Can you see what I saw? Will I see what you saw?


February 18, 2014

Contact: Michelle Jeffers
Communications, Programs & Partnerships
415 557-4282

Exhibition Opening: SEE/SAW
San Francisco Main Library, Civic Center
2nd Floor, Library for the Blind
March 1 – May 29

Can you see what I saw? Will I see what you saw?

Have you ever been faced with 100 words and had to guess what all of them are? Or, have you ever looked through art rather than at it? Come by the Library for the Blind & Print Disabled on the second floor of the Main Library to experience these and other playful encounters with art.

Maia Scott combines visual art, writing, and movement in this collection of pieces, most of which are enhanced and enlivened by you, the people who experience or respond to them. Drawing from a deep appreciation of movement and dance, Maia aims to turn viewing art into an active experience enlivened by people in motion. Plug into a mask, listen to your favorite song through its eyes, and add your selection to a playlist that will be transformed into a piece of punchy, poetic performance art.

Read a poem, walk a labyrinth and graffiti your expertise on the path. And become a figure of beauty amidst sacred geometry and satire as part of “Vitruvian Counterpoint.” Follow up your exhibit viewing by attending a semi-improvisational performance featuring poetry, a paw de deux with a guide dog, and plenty of crowd-sourced inspiration.

Related Events – March 4, 11, 18 & 25: Playshops with Maia Scott. Main Library, Library for the Blind, 6 – 8 p.m.
March 30: Maia Scott performs semi-improvisational pieces. Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

For more information, please call 415 557-2477.