Cerf and Green present three short "live documentaries" which combine film, live narration, and sound mixing. In the local premiere of The Voyager Spacecraft, Green and Cerf use the materials of the "Golden Record," a collection of photographs, natural sounds, and music compiled by astronomer Carl Sagan for a time capsule inside the unmanned interstellar Voyager Spacecraft. They will also present "remixed" versions of two earlier works: The World's Largest Shopping Mall, in which images of the South China Mall outside of Guangzhou, China, a huge mall without customers, are juxtaposed with reflections on globalization; and The Universal Language, which tells of Esperanto, an artificial language created more than 100 years ago in the hope of ending war and cultural conflict.
YBCA's programs are made possible in part by:
National Endowment for the Arts
SF Bay Guardian