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Memories to Light

A collage of Asian American home movies with an original score fills San Francisco’s Chinatown with light and sound.

Courtesy of Genevieve Quick

Hello World

A radical sci-fi fantasy of Otherness and communication told through a live performance and video game.

Illustration by Najeebah Al-Ghadban. Creative direction by MacFadden & Thorpe

Image Gardeners

Experimental portraiture from the McEvoy Family Collection and new artistic commissions cultivate alternative images of selfhood and womanhood.

Lynn Hershman Leeson, Seduction, 1985, gelatin silver print. McEvoy Family Collection. Courtesy the artist; Bridget Donahue Gallery, New York; and Altman Siegel, San Francisco.
Talks & Panels

Person. Woman. Camera. TV.

A lively discussion on technology and the female body with pioneering media artist Lynn Hershman Leeson and feminist scholar Peggy Phelan.

Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Erin Baiano


Discover a site-specific, GPS-enabled musical installation with new music by Kronos Quartet in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

Illustration by Olimpia Zagnoli

Next to You

Next to You is a secret reverie for those longing for the energy of a crowd and a meditative space for recovering long dormant senses as a new world unfolds.

Jill Magid Trust, 2004 Single-channel digital video, color, sound Image modified by the Liverpool Police Forensic Imaging Unit 18 min. Courtesy of the artist and LABOR, Mexico City
Screening Room

Hearing Aids

Hearing Aids considers a new sensory sensitivity to our surroundings and a greater awareness of the body’s intricacies of communication.

Chet Canlas, Memories to Light (still), 2021. Courtesy of the artist and the Center for Asian American Media.

Memories to Light: Never Brighter

Composers Danny Clay and Theresa Wong perform a newly commissioned score to accompany a film collage exploring Asian American history.

Alice Sheppard and Laurel Lawson fly through a cloudless blue sky with arms outstretched and their wheelchair wheels spinning. You don’t see the ground, only sky. Alice is a coffee skinned multiracial Black woman with curly hair, and Laurel is a pale white woman with short teal hair. They both wear metallic silver and gold, and Laurel has a wide, peaceful smile.

We Belong

A selection of short films reveal the soft power of dance to spark joy and dismantle dominant narratives.