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ART’S BIRTHDAY INSTALLATION – Book, Table, Chair (2015)
January 17, 2015 @ 10:00 am - February 15, 2015 @ 3:00 pmFree
An interactive sound installation by Ellen Moffat
co-presented with Charles Street Video
Fridays 1-4 pm; Saturdays and Sundays 10am-3 pm (plus Family Day)
Join the artist for a performance demonstration on January 18, 1-4 pm
Book, Table, Chair is an interactive installation for sound and image creation inspired by Gertrude Stein’s writing. Moffat’s approach to Stein’s work is to use objects, materials, punning and spatial relationships to reveal or obscure Stein’s text Tender Buttons, combining Dadaist, conceptual and theatrical elements with analogue and digital techniques. Participants perform the installation through direct contact, actions and interactions, triggering spoken word recordings and creating experimental sound through extended techniques. The core objects – chair(s), a table, a book – are simultaneously props, players and audience. Additional objects and materials connect to the text with delay, reverb and spatialised sound. The artist would like to thank the Saskatchewan Arts Board for their financial support.