THE TRUE WEIGHT OF SOUND: ARTIST PANEL

EMMEDIA PRESENTS
AS PART OF THE PARTICLE + WAVE MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL

THE TRUE WEIGHT OF SOUND
An artist panel moderated by Lindsay MacDonald with artists Craig Fahner, Gary James Joynes, and Tasman Richardson
Location: Room ICT 516, Information and Communications Technologies building (ICT)
University of Calgary
856 Campus Place NW
Time: 1 – 2:30PM
FREE admission

When we consider the meaning behind the name Particle + Wave, we consider the tangible and intangible. In this panel discussion, we will examine a possibility in between the two: How can sound create something tangible? Does sound follow form or does form follow sound? We will investigate the transformative power of sound in sculpture, video and performance to shape aesthetic experience. Tasman Richardson, Gary James Joynes and Craig Fahner will discuss their ideas about how sound can take on weight and shape, and how sound is positioned in their work. 


ABOUT LINDSAY MACDONALD:

Lindsay MacDonald is an artist and researcher from Calgary, Alberta. She has a BFA in painting from the University of Calgary, another BFA in Interdisciplinary Studio Practice from NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and an MFA in Computational Media Design at the University of Calgary. She is continuing her Computational Media Design studies at the U of C as a PhD candidate in the Interactions Lab (iLab) in Computer Science and is a member of the InnoVis research group. Prior to beginning her graduate studies, Lindsay was the Production Coordinator for The Banff New Media Institute at The Banff Centre. In her art and research practice, Lindsay focuses on themes of  liminality, interaction design, authorship, collaboration and ubiquitous computing, and builds interactive installations that challenge viewers’ expectations of non-places. Her work has been shown across Canada and she has presented her research at computer science conferences around the world.


ABOUT CRAIG FAHNER:

Craig Fahner is a media artist and musician from Calgary, Alberta. After joining a band as a theremin player, Fahner became interested in creating interactive artworks using electronic instruments. His interactive sound-based projects reimagine electronic systems and musical instruments, generating experiences that reflect critically on the role of technology in our culture. Fahner’s works have been exhibited in various venues internationally, including the Nuit Blanche festival in Toronto and the Museo de la Ciudad in Queretaro, Mexico. In 2010, he received the Disney Memorial Pausch Fellowship to pursue graduate studies at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where he received his MFA in 2013. Fahner currently leads classes in Media Arts + Digital Technologies at the Alberta College of Art, as well as the University of Calgary’s art department.  

Craig Fahner will be performing on Saturday, February 6, 2015 @ Festival Hall as part of WAVE. For more information, click here.


ABOUT GARY JAMES JOYNES:

Gary James Joynes (aka WIND ROSE, aka Clinker) is an award-winning sound artist, visual artist and performer who has been active in the international electronic and experimental music performance community for many years. He has more recently embarked on a broader artistic exploration using his analog synthesizers and custom made machines to create “visual-sound” presented as photograph/drawing/sculpture hybrids and in immersive gallery installations. The last few years have also seen his interest in experimental music and adventurous sound works extended into his analog noise performance project WIND ROSE.

Gary James Joynes will be performing on Saturday, February 6, 2015 at Festival Hall as part of WAVE. For more information, click here.


ABOUT TASMAN RICHARDSON:

Tasman Richardson’s work focuses on entropy, tele-presence, appropriation, synesthesia and JAWA editing (a style he originated in 1996), in which musical composition and narratives are created entirely from video cut ups. He is best known for his critically acclaimed solo installation Necropolis at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art which earned him a place on Bruce Mau’s list of 21st century Canadian Icons. He recently premiered his collaborative performance Hydra at Elektra 14, exhibited his Joan of Arc inspired video rose window Memorial in Paris across the street from the actual rose window, and presented a solo exhibition of lenticular printed decaying VHS portraits at Neubacher Shor Contemporary in Toronto.

Tasman Richardson is our featured visiting artist and will have an artist talk and screening on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at the Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre (Alberta College of Art + Design. He will be performing on Friday, February 6, 2015 as part of PARTICLE and Saturday, February 7, 2015 as part of WAVE. He will also be teaching a Jawa Editing Workshop on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Quickdraw Animations Society. For more information, click here.

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