Innovative exhibition opens

This Saturday, the Salmon Arm Art Gallery welcomes internationally renowned artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures-Miller

  • Jul. 8, 2015 7:00 p.m.

This Saturday, the Salmon Arm Art Gallery welcomes internationally renowned artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures-Miller with an opening reception at 7 p.m.

The artists present two significant works: Experiment in F# Minor (2013), a mixed-media sound installation, and The Muriel Lake Incident 1999), a cinematic installation.

“This is a rare opportunity to see and experience contemporary Canadian art in an intimate setting in the B.C. Interior,” says curator Tracey Kutschker.

Experiment in F# Minor On a large table sits a collection of bare speakers of all shapes and sizes. Light sensors are inlaid into the edge of the table and as the viewers move around the room, their shadows cause the various sound and instrumental tracks to fade up and overlap, mingle and fade down.

Numerous viewers in the room create a cacophony of musical compositions that vary according to where the audience walks or how many people are in the room.  When the space is empty, the table fades to silence.

• The Muriel Lake Incident

The visitor stands in front of a large wooden box looking through a rectangular opening to see a miniature model of a cinema with grey, empty rows of seats, and a small projection screen onto which a film is being projected.

Listening on a pair of headphones they hear the three-dimensional (binaural) sounds of the film, a woman next to them talking and eating popcorn and a surprise ending including a gunshot and a frightened audience.

More information is available  at www.salmonarmartscentre.ca/cardiffmiller. The artists will make a public presentation at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 12 at the Salmar Classic Theatre. Admission is by donation. Summer gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Automated phone scam targets Shuswap residents

Scammers may be spoofing a local number and claiming they are with the CRA

Okanagan and Shuswap MPs want federal funds to help stop invasive species

Concerns raised that spending favours Eastern Canada.

Homeowners arrive in North Shuswap to find thieves busy breaking in

Chase RCMP request assistance from public in tracking down suspects

Driver in North Shuswap observed vomiting after crashing vehicle, then running

Chase RCMP say woman was impaired, given 90-day driving prohibition

B.C. sees 25 new COVID-19 cases, community exposure tracked

One death, outbreaks remain in two long-term care facilities

VIDEO: Vancouver Island cat missing 18 months reunited with family

Blue the cat found at Victoria museum 17 kilometres from home

COVID-19 cases identified in Kelowna, after public gatherings

Those who were downtown or at the waterfront from June 25 to July 6 maybe have been exposed to COVID-19.

VIDEO: Alberta man rescues baby eagle believed to be drowning in East Kootenay lake

Brett Bacon was boating on a lake in Windermere when he spotted the baby eagle struggling in the water

Summerland Blossom Youth Ambassador Program to hold coronation

Event will be held by video as a result of COVID-19 precautions

Vernon shutterbugs capture rainbow

A rain event July 9 made way for a glorious sight

Pooch abandoned at Penticton doggy daycare suffered from oral disease

A fundraiser for Okie held by the BC SPCA surpassed its goal of $1,700

Couple shaken up after homophobic encounter at Kelowna mall

‘We’re not in the States; we’re not in some little hick town; we’re in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. And it still happens’

Summerland to allow in-person attendance at July 13 council meetings

Two meetings will be held at Summerland Arena Banquet Room to accommodate public

Most Read