Noel Bégin

Metalized Precipitation, Seven Billion Individual Diamonds of Untenable
by Noel Bégin

February 4 – 28, 2015 (Gallery hours: Tues-Sat 12-6PM)
(as part of the Exposure Photography Festival | www.exposurephotofestival.com)

Opening Reception: February 4, 2015 @ 7-9PM
(as part of the Particle + Wave Media Arts Festival | www.emmedia.ca)

Artist Talk: February 28, 2015 @ 2-4PM
(as part of the $100 Film Festival | www.100dollarfilmfestival.org)

Location: EMMEDIA – 351 11 Ave SW
FREE admission

[To see the program and read the essay by Jaqueline Bell, please click here.]

“Metalized Precipitation, Seven Billion Individual Diamonds of Untenable” is the third in a series of large, multi-projector, installation works. More than a dozen diapositive film slides of locations around Calgary are projected on a large wall, appearing as a strange but plausible diorama. As the viewer moves through the space they modify that image by blocking some or all of the images emanating from projectors, both casting their shadow on the wall and becoming a new projection surface. The work is, in part, a response to our complicated relationship with carbon.

About Noel Bégin:

Noel Bégin is a practical observationalist within the field of contemporary art, working spatially with objects, all manner of projected media, and performance. Noel has exhibited and/or curated installation, performance, and media art with the 2013 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, Particle + Wave Festival, Art Gallery of Calgary, the Glenbow Museum, Banff Centre, the Mountain Standard Time Performance Festival, the Art City Festival and Calgary area Artist-Run Centres including EMMEDIA. In his spare time, Noel has served on the board and committees of numerous artist-run centres in Calgary.

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