Artists Animate the Expo 67 Archives presents “Crafting micro-behaviors of light and sound in N-Polytope,” an artist’s talk by Marije Baalman


Artists Animate the Expo 67 Archives highlights artists’ processes of working in/with archives by presenting, discussing, and reflecting on artists’ research-creation processes. Marije Baalman has undertaken the Technical Direction, Embedded Systems, Media Composition Programming as a collaborator with Christopher Salter, on the installation N-Polytope at the Musée d’art contemporain’s upcoming exhibition, In Search of Expo 67. Monika Kin Gagnon will moderate the discussion.

“In Search of Expo 67” brings together works by nineteen Québec and Canadian artists inspired by the most innovative, experimental and provocative dimensions of the original event, and its artistic, social and political context. Created in dialogue with the spirit of 1967, these works (sixteen of which are newly commissioned) challenge some of the underlying presumptions of Expo 67 while also highlighting its undeniable inventiveness.
The exhibition is co-curated by Lesley Johnstone and Monika Kin Gagnon at the Musée d’art contemporain from June 21 to October 8, 2017.

Marije Baalman is an artist and researcher/developer working in the field of interactive sound art. She has a diverse background in Applied Physics, Acoustics, Electronic Music, Computation Arts and Interactive Technologies. Her research explores wireless networks for live performance (such as dance and music), installations and interactive environments; currently exploring multi-participant environments. She is a member of the artist collective Instrument Inventors Initiative (iii) in The Hague. She is collaborator with Christopher Salter on the installation N-Polytope at the Musée d’art contemporain’s upcoming exhibition, In Search of Expo 67.

Thursday, June 15th, 2017 – 4:00PM
1515 Sainte-Catherine street W.
EV 10.705

This event is organized by the Post Image Cluster with the generous support of Hexagram and the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology.

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