Wnoondwaamin – We Hear Them

Wnoondwaamin – We Hear Them

Wnoondwaamin – We Hear Them

wnoondwaamin | we hear them
Autumn Chacon, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Melissa General, and Suzanne Morrissette. Curated by Lisa Myers.

On view November 3 – December 9, 2017

Opening Reception & Guest Curator Talk w/ Lisa Myers
Friday, November 3, 9:30 pm

wnoondwaamin | we hear them calls for the occupation of sound waves, exploring the capacity of these energies to access knowledge and memory.

Each of the artists in this exhibition bring their voices to the transmission and reception of sound in performance, video and radio installations, revealing the nuanced meanings that sound carries.

Through performance, Jeneen Frei Njootli turns an ear to materials, such as caribou antlers, to sound the transmission of embedded and layered ancestral knowledge. Utilizing low wattage radio transmission, Autumn Chacon’s in-gallery installation transmits and receives audio broadcasts from borders, dividing lines and barriers, overcoming physical and perceived obstructions between otherwise regulated spaces.

From medicine baths to running rivers, Melissa General accesses sounds shared across time and through memory, constructing water compositions that encourage deep listening. Focusing on the subtle, often unnoticed, sounds of landscapes, Suzanne Morrissette blends microcosmic sound and images to reveal how human activity and land intertwine. Together these artworks create a chorus and conversation about the resonances that sound carries beyond the merely audible.

wnoondwaamin | we hear them is organized and circulated by Trinity Square Video with the support of the Ontario Arts Council. Thank-you and miigwech to John G. Hampton for his work in the development of this exhibition tour, as well as to the project’s mentor Cheryl L’Hirondelle.

Related Events:
Opening Reception & Guest Curator Talk w/ Lisa Myers
Friday, November 3, 9:30 pm
PAVED Arts/aka artist-run Events Space
Please Note: The Curator’s talk and opening reception are timed to follow the 7 p.m. Remai Modern screening and panel discussion, held in conjunction with Determined by the River: A Discursive Event.

Live Performance w/ artist Jeneen Frei Njootli
Thursday, November 9, 10:30 pm
PAVED Arts Main Gallery Space
wnoondwaamin artist Jeneen Frei Njootli will stage a performance as part of Sounds Like VII: Dialogues. Please note: This is a free performance, however other Sounds Like events are ticketed and subject to entrance fees. This 4-day audio festival is presented by PAVED Arts, and curated by Unheard Sound Collective. Please visit www.soundslikefest.com for more information.

Gallery Hours
Tues. – Fri: Noon – 6pm
Saturday: Noon – 4pm

Image: Jeneen Frei Njootli

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Be sure to check out La vie fragile – exposition d’arts visuels fransaskois, also opening at Aka artist run centre on November 3.
More info here: http://akaartistrun.com/portfolio-item/la-vie-fragile/

 

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