Fiction and Fables: Compositions Through Sonification
Curated by Eliza Phelan-Harder
Doors and Reception: 6pm
Artist Talk and Performance: 7pm
Fiction and fables are a part of a long history of storytelling. Every culture has its own stories or narratives, which are shared as a means of learning, teaching, preservation of cultural histories or instilling moral values. Interpretation of tales are embedded through social practice and hold certain values. Our lives are narratively engrained, humans construct their existence and shape themselves from collective memories that are passed to them. This show extends itself to representing personal narratives, political commentary and expanding cultural standards. Fiction and Fables: Compositions through Sonification explores a multitude of storylines through sonic mediums.
About the Artists and Curator
Julia Fairbrother is an interdisciplinary artist whose work challenges the social, political and economic processes associated with the evolution of science and technology.
Giuliana Funkhouser combines digital code and imagery with analog stills and animations to produce story driven art installations.
Raven Kemp and JoseIgnacio Ramirez form their collective Turwv De Venado. This collective creates visualizations of indigenous stories and sonifying them.
Steph Kudisch is a genderfluid artist reinterpreting Jewish myth and tradition.
Michael LaRocco work as a writer, filmmaker, and sound artist is primarily concerned with shattering barriers, provoking dialogue, and presenting alternative narratives about social and political issues with a decidedly queer bent.
Amina Shah work explores the ideas of cultural identity referencing colonial history, diasporic experiences, and political landscapes.
Curated by Eliza Phelan-Harder who is an interdisciplinary artist working in sound through a deaf lens, photography, and installation art.
All artists and the curator have a connection to San Francisco Art Institute, from current students to alumni. This collaboration with the Center for New Music is to help demonstrate SFAI upcoming Sound program.