Ellen Moffat : Comp Ose

Gérin, Annie; Lovrod, Marie. Ellen Moffat : Comp Ose. Saskatoon, SK: Kenderdine Art Gallery | College Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan Art Collection, 2008.

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Abstract (English)

"Ellen Moffat's work spans multi-media installations, public art and cultural work. Since moving to Saskatchewan in 1992, she has facilitated interdisciplinary and public media art events including the SPASM Public Art Festival, the University of Regina Student Public Art competition, and community-based projects in urban and rural Sask. She has participated in exhibitions and residencies nationally with public galleries and artist-run centres and has worked as an independent Curator, sessional instructor and writer. She is currently based in Saskatoon. Moffat's presentation will focus on her multi-track audio installation projects. Over the past 5 years, her audio work has expanded from 3 to 16 outputs of sound, incorporating spoken word and urban field recordings to explore language/meaning, the spatial possibilities of sound, composition and free-form experimentation. Her most recent work uses phonemes as semantic and sound units and a mapping interface correlating the phonemic sounds, a MIDI keyboard and a sampler program to create a linguistic musical scale to produce a composition of manipulated sounds, somatic rhythms, repetition and phasing. The recorded, disembodied voice reflects the mediated communication of contemporary experience. Multiple voices (polyphony) suggest the cacophony and schizophrenia of daily life, but may also be a trope for democracy and equity, and a metaphor for the logic of community. The relationship between voice/language, experience and communication is the connection of the parts to the whole" -- Publisher's web site.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues ; Monographs
All Contributors: Archer, Kent (Prefacer); Gérin, Annie (Author); Lovrod, Marie (Author)
Dossier: 410 - MOFFAT, ELLEN
Collation: 39 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm. + 1 CD
ISBN: 9780888805591
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Saskatoon, SK: Kenderdine Art Gallery | College Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan Art Collection
Artists: Moffat, Ellen
Art Organizations: Exhibition Centres > Canada > Saskatchewan > Kenderdine Art Gallery (Saskatoon)
Event Title: Ellen Moffat : Comp Ose
Type: Exhibition
Location: College Building Gallery (Saskatoon, SK); Doris McCarthy Gallery (Scarborough, ON); Thames Art Gallery (Chatham, ON)
Dates: 23 Oct. - 19 Dec. 2008; 5 Nov. - 13 Dec. 2009; 14 Jan. - 13 Feb. 2011

Includes an index of images (p. 38), and biographical notes on the authors and the artist (p. 39).

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URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/24551
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