TRANSMISSIONS at Nuit Blanche Toronto – Sept 30, 2017 – Dawn to Dusk

Join us Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 401 Richmond as part of Nuit Blanche Toronto 2017

SubZeroArts is very pleased to announce that our latest multi-point sound/art installation Transmissions will be presented at 401 Richmond as part of Nuit Blanche Toronto on Saturday, September 30th!

Transmissions creates an aural environment defined by white noise as broadcast by 16 mounted antennae-like metal spires positioned within a contained location.

The sounds of cosmic radiation, sun spots, encryption anomalies, and more are all interwoven by the spires to create a unique environment defined by audio frequency radio waves such as tweaks, crackles, and swishes, bringing previously unheard sounds to the forefront of consciousness, inviting participants to acknowledge and experience their aesthetic nature without subconscious filters. Through the creation of this new environment within a previously existing location, participants will be encouraged to recognize the reality of the myriad spaces around them, and the many possible futures that those spaces offer.

For more information:
Nuit Blanche Toronto 2017
401 Richmond
About SubZeroArts


TRANSMISSIONS at NAISA North Gallery – Feb 4 to Feb 26, 2017

Join us February 4 to February 26, 2017 at NAISA North Gallery & Media-Arts Centre

SubZeroArts is very pleased to announce that our latest installation Transmissions will be presented by New Adventures in Sound Art at NAISA North Gallery in South River.

Transmissions is a multi-point sound art installation that uses a collection of touch-sensitive antennae to trigger abstract sounds and tones, creating a unique sound environment for audience participants to explore. We’re thrilled to be working with NAISA again, and we hope that you’ll come out and see Transmissions if you’re in the area!

NAISA North Gallery is located at 106 Ottawa Avenue, South River, Ontario, and Transmissions will be on display from February 4th to 26th on Saturdays and Sundays between 11am and 4pm. More information about NAISA can be found on their website.

For more information:
NAISA (New Adventures in Sound Art)
About SubZeroArts


TRANSMISSIONS at Art SouTerrain (Montreal) – Feb 27, 2016 to Mar 20, 2016

Join us February 27 to March 20, 2016 at Art SouTerrain in Montreal

SubZeroArts is very happy to announce that our latest installation “Transmissions” will be on display from February 27th to March 20th as part of Art Souterrain in Montreal, Quebec.

“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.

For more information:
Montreal En Lumiere
About SubZeroArts


CUBEISM at Camp Wavelength (Toronto Island) – Aug 28-30, 2015

Join us August 28-30, 2015 at Camp Wavelength at Artscape Gibraltar Point on the Toronto Island

SubZeroArts is very happy to announce that our latest installation “Cubism” will be on display at the outdoor music and arts festival Camp Wavelength taking place August 28th to August 30th at Artscape Gibraltar Point on the Toronto Island.

“Cubeism” is a new installation 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.

For more information:
Camp Wavelength
About SubZeroArts


TOUCHCUBES at Art SouTerrain (Montreal) – Feb 28, 2015 to Mar 15, 2015

Join us February 28 to March 15, 2015 at Art SouTerrain in Montreal

SubZeroArts is very happy to announce that our latest installation “TouchCubes” will be on display from February 28th to March 15th as part of Art Souterrain in Montreal, Quebec.

“TouchCubes” is a brand new installation featuring a collection of interactive cubes that respond to being touched by illuminating and emitting soft soothing music. In keeping with SubZeroArts’ ideal that the audience should be part of the art, “TouchCubes” allows participants to influence and create their own artistic experience, sharing in the creative process.

For more information:
Art SouTerrain
Montreal En Lumiere
About SubZeroArts


MNML at Nuit Blanche Ottawa-Gatineau – September 20 2014

Join us September 20, 2014 at Nuit Blanche in Ottawa-Gatineau

SubZeroArts returns to Nuit Blanche Ottawa-Gatineau for 2014 with the debut of their latest video presentation “MNML” — a visual poem blending oblique imagery and transcendent soundscapes designed to lead viewers through a unique terrain and inspire the imagination.

