James Schidlowsky The Sweet32 Speaker Interrupter-Switcher Installation Thing (Ceci n’est pas la haute fidélité)

Date(s): Jun 4 to 18 2016

Location: Small Room

Exhibition

J. Schidlowsky, 2014

Opening
Saturday, June 4 at 3 pm

Presented as part of the Montreal Digital Spring 2016

James Schidlowsky draws on a minimalist sound aesthetic and the processes of salvaging and accumulating common objects for his new installation. Vertical panels hold a sundry collection of loudspeakers the artist found on the sidewalk. The varied timbres of the speakers form the basis of the installation. By conveying the same sound through different speakers, Schidlowsky attempts to thwart our perception of the signal’s origin. Controlled by electronic circuits patched together by the artist, each speaker emits a sound in a sporadic and random fashion. The orchestrated spatialization and above all the imperfect circuitry produce a disconcerting sonic space. The eye naturally seeks the origin of the sound, which is constantly rerouted, producing a feeling of strangeness and giving the work, which is nonetheless stationary, a sense of movement.

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J. Schidlowsky, 2014

James Schidlowsky (b. 1965, Canada) is an experimental sound, video and electronic artist based in Montreal, QC. From his first forays into music (playing guitar as a teenager), his work has evolved into a creative exploration of experimental, electro-acoustic, electronic and improvisational sound. He is featured in numerous recorded releases, DVDs and live performances (both solo, and group). Since 2003 he has been a frequent host to radio programs emphasizing the sonic arts, and has performed several radiophonic works and improvisations live on-air.

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The Sweet32 Speaker Interrupter-Switcher Installation Thing (Ceci n’est pas la haute fidélité), James Schidlowsky – Photos : Josée Brouillard 2016

The Sweet32 Speaker Interrupter-Switcher Installation Thing (Ceci n’est pas la haute fidélité), James Schidlowsky – Photos : Josée Brouillard 2016

The Sweet32 Speaker Interrupter-Switcher Installation Thing (Ceci n’est pas la haute fidélité), James Schidlowsky – Photos : Josée Brouillard 2016

The Sweet32 Speaker Interrupter-Switcher Installation Thing (Ceci n’est pas la haute fidélité), James Schidlowsky – Photos : Josée Brouillard 2016

The Sweet32 Speaker Interrupter-Switcher Installation Thing (Ceci n’est pas la haute fidélité), James Schidlowsky – Photos : Josée Brouillard 2016

The Sweet32 Speaker Interrupter-Switcher Installation Thing (Ceci n’est pas la haute fidélité), James Schidlowsky – Photos : Josée Brouillard 2016

The Sweet32 Speaker Interrupter-Switcher Installation Thing (Ceci n’est pas la haute fidélité), James Schidlowsky – Photos : Josée Brouillard 2016

The Sweet32 Speaker Interrupter-Switcher Installation Thing (Ceci n’est pas la haute fidélité), James Schidlowsky – Photos : Josée Brouillard 2016

The Sweet32 Speaker Interrupter-Switcher Installation Thing (Ceci n’est pas la haute fidélité), James Schidlowsky – Photos : Josée Brouillard 2016

The Sweet32 Speaker Interrupter-Switcher Installation Thing (Ceci n’est pas la haute fidélité), James Schidlowsky – Photos : Josée Brouillard 2016

The Sweet32 Speaker Interrupter-Switcher Installation Thing (Ceci n’est pas la haute fidélité), James Schidlowsky – Photos : Josée Brouillard 2016

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