Hunting Self

Mon September 3 - Thu February 28, 2019
Hunting Self

Arts Commons Presents
The +15 Soundscape

Hunting Self
prOphecy sun

 

Location: +15 Hallway (Near Alberta Theatre Projects and Theatre Calgary offices in Arts Commons) 
Date: September 3 - February 28, 2019
Artist Reception: November 30, 2019 in the Hub at Arts Commons

Arts Commons Presents brings a new media art sound installation to the +15 hallway that will take you on a journey of meditation. This 15-speaker multiambient music installation was designed specifically for the Arts Commons +15 Walkway and is dedicated to the memory of Richard McDowell and Michael Green.

 

Hunting Self is a 15-channel sound piece that was recorded live and in one take using smartphone
technology. The sound quality reflects the desired immediacy of the performance as well as evoking a
dream like aesthetic through it’s lo fi properties. The composition consists of improvised, processed, and

looping vocal melodies threaded together with environmental snippets from rural landscapes. The
sounds weave, layer, stretch, and mesh together conscious and unconscious moments in time. The piece

highlights how systems are everywhere, part of the air we breathe, part of our bodies, and our urban
and wild cultural ecologies. Through the layering of multiple sound compositions, the fluidity of the
common areas then become condensed spaces where the audience, the installation, and their
movement bypass clear meaning.

 

Artist Biography

prOphecy sun’s interdisciplinary performance practice threads together both conscious and unconscious choreographies, sound, and environment, to create exploratory works that invoke deep body memory, celebrating where art and life are inseparable, and inexhaustibly overlapped. Her doctoral research takes up these ideas alongside what theorist Jane Bennett calls vibrant objects, across thresholds, into domestic geographies, considering how the maternal body responds to the agency of things in the world.

Over the last 9 years she has been self-releasing music, choreography, compositions and videos using
smartphone technology as a capturing tool. She has exhibited and performed nationally and
internationally at the Surrey Art Gallery, One Art Space, L’alternative: Festival de Cine Independiente de Barcelona, Festival Miden, Unit/Pitt Gallery, IAC Gallery (Berlin), Institut für Alles Mögliche, Cinethesia Feminist Film Festival, Orillia Museum of Art and History, Push Festival, Fazakas Gallery, VIVO Media Arts Centre, ISEA 2015, DIS 2014, the Vancouver Art Gallery, Dancing on the Edge, Scotia Bank Dance Centre, 12 Min Max, Fontanelle Gallery, the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the International Experimental Cinema Explosion, Exploding Cinema Festival, Festival des Musiques Creation, and the International Festival of Live Networked Performances. She is a PhD student at the School of Interactive Arts + Technology at Simon Fraser University. Her research is supported by the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the British Columbia Arts Council. She is also the recipient of the Governor General’s Gold Award, the Lakehead Juror’s Prize and is a founding member of Dance Troupe Practice.