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Ready to Go!

MNML 4 Our bags are packed, Carolyn has selected appropriate snacks for the train, and the Kobo is fully charged.  The train leaves Toronto at 9:25 sharp and arrives in Ottawa at 2:30pm.  Then it’s getting everything set up and organized, maybe a quick shower and a change of clothes then it’s showtime!

We do hope that you’ll be joining us for the debut of MNML at the Ottawa School of Art (Room 306) as part of Nuit Blanche Ottawa+Gatineau, we promise that it’ll be worth the visit.  And if you can’t make it out by virtue of geographical misfortune, that’s totally okay, we’ll be sure to take lots of pictures for your later viewing!

See you tomorrow night!

 

Sooooooo Excited!

MNML 2As I type this, my apartment is awash with the glow of MNML.  It looks great, and we are sooooooo excited to be able to share it with you at Nuit Blanche Ottawa+Gatineau!

Be sure to come out to see us at the Ottawa School of Art on Saturday September 20th from 620pm to 421am, we’re really looking forward to seeing you!

Dreaming of Wires…

WiresIt’s exceedingly difficult to create art without wires, cables, extensions.  HDMI, USB, RCA, power, we are adrift in a sea of them…

Nuit Blanche Ottawa+Gatineau is less than a week away and we still have a ton of things to do, but we’re getting things done and we’re totally excited to be able to unveil MNML!  We’ve confirmed that we’re in Room 306 at the Ottawa School of Art, and we’re really looking forward to seeing you!

As always, we’ve been very grateful for all of your support and encouragement along the way, and we really appreciate your offers to help us make MNML the best installation it can be!  So for those of you that are interested, here are a couple of ways that you can help us out;

1) Spread the word!  Give us a signal boost!  Like us on Facebook!  Retweet some of our tweets!  Help us let everybody in Ottawa know that they should come see MNML!  Tell your friends about us, send them a link to our site, post a blog about us and let your readers know what we’re doing!  Tell people about us and let them know they should come out to support us!

2) Make a donation to SubZeroArts!  It costs a lot of money to do an installation like MNML and we’d be thrilled if you wanted to contribute to our costs!   We’ve set up a donations page on our website if you’d like to help us out that way.

Or maybe you have an idea about how you’d like to help?  Let us know what you think, we’d love to hear from you!

Cheers!

Rik and Deane

Moving along according to schedule…

MNML Screenshot We’ve been hard at work on MNML for a few weeks now, and with only nine days left to go before Nuit Blanche Ottawa+Gatineau,we’re happy to report that everything is coming together quite nicely, thank you for asking!  Programming is coming along smoothly as evidenced by the screenshot to your left, planning and logistics are falling into place, and we’re feeling pretty good about everything so far.  We still have a long way to go over the next few days but we’re moving along according to schedule and we’re feeling pretty good about that!

By the way, we wanted to let you know that we’re presenting in a different location this year!  We’re really excited to be showing MNML at the Ottawa School of Art (35 George Street) and while we’ll miss all of our friends who hosted us at Club SAW for the last two years, we’re really looking forward to making some new friends at a new venue!

Gotta run, we have about eight things left to do tonight if we want to stay on schedule, but we’ll be in touch with you all again very soon. In the meantime, if you haven’t already, why not like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter so you can keep up to date with everything that’s going on with MNML?

Cheers!

Rik and Deane

 

MNML ImageSubZeroArts are pleased to announce that we will be returning to Ottawa to debut our latest work MNML at the Ottawa School of Art as part of Nuit Blanche Ottawa-Gatineau 2014!

MNML leads viewers through a sensory experience combining generative video and sound art designed to inspire the imagination. We’re very excited to be presenting MNML as part of Nuit Blanche Ottawa-Gatineau, and we look forward to seeing you all!

Nuit Blanche Ottawa-Gatineau runs from 6:20pm to 4:21am on Saturday September 20th, with performances, installations, and more on display all over the city. This is our third year participating, and we always look forward to it as one of our favorite art events of the year. Find out more by visiting http://nbog.ca/

We’ll have some more details about MNML over the next few weeks, be sure to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to keep updated!

Kalte, Live at the Ambient Ping on Tuesday July 8th!

kalte-poster-08JUL2014We’re happy to inform you that our musical project Kalte will be returning to The AMBiENT PiNG for a performance on Tuesday July 8th at the Supermarket in Toronto. We always enjoy playing at the Ping, and we hope that you’ll be able to join us for a set of abstract and abrasive tracks inspired by polar winds and cryogenics.  Visit our Facebook event to let us know that you’ll be coming.

