Opening reception for the Bay Chronicles multimedia art installation by CW Director Rene Yung, Sat. Nov. 14, 4-6 pm -- enjoy an exciting, immersive experience with sights and sounds from our sailing expedition to retrace Chinese shrimp fishing history in SF Bay!
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Opening Reception:
SAT., NOV. 14, 2015
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Artist's Talk 5:00 pm


Exhibition Dates:
November 14, 2015 –
January 10, 2016


FREE

PLACE:
SF Maritime NHP Visitor Center
499 Jefferson Street at Hyde
San Francisco, California 94109
Click here for directions.

HOURS:
9:30 am – 5:00 pm Daily



Artistic and Project Director: Rene Yung
Sound: Jeremiah Moore
Video: Chihiro Wimbush
Multimedia Art Installation
at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park


Reflections on the forgotten history of Chinese shrimp fishing around San Francisco Bay

Chinese Whispers and the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park are pleased to invite you to the opening reception for the multimedia art installation by CW Director Rene Yung at the SF Maritime NHP on Saturday, November 14, 4-6 pm.

Come experience this exciting immersive installation! Meet the artist and sound designer, and hear about how Chinese Whispers: Bay Chronicles retraces this fascinating chapter of maritime history in the Bay.

A poetic reflection on the Bay Chronicles voyages last year aboard the NPS's replica 19th c. Bay junk Grace Quan to former Chinese shrimping sites around San Francisco Bay, this site-specific art installation transforms the Park's visitor center theater into a powerfully evocative environment.

Sounds and video transport visitors to the voyages. An ethereal "sail" emerges from between the theater's heavy blue velvet curtains, shimmering with flowing video imagery. Voices speak softly from behind the curtains .

It is only when visitors step beneath the "sail", bending slightly awkwardly, that they hear the words from historical texts and oral histories telling of the cultural attitudes, discriminatory laws, and environmental degradation, that led to the demise of the Chinese shrimp fishery.

Second in a series of iterative reflections by Yung on this overlooked chapter of Bay Area history, this art installation is part of Chinese Whispers' ongoing collaboration with the SF Maritime NHP to bring to light the maritime heritage of the early Chinese community around San Francisco Bay.

Free and accessible.


 
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Chinese Whispers: Bay ChroniclesSM is made possible in part by generous support from the Creative Work Fund, with additional support from the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, the Center for Cultural Innovation, Bayview Historical Society, Craneway Pavilion, sponsors, and individual donors like you. We are a member of the Intersection Incubator, a program of Intersection for the Arts providing fiscal sponsorship, incubation and consulting services to artists.
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