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SAN FRANCISCO—Gallery Tour: Tactile Explorations
February 6, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Chun-Shan (Sandie) Yi, Re-fuse Skin Set. Courtesy of SOMArts. Explore the exhibition, Recoding CripTech, through your non-visual senses. Berkeley professor of English and disability studies scholar Georgina Kleege will guide visitors in tactile and other sensory engagements with the exhibition. As a consultant to art institutions around the world and author of More Than Meets the Eye: What Blindness Brings to Art (2018), Kleege studies the relationship between blindness and visual culture, and has shown numerous audiences how to engage with artworks through non-visual senses. An art exhibition and three-part series of community events, Recoding CripTech reimagines enshrined notions of what a body can be or do through creative technologies, and how it can move, look, or communicate. As the term “crip” reclaims the word for disability culture and recognizes disability as a cultural and political identity, so too do artists hack technologies to dismantle barriers to access. By creating new kinds of social and sensory interactions with technology, these artists portend a crip aesthetic for media arts that honors the diversity of human bodies. SOMArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan Street San Francisco, CA 94103 The reception will start at 6 pm and end at 9 pm on Thursday, February 6, 2020. All events are free and ADA accessible. Street parking only. For more information, go to somarts.org/events/recodingcriptech or contact Vanessa Chang, Curator, Vanessa@codame.com or Carolina Quintanilla, Curatorial Residency & Partnerships Director, Carolina@somarts.org, 415-863-1414 This exhibition is supported by California Humanities through a Humanities for All Quick Grant.