The Long Night Takes

© S. Bates, 2013

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© S. Bates, 2013

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The Long Night Takes

Exhibition
September 13 - October 18, 2014

Opening 
Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 5 pm

Artist Talk
Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 5 pm

The Long Night Takes considers night as space. A space that is produced and one that is influenced by a psychic charge driven by centuries of human experience. Night as host of revolutionary impulse, libidinal desire, criminal action, escapist fantasy, freedom ventures, hushed meetings and whispers.

The Long Night Takes considers night as time. A time of ferment and recuperation. A time of release and contemplation. The night is a time that slows down, even when it speeds past.

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Steve Bates

Steve Bates is an artist and musician living in Montréal. The sonic is the starting point for his projects, which are evocations of communication networks and systems, or expressions of spatial and temporal experience. He frequently uses sound material that is site-specific in an attempt to uncover place and how the sonic affects our experience of site. Time can be measured, stretched, pulled at, ignored, and extended.

Current projects include solo exhibitions and ongoing collaborations with Douglas Moffat as Field Sound, including Okta, a multi-channel, permanent, outdoor sound installation commissioned by the City of Toronto, and Lanterner, a music duo with Marc-Alexandre Reinhardt. He releases music, both solo and collaboratively. His work has been exhibited in Canada, the United States, Europe and most recently, Senegal. Bates works in the field, on the air, in museological/gallery and performance contexts. These shifting territories reflect the content of his practice.