In conjunction with the exhibition Desirée Holman: Sophont in Action, Holman presents an exclusive, site-specific performance featuring residents of the local community. This special event offers firsthand participation in an outdoor fantasyscape created by the artist that will unfold throughout di Rosa’s lush and stunning grounds. The elaborate, large-scale performance builds on Holman’s current body of work exploring the overlapping terrain of New Age mysticism, science fiction, and technology. Viewers will be guided by foot and open-air bus to encounter characters performing choreography inspired by science fiction films, spiritual dance forms, yoga asanas, and human formations. Space is limited and expected to sell out. Don’t miss your chance to experience this unforgettable live performance set in an extraordinary natural landscape!

Advance purchase of tickets required:
$40 General / $25 Members
$150 Patron – Includes an intimate studio visit with Desirée Holman in Oakland (choice of 3 dates, to be determined by the artist)
$450 Sophont – Patron level benefits plus a limited edition, signed print by Desirée Holman (see below)*
To purchase tickets and secure a spot, click here. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
For questions, contact Meagan Doud, curatorial assistant, by email or 707-226-5991 x27. Note: The performance begins promptly at 7 PM; late entry is not available. Additional details will be sent with the ticket confirmation.
*Exclusive Offer for Art Collectors: di Rosa is pleased to offer a limited edition of signed, custom-made prints by Desirée Holman to benefit the production and performance of Sophont in Action. Available for a limited time exclusively at and in di Rosa’s gift shop. Tickets to the performance at the Sophont level ($450) include a signed print of Aura, Annie Besant, 2014.