Wetland Project 24-hour exhibition / Sleepover + Breakfast

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Vivo Media Arts

2625 Kaslo Street

Vancouver, BC V5M 3G9

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As part of the Wetland Project exhibition by Brady Marks and Mark Timmings, VIVO Media Arts will be hosting an uninterrupted, 24-hour exhibition of the audio-visual installation featuring a 5-channel audio recording of the Saturna Island marshes on the last day of the exhibition from 9am Friday May 18 to 9am Saturday may 19.

RSVP'd guests are invited to stay overnight from 10pm to 9am to experience the different stages of the marsh simulated through the audio and visual installation in real time.


Exhibition will be closed off to public at 11pm

This is a private event. All parties wishing to stay overnight from 11pm to 9am will be expected to sign up + RSVP through Eventbrite.

Please bring comfortable clothes, sleeping bag + foam. Snacks + Breakfast will be provided.

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To mark Earth Day 2016, Brady Marks travelled to Saturna Island to help fellow artist Mark Timmings capture the sounds of the wetland beside his home. With recording engineer Eric Lamontagne, equipment to make a five-channel, surround-sound recording was set up on a fallen tree at the centre of the marsh. It recorded continuously for twenty-four hours, collecting approximately one terabyte of data. Working with computer programmer Gabrielle Odowichuk, the artists then developed an algorithm that metamorphosed sound frequencies from the wetland recording into pure colour fields based on the spectrum of light. The recording and algorithm are the foundation for the soundscape visualization installation being presented at VIVO.

Spectators enter the Wetland installation to witness the unpredictable flow of sounds and colours in a strict correspondence the technology makes possible. The spontaneity and vitality of the wetland creatures are revealed as the twenty-four-hour sound loop follows a full cycle of the circadian rhythm. Three critical pathways are explored: soundscape and its importance to environmental awareness; visualization and its connection to traditions of landscape and colour field painting; and algorithms and their impact on authorship.

The Wetland Project commemorates the 50-year anniversary of the founding of the World Soundscape Project (WSP) by Canadian writer and composer R. Murray Schafer at Simon Fraser University. WSP members initiated the discipline of Acoustic Ecology by studying, through active listening, the relationship between humans and their environment.


https://www.wetlandproject.com





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