Our latest installation Transmissions has been on display in Montreal for over a week now and we’re really excited by the response that it’s been getting so far. In keeping with the theme of this year’s Art Souterrain event, we’ve been very pleased to see that Transmissions has opened up an interesting dialogue with viewers about the nature of art and whether or not it needs to be appealing. We very much appreciate hearing your thoughts on the matter and we encourage you to let us know what you think!
You can visit Transmissions at the Place de la Cité Internationale – OACI at 999 University in Montreal until March 20th. In addition to our piece, there are a number of other really engaging and interesting pieces on display as part of Art Souterrain and we hope that you’ll have the opportunity to explore them all.
Just wanted to remind you that our latest installation Transmissions will be making its debut Saturday February 27th as part of Art Souterrain in Montreal. You can find us at the Place de la Cité Internationale – OACI at 999 University.
We’re looking forward to sharing the space with a great collection of artists, and we hope that you’ll stop by to say hello!
SubZeroArts are very pleased to announce the debut of our latest sound-art experience “Transmissions”, appearing as part of Montreal’s Art Souterrain from February 27th to March 20th, 2016.
“Transmissions” is a new installation exploring the concept of Noise as Art. Using naturally occurring white noise, “Transmissions” establishes a new space for audience exploration created by naturally occurring white noise and sounds hidden deep within silence and lost radio signals. “Transmissions” exposes the audience to a more natural state of hearing through an aural environment defined by super-positioning white noise as received, processed, and broadcast by a collection of antennae-like metal spires located around the staging area. While these naturally occurring aural sources are normally filtered out of our conscious hearing, “Transmissions” discretely blends these sources to create a fluid soundscape defined by audio frequency radio waves that we would normally be unaware of, providing an opportunity to experience a more accurate representation of the natural sounds that surround us.
We’re both very excited about returning to Montreal, and we’ll be sharing more information with you over the next few days leading up to the event. In the meantime, be sure to like us on Facebook or add us on Twitter to keep up to date with all the details.
Rik and Deane
Wow, what an amazing weekend! Camp Wavelength was definitely one of the highlights of the summer, filled with awesome music, fantastic art, and new friends. SubZeroArts were really flattered to be included in such an excellent collection of talents, and we’re really thrilled that you all enjoyed Cubeism so much!
Every day of the weekend had some really amazing highlights for us. All the bands we saw were great, particularly Loscil, Pierre Kwenders, and Absolutely Free and Petrina Ng. We also really enjoyed the art installations, especially our neighbours the Laser Dragon and the Space Ants, together with the Cubes we think that our shared little neck of the woods was a pretty cool place to be.
In-Synch were fabulous, and we totally want bat-wing swimming caps now, and Open Fortress were another highlight with their haunting performance in the lake on Saturday. The weather was perfect, just the right blend of overcast light to complement the otherworldly element of their work.
We want to thank all of the event staff and volunteers who worked so hard to make everything happen, you’re all amazing and incredible and awesomely awesome and the best of hosts. Particularly big applause goes out to Evely, who drove us everywhere we needed to go all weekend long, the sound and power staff who stretched cables and gave us sound and power, and especially Aaron Dawson, who was such an incredible support for us in the weeks leading up to the event and was able to help us with everything we needed over the weekend. It takes a ton of people to make an event like this happen, and all of you deserve a big huge standing ovation for everything you’ve done!
So now that the weekend is over, we’re wondering if we can do it again next weekend?
There’s still time to make it out to Camp Wavelength for some awesome music and art (including Cubeism) tonight and Sunday!
Visit the Camp Wavelength site to find out more details about tickets and other relevant details.
We’d love to see you here!
Rik and Deane
We’re less than one week away from Camp Wavelength, and we’ve been working like busy little bees to get everything ready for the debut of Cubeism. It’s been a long time since we’ve done an installation in Toronto and we’re really excited about sharing the cubes with all of our T-Dot friends!
