On February 17, 2017 the Power Plant Gallery will host invited curator Mendal Polish for a one-night event, called “The Body and Queer Listening,” featuring audio works by nine artists.

“On this night, we will come together in the dim light to listen with one another. We will convene, yearning to hear queer voices,” Polish explains. “We will continue to create our cultures in resistance to all that is trying to drown out and disappear our stories.”

In recognition of those participating in the #F17 national general strike, the gallery will alter its regular Third Friday Durham reception by limiting its offerings to water and wine that is already a part of the gallery inventory.

The event is free and open to all who wish to attend. If you have questions about accessibility, please contact Director Caitlin Margaret Kelly at 919-660-3622 or powerplantgallery@duke.edu.

Through February 18, 2017, the Power Plant Gallery at Duke Universitypresents Soundings: Protest|Politics|Dissent, a broadcast audio exhibition exploring how artists navigate the depths of sound experience and embody protest, politics, and dissent in digital sound files. As part of the exhibition, a special Third Friday Durham Listening Session, called, ‘The Body and Queer Listening’, will be held on February 17, featuring works curated by filmmaker, sound artist, and MFA|EDA alumni Mendal Polish.

Read about Mendal Polish’s reflections on the curation of this listening session (http://www.cdsporch.org/archives/26872)

(Cover photograph by Mendal Polish)