Statement from the Director
Sound waves travel through the air and interact with any and all materials in their path, meaning the way in which we receive and interpret sound is greatly impacted by the space in which we inhabit. Physical space, then, not only affords us the calm or the distractions that influence our ability to focus on sound, but also impacts the way that sound moves to, and around, us. This year, our eighteenth edition explores Space & Sound. The concept described above is the starting point with which we expand outward, or inward, encompassing a few intriguing tangents in the midst.
This year we will place you in a variety of unique spaces to listen and to consider the way that the space plays a role in how the artist creates. We will present works that illustrate the audience’s role in this process and other works that approach the theme from architectural, playful, poetic or abstract perspectives.
We begin with three exhibitions and talks with Canadian artists at Parlour, Gallery 1C03, and aceartinc., which run from September through November (varying per show). Amidst these dates we will showcase our annual four-day October festival, featuring artists from Canada, Norway, Australia and the United States.
Join us for an array of beautiful, diverse and stimulating works in some very special contexts and spectacular spaces in Winnipeg.
— crys cole, Artistic Director, send + receive
v. 18 – 2016 Information
- Cam Scott (CA)
- Jim Denley (AU)
- Alvin Lucier (US)
- Kevin Drumm (US)
Our opening night brings into focus the distinct ways that we listen and make sound in a specific space. Performances range from roaming acoustic sound, to illusory spinning waves and dense penetrating frequencies.More
- Olivia Block (US) (Artist Talk)
- Cam Scott (CA)
- MURAL (AU/NO)
DAY 2 begins with an artist talk by US artist Olivia Block at MAWA, followed by an evening concert by Norwegian/Australian trio Mural in the spectacular Knox United Church sanctuary.More
- Eleanor King (CA) (Artist Talk)
- Jen Reimer + Max Stein (QC/US)
- Cam Scott (MB)
- Alvin Lucier (US)
- Olivia Block (US)
Our Saturday program begins with an artist talk at the University of Winnipeg by artist Eleanor King, whose work is featured in the Sounding Space exhibition at Gallery 1C03. In the evening we will explore two distinct and contrasting spaces, beginning with a spatialized performance by duo Jen Reimer & Max Stein in the resonant, historic Union Square. From there, follow us to the Rachel Browne theatre for work by Alvin Lucier, Cam Scott and quadrophonic performance by Olivia Block.More
- Tyler Hubby (US) (Screening) | Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present
Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present is a feature documentary about the pioneering life and works of artist, musician and educator, Tony Conrad, who has remained an enigmatic figure for fifty years. The film traces Tony’s incredible history in the now-legendary downtown New York underground scene of the 1960s through to the present as he is finally being recognized for his decades-sweeping art and film projects.More
- Sylvia Matas (CA)
- Eleanor King (CA)
- Adam Basanta (CA)
- Marla Hlady (CA)
For our 18th edition we are thrilled to present three outstanding exhibitions featuring four distinct Canadian artists. Each of the works presented engage with this year’s theme of space and sound in unique, elegant and thought-provoking ways. All three exhibitions open in advance of this years festival running concurrently and into the late fall.
Nocturne VII, Sylvia Matas at Parlour
Sounding Space, Eleanor King & Adam Basanta at Gallery 1C03
Unstuck, Marla Hlady at aceartinc.