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Alternating Currents – The Albany Bulb Event Series

was conceived and designed in spring 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting severe limiting of safe performance venues for Bay Area artists and audiences. 


Alternating Currents celebrates both the rich and diverse creativity of Bay Area artists and musicians working in all media and genres  and the extraordinary beauty and uniqueness of the Albany Bulb. Alternating Currents is a project of “Love the Bulb.” 

D.L. Pughe
Co-curator | Co-director

D. L. Pughe is a writer and artist. She previously worked as Director of Exhibitions at San Francisco's  DeYoung and Legion of Honor art museums. 

Her interests in art, philosophy and history have led to museum work and research projects around the world, with publications in various journals and books.  You can read more about her here.

Co-curator | Co-director
Jon is an artist, researcher and educator. Through 2019 he was professor and director of the Intermedia Program in the University of Iowa School of Art & Art History.


He is currently working  with the University of Mississippi and  Oxford community on  voter engagement, and in Massachusetts on climate change and sea level rise. .

Raquel Baker
Special Projects.
Raquel is a professor at California State University Channel Islands in  English and  Africana Studies. She  specialize in Postcolonial Studies and 20th- & 21st-century African literatures in English. Her  research includes a focus on Oakland and creative writing. 

She  holds a PhD in English Literary Studies from the University of Iowa.

noah factor
Inaugural Alternating Currents Fellow

Noah is currently a senior at the University of Southern California in the Music Industry Program.
With passion at the intersection of music, film, and television, he is working towards becoming a music supervisor upon graduating..

He has worked with a number of artists on and off campus, helping with marketing and promotion. He loves music. 

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