New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) has launched its 22nd annual Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art on the theme Remote Connections with exhibitions, performances, artist talks. It's an online compilation and radio programs being transmitted from South River.
“Radio over its history has built societal connections across multiple and remote locations," says Darren Copeland, Artistic Director, "Radio Art evolved by way of artists and writers across many disciplines adding their diverse approaches to the way time, space, and content could be re-imagined over the airwaves and later over digital streaming formats. The content in this year’s festival adds to that tradition with stories told through digital interactivity, round table discussions, documentaries, interactive art, poetry, and sound art on the theme Remote Connections.."
Opening the festival is Forced Migration, an interactive textile artwork by London, Ontario artist and scholar Michelle Wilson.
"Stories are stitched together in organic and technological material to memorialize the depopulation of bison in North America," says a news release.
“When viewers touch a segment of this journey, they will hear an associated story; not a straightforward narrative but a glimpse at the places, beings and tales that have shaped our current relationships with bison,” says Wilson.
The stories are produced with original music and sound design by Angus Cruickshank.
Uvattini Uqaalajunga - I Am Calling Home by Geronimo Inutiq.
Performance Feb 18 @ 7 pm - NAISA North Media Arts Centre
Live Audio Broadcast of Performance - NAISA Radio and on-site at Ice Follies, North Bay
Audiences will have the opportunity to contribute their voices to an ongoing collection of conversations and audio pieces about Home.
Geronimo Inutiq leads the conversation in two panels taking place during Ice Follies in North Bay and at NAISA in South River. Inutiq asks us to consider how the experience of home in different regions of the Canadian North is shaped by the natural environment. How do these notions of home transform in more populated regions of Canada located further south? The conversations will be recorded for broadcast and will form the material for Inutiq’s synthesis of DJ art and sound art that can be experienced at the world premiere of his performance on Feb 18 at 7 PM.
March 4 @ 7 pm - NAISA North Media Arts Centre
Album available online after Feb 4 on soundcloud.com/NAISA
The 17th edition of the Deep Wireless Radio Art Compilation includes works by artists from diverse communities that respond to the theme Remote Connections in highly personalized and diversified ways - mixing influences from documentary, poetry, sound art and noise art. Artists Michelle Wilson, Juro Kim Feliz, Faisal Karadsheh, Nicole Goodwin (GOODW.Y.N.), Anton Pickard and Prachi Khandekar are included on the album. They will come together via remote connections on March 4 to listen to and discuss their work.
New Adventures in Sound Art is a non-profit media art organization in South River Ontario that is funded in part by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Department of Canadian Heritage.
The festival takes place February 4 to April 3.
- Admission by Donation for in-person exhibition
- $12 admission for performances