Ouroboros

Gary James Joynes

Sound Installation

The City Room, City Hall (main floor)

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Using analog synthesizers and custom-made machines, Joynes creates striking visual representations of sound, both from pure tones and musical compositions. He has honed this method of drawing with sound, to develop a sophisticated vocabulary of mark- making. The intricate and elaborate patterns in the immersive sound and video installation Ouroboros are reminiscent of sacred geometric and decorative imagery from a variety of faiths and cultures.

Gary James Joynes, who also performs under the name Clinker, is a sound and visual artist who has been active in the international live audio-visual and experimental music performance community for years. Recent performances include ELEKTRA16 in Montreal, CMKY in Boulder, Colorado, New Forms 14 in Vancouver, MUTEK_IMG (Montreal), SoundsLike, Koffler Centre in Toronto, Electric Fields in Ottawa, Roulette Mixology Festival in New York, Soundasaurus, and Mutek_10 in Montreal. Other festivals and events include Sublimated Landscape / Sonic Topology at the ICA in London, UK, Tanzstartklar Festival in Graz, Austria (2008), and Sprawl’s Interplay_4 Festival in Amsterdam, Dublin, London, Bristol (2007). He has exhibited work at the Koffler Centre of the Arts in Toronto and Harcourt House, Latitude53 gallery in Edmonton, and most recently presented Broken Sound (2015) and Topographic Sound (2013) at dc3 Art Projects.

This project is presented by MLT with support from the Edmonton Arts Council.