Brion Wagner – Peterborough, ON
October 4th to 16th, 2010
Within the context of our contemporary digital media environment, artist Brion Wagner engages in a multi-faceted practice that incorporates backward or obsolete technologies, circuit bending, thrift store mining as well as modern software and hardware technologies, into a media art work best described as a movable feast. As a long-standing Board Director of “Artspace” in Peterborough Wagner was a founding member of the experimental sound band “Full Metal Booty,” as well as a regular fixture on Trent Radio’s “Jamming with Manlicher.” The artist describes his work as follows:
Although I have never been willing to specialize in any one or two media, there are aspects common to all of my work: collage, use of recycled or re-purposed materials, density of information, a tendency for elements to emerge, interact, then subside or decay, and a sense of interconnectedness among superficially unrelated fragments. Though individual works may seem complete unto themselves, I see all of them as part of a greater whole. Each is potentially raw material to reuse or remix in a larger, ongoing work.
Please join us on Tuesday, October 12th at 7PM when Brion Wagner will stage an experimental audio art/mixed media workshop that will be available FREE to the public. Then on Friday, October 15th at 8pm Brion Wagner will mount a multi-media, public performance event that will reflect the work he undertakes during his residency in Saskatoon.
PAVED Arts acknowledges the support of our members, volunteers and partners, and of our principal funders: Canada Council for the Arts, Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskCulture, SaskLotteries, the City of Saskatoon and the National Film Board of Canada.
Free admission to the public with barrier-free accessibility.