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Summoning (No Words). Art as Activism, Art as Healing. A collaborative, immersive sound project in response to violence against women

Summoning (No Words). Art as Activism, Art as Healing. A collaborative, immersive sound project in response to violence against women

Surrey
Surrey Cedar Boardroom 2110

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January 25, 2017 – Thursday, 12:00-1:00pm, Nicola Harwood, Department of Creative Writing

"Summoning (No Words).  Art as Activism, Art as Healing. A collaborative, immersive sound project in response to violence against women"

Creative Writing and IDEA instructor Nicola Harwood will present on her project Summoning (No Words). Summoning (No Words) is an interactive and immersive sound installation built from the female voice. The project is a response to violence against women and is created from the voices of women programmed into motion sensors and activated through viewer movement in a darkened exhibition space. The soundscape is built from sung compositions created by a seven member team of Canadian female vocalist/composers of different traditions including Allison Girvan (Classical, World), Andrea Menard (Jazz, Metis, Cree), Bessie Wapp (Eastern European, Ladino), Mutya Macatumpag (Filipino, Contemporary), Sandy Scofield (Jazz, Contemporary, Plains Cree), Tanya Tagaq (Inuit Throat Singing, Experimental), Vandana Vishwas (Classical Indian). Spoken audio has been contributed from community members including many KPU students and faculty. The project has been supported by a KPU Creative Capital grant as well as a 0.6% release. The Creative Capital grant has supported two KPU student researchers, Justin Bige and Mikayla Fawcett who performed community outreach and production assistance. The project had its premiere at Oxygen Art Centre in Nelson, BC in September and was then mounted at the Heart of the City Festival in downtown Vancouver in October.

The web portal for the project is: www.summoning.ca

America/Vancouver Summoning (No Words). Art as Activism, Art as Healing. A collaborative, immersive sound project in response to violence against women January 25, 2017 – Thursday, 12:00-1:00pm, Nicola Harwood, Department of Creative Writing Surrey Cedar Boardroom 2110 Surrey