Wei Yang and Murphy Janssen | now you are there when this happened

October 6-December 8, 2023

Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 7pm
In person at Jack Straw Cultural Center

Artist Talk: Friday, November 3, 7pm
In person and streaming on YouTube and Facebook Live

Youth and Family Workshop: Saturday, December 9, 2-4pm
E-mail education@jackstraw.org for information or to sign up.

Artist performances: Mondays: October 9 and 30, November 20, December 4
Wei Yang and Murphy Janssen perform live with the installation, in person in the Jack Straw New Media Gallery

Visits by appointment, M-F, 10am-5:30pm
Call 206-634-0919 or email jsp@jackstraw.org to schedule a visit

This interactive audio-visual installation deals with the poetics and uncertainty of memory, which seems to stand still, until it is engaged; seems to occupy a continuum, but only fragments surface, while the rest remain gray. Sounds, colors—how are they recalled, reactivated, rebuilt, and reallocated? It asks, whose memory is it? Is the past yet to be made?

Presented in conjunction with SPAM New Media Festival.


Portrait of Wei Yang

Wei Yang

Wei Yang is a composer/sound artist from China. He works with different mediums, through which he often contemplates the body’s role in sound production, sound in space, as…

Murphy Janssen sitting at a drum kit with mics on stands around it.

Murphy Janssen

Murphy Janssen is a recent graduate from UW with an M.M. in Jazz and Improvised music (‘21). With an emphasis on composition, improvisation, and electro-acoustic music in his…


Sound Clips

  • A dark room with abstract projected images on a wall, and a drum kit in the foreground.
    Wei Yang and Murphy Janssen New Media Gallery Podcast