Arche Projects talk: Moving Words
X-Camera, Inter Arts Matrix
Part of the Inter Arts Matrix X-Camera Series.
Fresh Ground at Commons Studio
256B King Street East, Kitchener, ON, N2G 2L1

Nathan Saliwonchyk and Nora Ruddock will talk about their collaboration and the possibilities and pitfalls of using poetic texts in media installations. They will show two completed projects, Tinderbox and Anthozoa, and facilitate a discussion about using technology to critique technology and social media.


Tinderbox at Silence
Video installation at Silence, Guelph
September 22 - October 20, 2017
46 Essex St, Guelph ON

Tinderbox generates a random sequence of 30-second videos; simultaneously, a random audio sequence of poems is heard; every 30 seconds, a new set of images and sounds follows the old. By mimicking the random connections created by dating apps, Tinderbox experiments with the ephemeral “sparkage” of image and word. What does the juxtaposition of one video do to a poem, and vice versa? What new “piece” is fired in the viewing consciousness? Our hope is that the meditative connections made will be rich and strange, celebrating the possibility, as Whitman says, for us to “preserve [our] nakedness / from the gibe of image-making love.”

Artist talk and screening for Canada Culture Days

Fri, September 29, 4:30pm
@Silence, 46 Essex St, Guelph ON

On September 29, at 4:30pm the artists will be presenting talks in conjunction with Canada Culture Days:

4:30-5:30 pm: Screening of Tinderbox (2017), talk and Q&A with Nora Ruddock and Nathan Saliwonchyk
7:30-8:30 pm: Reception: meet the artists

The artists' talks are free of charge.

46 Essex, Guelph, Ontario.