Garnet Willis exhibits at Gladstone for Nuit Blanche

 

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 4:00am

The Gladstone Hotel has chosen an installation by OCAD U alumnus Garnet Willis (MFA, IAMD, 2016) as its “signature installation” in the Fly By Night show on Nuit Blanche.

Willis explains Gaia’s Banjo in the Gladstone’s blog:

“In the second floor lobby is a large circular platform. Attached to this via tensioned cables are clusters of sound-producing objects, strung together on springs tensioned in space. The public can interact with the installation at any time, by standing on the platform, which tips it under the distribution of weight and changes the diverse plucking sounds that it produces. This vibrant cascade of sound is intended to sonically map the internal architecture and bodies within the space.”

Other artists in the exhibition include Valerie Carew (MFA, IAMD, 2016), Naomi Dodds, Julie Gemuend, Anna Kovler, Sean Lewis & Galen Milne-Hines, Dainesha Nugent-Palache, Apollonia Vanova.

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Friday, September 30, 2016 - 4:00am

The Gladstone Hotel has chosen an installation by OCAD U alumnus Garnet Willis (MFA, IAMD, 2016) as its “signature installation” in the Fly By Night show on Nuit Blanche.

Willis explains Gaia’s Banjo in the Gladstone’s blog:

“In the second floor lobby is a large circular platform. Attached to this via tensioned cables are clusters of sound-producing objects, strung together on springs tensioned in space. The public can interact with the installation at any time, by standing on the platform, which tips it under the distribution of weight and changes the diverse plucking sounds that it produces. This vibrant cascade of sound is intended to sonically map the internal architecture and bodies within the space.”

Other artists in the exhibition include Valerie Carew (MFA, IAMD, 2016), Naomi Dodds, Julie Gemuend, Anna Kovler, Sean Lewis & Galen Milne-Hines, Dainesha Nugent-Palache, Apollonia Vanova.