Opening reception : Tuesday, September 10, 2013 ‑ 17h
September 12th will be a very big night at Sporobole.
First, the opening from 5pm to 7pm of the new exhibition prepared by the Sporobole programming committee especially for Espace[IM] Média with Marie-Andrée Houde, Virginie Laganière, Jacinthe Lessard-L and Aude Moreau.
Then the unveiling of Erin Gee’s new piece designed specifically for the sound wall. From 5pm onwards
Finally, an evening of sound performances scheduled for Espace[IM] Média by Jean-Pierre Aubé. With Steve Bates, Thomas Bégin, Bobo Boutin, Martin Tétreault & Michel Langevin. From 9pm.
MARIE-ANDRÉE HOUDE, VIRGINIE LAGANIÈRE, JACINTHE LESSARD-L. et AUDE MOREAU.
Presented at the fourth edition of the Espace [IM] media festival, the group exhibition at Sporobole brings together four works which highlight the obsolescence of media equipment. Whether the sound of low-tech recordings of film soundtracks, the projected image of a historic abandoned cinema’s screen, the glimmer of the cathode ray tube screen or the inner camera obscura of photographic equipment, a mysterious ambience pervades this exhibition, where light and sound disseminate a murmur of media obsolescence.
ERIN GEE – 7 Nights of Unspeakable Truth
7 Nights of Unspeakable Truth is a long-form composition that consists of documentation of Erin Gee’s dusk-till dawn searches for number stations on shortwave radio frequencies. Arranged in order, from day one to day seven, one will be able to walk through seven evenings of shortwave, synchronized in their respective times, in front of Sporobole, as part of Vitrine Sonore. This spatialization of each night will allow listeners to make comparisons, appreciating patterns demonstrated in Gee’s search as she consults research and online communities to tune into mysterious, unexplained broadcasts that consist only of numbers, tones and codes.
SOUND ART PERFORMANCES
WORD FROM THE CURATOR – JEAN-PIERRE AUBÉ :
STEVE BATES / THOMAS BÉGIN / BOBO BOUTIN / MARTIN TÉTREAULT & MICHEL LANGEVIN