Smart Night Out and Long Now explore “Quiet”

Smart Night Out, the new art happening from Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, explores the theme of Quiet on its inaugural night of Saturday May 28, 02011 from 7:00pm to 11:30pm. This event is free to attend when you RSVP.

Long Now was invited by YBCA to curate the screening room and we asked artist Steve Rowell to create a piece around his recent trip to the Svalbard Seed Vault with Long Now’s Executive Director Alexander Rose.

Incidental Soundscapes: High and Low by Steve Rowell

Internationally exhibited artist Steve Rowell assembled field recordings from a recent trip to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. This remote location proved to have a surprising soundtrack both natural and engineered. Kick back in our Screening Room with his audio-visual exploration of these aural landscapes and ponder the meaning of silence. An intermission piece will feature incidental ambience of the supersonic airspace of the Mojave desert.

At the Smart Night Out, inquisitive participants can dance to the Silent Disco, interact with the exhibits and building through a series of Movement Meditations, work with a deaf choreographer and experience more art and activities that expand around this theme of Quiet.

Also included is free entry into the three Visual Arts exhibits Song Dong, Euan Macdonald, and Daily Lives, food carts and a cash bar.

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