CFAT's elevator music

Broadcasting for Reels: Sounds (Extra)Ordinary offers audio art

Marla Hlady's Recording Machines will make your ears think
Marla Hlady's Recording Machines will make your ears think

Centre For Art Tapes and Craig Gallery’s double exhibit gets you coming and going. At the Craig Gallery is new work by Katie Vautour, Mixed Media Drawings, and in the elevator at Alderney Landing is the CFAT audio art program, Broadcasting for Reels: Sounds (Extra)Ordinary.

Exhibition host Chris Myhr curated Broadcasting for Reels, choosing an international group of artists: John Abram; Marla Hlady; Francisco Lopez; Rachel Woolmore-Goodwin and John Wynne; as well as collaborative works from Matt Rogalsky and Laura Cameron and the Audio Lodge collective.

Myhr focused on the act of field recording and his artist statement comments on how ordinary sounds that fade into the background take on a new, enlightening meaning when they are isolated and studied: “For the first time, that which would previously have been fleeting and ephemeral, the stuff of memory, could be rendered not only as an object for study, but malleable material for artistic and creative endeavour.”

Also, need we mention again that the exhibit is IN THE ELEVATOR? COME ON! That is almost unbearably rad.

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