This Week’s CIO Project Descriptions

Tues. August 3
11:30 am – 1:30 pm– Please join the organizers of CAPITALISM IS OVER! If You Want It for a LUNCH-IN and informal discussion/panalogue about the project, the current state of capitalism, and new visions for the future. At the UC Berkeley Extension Art & Design Center Gallery, 95 Third St., San Francisco, CA (between Mission and Market Streets)
11:30: Performative preparation of the Lunch
12:00 Lunch is served (ham, cheese, and cucumber sandwiches)
12:15 Discussion/Panalogue
1:15 Wrap Up

Wed. August 4 –
by 10 am – along Market and Montgomery Street: Daily Slots (Eliza Barrios and Paz De la Calzada) re purposes news stands with alternative messages focusing on the economy, consumerism and the un-sustainability of the capitalistic culture.

Noon – at Yerba Buena Gardens: Market Fatigue (Dan and Cheryl) Dan Spencer and Cheryl Meeker lie in bed in public due to credit and employment exhaustion, and to protest the proposed sit/lie law.

Fri. August 6 –
By 10 am – along Market and Montgomery Street – Daily Slots (Eliza Barrios and Paz De la Calzada) (see Aug 4 description)

Ongoing projects:

Sapare aude (Guy Overfelt): The term autonomia/Autonome is derived from the Greek “auto–nomos” referring to someone or something which lives by his/her own rule. Autonomy, in this sense, is not independence. While independence refers to an autarcic kind of life, separated from the community, autonomy refers to life in society but by one’s own rule. Aristotle thus considered that only beasts or gods could be independent and live apart from the polis (“community”), while Kant defined the Enlightenment by autonomy of thought and the famous “Sapere aude” (“dare to know”).


  1. goto your twitter account (or open a twitter account
  2. goto the What’s Happening? form field
  3. type @guyoverfelt #stealthis [the object you want me to steal]


CAPITALISM IS OVER! MURAL– (Mural on view at 95 Third Street through August 3rd) at UC Berkeley Extension Art & Design Center Gallery painted by youth in the Meridian Interns Program, an arts education and empowerment program for at-risk youth offered through Meridian Gallery. The mural offers passersby an alternative message that speaks to the current oppressive economic system.



Nightly 8pm – 6am -. At 1007 Market Street (corner of 6th Street)
The Luggage Store Gallery in collaboration with CIO is hosting nightly public projections. From Market St., through the Luggage Store Gallery’s Mezzanine Window, viewers will be able to experience a compilation of videos from artists around the world addressing the issue of capitalism. Through August 28.

Looped DVD Program:
1. B: Doma:Do Me 03:43
2. Oddball Film and Video: Marilyn for Union Oil Company 00:37
3. Stephanie Ellis and Serena Wellen: Staging Abu Ghraib 10:16
4. TWCDC: Che Guevara for Citybank 00:13
5. Valerie Soe: Art Film Revolution 01:26
6. TWCDC: Will Work to Defeat Capitalism 05:52
7. TWCDC: The Terminator for Citybank 00:15
8. bantercut: Stupid People 03:38
9. Heartland: What a Day to Be Alive 01:52
10. Sean Fletcher and Isabell Reichert: Death and Taxes 13:32
11. Michael Zheng: cioiywl 00:16
12. Oddball Film and Video: Esso – A Century of Achievement 26:15
13. Paz de la Calzada: Shopping Cart Soldiers 05:34


Secrets of the Silent Mountain (Matthew Rana): Access artwork by calling 510-283-1375. Secrets of the Silent Mountain is an audio book and short story written by corporate employees. Over 20 days, artist Matthew Rana will make a series of phone calls to bankers, technical support staff and customer service representatives, interrupting their workday with idle conversation. Drawn from narratives used in corporate team-building exercises to enhance productivity, these phone calls will form the basis for a short story and audio book. Hear new chapters daily by calling 510-283-1375.

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