- September 9, 2010 to October 16, 2010
Using animation, sounds, warping and time shifts this 5 minute video loop runs forwards and backwards looking for forgotten details, mimicking the way memories are replayed in the mind. LoopLoop is made from an image sequence Patrick Bergeron captured in a train traveling to Hanoi in Vietnam. Bergeron filmed the houses along the railroad. The 1000 images of this sequence have been stitched into one long panoramic image. Moving elements have been seamlessly integrated into the panoramic still activating it in subtle and surprising ways.
By Patrick Bergeron
medium | 16 ProgramsMedium Audio & Sound
Work including an aural component (music, produced or found recording, etc.) that is not directly associated with video or performance aspects of the work.
- October 15, 2005 to November 25, 2005
In conjunction with the 4th LIVE Biennial of Performance Art, The Al Neil Project presents four evenings of interdisciplinary work by, and inspired by, Vancouver innovator Al Neil, a seminal force in the multi-disciplinary practices that have flourished on the West Coast over the past 50 years. Al Neil's career as a musician, composer, writer, bricoleur, and performance artist has spanned 60 years. His influence on Vancouver's artistic communities has been profound and enduring. This project endeavours to both assess and celebrate Neil's contribution to the development of avant-garde practices in Vancouver. LIVE 2005 will feature four events celebrating Al Neil's legacy in the community, including concerts, screenings, readings and performances.
By Al Neil, Ben Wilson, Carole Itter, Clyde Reed, Coat Cooke, Giorio Magnanensi, Gregg Simpson, Hank Bull, Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Kedrick James, Kevin Chong, Krista Lomax, Maxine Gadd, Michael Turner, Paul Plimley, Randy Gledhill, Ron Samworth, Stephen Smolovitz
- October 22, 2004
"If you're lucky enough not to succumb to a childhood illness, you'll live long enough to watch your pets die." - Caitlin Cary Heartache, suicide, apocalypse...and all the big questions. Through a lens of song and story. With able assistance from Glen Watts
By Lizard Jones
- July 15, 2004
As part of their Online World Tour, the avatar performance band, The Gates, proposes to web-cast a unique large-scale avatar performance to be web-cast live (in real-time) on the large projection screen at the Grunt Gallery for one night. They will use the classic avatar chat software, Digital Space Traveler, as their performance site. Their performances are both pre-determined and improvised.The Gates can either perform as an electronic music duo or as performance artists in the style of Vito Acconci and/or Gilbert & George. In other words, The Grunt curator can have the freedom to determine what form of performance they will do. Usually, The Gates only performs for 15-45 minutes. Every performance on their World Tour is unique. No one performance is the same. In the case of the Grunt Gallery, The Gates is willing to perform a unique piece for anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours, the Grunt can choose the favoured length. - The Proposal
By Alberto Guedea, Jeremy Turner
- June 24, 2004
"Although scheduled for the grunt's adjacent space, the piece began in the gallery proper, where audience members lined up to deposit identification in exchange for a seven-channel headset...After the first twenty headsets had been distributed, audience members were lead to a room where Arcan, dressed in t-shirt and jeans, paced back-and-forth within a taped-off rectangle approximately ten feet long and four feet wide. In one hand, what looked like a car reflector; in the other, a tea towel, with a calendar printed on it, which the artist carried with him at all times...he would transport the reflector from one end of the rectangle to the other, leaving it on a small (Modernist) table before retreating, then returning for it, repeating the action. He did this five or six times before the audio tracks kicked in, at which point Arcan stopped his relay. As he moved slowly around (within) the rectangle, staring out (leering?), lips quivering, I familliarized myself with the audio tracks: a cross-cultural selection of songs, guy talk, birdcalls, women's voices engaged in what sounded like sexual acts, a spiritual recitation, a father and son dialogue, what sounded like an audio palimpsest of all seven tracks at once..." - Michael Turner, Love Claims, July 2004
By Warren Arcand
- March 12, 2004 to April 3, 2004
An audio installation with 3 audio tapes and 24 motorized drumsticks. Three audio tapes play continuously while interacting with the rhythms produced by the motorized drumsticks. Wave Over Wave is a memorial and a history, a gendered response to living at the edge of the sea.
By Rita McKeough
- November 9, 2001 to December 1, 2001
Les Sedentaires Clandestins is a sculpture that inhabits the whole space in the exhibit room with its sounds and projected shadows. Continuing a series of installation and performance artworks using record players, obsolete objects that are anachronisms in today's culture of change and innovation, this artwork is entirely built around the circular movement inherent to turntable mechanisms: going around in circles may be both agonizing (in an adult's world) and amusing (in a child's world).
By Diane Landry
- January 1, 1994 to January 6, 2016
The Al Neil Collection includes materials on artist, musician, and writer Al Neil whose long and storied career has included grunt's Al Neil Project (see 2005.1015ALN) as a part of the LIVE Biennale of Performance Art 2005, features in brunt Magazine and the web project Ruins In Process: Vancouver Art in the 60s, and continues with grunt's involvement with the relocation, preservation, and reactivation of Al Neil and Carole Itter's cabin from the Dollarton shore. The Al Neil Collection includes physical copies of Neil's music recordings, photocopied and original articles on Neil, and various ephemera related to Neil's life and work.
By Al Neil