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Upcoming Installations

My Place Here and Now
By Sandy McLennan
Apr 16 – May 31, 2020, Thursday to Monday, 10am – 4pm
Opening Reception - Friday April 17 at 7 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
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“My Place Here and Now” is an interactive audio-visual installation created by Port Sydney photographer and filmmaker Sandy McLennan through workshops with Grade 7 students from South River Public School. The students explored soundscape recording and pinhole photography while learning to develop their visual and auditory senses. The recordings and photographs they produced of the environment surrounding the school are incorporated into this interactive installation.
Sandy McLennan is a multidisciplinary artist thriving on reinvention. A Sheridan College Media Arts graduate (1981), he worked as Audio-Visual/Computer Technician in schools until 2014, residing near Huntsville, Ontario since 1986. Making movies on celluloid film or digital video, he is compelled to reproduce docu-drama evidence of the world around him. After decades away he is back in his home darkroom, hand-processing motion picture film. He employs both a portable darkroom and portable cinema to take film outside. Sandy has received grants from the Ontario Arts council to teach pinhole photography and has led workshops at the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto. McLennan's experience includes performing with the Canadian Opera Company at age 7, shooting slides in Hong Kong in 1972, tape recording R.Murray Schafer’s lake opera in 1981, documenting a canoe trip on 16mm film, mounting solo and group exhibitions of photography, installation, audio and motion pictures and installation/performance collaborations with Beverley Hawksley for Nuit Blanche North.