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McEvoy Arts Presents: HEARING AIDS

Saturday, 12 Jun 2021 @ 11:00 AM
McEvoy Arts presents: HEARING AIDS
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McEvoy Foundation for the Arts is pleased to announce 'Hearing Aids' an exhibition of short films and videos that address sound, movement, touch, and language in relation to feelings of community and isolation. Guest curated by visual artist and filmmaker Alison O'Daniel, 'Hearing Aids' draws attention to a spacious view of sound not always rooted in the ear and asks us to consider a new sensitivity to our surroundings informed by the recent coronavirus pandemic.

The program is divided into two sessions of short video and film works in which soundtracks, voiceovers, Foley effects, pseudo-scientific tests, conversations, hidden or forgotten mics, Sign Language, forms of surveillance, voiced instructions, and structured audio cuts all function as guides for how the body of the subject or the viewer moves through the work. Films explore sensory experience in relation to topics as varied as urban surveillance, the natural landscape, and Indigenous history. Spanning the 1970s to the 2010s, films by Jill Magid, Sune Woods, Laida Lertxundi, John Smith, Daria Martin, Kathrin Resetarits, Sky Hopinka, Abigail Child, Deborah Stratman, and Jenny Brady are included in the program.

'Hearing Aids' is accompanied by 'Next to You,' an exhibition of modern and contemporary artworks from the McEvoy Family Collection that celebrate the joy, vitality, and healing power of the performing arts. "Hearing Aids: Session 1" screens daily from May 28 through August 31, 2021. "Session 2" debuts September 1 and runs through December 4, 2021. Visit or call 415-580-7605 for the gallery's public hours, admissions and safety policies, directions, and more information to plan your visit.

Live and virtual events that celebrate the Bay Area's performing arts traditions, with Kronos Quartet, the Roxie Theater, Los Cenztontles Cultural Arts Academy and others, are scheduled throughout the run of the exhibition. Visit to browse the schedule.

About McEvoy Foundation for the Arts:
McEvoy Foundation for the Arts presents exhibitions and events that engage, expand, and challenge themes present in the McEvoy Family Collection. Rooted in the creative legacies of the San Francisco Bay Area, McEvoy Arts embodies a far-reaching vision of the McEvoy Family Collection's potential to facilitate and engage conversations on the practice of contemporary art. Admission is free.
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