locationluggage store annex & Tenderloin National ForestdateSat & Sun, October 7 & 8, 2009, 11a - 6pm


Hosted by the Luggage Store Annex/ Tenderloin National Forest, 509 Ellis Street San Francisco

93.7FM and 415.375.8282

Alex Beckman, Kaif Ghaznavi, Malak Helmy,

Lynne McCabe,  Mike Maurillo,

Ranu Mukherjee, George Pfau, Kris Timken

Tender Transmissions is a temporary Tenderloin specific radio program (available locally on 93.7 FM), a series of phone messages (at (415) 375-8282) and an audio installation at The Tenderloin National Forest. The transmissions include conversations about love, songs and poetry chosen and sung or recited by participants, soundscapes made from ambient neighborhood recordings, a screenplay derived from conversations with erotic dancers, ambient audio recorded during guided blindfolded walks, and conversations between visiting Japanese college students and first graders. It also includes interviews with curator Lance Fung and other key members of the organization which focus on issues of movement, migration, nomadism and the visible in relation to current residents, participating artists and potential visitors.

We are interested in the intimate and invisible characteristics of sound, and its potential resonance at the threshold of the public and the private. We approached the neighborhood by engaging with intimacy, desire and tenderness in a variety of artist projects, by listening to individual voices, the sounds of the neighborhood and the desires and stories of various residents, workers and students. In recognition and celebration of the diverse culture of the Tenderloin, the projects involve a wide range of participants including groups of students from the Glide Foundation, De Marillac Academy and the Vietnamese Youth Development Center.


many thanks to arizmendi bakery, san francisco !!!!!! we love you.

and bear flag winery…