Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in partnership with Untitled, San Francisco presents Not a Film, a performance project by visual artist and performer Arash Fayez who is one of the featured artists for YBCA's Live Practice program. Not a Film is an ongoing series exploring the intersections of cinema, performance, and music through reenactments of cinematic moments. Over the course of two days, January 14 and 15, Fayez will perform two reenactments from the series on site at Untitled, San Francisco.
On January 14, Fayez will reenact a key part of Bicyclerān (The Cyclist, 1987) by Mohsen Makhmalbāf. In tribute to the film's protagonist Nasim, an Afghan immigrant in Iran who rides a bicycle continuously for a week to raise money for his gravely ill wife, the artist will bike in circles without stopping until he can no longer physically perform.
[All day, continuously]