Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Rain Gatherers

 Here's the information on the Second Site show that includes my project the Starling Cloud Choir. I feel so excited to be working among these talented artists. As I write this the rain is pouring down in sheets and so I must remind you our events will happen RAIN or SHINE and will be MORE interesting in the rain. So get some good rain gear sorted and take solace in the fact that their is a lovely heated room at the garden where you can warm up with hot tea.

 "The Rain Gatherers" - In March and April of 2013, Second Site will
work with rain collecting, "rain power" and rain sensors at the Dr.
Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Join us for Workshops + Lab
Sessions (March 9, 10, 12, 13, 14), an Exhibition opening and birdsong
performance (March 16), and a Tour + Artist Talk + Ideas Session
(March 23).

The show will feature work by Diana Burgoyne, Don Chow, Peter
Courtemanche, Robin Ripley, Matt Smith, and Lori Weidenhammer.

Second Site collective is a group of artists (mostly from Vancouver,
Canada) who create and present electronic art (sound, kinetics,
robotics, primal circuitry, sculpture) in public spaces. The
collective is particularly interested in green spaces - parks,
gardens, areas of urban agriculture, beaches, and "urban wilderness".
The art created by Second Site causes the audience to do a "double
take", transforming a familiar space into a "meta-site". A meta-site
is a place where art has created a heightened sensory experience. It
causes a sense of curiosity and enchantment in the viewer. A meta-site
is a place where one hears a set of sounds behind the expected sounds,
where familiar sites are remapped and re-inscribed with artistic

Rain Lab - March 9, 10, 12, 13, 14 (10:30 am to noon + 1 pm to 3:30 pm)
Exhibition Opening - March 16 (at 2 pm, performance at 3 pm)
Tour + Artist Talk + Ideas Session - March 23 (at 1:30 pm) Hosted by
"Group of X"

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