A piece of Origami

Experience the streets of San Francisco through a pataphysical map of Paris… see the city through an alternative reality... where rubbish on the ground is a piece of origami...

  Rubbish on the ground = a piece of origami

Rubbish on the ground = a piece of origami

   Plane passing = a sky fart

Plane passing = a sky fart

This is a small glimpse to the 4 days of Carnivàle Pataphysique in San Francisco, co-curated by the great Peter Maravelis and the wonderful team at the City Lights Bookstore.  The carnival symbolically started on Nov. 1st,  the death day of the French writer Alfred Jarry (1873–1907), who defined pataphysics as "the science of imaginary solutions, which symbolically attributes the properties of objects, described by their virtuality, to their lineaments."

Big thank you to Julie and Peter for their kind invitation this weekend.  A true San Francisco experience! - By the way, if you want to discover more about about San Francisco's cultural production and history, you might be interested to check out the book: "Left in the Dark: Portraits of San Francisco Movie Theatres", by  R. A. McBride and Julie Lindow.