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Performances

Art's Birthday Performance
By Michael Waterman
January 17, 2020, 2:00 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
Admission by Donation

Michael Waterman will perform at NAISA as well as interact with an online live stream. He will use ice instruments that were built collaboratively with Jesse Stewart for the Songs of Ice exhibition at NAISA North Media Arts Centre. You can experience the performance at NAISA from 2 to 4 pm or tune in online (and also contribute your own sounds and images!) and listen in to Art’s Birthday events from around the world throughout the weekend on the Art's Birthday Website.

A Good Ways North
By Ayesha Barmania
February 29, 2020, 2:00 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
Admission by Donation

A Good Ways North is an experimental documentary by Ayesha Barmania exploring the perspectives of residents of South River, Ontario, the sounds of the space, and the connections between imagined and real remoteness, incorporating ideas of place-based inquiry, imagined communities, and identity. Ayesha Barmania will also give an artist talk that explores place through interviews & sound.

Installations

Re-Collect / Re-Told: Your Stories of New And Old
January 2, 2020, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
Admission by Donation

An ongoing collection of stories as told by children, parents and grandparents in the Almaguin Highlands are shared in this interactive exhibit matched with historic photos to tell the story of our community and our place in the Near North. Come add your voice to the mix!

Visit the NAISA North Media Arts Centre and Café for a short interview in exchange for a free beverage and a chance to share your perspective on life in South River and the Almaguin Highlands. The contributions collected up until February 28, 2020 will be incorporated into a new radio work by Ayesha Barmania.
Songs of Ice
By Michael Waterman and Jesse Stewart
January 17 to March 30, 2020. Open 10 am to 4 pm everyday except Tuesdays and Wednesdays
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
Pay by Donation

Songs of Ice brings together the work of Michael Waterman and Jesse Stewart, two Ottawa-based interdisciplinary artists who have a shared passion for sonic exploration. In this exhibition, they explore the sonic properties of ice in both solid and melting forms while creating a two-way interaction between an outdoor geodesic dome and an indoor exhibition area at NAISA. Elements of the work will be developed through a two-day workshop with students from the South River Public School.Visitors are invited to make music with the delicate ice instruments, but please be gentle. For added enjoyment there is Glacialis, a video documenting performances by Jesse Stewart using ice instruments.
Radio in Transformation
January 17 to March 30, 2020. Open 10 am to 4 pm everyday except Tuesdays and Wednesdays
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
Admission by Donation

NAISA’s media art lounge will include the latest in the on-going transformation of radio and transmission art with recent works selected from across Canada and around the world played back using a multi-channel system.
NAISA Radio Cafe
January 17 to March 30, 2020. Open 10 am to 4 pm everyday except Tuesdays and Wednesdays
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
Admission by Donation

NAISA Radio Café is a curated listening experience delivered through radio receivers on café tables. The broadcast will consist of works made by Canadian and International artists who have responded to NAISA’s 2020 programming theme of Transformation.