Destroy Vancouer XVI
Alex Moskos, Alexandra Spence, Anne-F Jacques, Julie Gendron, Emma Hendrix, Martin Messier, Vítor Mazón Gardoqui
ADMISSION: $15 advance $20 door
(Advance tickets will be available till Friday April 22, 11:59pm)
At: VIVO Media Arts Centre
2625 Kaslo Street, Vancouver
(near Broadway, walking distance from Renfrew Skytrain Station)
- Alex Moskos
- Alexandra Spence
- Anne-F Jacques
- Emma Hendrix + Julie Gendron
- Martin Messier
- Víctor Mazón Gardoqui
- Selectors’ Records DJ
DV 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.
ARTIST TALK | Alex Moskos + Anne-F Jacques
Sunday April 24 at 1pm
WORKSHOP | SIGNUM: The Invisible Revealed. A two-day workshop on presence, perception and noise
With Spanish media artist Victor Mazon Gardoqui
Saturday April 30 + Sunday May 1 | 12-7pm (14 hrs)
ALEX MOSKOS is a long-standing participant in Montreal’s experimental music community. He has performed and recorded his own songs under the name Drainolith, with the noise rock band AIDS Wolf and with Dan’L Boone. Moskos has toured constantly over the past few years, released countless recordings on labels like NNA, American Tapes, and Drag City. He is also a writer, painter and skateboard.
ALEXANDRA SPENCE is a sound artist/musician from Sydney, Australia, currently based in Vancouver, Canada. She works within the fields of improvised music, clarinet performance, electroacoustic composition and audiovisual installation. Spence is interested in the relationship between humans and their sonic environments, in the connection between sound and its context, and its relationship to experience, feeling, memory and place. Spence has performed and presented her work in concerts, festivals, symposiums and galleries in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy and France. Spence is currently a MFA candidate at Simon Fraser University.
ANNE-F JACQUES is a Montréal-based sound artist. She is interested in amplification, erratic sound reproduction devices and construction of various contraptions and idiosyncratic systems. She often performs, alone and in various collectives (including Minibloc and Fünf), creates sound installations and makes soundtracks for Julie Doucet’s animated films. The use of low technology, trivial objects and rough sounds is particularly appreciated. Anne-F is also involved with Crustacés Tapes, a postal sound distribution project.
Julie Gendron is a designer and artist who works in the areas of interactivity, access, playfulness and change. Julie designs and facilitates experiences that allow people to explore and create their own point of view, culture and communities through her participatory art practice. This project is one in a series of structural artworks that is intended to be completed by its viewers. Other works can be seen here: http://desiringproductions.com
Julie would like to thank the following for their support: Brady Marks, Emma and Ari Hendrix, Jesse Scott, Elisa Ferrari, the staff at VIVO and a few anonymous beta testers.
This project was developed with the participation of Creative BC and the British Columbia Arts Council.
Emma Hendrix is a sound designer and installation artist who uses improvisation as a means to building textural sound compositions.
MARTIN MESSIER is a composer, performer and videomaker. Most of his work is concerned with the relationship between sound and material (objects or bodies). Messier constantly redefines the boundaries of concrete music by creating sounds with everyday objects, such as alarm clocks, pens, self-conceived machines and sewing machines. At the core of Messier’s work is a dialogue between sounds and objects and the desire to push the everyday imaginary a little further, to magnify these entities by giving them a voice and by reinventing their function. Martin Messier presented his work in various national festivals and events (Mutek, FTA and Mois Multi, ISEA) as well as in international ones (Berlin’s Transmediale, Sonar in Barcelona, Nemo in Paris, Scopitone in Nantes and Today’s Art in The Hague). La chambre des machines also received a distinction at the prestigious Ars Electronica (Austria). In 2010, Messier founded 14 lieux, a sound production company for performing arts.
Vítor Mazón Gardoqui
VÍCTOR MAZÓN GARDOQUI Through actions, objects and electronic devices – between – sound materiality and dislocated information, Mazon Gardoqui´s work questions perception, altered state and vulnerability through un/stable arrangements. His work materializes in three main fields: – actions or site-specific performances through experimental processes, – exhibitions in response to previous actions and collaborative processe, or – seminars in universities and cultural centres. Since 1999 Gardoqui has adopted experimental tactics and techniques of media agitation/intercession in his performances and mass media interventions that make use of sound, light and custom electronics. He graduated in Fine Arts (Lithography and Engraving) at the University of Basque Country (UPV-EHU) in 2008. His work has been performed and exhibited in museums, galleries, billboards, urban screens and public TV/radio stations in Africa, Russia, Nepal, North America, Canada Mexico and numerous other locations across Europe.