C Project was founded by Carla Emil to bring original performance-based art experiences to San Francisco.

The foundation will commission leading contemporary artists to create site specific art events in nontraditional venues that will be free and open to the public.

C Project will launch its inaugural event with Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson this November.


The Artist

Ragnar Kjartansson draws on the entire arc of art in his performative practice. The history of film, music, theatre, visual culture and literature find their way into his video installations, durational performances, drawing and painting. Pretending and staging become key tools in the artist's attempt to convey sincere emotion and offer a genuine experience to the audience.

 Photograph by Quinn Gravier

Photograph by Quinn Gravier

THe Performance

Romantic Songs of the Patriarchy is a three-day durational musical performance that will be staged throughout the spaces of the Women’s Building in the Mission District of San Francisco on November 9, 10th and 11th, 2018.  The audience will encounter musicians performing familiar and what at first appear to be innocuous love songs but, when listened to more carefully, reveal more complex and often more disturbing attitudes.  It is a humorous, poetic reflection on the state of our culture in the midst of the great turbulence called our times. The project is curated by Tom Eccles, Executive Director of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.  Tickets are sold out but go to Eventbrite to get on the Waitlist.