Opening Celebration: Altar by Lynn Yarne

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Artist, educator and New Media Fellow Lynn Yarne explores the history and culture of Portland's Chinatown/Japantown district through the stories of nine elders.

Altar collects audio recordings, images and animations to tell the stories of nine elders from Portland's Chinatown/Japantown district, looking at Portland's history through a different scope.

Lynn Yarne explains: "My stories of Portland's Chinatown/Japantown are mostly second- or third-hand, and it is difficult to pin down chronology, objectionable happenings versus local mythology.

Exploring community memory, representation and history, photos in the altar are of people, objects or places that relate to selected audio clips, ranging from Chinese language school to a coveted watch."

Open Signal's 2018-19 New Media Fellowship program has grown thanks to the generous support of the Fred W. Fields Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation and the Jane Schiffhauer Charitable Trust.

January 16th, 2019 7:00 PM   through   9:00 PM
Open Signal
2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
United States

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Phone: (503) 288–1515

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