Wonderland and Tender Transmissions

date10, 17, 2011


Hello All!

The Wonderland Show- a large scale multi-sited show curated by Lance Fung and involving 16 collaborative groups of artists working in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco, opens October 17th and closes November 14. Attached is a map of all the sites where you can find artwork- within walking distance of the opening party in Boedekker Park on saturday October 17 from 11-5. Mike and I are part of the project Tender Transmissions, a radio, phone and installation project hosted by  Luggage Store Annex /Tenderloin National Forest. We would love to see you on opening day in the forest where the sounds will be installed and we will be serving bread, wine and pasta! Radio programs and other project details will be available and the broadcast and phone line will be live from this day! There will be regular gallery hours throughout the month. Details below.


Hosted by the Luggage Store Annex/ Tenderloin National Forest, 509 Ellis Street San Francisco

93.7FM and 415.375.8282

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11AM – 4 PM

Opening Saturday October 17 11AM – 6 PM

Alex Beckman, Kaif Ghaznavi, Malak Helmy,

Lynne McCabe,  Mike Maurillo,

Ranu Mukherjee, George Pfau, Kris Timken

Tender Transmissions is a temporary Tenderloin specific radio program (available locally on 93.7 FM), a series of phone messages (at (415) 375-8282) and an audio installation at The Tenderloin National Forest. The transmissions include conversations about love, songs and poetry chosen and sung or recited by participants, soundscapes made from ambient neighborhood recordings, a screenplay derived from conversations with erotic dancers, ambient audio recorded during guided blindfolded walks, and conversations between visiting Japanese college students and first graders.  It also includes interviews with curator Lance Fung and other key members of the organization which focus on issues of movement, migration, nomadism and the visible in relation to current residents, participating artists and potential visitors.

We are interested in the intimate and invisible characteristics of sound, and its potential resonance at the threshold of the public and the private. We approached the neighborhood by engaging with intimacy, desire and tenderness in a variety of artist projects, by listening to individual voices, the sounds of the neighborhood and the desires and stories of various residents, workers and students. In recognition and celebration of the diverse culture of the Tenderloin, the projects involve a wide range of participants including groups of students from the Glide Foundation, De Marillac Academy and the Vietnamese Youth Development Center.