See us at the Western Front, 303 E. 8 Ave., at 6pm tonight (Saturday, November 10). Admission is free for this event.
Panelists Tanner Matt, Soledad Munoz and Ellis Sam have all worked with the festival curators, Research + Presentation Collective, on paast projects, and all bridge or combine artistic disciplines in their work. Each of them will be considering their own practices as well as their participation in the collaborative and transdisciplinary climate of contemporary music and art.
Thanks to everyone who attended the two nights of music at The Waldorf, and last night’s performance and project launch at Unit/Pitt. See you tonight.
Tanner Matt is an artist and musician from Vancouver Island. He is one third of electronic music project The Aquarian Foundation who made their Vancouver debut at Unit/Pitt last spring in a series of sound art and music performances entitled “No Shows” curated by fellow panelist, Ellis Sam. Visual aspects are integral to his musical endeavours and frequently collaborate with visual artists in Aquarian Foundation’s sets. He recently contributed visuals in New Forms Festival 12 and other various events hosted at studio spaces around Vancouver. Tanner is one half of research and curatorial initiative Peace Library who publishes tape compilations and utilizes the free commons. Peace Library is in residence at Unit/Pitt following Wrong Wave 2012.
Soledad Munoz is a interdisciplinary artist living and studying in Vancouver. Born in Toronto, Canada and raised in Rancagua, Chile, Soledad studied Film Arts at The Art and Social Science University of Santiago (ARCIS). After returning to Canada, she completed the Textile Arts Program at Capilano University. Soledad has continued to develop her practice in Textile Arts mostly focussing on weaving, acquiring skills that are now the material and conceptual base for her practice. Through the combination of new and old technologies she explores the ever-changing woven spaces we inhabit, navigating outside of language and representation. Soledad is currently continuing her education while developing a body of work composed of performance, sound based installations and environment responsive pieces, which come alive through the interaction with the viewer. In 2012 Soledad received The City of Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award for Emerging Artist in Craft and Design. Soledad contributed a performance with sound-conductive wearables to “No Shows” last spring at Unit/Pitt Projects.
Ellis Sam (of Flash Palace, Plays:Four) is Vancouver based artist and musician. Ellis curated a series of sound art and music performances entitled “No Shows” last spring at Unit/Pitt projects in cooperation with Research + Presentation Collective’s reading room project, Research + Presentation Centre. He is a BFA candidate for Critical and Cultural Practices at Emily Carr University of Art + Design with an additional focus on sculpture.