Monday, June 22, 2009

Rank and File.

Rank and File by Chris Treggiari
This past Saturday, Chris pulled a float down Market Street (yes, you read that right). It was an offsite performance for this amazing show that he's a part of at Root Division called Leave the Capital.

The performance commemorated the 75th anniversary of the 1934 West Coast Waterfront Strike that essentially paved the way for labor laws in this country (you can read more about it on Chris' website).

As any good artist's wife, I spent hours and hours and hours at Root Division applying papier-mache to wire sculptures, painting the float, putting plastic float flowery stuff on the float, etc, etc. I also had some fun stuff to do. I got to design era appropriate protest signs and the flyer that would be handed out during the performance. And as usual, I got to play "press" during the performance so any of the photographs you see here are thanks to moi.

Rank and File by Chris Treggiari
Walking down Market Street.

Rank and File by Chris Treggiari
Heading toward San Francisco City Hall.

The flyer as designed by me.

Update: Due to some random chance encounter, Chris ran into a guy along the route that is organizing a parade on July 5th for the 75th anniversary of Bloody Thursday. Turns out Chris will now get to use his float in a real parade! Now that should be fun!

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