Polyphony


New work by alumna Andres Pang

 
DateTuesday, October 16, 2007 - 4:00am to Saturday, December 15, 2007 - 5:00am

Cost

Free

Location

Ontario College of Art & Design 100 McCaul Street, Lobby, Toronto, Ontario

New media artist OCAD alumna Andres Pang announces the opening of Polyphony, a public artwork which extends from Toronto to New York. Installed at the Ontario College of Art & Design in Toronto and Polytechnic University in New York, Polyphony utilizes state of the art VOIP to broadcast sounds in public spaces from one city to another, allowing the listener-participant to be in two places at once in Real Time.

Through the use of sound, Pang explores the concepts of presence and distance. Not only does sound make a place feel vast, it is a presence whose absence is felt the moment it stops. Both a cognitive and psychological medium, sound as a carrier of elusive information stimulates the mind and memory, and elicits association more effectively than vision. In addition, sound changes as it travels through a space and challenges one's perceptions of that space.

Continuing the historical trajectory that began with the telegraph, Polyphony explores the use of cutting edge sound technology to bridge space and time. Polyphony is a many facetted work that makes the most of a technology's perceptual and conceptual dimensions.

DateTuesday, October 16, 2007 - 4:00am to Saturday, December 15, 2007 - 5:00am

Cost

Free

Website Location

Ontario College of Art & Design 100 McCaul Street, Lobby, Toronto, Ontario

Polyphony
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 4:00am to Saturday, December 15, 2007 - 5:00am

New media artist OCAD alumna Andres Pang announces the opening of Polyphony, a public artwork which extends from Toronto to New York. Installed at the Ontario College of Art & Design in Toronto and Polytechnic University in New York, Polyphony utilizes state of the art VOIP to broadcast sounds in public spaces from one city to another, allowing the listener-participant to be in two places at once in Real Time.

Through the use of sound, Pang explores the concepts of presence and distance. Not only does sound make a place feel vast, it is a presence whose absence is felt the moment it stops. Both a cognitive and psychological medium, sound as a carrier of elusive information stimulates the mind and memory, and elicits association more effectively than vision. In addition, sound changes as it travels through a space and challenges one's perceptions of that space.

Continuing the historical trajectory that began with the telegraph, Polyphony explores the use of cutting edge sound technology to bridge space and time. Polyphony is a many facetted work that makes the most of a technology's perceptual and conceptual dimensions.

Venue & Address: 
Ontario College of Art & Design 100 McCaul Street, Lobby, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free
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