1111 8th Street, San Francisco
CCA Film Production Stage
(pass through the Nave Alcove, turn left just before the Media Center, door on the left)
Mark Thompson is a Professor of Fine Arts at CCA and an interdisciplinary installation artist whose experiential, sculptural environments and performances explore the relationships between natural processes and human activities over time using the resources directly related to a particular site. Often these include such natural elements as honeybees, beeswax, water and sunlight, as well as the social, historical, physical, and spatial resources of the human communities. His focus is on these borderlands between human cultural activity and the natural world with an emphasis on a return to first principles of direct experience. His creative effort is giving clearer definition to this poetic space, to this threshold between these two worlds, between the wild and the domestic.