From 2011-2013 a rash of tuba thefts occurred from high schools across Southern California. “The Tuba Thieves” does not tell the story of the thieves or the missing tubas. Instead, it asks what it means to listen.
Alison O’Daniel is a visual artist and filmmaker who works with moving image, performance, sculpture, and large-scale installation. Informed by her experiences of being d/Deaf/Hard of Hearing and collaborations with others on the d/Deaf spectrum, including composers, athletes, musicians and actors, O’Daniel builds a visual, aural, and haptic vocabulary that proposes a politics of sound that exceeds the auditory. She has screened and exhibited in galleries and museums internationally. O’Daniel is a United States Artist 2022 Disability Futures Fellow and a 2022 Guggenheim Fellow and has received grants from Ford Foundation; Sundance; Creative Capital; ITVS; Chicken & Egg; SFFILM. She was included in Filmmaker Magazine’s 2019 25 New Faces of Independent Film issue. She is represented by Commonwealth and Council in Los Angeles.