Video Pool Media Arts Centre: Ken Gregory Exhibit, September 13 - October 11
Video Pool and Arts Accessibility Network Manitoba present the 5.1 surround sound exhibition I Remember Falling by Ken Gregory:
A Greek myth, a contemporary sound artist and a blacksmith walk into a bar. Driven by an ever deepening curiosity, artist and novice blacksmith Ken Gregory reaches into the past to explore the story of the birth of Hephaetus and how it relates to our contemporary society. Using blacksmithing traditions as a foundation for creating an immersive soundscape, Gregory examines how contemporary society has given short shrift to those whose bodies and/or minds don't fit in to what is considered normal.
2019 | immersive sound installation | materials: 5.1 sound surround audio system, digital audio files | dimensions: room sized, variable
Winnipeg artist Ken Gregory has been working with DIY interface design, hardware hacking, audio, video, and computer programming for over 30 years. His performance and installation work has shown publicly in Winnipeg, other parts of Canada and many national and international media, sound arts festivals and contemporary art galleries. These works are presented in the form of installations and live performances. Recent career highlights amongst others is the exhibition of wind coil sound flow, a large sound installation at San Jose's City Hall Rotunda as part of the 2010 SJ Biennial and the installation of Prototype Electric Light Machine for a Modern Room, a kinetic/robotic machine at the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin as part of the exhibition Laszlo Moholy-Nagy: Sensing the Future October 8 2014 to January 12 2015.
This is the fourth in the 5-part DATA Exhibition series. DATA mentees will exhibit their work in November 2019.
The Diversity through Access to Technology + Art program (DATA) provides mentorship, education and career development opportunities to artists with disabilities who are interested in incorporating technology into their arts practice. It is a year long mentorship and includes both mentor and mentee exhibitions throughout the next year. DATA is a collaboration with the Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba (AANM) and is generously supported by the Winnipeg Foundation and the Manitoba Arts Council, with additional support from Assiniboine Credit Union. Please see our website for more information on this and other artist-residency opportunities.