Aug 15 to 18, 2012 – Wed 6-10pm; Thurs-Sat 7-10 pm
Aug 24 to 26, 2012 – Fri 7-9 pm; Sat 11am -1 pm & 7-9 pm; Sun 2-4 pm
Reception with artist Aug 15 @ 6 pm
Admission by Donation ($5 suggested)
NAISA Space, 601 Christie Street #252
Ghostwood a/v is an audio-visual installation which investigates the psychogeography of Ontario's northern wilderness. It is primarily focused on the use of infrasound, provided by specially-constructed tactile transducers, and is supported with a single-channel video component. It is part of an ongoing series of sound-art projects which investigates the liminal spaces which exist between humans and their natural environment. The project title is a reference to those suburban neighbourhoods in which the sole memory of what has been displaced or eradicated as a result of their construction survives in the now-prosaic street names ('Valleyview', 'Forest Hill', etc.). This version of the project focuses on the 'near north', rural areas where the encroachment of civilization has clearly begun, but in which nature has yet to be suppressed as a dominating force.