Spring Media Arts Exhibitions Explore Meditation, Environment, and Mythology

March 10, 2020


For Immediate Release
March 10, 2020

Arts Commons Presents:    

Spring Media Arts Exhibitions Explore Meditation, Environment, and Mythology

CALGARY – Broadcast Lab and the +15 Soundscape have new spring exhibitions that meditate on the passage of time, environment, and the subconscious mind by artists Aaron Zegher and C.R. Gillespie

Broadcast Lab features three works by Canadian artist Aaron Zeghers who works primarily in photography, film, and video. Everything Turns…, Don’t Look Back, and BLUE FILM2 ((in stasis)) run March 13 – May 30, 2020 

Everything Turns…explores the mythology of numbers.  The camera pens a year-long record of space, movement and the passing of time in historic locations around the world for the ultimate message that everything turns and time marches on. 

In sharp contrast Don’t Look Back is an experimental animation created using silhouettes, a light table and open exposure photography. 

The final short film in the series of three is BLUE FILM2 ((in stasis)) which ruminates on the coldest winter using blue as an atmospheric tool. It was created using a franken-milne strobe-o-scopic.  Broadcast Lab is presented in partnership with CSIF’s Artifact Small format Film Festival. 

+15 Soundscape exhibition Concentration Patterns by Toronto-based sound artist and producer C.R. Gillespie is a 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 attempts to elaborate the active imagination that springs forth from the subconscious mind. In this case, the stimuli being long, sustained tones and natural textures that seek to enrapture the listener. Concentration Patterns runs January 7 - April 30, 2020.

 

Arts Commons Presents: Media Arts

Title:

Everything Turns…, Don’t Look Back, and BLUE FILM2 ((in stasis))

Concentration Patterns

Artist:

Aaron Zeghers

C.R. Gillespie

Venue:

Broadcast Lab

+15 Soundscape

Date:

March 2 – May 30, 2020

January 7 - April 30, 2020

 

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For media inquiries or more information contact:

Alex Bonyun, Communications Manager

403-294-7429  abonyun@artscommons.ca


 

 

Artist Biographies 

Aaron Zeghers is a Canadian artist working in film, video and photography. 

Zeghers works primarily as an experimental filmmaker, utilizing analog formats and obsolete technologies, in-camera effects, various types of animation and other experimental techniques to create his films and expanded cinema performances. 

Zeghers’ films have screened at festivals and venues around the world including International Film Festival Rotterdam, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Vancouver IFF, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Festival du nouveau cinéma, DOXA Film Festival, and New York’s Mono No Aware. Zeghers has also toured widely with his work, performing his expanded cinema work in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Chicago, Vancouver, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Toronto, Rotterdam and more. 

As a film programmer, Zeghers is the founder of the Winnipeg Underground Film Festival and the current Festival Director for the Gimli Film Festival, Manitoba’s largest film festival. 

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.

 

 

 

Alex Bonyun

Communications Manager

abonyun@artscommons.ca

403-294-7429

Cell: 403-870-2810

 

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