On View: May 1 – May 6 | 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Opening Reception: Friday, May 3rd | 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Scully Gray Box Gallery | SFAI—Fort Mason Campus
During the Spring 2019 semester, SFAI’s graduate Collaborative Projects course focused on techniques for producing quadraphonic sound installations. During this intensive course, students learned audio recording, editing, mixing, and processing techniques, and practiced ways of listening informed by the work of Pauline Oliveros. Additionally, students underwent a brief and intense study of computer programming to create algorithmic sound installations and began to learn methodologies and methods for approaching collaboration through a critical indigenous research methodologies framework.
The course culminated at the end of the semester with an exhibition of sound art, Community Noise, that focused on a political moment—which, according to the students, defines San Francisco. For their installation, students chose to reflect on the notion of space within a city that is literally bursting at the seams. This bursting is defined by San Francisco’s rising population, wealth, and cost of living, as well as the implications these factors have on the health, wellness, and culture of local publics in the city, particularly those struggling financially to maintain their lives in San Francisco’s inflated economy.