The Crib in the Playroom

© R. Mountain, 2006

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© R. Mountain, 2006

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The Crib in the Playroom

Exhibition
April 14 to May 12, 2007

Opening
Saturday, March 3, 2007, 5 pm
 
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The Interactive Multimedia Playroom is an ongoing research project designed to deepen our understanding of how we listen to and express our thoughts about sound in artistic contexts. The fact that we currently have very poor means for discussing these issues impacts many areas, including the collaborative process among artists. To maximize the project’s potential, we have designed it with multiple options for exploration—hence the concept of Playroom. Because the research is still in its infancy and we are just now learning how to speak about sound, we are referring to this stage as The Crib. Visitors to the exhibition are invited to associate diverse sounds and images, and to “sort” clips into various categories, thereby contributing to the research. [R.&H.M.]

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Rosemary & Harry Mountain

Sculptor Harry Mountain explores movement and time through a variety of media, from mud to bronze. In the 1980s, he began a detailed investigation of the ancient Celts, published as The Celtic Encyclopedia (1998). Rosemary Mountain is a composer in both instrumental and electroacoustic media, working also in interdisciplinary contexts. Their lives have been characterized by research and travel; they moved to Montréal in 1999 after several years in Europe. Currently they are working on three projects in collaboration: The Interactive Multimedia Playroom, the WindDancer project and a music theatre work based on an ancient Celtic tale.