Tali Alisa Hafoka's exhibition Carried Across on view now in the Street Gallery

Spy Hop: Safe and Sound

Jun 9, 2017 – Sep 16, 2017


According to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, feeling safe comes second only to water, food and air. It is crucial to our survival as human beings. When we feel safe, we are allowed to grow, connect and understand others better. Teens from around the globe took on the challenge of recording what their safety sounds like by creating short audio pieces that range from spoken word to ambient recordings. Safe and Sound is a collaboration with Spy Hop, Adobe’s Project 1324 and UMOCA.

Contribute to the Exhibition

We want to HEAR what YOUR safety sounds like. Is it a place, a person, an activity? Record it and then Narrate it (over the sound of that space). Tell the world why this sound represents safety to you. Not only will others around the world get to hear your space and your voice, but you will also have the chance to have your piece be included in this exhibition. Please keep your submissions to 2 minutes or less, and send submissions to communications@utahmoca.org. 

About Spy Hop

Spy Hop believes that the next generation has a lot to say and believes that, when armed with awareness and knowledge, youth can speak more articulately and with greater impact. Spy Hop’s mission is to mentor young people in the digital media arts to help them find their voice, tell their stories, and be empowered to affect positive change in their lives, their communities and the world. Since 1999, Spy Hop has mentored Utah’s young people in the digital media arts as a vehicle for free expression, self-discovery, critical thinking and skilled participation. Their afterschool and community programs in film, audio, design and music production are a model for youth development programs across the nation and Spy Hop is recognized by the White House as a leading nonprofit and humanities organization.