So a few of you have already been in touch with us about details and logistics and all that super-important stuff. So we’ve been directing everybody to this awesomely awesome Camp Wavelength Info page that details everything you need to know about ticket prices, set times, traveling to the site by ferry, and what to bring for camping, among other good stuff like band bios and other neat things including a picture of us in our parkas on page 18 taken by our friend Melanie May Taillon! And just so you know, if you aren’t really that interested in camping, there are also day passes available too so you can enjoy the show and then go home to sleep in your own bed afterwards if you want.
So yeah, everything is coming together nicely, we’re really excited about next weekend, and we hope you are too!
Rik and Deane
SubZeroArts are pleased to announce that we’ll be presenting our latest installation “Cubeism” as part of Camp Wavelength at Artscape Gibraltar Point on the Toronto Island, August 28th to 31st. It’s been a long time since we’ve done something in Toronto and we’re really looking forward to seeing you there!
Cubeism is a new installation we’ve created for Camp Wavelength that uses light and sound to inform a location, creating a soothing new space to explore. We think it’s perfect for an outdoor event like Camp Wavelength which sounds to us like the best show of the summer. With bands like Holy Fuck, The Wooden Sky, Do Make Say Think, Loscil and more, Camp Wavelength promises to be a weekend to remember and we’re thrilled to be part of it.
We’ll be giving you some more details as we get closer to the show, but if you’re interested in finding out more about what’s in store that weekend you can visit the Camp Wavelength site. And if you want to keep up with SubZeroArts, be sure to like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.
Looking forward to seeing you at Camp Wavelength!
Rik and Deane
We were most flattered to be included as part of John Pohl’s article on Art Souterrain in the weekend edition of the Montreal Gazette. We met with John on opening night of the event and we had a very interesting conversation about art and security and a number of other topics. Thanks for the support John!
Have you had a chance to see TouchCubes yet? It’s on display at the Centre de Commerce Mondial de Montreal (747, Car Victoria) until Sunday March 15th. We hope you’ll have the chance to stop by between now and then, but if you need any further incentive if you take a picture of yourself with the TouchCubes and post to Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #meandthecubes. we’ll send you a very special SubZeroArts coffee mug! Available in both left- and right-handed versions, these mugs are valuable and desirable pieces that we’re sure you would love to add to your personal art and/or mug collection!
Looking forward to seeing your pictures!
Rik and Deane
We were very pleased to discover that TouchCubes has been listed by The Main as one of the pieces they’re most excited for at Art Souterrain! Thanks very much to Kelli Sturkenboom of The Main for including our work in her article!
Have you seen TouchCubes yet? It’s on display at the Centre de Commerce Mondial de Montreal (747, Car Victoria) until March 15th and it’s well worth checking out!
Rik and Deane
We’re happy to announce that the TouchCubes have been activated and are on display as part of Art Souterrain! We had an awesome time in Montreal over the weekend, and we were so happy to see so many of you enjoying our latest installation. Don’t worry if you weren’t able to make it out during opening weekend though, TouchCubes is on display at the Centre de Commerce Mondial de Montreal (747, Car Victoria) until March 15th. We hope that you’ll get a chance to check it out!
We’d like to thank everybody for their support over the last few weeks leading up to the event, including our incredibly knowledgeable technical advisers Max Stevens-Guille and Dian Carlo, our Super-Awesome Coordinatrice and Photographer Melanie May Taillon, and all of the staff at Art Souterrain (especially Jeff who was more than happy to lend a hand or two on a few occasions during set-up).
But most importantly we’d like to thank all of YOU for supporting our work and coming to see TouchCubes! We always appreciate your encouragement and interest in our work, and we do hope that you’ll keep in touch with us by liking SubZeroArts on Facebook or following us on Twitter so we can keep you informed about future work that we do. We’re already making plans for our next project and we hope that you’ll be there to see it!
Rik and Deane