This artist talk at dc3 Art Projects, by Jude and Brendan Griebel, coincided with the premiere exhibition of Yellow House at dc3 Art Projects in Edmonton Canada. Discussing their collaborative photo based project completed at Elsewhere Museum in Greensboro North Carolina, the Brothers Griebel reveal their lifelong interest in alternative museum practices, taxidermy, travel, and the obsessive nature of collecting.
JUDE and BRENDAN GRIEBEL
JANUARY 15 - FEBRUARY 14, 2015
Artist Talk captured on
January 24th at 5pm
Camera Right - Joe Rusnak
Camera Left - Gary Joynes
Belgo Gallery Popop installation of Tammy Salzl's installation The Cleansing Apr/May '15.
This dc3 Art Projects Montréal popup exhibition of an ongoing series of small collage and painted works by Salzl is the first Canadian viewing of this work. Using familiar tropes of children's stories and fairy tales to tell contemporary fables, Salzl confronts societal issues of idealization, disconnection and isolation. A new immersive installation using recorded video and audio as well as scavenged online video, craft construction, painted and drawn paper and printed elements continues her use of collage in storytelling into the third and fourth dimension. This seemingly quaint and peaceful scenario is the room filling extension of one of her small drawings and her vivid imagination, lulling the viewer in with superficial tranquility. The undercurrents of the work reveal our own level of comfort with the sometimes disturbing realities of the world around us. The Cleansing is slated for exhibition in dc3 Art Projects home space in Edmonton in late spring 2016 along with new paintings and a second life size installation.
Broken Sound comes from a forensic examination of the speakers silenced by his exploration of cymatic sound forms. Using hand built mechanisms and specialized macro photography techniques he has documented the marks and scars of the coiled copper wire and magnetic traumas that have silenced his experiments. Starting as pristine and golden in colour the linear order of wires slowly gives way to charring and chaos as flaws and sonic experience build up. Some of these speakers lived for months and others were silenced within minutes of life. All are memorialized in this new film installation and photographic series.
This immersive environment of voice and synthesizer accompanying immense projected HD video is composed with a Buddhist parable in mind:
An acolyte, seeking enlightenment, encounters a stone disc of almost infinite radius spinning silently on its horizontal access, as if falling from the sky. He devotes his life to the continual observation of this wheel, perfect in it’s smoothness and continuity. Foregoing all earthly experiences he hopes to bear witness to the single horizontal imperfection in the wheel. In silence and stillness he waits for a flaw to bring him to a greater state of enlightenment.
Gary James Joynes is an Edmonton based audio and visual artist who performs at major music events around the world as Clinker. He blends the beauty and physicality of sounds auditory and visual elements live in performance and in rigorous and emotional photo and video installation works. His work has been exhibited and collected across Canada and the US including major solo installations in Montreal (2014), Calgary (2013) and Edmonton (2013). Joynes has been included in significant group exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Alberta including the 2013 Alberta Bienniale, and at Toronto’s Koffler Centre of the Arts. Recent major performances include CMKY Festival in Boulder Colorado, New Forms Festival in Vancouver, MUTEK_IMG at Phi Centre in Montreal. He will be performing his newest Live Cinema piece Soundbursting at ELEKTRA in Montreal May 15/15.
Special Thanks for supporting the creation of this work to:
Canada Council for the Arts
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Edmonton Arts Council