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Art Exhibition: Hildegard Westerkamp, “At the Edge of Wilderness” + “Altered States”, Alan Sirulnikoff & Richard Nelson
September 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 4, 2020
to Oct 4. Plus ‘At the Edge of Wilderness is Sound-Slide Installation about Ghosttowns in British Columbia. The installation explores a strange moment of excitement and magic, discovery and adventure, the moment when the contemporary visitor encounters an abandoned industrial site. This moment also contains questions and stories about human industrial activities of the past and present; or a sense of the spirits and ghosts still hovering among the skeletal remains while nature is gradually reclaiming its place.
Hildegard Westerkamp is a composer, radio artist and sound ecologist. She presents soundscape workshops and lectures internationally, performs and writes. After completing her music studies in the early seventies her ears were drawn beyond music to the acoustic environment as a broader cultural context or place for intense listening. Whether as a composer, educator, or radio artist most of her work since the mid-seventies has centred around environmental sound and acoustic ecology.
‘Altered States’ with Sirulnikoff and Richard Nelson is a response to the work of Hildegard Westerkamp, these photographic and film works, are part of an ongoing exploration and connection with fragments from the non-human landscape, in an attempt to examine or interact with them in a more intimate way.