Bypassing the normative textural structure of poetry, “MNML” replaces text and language with a visual narrative, simultaneously leading the audience through a sensory experience while encouraging visitors to imprint their own personal meaning on their journey. Through the creation of a visual literature, “MNML” will inspire and captivate audience members of all ages.

Combining generative video and sound art, “MNML” will immerse viewers in a unique visual/aural space directed by their own imagination. Join SubZeroArts at Nuit Blanche Ottawa-Gatineau on September 20th, 2014 and experience the visual poetry of “MNML”.

For more information:
Nuit Blanche Ottawa-Gatineau 2014
SAW Gallery
About SubZeroArts

Pillars of Light at Nuit Blanche Ottawa-Gatineau – Sep 2013

Join us September 21, 2013 at Nuit Blanche in Ottawa-Gatineau – SAW Gallery (67 Nicolas St, Ottawa)

SubZeroArts are very pleased to announce that our latest light/sound installation “Pillars of Light” will make its debut at Club SAW in Ottawa, Ontario on Saturday September 21st, 2013 as part of Nuit Blanche Ottawa Gatineau! Inspired by the beauty of outer space, “Pillars of Light” is a brand new participatory environment designed for NBOG where movement influences a series of illuminated columns within a three dimensional space, creating an active linkage between the audience and their environment through an evolving aural/optical spectacle that evokes nebulae, auroras and other interplanetary phenomena.

A recurring theme in our work has always been the stimulation of response in multiple modalities, and this year’s theme of SUPERNOVA really inspired us to move our work beyond the idea of a transient canvas into something more substantive, something with a greater physicality. With “Pillars of Light” we’ve designed a much more immersive space where audience members can experience a greater interaction between themselves and their environment as defined through generative light and sound. “Pillars of Light” is a logical extension and development of our past work, and we’re really looking forward to sharing it with all of our friends in Ottawa!

For more information:
Nuit Blanche Ottawa-Gatineau 2013
SAW Gallery
About SubZeroArts

Icedrops at Winterlude Ottawa – Feb 2013

Join us from Feb 1 to Feb 18 at Winterlude in Ottawa – Confederation Park, Ottawa

InteractiveArts, SODI Designs and SubZeroArts are proud to present “Icedrops” — an interactive light installation that will be on display at Ottawa’s Winterlude 2013 as part of the IllumiNation: Outdoor Light Art Gallery February 1 – 18.

“Icedrops” features a series of large suspended sculptures that instil a clean opaque architectural beauty during the day, and become bioluminescent light-art during the night. SubZeroArts assisted with the light design for the sculptures, and we also provided a soundtrack taken from our installation “LightSoundPlay!“, which we presented at Club Saw in September 2012 as part of Nuit Blanche Ottawa.

We’re very excited to be able to collaborate on “Icedrops” with InteractiveArts and SODI Designs at Winterlude 2013, and we’re thrilled to be able to share this new work with all of our friends in Ottawa!

For more information:
Winterlude 2013
Interactive Arts
SODI Designs

SubZeroArts at New Adventures in Sound Art – Jan 2013

Join us from Jan 17 to Feb 18 at NAISA in the Wychwood Barns – 601 Christie, Toronto

SubZeroArts’ installation “The Sound is Watching You” will be displayed as part of New Adventures in Sound Arts’ annual Art’s Birthday Celebration at Artscape Wychwood Barns in Toronto, Ontario from January 17 to February 18, 2013.  “The Sound is Watching You” is a surround-sound and visual experience that responds to audience participation, where audience movement is transformed into a symphony of constantly morphing and re-generating music and light. In keeping with SubZeroArts’ ideal of audience interaction, “The Sound is Watching You” is a multimedia experience that’s fun and engaging for audience members of all ages.

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is a non-profit organization, based in Toronto, that produces performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. Included in its productions are: Deep Wireless, Sound Travels, Arts Birthday and SOUNDplay. The objectives of NAISA are to foster awareness and understanding locally, as well as nationally and internationally, in the cultural vitality of experimental sound art in its myriad forms of expression. This objective will be achieved through the exploration of new sound technologies in conjunction with the creation of cultural events and artifacts.

