Perpetual Gong Machine Of Peace
April 28, 2016, 8pm
Centre A, 229 East Georgia St., Chinatown, Unceded Coast Salish Territories
Using Patrick Cruz's Bulaklak ng Paraiso (Flower of Paradise) as a departure point, Andrew Lee deploys multiple cymbals and gongs wired in an automated system to generate a meditative and temporal sonic landscape. Akin to Cruz's installation, Lee’s auditory and performative intervention materially echoes the symbolic decay and permanence inherent in Cruz’s work. Perpetual Gong Machine of Peace possesses neither a beginning nor an end; instead, it attempts to communicate the interstitial space of constancy and impermanence.
ANDREW LEE is a Vancouver based artist. His installations, sound compositions, music and photography have been exhibited in Vancouver, Malmo and New York. In 2010 he was a part of the exhibition First Nations/Second Nature at the Audain Gallery and in 2011 was asked by artist group Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries to compose a sound piece that would exhibit formally the characteristics of seeing. In 2012, Lee was invited by the Vancouver Art Gallery to perform new work responding to the monochromatic paintings and photographs of Ian Wallace. Andrew has performed and presented sound works at The Centre for Performance Research in New York (2012), Kunstradio in Vienna (2013), The Vancouver Planetarium (2015), The International Symposium On Electronic Art (2015) and, most recently, a sound installation at Surrey Art Gallery (2015).