MEMORIES TO LIGHT
Earlier this year the CAAM inaugurated a home-movie archiving and digitizing initiative called Memories to Light.
The project explores the rich artistic and cultural possibilities of amateur film by individuals from communities historically underrepresented in mainstream media. For this event, CAAM executive director and film historian Stephen Gong presents a selection of home movies from the many highlights in CAAM’s collection. Expect to see lost landscapes of San Francisco and rituals of family gatherings both touching and surprising. The program also includes a reprise performance and screening of local filmmaker Mark Decena’s The War Inside, a remarkable and intimate reflection on his family’s home movies. Memories to Light seeks additional donations of 8mm, 16mm and Super 8 film materials to be digitized and shared with a larger community of viewers, storytellers and future generations.
The program opens with an hour of drinks and music by DJ Deeandroid, followed by programs and performances. This event is the culmination of Asian Contemporary Art Week, in concert with the Asian Contemporary Art Consortium.
Want to share YOUR story? We want to know!
2 pairs of participants will be given the free & amazing opportunity for a recorded interview by StoryCorps, the largest oral history project of its kind, which is partnering with us on our Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies event at the Asian Art Museum.
(Deadline extended) E-mail your story topic in 2-3 sentences by Wednesday, September 23 to firstname.lastname@example.org and you may be chosen to share, and receive free admission to the event.
Even if you don’t win, you can still participate. See you there! #MemoriesToLight