FALL 2016 SOUNDWALKS
Automation: Trains and Blades
Presented as part of Mechanical Music
Sunday, September 25, 2016; 2–3:30PM
Led by Roxanne Nesbitt
Meeting Location: Oustide entrance, Britannia Library (1661 Napier Street)
Automation: Trains and Blades considers the sonic overlap between residential and industrial spaces in Vancouver’s Grandview Woodland neighbourhood. Participants will engage with mechanical sounds at both a micro and massive scale, exploring the seemingly self-operating nature of industrial sound fields.
Culture Days Soundwalk
Sunday, October 2, 2016; 2–3:30PM
Led by Jaimie Dolinko and Jorma Kujala
Meeting Location: 544 Main Street
Vancouver’s Strathcona neighbourhood, also known as Vancouver’s “East End,” is one of Vancouver’s oldest and most multicultural and diverse neighbourhoods. The delicate, richly balanced spectrum of overlapping histories and communities will be explored through this 45-60 minute aural exploration of the area’s buildings and byways. Be prepared for a group embodied listening excursion on expanding awareness of spaces and places, inspiring us to listen more deeply to this multifaceted world we inhabit. This soundwalk will take place rain or shine, please be sure to wear appropriate footwear and clothing for any weather condition.
About the artists
After studying photography in Amsterdam at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, and graduating from the Ontario College of Art in 1990, Jamie Dolinko received her MFA in Photography and Computer-Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 1992 where she remained for eight years. Jamie’s work has been shown throughout Europe and North America at galleries and museums including at The New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Arti et Amicitae in Amsterdam, and the Velan Centro D’arte Contemporanea in Torino. Large scale images of her photographs were displayed in a year-long installation at the Cambie and King Edward Canada Line Station, through their Public Art Program and the Capture Photography Festival in Vancouver. Earlier this year she the world premiere of her DRAMA BOMBS! project at the International Symposium on Electronic Art in Hong Kong. A true flâneur, Jamie loves walking through cities and wears a size 7 shoe.
Jorma Kujala’s academic, and interdisciplinary art practices are enveloped by theories of identity and the construction of a global cross-cultural “home.” Building on his BFA (Emily Carr University of Art + Design, 2010) and MA (Simon Fraser University, 2016), as well as a process-based art practice that includes painting, drawing, and soundwalking, his PhD studies at SFU advance his research in the shared knowledge, identity, memory, and social interaction that occur when culture, communication, and social change intersect. He is currently exploring theories relating to embodiment and phenomenology, and how the human interacts with the non-human, predominantly through his soundwalking practice. He also investigates repetition and re-enactment and the bodily interplay between individual, sound, and environment, and is a founding editorial committee member of SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts’ Journal of Comparative Media Arts.
Roxanne Nesbitt is a designer, musician and sound artist based in Vancouver. Her research and practice explores the connection between sound, site and motion, employing architecture, instrument design, performance and video to forge new relationships and reveal existing analogies. roxannenesbitt.com
Soundwalks are presented in association with the Vancouver Soundwalk Collective.
Top photo by Jamie Dolinko and Jorma Kujala.