I’ll be in San Francisco June 14-16 doing some stuff.
One thing that I am especially excited about is the SoVISA Galactic! performance/presentation on June 15 at the Contemporary Jewish Museum.
Here is the info:
SOVISA GALACTIC! LISTENING THROUGH SPACE
Friday June 15 2pm-4pm
Artists Andy Slater and Fayen d’Evie invite you to join them on a sonar wayfinding journey, from the outer architecture of The Contemporary Jewish Museum (The CJM) to the Museum’s Blue Cube space. The performance will include a sculptural contribution from Bay Area artist Jennifer Justice.
Following the performance, the artists will share their ambitions for SoVISA, the Society of Visually Impaired Sound Artists, a group founded by Andy Slater advocating for the inclusion of sound art in art education for the blind, and a greater presence in museums. They will share examples from their solo projects, including Space for the Overactive Ear and The Radical Potential of Blindness and current collaborations that traverse extraterrestrial listening sites and haunted panopticon prisons.
SoVisa technical advisors include Josh Miele (sonic technologies) and Sheri Wells-Jensen (xenolinguistics).
The CJM is thrilled to host this performance as a way to generate new pathways for creating access to The Museum. This initiative is part of an ongoing series that highlights the creativity and ingenuity of artists who are stretching our understanding of disability, access, and art in progressive and unexpected ways.
Co-sponsored by Bay Area Arts Access Collective (BAAAC), a volunteer-run network of arts and cultural workers, disability advocates, artists, and educators who are dedicated to enhancing access to the Bay Area’s arts and cultural sector for people with disabilities.
AND! Here’s a great article from Exhibitions On The Cusp about accessibility in museums and galleries.
I contributed some conversation on the issue.