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Jack Straw New Media Gallery

Talking to Ghosts:
Waiting in the River between Worlds
An installation by Nari Baker

July 22 - September 16, 2011

Gallery Opening:
Friday, July 22, 7pm

Artist Talk:
Friday, August 19, 7pm

Jack Straw New Media Gallery
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle 98105

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 - 5
Closed Labor Day
Open during evening events at Jack Straw

Click the play button above to listen to our interview with Nari Baker. Click here to download the interview.

". . . an art installation that doesn't just have a striking concept but some deeply human content."
-The Seattle Times

Talking to Ghosts: Waiting in the River between Worlds is a collection of messages from Korean transnational adoptees to their imagined birth families. Viewers are invited to listen through rotary telephones to these intimate messages recorded in South Korea and the United States at hospitals, homes for single mothers, door steps, and other personally significant locations. 

Through this community process, Nari Baker and 11 other adoptees reach beyond language barriers, geographic distance and time past to explore the intersections of truth and fantasy, the human and spirit world.

Jack Straw Productions gratefully acknowledges The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, City of Seattle’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, 4Culture King County Lodging Tax Fund, Washington State Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, PONCHO, ArtsFund, and individual contributors for their support of Jack Straw Artist Programs.

Jack Straw New Media Gallery Events

Friday, July 22, 7:00pm
Talking to Ghosts: Waiting in the River between Worlds: Gallery Opening

Friday, August 19, 7:00pm
Talking to Ghosts: Waiting in the River between Worlds: Artist Talk

Recent exhibitions

Sympatico (May 13 - July 8, 2011) by Carlisle Roveto

Fragments of the Story (February 18 - April 22, 2011) by Robert Millis

A CLEAR DAY AND NO MEMORIES (December 3, 2010 - January 14, 2011) by Jim Hobbs and Kinski

Chamber Music 8: Particles/Waves (September 10 - November 19, 2010) by Steve Peters

Thinking Caps (June 18 - August 27, 2010) by Vaughn Bell

This Old Piano (April 19 - June 4, 2010)

Metaphors for Dead Pianos (January 29 - April 2,2010) by Hugo Solis

So Long (October 16, 2009 - January 8, 2010) by Brent Watanabe


About the Jack Straw New Media Gallery

The Jack Straw New Media Gallery, located in Seattle's University District at Jack Straw Productions, opened in 1999 to support artists working with visual and installation art, with an emphasis on sound. Click here to learn more about the gallery, the residency program, and previous artists.





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