The Peel Project: Confluence at Aberdeen Canyon by Carleigh Baker and Anthony Wallace
Location: +15 Hallway (Near Alberta Theatre Projects and Theatre Calgary offices in Arts Commons)
Date: December 9, 2015 - February 29, 2015
Live Performance and reception at Happenings #3 in Upper Centre Court at Arts Commons on Thursday, February 29th from 6-9pm coinciding with the North American Premiere of The Peel Project Documentary screening in the Engineered Air Theatre
The +15 Soundscape in Arts Commons is home to a new sound installation by The Peel Project: Confluence at Aberdeen Canyon by Carleigh Baker and Anthony Wallace
Arts Commons is honoured to present an unprecedented centre-wide showcase of The Peel Project, a uniquely Canadian story of how art and activism can serve as a catalyst of social and political change. The exhibition, told through film, visual arts, and science, features six Canadian artists and their inspiring journey through one of the last untouched watersheds in North America.
In the +15 Soundscape, composer Anthony Wallace and Carleigh Baker will be collaborating on a piece incorporating their experiences and reflections. The showcase will culminate in the North American premiere The Peel, a free Art!Flicks documentary directed by Calder Cheverie and Anthony Wallace, and an artists’ panel discussion.
1. a place where two rivers or streams join to become one
2. a coming or flowing together, meeting, or gathering at one point
In September 2014, six artists and a film crew paddled the Peel River watershed, a five hundred kilometre trip through the Yukon and Northwest Territories.
Confluence in Aberdeen Canyon is an exploration of breath, river, poetry and song. The place where these things meet. The effect is joyous, hectic, cacophonous.
Carleigh Baker writes book reviews for the Globe and Mail, The Malahat Review, and EVENT Magazine, with a focus on Aboriginal studies. Her fiction has appeared in subTerrain, Joyland, Ricepaper and This Magazine. Creative non-fiction in PRISM International and In This Together: Fifteen True Stories of Real Reconciliation, an anthology on the impact of colonialism in Canada, forthcoming with Brindle & Glass in 2016. She lives on Galiano Island.
Anthony Wallace is a composer, instrumentalist and sound artist based in Toronto.
His musical pursuits have taken him on adventures in West Africa where he studied hand percussion, and drum construction, to the Yukon and the arctic circle making wind harps and sounds in canyons and all the way down south to Barbados to produce Dance music. Anthony obtained an Honours BFA in composition from York University.