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Founders Exhibit in Sound-Scope

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Derek Coté + John Henry Blatter
Opening
6-channel surround audio, 9min 25sec, 2004
Originally installed as a 6-channel audio installation where gallery lights were programmed to fade in correspondence to individual speakers, Opening explores the unique social and intellectual vernacular of art openings. To capture the experience from the perspective of gallery goers, Opening juxtaposes and recomposes responses collected via street interviews to create a landscape of sight and sound that both deconstructs and reconstructs the gallery experience. Missing from the installation are the elements one would expect to see at a gallery opening. There are no paintings, no sculpture, no video monitors. Instead, both gallery and patron are on display as the viewer is led through the space by way of visual and audible cues.

Derek Coté
God Is Canadian
6-channel surround audio, 8min 14sec, 2006
Originally installed as a 5-channel surround-sound audio installation accompanied by sculptural objects and a self-lighting component, God Is Canadian blends metaphors from the cold war era (radio interviews of hockey fans after team Canada’s victory over team Russia for olympic gold in 1972), with audio proposing the experience of a 17th century fur trader. The result is a synthesis of personal experience, knowledge and collective history, simulating a hybrid surrogate for personal identity.

John Henry Blatter
Bored Of One
6-channel surround audio, 11min 18sec, 2005
Bored of One is a six channel sound installation in which six individual speakers are hung around the perimeter of the room, each facing toward a missing chair around a conference table placed in the center. The audio track is composed of six of myself, discussing my own future and direction within a corporate setting and in terms of the corporate image, product branding and sustained marketability.

 

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