Cat has spent the last two years interviewing domestic violence survivors at shelters in different cities and creating this project called “Voices.” The project is an installation of 20 small monitors playing videos of survivors telling their stories, but only their mouths are captured by the frame. When viewers walk into the exhibit, the multiple voices create a symphony of unrecognizable words. Only when you approach an individual monitor do you hear their personal and traumatic stories and thankfully, how they have gotten out of their situations.
The necessity of this movement on the part of viewers functions as a call to action: as a society, we must not allow the epidemic of domestic violence and those who are affected by it to remain invisible; an inaudible crowd of statistics.
It all starts on July 7th for the opening night and the panel discussion will take place on July 9th, 3pm at Blue Sky Gallery. This exhibit will be showing until the end of the month.
Join us these days as we raise awareness of domestic violence and work to create a community free of domestic violence.
122 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR
July 6 – July 31, 2016
Opening Reception: July 7, 6-9pm
Panel Discussion: July 9, 3pm