Art’s Birthday is an annual event which began in 1963 by French artist Robert Filliou to celebrate the presence of art in our lives. It has since been celebrated on January 17 as an annual exchange-art event by a collection of artists and artist organizations around the world. Happy 1,000,049th Birthday, Art!

Visit “The Sound is Watching You” to celebrate Art’s Birthday and explore an evolving world of sound and visuals… all created by you!

For more information:
New Adventures in Sound Art
Artscape Wychwood Barns

Nuit Blanche Ottawa, SAW Gallery – September 2012

Join us on September 22 in Ottawa for Nuit Blanche at the SAW Gallery!

SubZeroArts is thrilled to present “LIGHTSOUNDPLAY!” as part of Ottawa’s inaugural Nuit Blanche all-night event!

Starting at 6:20PM and ending at 6:20AM, Nuit Blanche Ottawa promises to transform public and private spaces of participating Ottawa neighbourhoods creating temporary night-time galleries and performance spaces. On Saturday, September 22, 2012, thousands of people will attend Ottawa’s very first Nuit Blanche, to witness a city pulsing with color and creativity.

LIGHTSOUNDPLAY! is an interactive experience in video and surround-sound that feeds on audience participation. As you move, your movements are transformed into a blend of light and music that constantly re-generates, morphs and envelops you. A symphony of evolving visuals and sound… all created by you!

Join us on September 22nd at CLUB SAW / SAW GALLERY (67 Nicolas, Ottawa) and experience LIGHTSOUNDPLAY! for yourself!

For more information:
Nuit Blanche Ottawa
SAW Gallery

Come Up To My Room, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto – January 2012

From the depths of the Mariana Trench comes “DarkLab” — a reactive sound/sculpture installation presented by SubZeroArts team-members Deane Hughes and Christine Beaumont.

Drawing from their creative experience and installations for ScotiaBank Nuit Blanche (Toronto), The Heart Machine (Burning Man, Nevada) and MUTEK (Montreal), the team explores the notion that not only does art influence the individual, but that the audience itself can affect the artwork.

Using positioning and sound-sensor technology, the artifact “senses” and “reacts” to the presence and movements of on-lookers while immersing them in a shadowy, surround-sound audio-environment. By combining the audience’s motion and proximity to the artwork with a multi-source soundscape, DarkLab is a unique, participatory experience in tactile sculpture-art that connects individuals with the installation in unexpected ways.

About Come Up To My Room:
Come Up To My Room is the Gladstone Hotel’s annual alternative design event inviting artists and designers to show us what goes on inside their heads. Coming together in dialogue and collaboration, participants are limited only by their imaginations, making CUTMR one of the most exciting shows in Toronto.

For more information:
Come Up To My Room
Gladstone Hotel

Nuit Blanche Toronto, AWOL Gallery – October 2011

The Sound is Watching You” is a sound/art installation designed exclusively for Scotiabank’s Nuit Blanche 2011 taking place from sunset to sunrise on Saturday, October 1st 2011 at AWOL Gallery in Toronto, Ontario.

Developed and constructed by SubZeroArts, “The Sound is Watching You” is a unique experience in light and sound that feeds on the movements of the audience. As you enter, your motion is transformed using echolocation technology and generative computer graphics into a blend of light, video and 3D audio art. Constantly re-generating and morphing, you will become an instrument of light and sound that will create an evolving art piece.

You aren’t just looking at art in “The Sound is Watching You”, you are the art!

About Nuit Blanche Toronto:
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2011 brought together the exceptional talents of more than 500 artists and curators, dozens of galleries, museums, cultural and educational institutions and neighbourhoods, 500 volunteers and 25 corporate sponsors and media partners.

The event attracted both local and out-of-town audiences, with an estimated attendance of one million including more than 120,000 out of town visitors.

For more information:
The Sound is Watching You
Nuit Blanche Toronto
AWOL Gallery