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    The Silent Unseen Audio Tour: An Embodied Introduction to Asian American History

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    The Silent Unseen Audio Tour: An Embodied Introduction to Asian American HistoryΒ traces Asian American histories in the United States, offering a space for reflection on diaspora, community, and solidarity within the Asian American community and beyond.Β 

    Saturday, May 11th, 2024 from 11am to 3pm*Β 

    On May 11, 2024 More Art and the lead artist, ayo ohs, will lead groups on an activation of the audio tour beginning in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Participants will be invited to experience the audio tour in small groups, each starting inΒ 30 minute incrementsβ€”11:00am, 11:30am, 12pm, and 12:30pmβ€”closing with a group gathering and discussion with ayo ohs and GraceΒ Sanghyun Nam. Small snacks will be provided.Β Please choose which group you would like to join on the registration page. Register above to secure your spotβ€”space is limited.Β 

    Guided by narration, the audio tour invites participants to consider feelings, sensations, and the lived experiences of Asian American immigrants in relation to the space and architecture of the museum and Flushing Meadows Park. ayo ohs, along with special guests Betty Yu, Grace M. Cho, Helen Hyun-Kyung Park, Helen Zia, and Julman Tolentino, guide you through a journey of embodiment, somatic contemplation, and family histories.Β After experiencing the audio tour, participants are invited to leave a story of their own, creating an archive of oral histories and expanding the scope and scale of Asian American history.

    The tour has a run time of 1.5 hours and is free and open to all. It is recommended for ages 16 and up. For those who cannot attend this event, the tour will be released on May 1, 2024 for AAPI Heritage month and will be available on the Gesso App indefinitely. Β Β Β 

    The audio tour is the first part of a multi-tiered larger project, The Silent Unseen, exploring, unsilencing, and uplifting the voices of the Asian American diaspora.Β 

    The tour is co-presented by More Art, with support from Yaddo and Groundworks. Community Partners include Asian American Arts Alliance,Β Asian Boss Ladies,Β Chinese Adoptee Alliance, Glow Cultural Center, The Kitchen Project, and Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York.Β 

    To learn more about the audio tour and the subsequent The Silent Unseen project visit us at thesilentunseenproject.com or follow us on Instagram at @thesilentunseenproject.Β 

    *In the case of rain, this event will be rescheduledΒ for Saturday,Β May 18th, 2024.Β 

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