401 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, California 94102

In celebration of its 15th anniversary, WritersCorps, a project of the San Francisco Arts Commission, presents This Place Called Poetry. Multimedia artist Katharine Gin and sound artist Kjell Nordeson lead this comprehensive installation along with 11 young writers who developed their poetic voices in the WritersCorps program.

For the past year, Gin and Nordeson worked with these 11 writers to create a bold collection of short film and audio portraits. These portraits introduce visitors to an eclectic group of San Francisco poets, diverse in their artistic visions and life experiences, but connected by their love of poetry and their belief in art’s transformative ability.

In This Place Called Poetry, Gin and Nordeson collaborated with an exceptional design team to transform the entire Gallery into a site of multiple “destinations” that invite visitors to appreciate and engage with the youths’ poetry and life stories. Visitors can view short films, listen to audio recordings, respond to writing prompts, and even exhibit their own writing. Each destination allows visitors to listen, view and at times even touch the words of these young writers. This Place Called Poetry will give visitors a rich understanding of the creative journeys taken by these young San Francisco writers.

Official Website: http://www.sfacgallery.org

Added by sfac gallery on November 5, 2008

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