Arts Commons Presents
The +15 Sounscape
Location: +15 Hallway (Near Alberta Theatre Projects and Theatre Calgary offices in Arts Commons)
Arts Commons Presents brings a new media art sound installation to the +15 hallway that will take you on a journey through time and space. Morose Code allows passerbys to experience multilayered radio waves as they move away from earth into the infinite vacuum of space.
Date: July 3 – August 31, 2017
Artist Reception: Happenings #9 in Upper Centre Court at Arts Commons on Friday, August 18 from 6-9pm
Made up of hours of collaged historical radio broadcasts, music, interference, and human presence, Morose Code gives you the feeling of floating through space, experiencing the sound of humanity from lightyears away.
“Morose Code is an approximation of a journey that has yet to be taken: as you walk east to west and you go backwards in time, away from the earth. Walking west to east brings you forward in time, toward the earth,” says artist Kerry Maguire.
Kerry Maguire is an artist whose work deals with questions of the future, drawing influences from popular culture, science fiction, and philosophy. She is interested in methods of problem solving, using installation, sound, and sculpture to ask questions about how we perceive the possible outcomes of our present reality. This fall she will be entering her 4th year as a painting major at the Alberta College of Art + Design.
The Arts Commons +15 Soundscape is a unique multichannel sound system that provides sound art opportunities to local and national sound artists, which is available for passersby to freely experience. Arts Commons has curated the 16-17 season of the +15 Soundscape program to showcase 3 new soundscapes created by aboriginal identified artists.