Opening Celebration: 'Altar' by Lynn Yarne

Opening Celebration: 'Altar' by Lynn Yarne

Join us for the opening of Open Signal's next exhibition: 'Altar', by artist, educator and summer 2018 New Media Fellow Lynn Yarne.

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.


Jan 16


7:00pm – 9:00pm


Open Signal, Portland Community Media Center

2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
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Lynn Yarne Summer 2018 New Media Fellow

Lynn Yarne is an artist and educator raised in Portland. She works within animation and collage to address generational narratives & histories. She is curious about community, participatory works, magic, and rejuvenation. She currently makes art projects for and about the public education system. Lynne holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MA in Teaching from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


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