Local, independent curator Kiara Lynch, who led the coordination efforts for the project, is the guest curator at Oxygen Art Centre for this exhibition. This work was produced in part through a creative partnership between the artist and Oxygen Art Centre, The Langham Cultural Centre and volunteers from the Kootenay community! It features two, site-specific performances of Requiem for a Glacier, performed this summer in the East Kootenays to the glacier audiences of Farnham and Commander Glaciers two of the glaciers in an cluster of five glaciers which includes Jumbo. Documented by five video cameras and a sound engineer specializing in outdoor location sound, the project brought close to one hundred participants together in what would result as an experience of a lifetime. The volunteer chorus and orchestra from Nelson and the surrounding region were made up of amateur and professional musicians ranging in age from 12 to 84 years old.
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Related Videos Exhibition Galleries In the nineteenth century the landscape of France was reshaped by a horticultural boom that turned Paris into a park-lover's paradise and its suburbs into havens for gardening buffs. Set into motion by voyages of discovery that introduced shiploads of exotic specimens to the Continent and by revolutionary ideals that ensured the "pleasures of the king would be the pleasures of the people," the cultivation of green spaces to be enjoyed as open-air salons or backyard retreats became a deeply rooted part of French culture. This would be given unrivaled expression in the nation's capital: witness the dramatic transformation of Paris at midcentury into a city of tree-lined boulevards, large parks, and neighborhood squares. An antidote to the sweeping industrialization, urban crowding, and multiple upheavals that beset France between the Revolution of and World War I, the proliferation of both public parks and private gardens grounded a newfound enthusiasm for the out-of-doors as a place of leisure, renewal, and inspiration. Artists responded in kind as they decamped from their studios to work in plein air and revived the practice of floral still life to bring the beauty of nature indoors. By the time the Impressionists celebrated the everyday pleasures of strolling in a park or puttering in a garden, such activities had become part and newly planted parcel of modern life. Bringing such sentiments closer to home, this exhibition is drawn largely from The Met's bountiful holdings, which naturally enough are housed in a museum that looks out on New York's Central Park, designed in the spirit of Parisian parks of the same era.
December 9, September 6, — October 14, The black VHS tape, a brick-like relic of the pre-digital age, is a dark talisman of analog video culture. Now a mysterious and outmoded technology that necessitates a physical ritual of loading the tape into the jaws of a temperamental VCR, the widespread marketing of a home video system of video cameras, recording decks, and cassette tapes in the s represented a sea change in how individuals engaged with television. VHS The Exhibition, which is the brainchild of guest curator Rebecca Cleman, will explore the use of this format for artistic experimentation.