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Past Installations

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Installations presented on 2018


Re-Collect / Re-Told: Your Stories of New And Old
January 4 – April 16, 2018, Thurs to Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Fri until 7:00 pm)
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
FREE
NAISA wants to hear your voice – the voice of your children and the voice of your parents and grandparents. All of these voices will be matched in this interactive exhibit with historic photos of South River to tell the story of our community and our place in the Near North.
SQUEEEEQUE - The Improbable Igloo by Alexis O’Hara
February 16 – April 15, 2018, Thurs to Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Fri until 7:00 pm)
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
FREE
Squeeeeque - The Improbable Igloo is a sound installation that encourages collaborative sound making between strangers. Its intimate space encourages the loss of inhibition. With mics in hand, strangers collaborate in song, their voices enhanced by sonic embellishments. Inspired by the architectural marvel that is the igloo, this installation also pays homage to the geodesic domes of the great thinker and architect, Buckminster Fuller.
Sound Machines, an exhibition of kinetic sculptures by Steven White
By Steven White
June 3 – September 3, 2018, Thursday to Monday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
FREE
This exhibition by multi-media artist Steven White from Walter's Falls, Ontario includes three interactive kinetic sound sculptures. They are made from a variety of found objects that are re-worked and un-designed to function in ways that are quite unlike their original function. Viewer interaction is a key component in these works that raise questions about obsolescence and the struggle between technology and nature.
Steven White is a multi-media artist from Walter's Falls, ON. His work engages viewers with interactive components while raising questions about obsolescence and the struggle between technology and nature. White has had solo shows throughout Ontario and group shows in Canada and USA. He has received multiple grants from the OAC and Canada Council and has received significant media attention from Canadian Art, Discovery Channel, CBC, Toronto Star, The Atlantic, MAKE Magazine and Utne Reader. White's work is held in many private and corporate collections throughout Canada and USA.
Re-Collect / Re-Told: Your Stories of New And Old
June 3 – September 3, 2018, Thurs to Monday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
FREE
NAISA wants to hear your voice – the voice of your children and the voice of your parents and grandparents. All of these voices are combined in this interactive exhibit with historic photos of South River to tell the story of our community and our place in the Near North.
Psychoactive Listening
By Aaron Labbé
July 14, 2018, drop in between 12 pm and 4 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
Pay by donation (suggested $10)
Lounge outdoors as you listen to binaural ‘Psychoactive Music' composed by Aaron Labbé. The music you will hear will be created live through algorithmic responses to your real-time EEG data.

Program:
I. Psychoactive Music by Aaron Labbé
"Psychoactive Music" is an interactive music composition that results in a completely binaural/three dimensional auditory experience that infuses various personalized neurological triggers within carefully constructed music in order to evoke a "dream-like" meditative experience. In performance, users wear noise-cancelling headphones and an EEG reader and audio content is live-mixed/outputted in real-time. Live composition decisions are made algorithmically based on the user's real-time EEG data and are rendered in a carefully engineered method, designed to provide what each user needs in order to reach the targeted mental state.
Aaron Labbé is an Intermedia Artist based in Toronto, Canada. The driving-force of his work includes concepts drawn from the topics of mental health, empathy, the psyche and explorations of human consciousness. His specialities include interactive experience design, data visualization, experimental music practices, spatial sound design and autonomous systems.