Andrew Yong Hoon Lee and Jennifer Schine
At the Vertical City workshop, artist Andrew Lee and Jennifer Schine incorporated soundwalk as a way to navigate concepts of place and imaginability through the political and economic climate of Vancouver, with a specific emphasis on the site of SFU’s Woodward’s building. The idea of “vertical city” was explored by extending Michel deCerteau’s notion of “Walking in the City” to experience the neighbourhood as both walkers and listeners and the power dynamics of being above, below and on the ground. The artists constructed a sound chamber to house a composition made from recorded soundscapes by the participants as well as artists’ own material, where the notion of verticality is incorporated into the structure.
Special Thanks to the following workshop participants who contributed sound recordings, and without whom the exhibition couldn’t have been completed.
Vertical City: Katy Churche, Randy Lee Cutler, Brady Marks, Lara Szabo Greisman, Hua Phoebe Jin, Mhenowah Meyhar, Ian Lyle, Debbie Blair, Rene Baert, Joni Low, Benny Xu, Andy Liu, Cornelia Wyngaarden, Jacquelyn Ross
CO-LAB: A Workshop + Exhibition Project
Co-presented by Centre A and Vancouver New Music
Exhibition: July 16 – August 20 at Centre A
Opening: Friday, July 15, 8pm
Closing potluck and catalogue launch: Saturday, August 20, 3-7pm
Artists: Julie Gendron & Emma Hendrix, Germaine Koh & Gillian Jerome, Andrew Lee & Jennifer Schine
Curator: Debra Zhou
Centre A is pleased to present the exhibition component of CO-LAB.
CO-LAB is a cross-disciplinary workshop and exhibition project that focuses on sound, collaboration and the gallery’s physical location. The project brings together a group of Vancouver-based artists from diverse backgrounds to design four projects that incorporate the workshop format and invite public participation. The workshops took place from May to July 2011. The artists/workshop leaders developed experimental models of collaboration with more than seventy participants in total. Each workshop offered an introduction of the project and background research, followed by hands on practice and a collective art making process. The participants not only shared the innovative learning experience but also contributed recorded material for the artwork. The initiation of the workshops is inspired by Jaques Attali’s notion that sound, the organization of noise, is more than an object of study. It is a way of perceiving the world and it reflects the manufacture of society.
The exhibition features the three new works based on the workshop: Noise/De-noise by Julie Gendron and Emma Hendrix, Map Sense by Germaine Koh and Gillian Jerome, and Vertical City by Andrew Lee and Jennifer Schine.