6PM
Yes, Never Press are bringing an actual RISOGRAPH machine into GR2. You can learn how to make prints that look like silkscreens in multi-colors. Yes, there’s a donation of $3 or more for the materials. This stuff costs. But bring what you’re interested in printing, and of course if it’s in multi colors, bring the layers of pages. You’ll be able to create imagery to print on the spot as well. It’s 1-6pm, no you don’t have to be here the entire day!
FEBRUARY 18 – MARCH 7
APAK, ULISES FARINAS, RENEE FRENCH, PAMELA HENDERSON,
ALBERT REYES, ERIKA YAMASHIRO
TREE HOUSE MAMA
VIEW THE ENTIRE EXHIBIT
|HOUSEWARES||CD’S / DVD’S||+ MORE|
NEW AND FEATURED FOR MARCH
MIXED SIGNALS PRINT
Detail view. Life is more interesting with these signs around. Especially if it’s on your wall.
NIKO NIKO BOY PRINT
Detail view. The delivery truck busts open and brings us joy! Colors, candy and delicious foods for you.
Uglydoll brings its quirky characters to its series of classic tin toys. Functional, free wheeling trucks can keep your coins safe and in one place.
The inevitable has happened! Uglydolls have made robots of their own! These wind-up tin robots feature your favorite Uglydolls behind the controls.
Should you ever decide to go ahead and sit on your couch to watch something on the old VCR, be sure to have one around to keep the large space between you and the next person seem less obvious!
|LINSPIRATION / LINSANITY
Jeremy Lin has created quite a stir. He is a Linspiration to all underdogs! Get this soft rubber wristband to show your support.
|DIVERSIONS PREVIEW IMAGES: MONYO MONYO
Original masks by Monyo Monyo pictured above. Diversions opens this Saturday evening at the new Giant Robot 2.
|MOTHERFUCKERLAND: INSTALLMENT 8
Read this week’s installment of Ed Lin’s serialized novel. All installments to date are available and we are a third of the way through.
|BOOK REVIEW: DATABASE ANIMALS
Hiroki Azuma’s Otaku: Japan’s Database Animals. Azuma analyzes and explains the phenomena of Japan’s most notorious caste of social pariahs: the Otaku.
|THE ECLIPSE ALSO RISES
“We’re really fighting the root cause of structural racism within Japan because that’s the only way we can really bring resolution to what has perpetrated this subjucation of Zainichi[…]”
30TH SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL ASIAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
MARCH 8 – MARCH 18
SURROGATE VALENTINE 2: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS
DAVE BOYLE / 2012 / WORLD PREMIERE
MARCH 11, 9:30PM
In this sequel to last year’s Closing Night hit Surrogate Valentine, floundering indie rocker “Goh” (SF stalwart Goh Nakamura) returns, scoring soul-crushing commercials for cash and ready to embark on the “biggest tour of his life.” On his way home from a show in LA, though, everything goes sideways when his longtime girlfriend breaks up with him… over Skype. Unsure of where he belongs outside her arms, the perpetually lovelorn Goh spends his post-breakup days in a haze, botching interviews and even sleepwalking through a visit from his former crush Rachael (the lovely Lynn Chen). More info.