In addition to a set by Kalte, Rik will also be performing a solo set featuring work from his new project RikM. The debut release by RikM, “Clinical Trial”, is forthcoming from Crime League, visit http://www.crimeleague.com to find out more.

For those of you who won’t be able to make it out that evening, we’re very happy to inform you that the show will be live streaming on the Ambient Ping You Tube channel beginning at 9pm (thanks very much to Jeff Howard for his assistance).

A visual document…


We’ve put together a short video to share with you, a visual document of Pillars of Light on display at Club SAW as part of Nuit Blanche Ottawa Gatineau.  If you made it out to see it for yourself we hope that the video will bring back fond memories, and if you weren’t able to visit we hope that this will give you a taste of what you missed…

Rik and Deane

SubZeroArts

 

 

Thank You!

Pillars of Light
Thank you all for your support and encouragement over the last few months as we prepared our installation Pillars of Light for Nuit Blanche Ottawa Gatineau.  We had a wonderful time in Ottawa and it was truly inspiring to see so many of you enjoying our latest work.  Pillars of Light was a great opportunity for us as artists, allowing us to draw extensively from our experiences to date, to work with new materials in a three dimensional environment, and generally challenge our existing modalities.  We learned a lot during the development process and we were thrilled to see so many of you appreciating the result of all of our efforts.

We’d like to thank Megan Smith and all of the Nuit Blanche Ottawa Gatineau organizers and volunteers for all of their tireless work putting on such an amazing event, your commitment to the arts is most inspiring and we’re so happy to have been able to participate.  We hope that we’ll be able to work with you again next year!

We’d also like to thank all of the awesome staff at Club SAW, who were very gracious and supportive hosts who not only fed us and kept us hydrated through the very long 24 hour period that we spent at the venue, but were also able to help us out whenever we asked however obscure our needs might be.

We’d very much like to thank Max Stevens-Guille for all of his technical help, wiring expertise, and assorted other technical stuff, Christine Irving for LED and lighting support, and Sheryl and Andy who once again opened their doors to us over the weekend and made us feel at home in Ottawa.

Most of all we’d like to thank all of YOU for supporting our work and coming to see Pillars of Light!  We’re truly grateful to have your support and encouragement, and we hope that you’ll all stay in touch with us in the months to come to let us know what you’re doing, and to keep up to date with what we’re doing.  We’re already planning our next installation and we hope that you’ll be there to share it with us!
Kalte Live Oct 29
In the meantime, some of you may be interested to know that we’re doing a musical performance on Tuesday October 29th at the Supermarket in Toronto as part of the monthly Ambient Ping event.  We’ll be performing a set of cold and glacial ambient electronics as our musical project Kalte, as well as some  music from our respective solo projects Akumu and mara’s torment.  We’re really looking forward to this show and we hope that we’ll see some of you there!

Thanks again to all of you for everything, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Rik and Deane

SubZeroArts

We’re on our way to Ottawa!

Pillars of LightNuit Blanche Ottawa Gatineau is tomorrow night!

We’re heading out to Ottawa today and we’ll be setting up everything tomorrow afternoon. To say that the last few weeks have been overwhelmingly busy would be an understatement, but after our test run yesterday we’re quite convinced that it’s all worth it and we hope you’ll agree when you see what we’ve done.

We’ll have limited internet access over the next few days, but we’ll do our best to keep in touch via Twitter, so please be sure to follow us if you haven’t already.

We’re very excited about sharing Pillars of Light with you, and we very much look forward to seeing you there!

Rik and Deane
SubZeroArts

Another very exciting sketch on a napkin!

A particularly exciting sketch on a napkin!Reader response to our last sketch on a napkin post was very enthusiastic, so we thought you’d like to see an even more exciting and technical sketch. Obviously we can’t tell you what it all means exactly (we do like to keep some air of mystery at times), but we trust that this very exciting document will further whet your appetite for Pillars of Light!

By the way, we’d be most grateful if you’d tell your friends about what we’re doing.  Obviously we’d like as many people to come see Pillars of Light as possible, so it would be greatly appreciated if you could spread the word on Facebook or Twitter or whatever social networking media you’re most fond of.

Speaking of social media, if you haven’t already RSVP’d to Pillars of Light via Facebook by all means please do!  We’re looking forward to seeing you all and we’ll be sure to say hi on the 21st!

 

 

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