GlobalLives Project Premiere Party at YBCA

For the last several months I’ve been working with the GlobalLives Project, an incredibly talented and dedicated team of individuals spread around the globe raising social consciousness through video documentation. I was brought into this project originally by Danielle Engleman of the Long Now Foundation, a big sponsor of this event. I’ve been helping with the video specifications for the main event, along with renowned designers and architects from FOURM design+buildSand Studios and Ade, as well as digital media artist, Rafael Alcala to create the world premiere exhibit and opening night installation.

The opening is this Friday night at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

The Global Lives Project (GLP) is a collective of filmmakers, artists, designers, programmers and everyday people who seek to expand individual global awareness through documenting 24 hours in the lives of people throughout the world. Rather than present narrative film, Global Lives seeks to present life as it unfolds at its natural pace. We hope that this experience will foster empathy, and compel viewers to think about their own lives within the context of a larger whole. Already the footage has been captured, edited, translated, and subtitled for 10 countries; Brazil, China, India, Japan, Malawi, the US, Lebanon, Indonesia, Serbia, and Kazakhstan.

Providing music for this event will be the impeccable Kid KameleonChief Boima and Tinker; we’re incredibly excited to have them on board.

Join us from 7:30pm to 11:30pm
on Friday February 26, 2010
the party is FREE, but do RSVP HERE
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Groove globally and drink locally with the Bay Area’s freshest beatsmiths Kid KameleonChief Boima and Tinker while immersed in the lives unfolding around you on the massive 10 screen video installation created just for this opening in YBCA’s Forum.

We’ll have a cash bar, chocolate tasting from TCHO, food by Onigilly, a La Cocina business, and a special appearance by the Slot Blades, a band of SF Cable Car operators, one of whom is  featured in Global Lives!

You’ll also get to meet many of the Global Lives producers and directors who are in town for this opening.

The 10 screen Global Lives installation will be open over the weekend if you are not able to make the opening night party; admission is free and docents will be on hand.

YBCA’s Forum hours are Saturday February 27 from noon to 8pm

and Sunday February 28 from noon to 6pm

This is the opening party for the world premiere installation of the Global Lives Project presented by YBCA; an innovative video installation capturing 24 hours in the lives of ten people from around the world who represent the diversity of the global population, on exhibit in the Room for Big Ideas through June 20, 2010.

Special thanks to our amazing volunteer collaborators and our sponsors for this exhibit: The Long Now Foundation, the Adobe Foundation, the Burwen Education Foundation, the Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco, and the Black Rock Arts Foundation. The work itself was made possible by hundreds of individual donors and sponsors, and our key partners: Temple University Japan Campus,DotSUBCreative Commons, the Museu da PessoaOrrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP, and United Nations University.