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Kinetech Arts Featured Artist Presentation

  • CounterPulse 80 Turk Street San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)

Kinetech Arts Featured Artist Presentation is a monthly showcase for creators, artists, scientists, makers and thinkers to discuss their work and life. This month, Kinetech Arts is proud to present Kathleen Hermesdorf and Yanxia Zhang. Admission is free.


Kathleen Hermesdorf is an international dance artist, educator and producer based in San Francisco. She directs ALTERNATIVA, with musician Albert Mathias. Hermesdorf has been dancing in the Bay Area since 1991 and teaches, performs, improvises, creates and curates around the world. Her work has been presented in the Bay Area, New York, Seattle, Berlin, Amsterdam, and Dakar, amongst other locations.

Yanxia Zhang is research scientist at FX Palo Alto Laboratory (FXPAL) whose current research focuses on human behavior sensing and analysis. Prior to FXPAL, she was a post-doc researcher in the Pattern Recognition & Bioinformatics Group in TU Delft, and was a research fellow at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden, in the Computer Vision and Active Perception Lab (CVAP), where she investigated natural human-robot interaction and social robotics.