P.L.A.T.E. (In Technicolor)

(Above: Stills from “P.L.A.T.E In Technicolor“)

(Above: Excerpt from “P.L.A.T.E In Technicolor“)

(Above: Exhibition photos by M.N. Hutchison)

P.L.A.T.E.  (In Technicolor) is a compilation of sound/video art.  The soundtrack consists of music from the Pseudo Laboratories cassette label, with video feedback visuals created by Parker Thiessen.

Do It Yourself is a short and effervescent survey highlighting artists participating within a selection of the emerging and shifting new artist collectives and creative hubs in Edmonton. Over the past five years, a series of collaborations have developed between individual artists and independent curators/project organizers.

Most of the artists involved work together to pool collective resources, combined with support from local artist centres, to create artworks and interdisciplinary exchange. For the most part the artists are working within entrepreneurial spaces and initiatives that were inspired by previous incarnations of historically notorious local art experiments.

These creative connections are either loosely defined or tenuous in nature, reflective of and responsive to common threats to artist collectives: opportunities from outside that draw away creative activators, rent fluctuations from a booming economy and few artist-run gallery spaces for emerging practices. This exhibition highlights the artists’ responses to these challenges and features the work and energy of artists who participate in these experimental and newly formed local artist collectives while also profiling new studios and artist hubs across the city.

Featuring the work of:

Andrew Buszchak, Ficus Studios
Parker Thiessen, Pseudo Laboratories
Ian Rowley & Brandi Strauss, Rhythm of Cruelty
Sergio Enrique Serrano, Sara French & Megan Bertagnolli, Hard Copy
Brittney Roy, Creative Practices Institute
Devon Beggs & Chelsea Boos, The Drawing Room
Nickelas Johnson & Candice Kelly, Local Gifts
Brenda Draney, presented by Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective
Kristine Nutting, China Beach Beardo Detractor Productions
Zach Ayotte, Still in Edmonton
Tennis Club

The University of Alberta Museums Galleries at Enterprise Square is an initiative of the University of Alberta and the City of Edmonton, managed by the University of Alberta Museums. The AGA at The University of Alberta Museums Galleries at Enterprise Square exhibition series is supported by the City of Edmonton, the Art Gallery of Alberta and the University of Alberta

“Midnight Oscillations” at SONAR: Sound Art Explorations by Edmonton Artists

“Midnight Oscillations”

Digital Print & Cassettes

By Parker Thiessen

October 2014

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November 6, 2014 – December 20, 2014

Enterprise Square Galleries: 10230 Jasper Avenue

Sonar encapsulates the shifting field of local sound art explorations: the term originated as an acronym meaning “Sound Navigation And Ranging”.

Reflecting connections to multimedia and performance based practices, and fuelled by support from a DIY underground music scene, Edmonton is now a base for sound artists exploring the technical and conceptual boundaries of this interdisciplinary medium.

Sonar will feature a diverse range of sound projects through recordings, interactive sound environments and sound installations referencing noise, electroacoustic, experimental and minimalist sound art practices.

SONAR: Sound Art Explorations by Edmonton Artists is curated by Kristy Trinier.

Mackenzy Albright
Jessie Beier
Raylene Campbell
Cecil Frena & Matthew Skopyk
Gary James Joynes
Shawn Pinchbeck
Leslie Sharpe
Scott Smallwood
Mark Templeton
Parker Thiessen
Nulle Part (Jason Troock & Ben Good)

– See more at: http://www.youraga.ca/exhibit/sonar#sthash.p5IH6c9D.dpuf