Drop: A Psychedelic Exploration
Opens May 26th
Opening Reception June 4th  6-9pm
Runs through June 18th


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May 25th 7pm Giovanna Lomanto Poetry Night

June 5th  2pm Artists Panel with Visionary artist
Chris Isner, Institute of 
Craziology, David Normal and Breath Energy from Tempe, Arizona and Bufo Ceremony

June 9th - 8pm Film Night with Shapeshifters Cinema

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Shapeshifters Cinema presents a short program of film and performance that aims to open the door to psychic exploration and universal consciousness. The program will begin with a rare screening of Ira Cohen’s restored film The Invasion of the Thunderbolt Pagoda (1968) that captures the height of the psychedelic era with costumed characters performing altered-state rituals while floating in a sea of mylar refractions. Then, Ben Russell’s Trypps #7 (Badlands) (2010) invites the audience on an intimate psychedelic journey to explore the romantic sublime, phenomenological experience, and secular spiritualism. Following the films, Oakland’s own Church of Color and Light will perform Apollo's Lore, a reflection on the nuances of solitude during the pandemic and the mythical Apollo, who is both the cause and cure of plagues. The evening concludes with a live performance by Andy Puls, who will be descending from his mountain lair with the homemade audio and light sequencer and synthesizer, Melody Oracle, to play a new set from his REALMRIDER series. 

About Shapeshifters Cinema


Shapeshifters Cinema is an experimental microcinema located in Oakland, CA. Our mission is to provide a venue and support for contemporary artists working with experimental and artist-made film, video, sound, music and other types of mediated performance. In addition to regular, live events, we offer workshops on experimental moving image and sound production and a storefront shop specializing in print publications, sound recordings and other artist-made media. 


June 18th - Sonic Awakening  8-10pm
a sound healing experience with
                   Loriel Starr and Karen Stackpole
Lighting by Dennis Keefe and Jim Baldocchi


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a weekly experimental sound series every Friday evening
presented by sfSound

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may 20, 2022 myles boisen + tim rowe + safa shokrai /
chris brown + ben davis
may 27, 2022 jason kahn + kevin corcoran / kim nucci

8pm prompt start time (unless otherwise noted)
tickets available at the door
$10-$25 sliding scale
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July 10th - SKY CREATURE
2- 4PM

Sky Creature is a euphoric collision of post-punk, trance, and deconstructed opera. The resulting sound is a magical alchemy of opposites: weightless vocals set against a raging sea of manic guitars and driving beats. The band is the spiritual child of singer Majel Connery and guitarist Matt Walsh (of The Forms), who first met in a recording studio in Brooklyn in 2001, bonding over My Bloody Valentine records. Sky tours nationally June 1-Aug 9 in support of their forthcoming Bear Mountain/childworld double EP. They're recording their first LP march 2022 with Steve Albini. Sky Creature is based at the edge of the ocean in Rockaway Beach, NY.