Arts Commons Presents: Winter Media Arts Exhibitions Explore Culture and Environment

December 17, 2019


For Immediate Release
December 17, 2019

Arts Commons Presents:    

Winter Media Arts Exhibitions Explore Culture and Environment

 

CALGARY – Come visit Arts Commons and experience the new Broadcast Lab and +15 Soundscape exhibitions by media artists Kyle Whitehead and Colin Gillespie.

Broadcast Lab features Kyle Whitehead’s new piece, Interstices which is composed of two contrasting films shot over top of one another on Super 8 film. 

“The second exposure is made with no prior knowledge of the first, resulting in latent collisions of discreet perspectives,” says Whitehead. “From these strange meetings come unpredictable, simultaneous films, often guided by opposing impulses and forced into sympathy.” Interstices runs December 9 – February 29, 2020. 

Sound artist artist Colin Gillespie brings his new work Concentration Patterns to +15 Soundscape. Concentration Patterns is a unique, meditative piece which seeks to envelope the listener in tactile and immersive sound. Inspired by the technological deep-listening pioneered by artists such as Pauline Oliveros, Laurie Spiegel and Brian Eno, Gillespie’s meditative piece combines layered elements to create an organic whole.   

“Generated using analog equipment in a studio overlooking Toronto’s rail line, the piece began as a self-directed meditative therapy-aid on synthesizer, sampler, prepared-guitar and simultaneous spatial effects,” says Gillespie.

Concentration Patterns runs January 7 – April 30, 2020. 

 

Arts Commons Presents: Visual Arts

Title:

Interstices

Concentration Patterns

Artist:

Kyle Whitehead

Colin Gillespie

Venue:

Broadcast Lab

+15 Soundscape

Date:

December 9 – February 29, 2020

January 7 – April 30, 2020

 

Artist Reception: Arts Learning Centre of Arts Commons on Friday, February 28, 5:30PM- 8:30PM  

 

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For media inquiries or more information contact:

Alex Bonyun, Communications Manager

403-294-7429  abonyun@artscommons.ca


 

 

Artist Biographies

 

Kyle Whitehead is a Canadian artist working primarily with small-format film to create experimental and expanded cinema projects. He prefers a careful and considered approach to image making; which should not be confused with best practices, as his work is about embracing the potential of indeterminate process. What he wants is the definitive by chance - leveraging trailing-edge technologies often with unusual or startling effect. His films, performance work and installations have been shown internationally, with recent exhibitions at the Museo Tamayo (Mexico City, Mexico), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca (Oaxaca, Mexico), Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival (Hawick, Scotland), the Canadian Film Institute’s Café EX (Ottawa, Canada), and TRUCK Contemporary Art (Calgary, Canada). In addition to his art practice Kyle is a former arts administrator, co-founder of Particle + Wave Media Arts Festival, and curates MONOGRAPH, an ongoing series of experimental cinema programs in Southern Alberta, where he currently resides.

 

C.R Gillespie is the slightly-abbreviated incarnation of Colin Roy Gillespie, Toronto-based musician and sound-artist. Born in Nanaimo, B.C. he relocated to Ontario in 2008, completing a formal degree in jazz studies, and involving himself in the independent music scene of Toronto. Long enamored with the possibilities of ambient- based music and musique-concréte, Gillespie began utilizing analog equipment and other pre-digital mediums, such as reel-to-reel recorders, 1⁄4” tape loops and manipulated field recordings, creating a vibrating collage of organic and synthesized textures. His first LP, Séance Works, was released in Estonia in 2018. He currently collects environmental-sound recordings remotely both at home and abroad, while further combining and treating them in his home studio overlooking the Toronto Rail Line.

 

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