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SIGNAL & NOISE X | UNPACKING MY RECORDS: Brady Cranfield & Josh Rose, Sade Sade, pr0phecy sun & DJ Tapes

Sat. May 29th 2010 10:00 - 11:30pm doors at 9:30pm VIVO Media Arts Centre (All Ages) 10:00 - 11:30pm doors at 9:30pm
$10.00 at the door only.
Music was once an archive of collective memory and meaning and a medium for transmitting folk history. In the 20th Century it became an object, a commodity and an industry that constructed memory, history and meaning. In the 21st Century music is once again in the process of transfiguration as all that is solid melts into digital air. In an era of digital dissemination, what is our relationship to recorded objects? What meaning do our collections and archives hold? How do we reveal ourselves as we unpack our records? If the object and objective of these pop-culture artifacts moves beyond disseminating sound towards constructing identity, is the only way to respond by deconstructing the record’s material form?

prOphecy Sun & DJ Tapes dig into the pantheon of pop-culture, dress-up and thrifted cassettes to reflect the self in flux. The construction and loss of identity through idolatry is playfully engaged by Pascal Lièvre, whose work pays homage to Edvard Munch's iconic painting, and Leslie Supnet, who re-animates Jeff Krulik's legendary documentary. Sade Sade asks how pop-music becomes a means of tracking socio-political histories by orchestrating a symphony of YouTube videos. The otherworldly images and electro-acoustic soundscape of Not Still by Billy Roisz collapses vinyl grooves into a new topography. Brady Cranfield and Josh Rose condense the recorded heritage of African-American diaspora into its formal and physical extreme.

prOphecy sun & DJ Tapes, Quilt of Mirrors | 2010 | 20min | AV Dance Performance | Canada
Leslie Supnet, Fair Trade | 2009 | 5min | DV | Canada
Pascal Lièvre, Don't Kill Britney | 2008 | 4min | DV | France
Leslie Supnet, The Animated Heavy Metal Parking Lot | 2008 | 2min | DV | Canada
Sade Sade, The Pragues | 2010 | 15min | A/V Performance | Canada
Billy Roisz, Not Still | 2008 | 10min | DV | Austria
Brady Cranfield & Josh Rose, I IV V I | 2010 | 30min | Sound Performance | Canada
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