Transmission @ Zavitz Gallery

This week only! Transmission, the exhibition of works and ideas realized during the exchange/residency by myself, Abby Gutzman Nowakowski, and Michelle Ouellet at HFK Bremen, Germany, will be in Zavitz Gallery, at the University of Guelph from Sept 24-28, 2018.

We will be hosting an official reception on Wed. Sept. 26, from 5:30pm-7:30pm. If you are in Guelph, drop by and see us!WEMIGHTBEOUTSIDERS

Crepuscule @ 10C and Laurier

I am pleased, and late to announce that two exhibitions I co-curated, and designed with the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) happen(ed) this month!

Douglas R. Ewart – Crepuscule, a mixed media installation at Laurier’s Robert Langen Art Gallery, opened on August 27, and runs to October 5. And as part of the Guelph Jazz Festival and Colloquium, Crepuscule @10C, with performances by Douglas R. Ewart, vocalist Rita Warford and Kathryn Ladano (bass clarinet)  happened Sept 13-16,  at Ten Carden in Guelph, Ontario! It was a busy month!

Douglas R. Ewart was the IICSI’s Improviser-in-Residence in 2016, and held the community improvisation event, Crepuscule in Guelph’s Arboretum, as the pinnacle of his residency. The Crepuscule exhibitions and events this month, were a showcase of his DIY instruments and sonic tops he also made during his residency (he was a busy guy!) Both exhibitions also feature(d) photographs I took at Crepuscule, and used the display devices I made (with the help of my Dad, Mike Forsey), for the DIY instruments and sonic tops.

Robert Langen Art Gallery installation photo - Crepuscule.
Robert Langen Art Gallery installation photo – Crepuscule.
Robert Langen Art Gallery installation photo of Sonic Tops - Crepuscule.
Robert Langen Art Gallery installation photo of Sonic Tops – Crepuscule.
Robert Langen Art Gallery installation photo - Crepuscule.
Robert Langen Art Gallery installation photo – Crepuscule.
Douglas R. Ewart performing at Laurier
Douglas R. Ewart performing at Laurier.
Crepuscule @10C in Guelph during the Guelph Jazz Festival.
Crepuscule @10C in Guelph during the Guelph Jazz Festival.
Crepuscule @10C in Guelph during the Guelph Jazz Festival.
Crepuscule @10C in Guelph during the Guelph Jazz Festival.

  

 

 

Cities and Memory

cities-and-memory-2I am super pleased to share that my photograph -Inside the decommissioned nightclub ‘Atlantis’, Toronto, ON – was included in the  -global collaborative Sound Project –  Cities and Memory, encompassing field recordings, sound art and sound mapping from around the world. 

My photo – Inside the decommissioned nightclub ‘Atlantis’, Toronto, ON – inspired the soundscape “Dance of the dust (the smell of a previous life)” and the sound artist explains the track as  …”an improvisation inspired by the pictured elements, a long and evolving soundscape which wants to take the viewer through different moments of the building’s life. The atmospheres require to view different areas of the picture and let that moment speak through the soundscape.

The photo offers the possibility to learn about an indoor and outdoor space, a continuous, calm and evolving environment outside and a decaying atmosphere indoor, we decided to narrate a story of the invisible protagonist, the floating dust particles which are always there, in a perpetual dance.

The soundtrack is made of 3 main parts:
Part I
Introducing the noises and atmospheres, scattered, warm and sporadically bold, it echoes the past events that took place in the abandoned space
Part II
Takes the viewer to a different moment, the sound is quieter and longer, trying to reach that horizon in the long distance, outside the window
Part III
Interference and static noises have witnessed hundreds of hundreds of people and events. This is what’s left. Combined with the calm and vacuumed atmosphere pictured on the outside.”

Follow the rabbit down the hole of the internet to see what you might  hear.

 

Lorem Ipsum at the Boarding House Gallery

Lorem Ipsum, the group exhibition featuring the works of:  Leonard Walsh, Theodora Smit, Kaya Ratnasabapathy, Rebecca Payne, Emily Lalonde, Felicity Jones, Richelle Forsey, Cherie Englehart, Shelby Edwards, Mackenzie Duncan, Nora Downer, June C and Brontë Beggs, runs April 10-21, 2018, at the Boarding House Gallery.

Join us at the Opening Reception: April 12, 6-8pm.
Boarding House Gallery, 6 Dublin St. S, Guelph, ON

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l-r: Emily Lalonde, Mackenzie Duncan, Cherie Englehart, Richelle Forsey & Leonard Walsh.

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Open Studios at the University of Guelph

Come and see my work “in real life” at the annual Open Studios /  Shenkman Lecture this Wednesday, March 28, at the University of Guelph!

Open Studios 2018 features work by graduate candidates: Andrew Buszchak, Aidan Cowling, Sarah Davidson, Cassandra Ferguson, Daniel Griffin Hunt, Jessica Jang, Brennan Kelly, Jackson Klie, HaeAhn Kwon, Deirdre McAdams, Megan Moore, Emily Moriarty, Walter Scott, and Xiao Xue. As well as showcases works by fourth-year Specialized Studio undergraduates: Bronte Beggs, Nora Downer, Mackenzie Duncan, Shelby Edwards, Cherie Englehart, Felicity Jones, Emily Lalonde, Rebecca Payne, Kayathry Ratnasabapathy, Theodora Smit, and Leonard Walsh.

In the midst of it all, Tom Sachs will be giving the annual Shenkman Lecture in Contemporary Art – Bricolage and Ritual In The Sculpture
at 6pm in War Memorial Hall.

Open Studios
2:00-5:30 p.m. and 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Blackwood Hall, Firehall, Alexander Hall, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
Admission is Free – Everyone is Welcome!

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