SUNDAY MARCH 13 〓 1PM (Free admission)
Artist talk w/ Katherine Kline
+ Peter Kutin & Flo Kindlinger
At: Western Front
303 East 8th Ave
Katherine Kline will introduce her current research that explores human relationship with non-human entities of all kinds through practices of channeling and mediumship.
In her sound practice Kline plays with synthesizer, tape and field recordings of psychic channeling sessions. Kline’s work can be situated on a spectrum between the nunnery and the basement, entities of light and fleshy bodies, psyche and machine. She is in the Powers (with Emily Pelstring and Jessica Mensch), collaborates with Montreal artist Leyla Majeri, and is one half of Dreamcatcher.
Austrian artists Peter Kutin and Flo Kindlinger will present excerpts from their collaborative project Decomposition I/III. Released as record and presented as multimedia performance at festivals, Decomposition I/III provides an experience of sonic realities and aural layers beyond human’s perception and leads the listeners through territories antagonistic to human life. The focus of Kutin’s and Kindliger‘s work lies in the search and research of new forms of sonic expression, both experimenting with sounds and developing methods alternative to conventional field recording practices.
Kutin’s and Kindlinger’s projects have been presented and honored at music,film festivals and symposia for
contemporary music! (NK, Berlin/ 25fps, Zagreb/ Diagonale, Graz / Schwindel der Wirklichkeit, Akademie der Künste, Berlin/ PIAS Awards 2013/ jury Nomination for the Golden Nica 2015).
DESTROY VANCOUVER is an experimental music and sound art series curated by John Brennan and Elisa Ferrari. Coalescing around improvised forms of music and sound art, DV combines a broad range of experimental music genres and sound art aesthetics and brings together international improvisers with local and national sound artists and avant-garde musicians.
Katherin Kline and Peter Kutin will perform on Saturday, March 12 at the 15th edition of Destroy Vancouver
VIVO is located in the homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples in a warehouse space at 2625 Kaslo Street south of East Broadway at the end of E 10th. Transit line 9 stops at Kaslo Street on Broadway. From the bus stop, the path is paved, curbless, and on a slight decline. The closest skytrain station is Renfrew Station, which is three blocks south-east of VIVO and has an elevator. From there, the path is paved, curbless, and on a slight incline. There is parking available at VIVO, including wheelchair access parking. There is a bike rack at the entrance. The front entrance leads indoors to a set of 7 stairs to the lobby.
A wheelchair ramp is located at the west side of the main entrance. The ramp has two runs: the first run is 20 feet long, and the second run is 26 feet. The ramp is 60 inches wide. The slope is 1:12. The ramp itself is concrete and has handrails on both sides. There is an outward swinging door (34 inch width) at the top of the ramp leading to a vestibule. A second outward swinging door (33 inch width) opens into the exhibition space. Buzzers and intercoms are located at both doors to notify staff during regular office hours or events to unlock the doors. Once unlocked, visitors can use automatic operators to open the doors.
There are two all-gender washrooms. One has a stall and is not wheelchair accessible. The other is a single room with a urinal and is wheelchair accessible: the door is 33 inches wide and inward swinging, without automation. The toilet has 11 inch clearance on the left side and a handrail.
To reach the bathrooms from the studio, exit through the double doors and proceed straight through the lobby and down the hall . Turn left, and the two bathrooms will be on your right side. The closest one has a stall and is not wheelchair accessible. The far bathroom is accessible.
Katherine Kline plays with synthesizer, tape and field recordings of psychic channeling sessions. Kline’s work can be situated on a spectrum between the nunnery and the basement, entities of light and fleshy bodies, psyche and machine. She is in the Powers, collaborates with Montreal artist Leyla Majeri, and is one half of Dreamcatcher. Kline is currently doing her doctorate in Communication Studies at Concordia, where she studies the psychoanalytic unconscious and ecological theory.
Peter Kutin works with sound as composer, producer, sound-sculptor. Kutin realized a wide variety of works & sound-ethnological projects. Beside solo works, he collaborated with other musicians, film-& theater directors, visual artists as well as journalists; in studios, in the field and on stage. After accomplishing his latest project ‘desert-sound’ in the abandoned regions of the Atacama, he has become very interested in the resonance-patterns of glacier gaps.