Rolling Counterpoint is a space for encounter designed to foster public dialogue about notions of division and belonging in contemporary society.
Drawing on the tradition of the Japanese teahouse, Rolling Counterpoint consists of two physical structures: one stationary space installed outdoors on Montalvo Arts Center’s 175-acre property in Saratoga, California and one mobile teahouse built on a trailer that will travel to three Bay Area cities in early 2017 (Santa Clara County in February; Berkeley and Oakland in April; and San Francisco in May/June).
Rolling Counterpoint is commissioned by the Lucas Artists Program at Montalvo Arts Center, and was developed collaboratively with ten partners throughout the Bay Area. The focus of conversations and story gathering at each specific location will be determined by community participants and partners and will address such wide-ranging issues and social concerns as immigration, social exclusion, gentrification, homelessness, and income inequality.
About Rolling Counterpoint
Read about the purpose and curatorial approach driving the project