Thursday November 27, 2014
355 Clarence Street
7-9PM (with reception to follow)
LOMAA is pleased to host artist Dermot Wilson as the fourth participant in its Visiting Artist Program. During his stay Wilson, based in North Bay ON, will hold a one-night only audio-visual experiment with a reception to follow.
ListeningLAB: An Experiment in Sound and Projected Images
ListeningLAB will be a contemplative sensory overload featuring new audio mixes paired with projected visuals by artist Dermot Wilson. Listeners and viewers alike will experience the reinvention of both found audio and video as the exhibition space is transformed into a sound lounge. Be prepared for a sense-ual delight as the artist renegotiates the art of listening.
Dermot Wilson, Director/Curator of the WKP Kennedy Public Art Gallery in North Bay from 2002-2012, is a founding member of the Nippissing Region Curatorial Collective and the Ice Follies Biennial. He is an active member of the northern Ontario arts community and was founder of the Near North Mobile Media Lab (N2M2L), a media arts collective mandated to provide access to media arts education, opportunities for media arts dissemination, and support to media artists in Northern Ontario. Dermot was also a former board member liaison for the North Bay’s White Water Gallery and Artcite in Windsor, Ontario. As the first Director of Paved Arts in Saskatoon, Dermot is an experienced administrator and curator of media art.
He has produced international and national group and solo exhibitions for the past ten years as the Director of the WKP Kennedy Gallery in North Bay, Ontario. He has curated the Ice Follies Biennial since 2004 and is currently on leave from the Board of the Media Arts Network of Ontario.
LOMAA’s Visiting Artist Program is made possible through generous funding from The Canada Council for the Arts.