MICHAEL MCCORMACK: STATION

As an early form of social media, shortwave radio became a monumental pivot point for the psyche of contemporary communication theory and offers important cultural material to be considered within the Canadian social, political, and physical landscape. STATION considers the affects of acute listening in the isolated and conditioned environments on the individual, and the impact of this action on their surrounding environments. Activating sounds, structures, images and light through radio, STATION reflects on the situation of the radio operator, and the situation of contemporary culture as information gatherers and distributors. As we continue to become increasingly active as communicators and information archivists, how has this shaped our social and political landscape today? At what point do we lose footing where information becomes unrecognizable, unidentifiable or impossible to translate? What happens to lost information, or those of us who hang onto it? When does a skill-set become folklore, and what are the risks and consequences?

 

JOSEPH TISIGA: IBC 1st HOLE: DEATH PROPHECY DENIED.

IBC 1st Hole: Death Prophecy Denied is a multidisciplinary collection of paintings, drawings, and sculptural pieces responding to the interrelatedness of land and culture as represented by a mini-golf course. Tisiga draws connections between golf, social status and land strife within his alternative narrative of Indian Brand Corporation.

 

JOSH WINKLER: CUT CLIMB CONQUER

Josh Winkler's prints and drawings satirize human excesses, the concept of land ownership, and masculine impulses to summit and conquer. He see's a swollen disconnect between contemporary Americans and the history of the land Euro-Americans have so quickly managed to inhabit. Through research, and direct experience of place, Winkler's landscape narratives connect the past to the present while speculating a future. He utilizes a range of traditional and contemporary print processes to facilitate these ideas.