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Transmissions1 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

Thank you to the Montreal Gazette!

Edit3 SmallWe 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


Something to be excited about…

TouchCubes, Montreal, 2015We 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

Thank you Montreal!

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


Packed and Ready to Go!

PackedThe cubes are packed, software has been tested, playlists have been made for the road, and we have snacks to munch along the way.  We’re on our way to Montreal for Art Souterrain, and we can’t wait to share our latest installation with you!

TouchCubes will be showing at the Centre de Commerce Mondial de Montreal, which is located at 747, Car Victoria. We’ll be there in person on opening night between 8pm and 1am on Saturday February 28th. No worries if you can’t make it out then, TouchCubes will be on display until March 15th.

We’ll be livetweeting throughout the weekend so if you’d like to keep up to date with what’s happening be sure to follow us at @SubZeroArts on Twitter.

Gotta run, we have a lot of driving to do today.  Speak to you soon!

Rik and Deane

TouchCubes Debuts One Week From Today!

Poster One week from tonight we’ll be in Montreal to debut our latest installation TouchCubes as part of Art Souterrain, and we are totally looking forward to meeting you all!  We’ve been hard at work cutting acrylic, checking connections, wiring wires, and making countless trips to the hardware store, all with the intention of making the most awesome installation we can for you to enjoy. We can hardly wait for you to see it!

A few more details for those of you who have been asking: TouchCubes will be showing at the Centre de Commerce Mondial de Montreal, which is located at 747, Car Victoria.  We’ll be there in person on opening night Saturday February 28th, but if you can’t make it out then, TouchCubes will be on display until March 15th.  We hope you’ll be able to stop by!

Last but not least, we’re always grateful to those of you who have asked if we need any help putting TouchCubes together, and we always appreciate your support.  The best thing you can do would be to tell your friends about us, and help signal boost what we’re doing by sharing our posts on your Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and what have you, and of course we would be thrilled if you’d like to make a donation to cover some of our costs!

Gotta run right now, we have about 60 gazillion things to do today, but we look forward to chatting with you again soon!

Rik and Deane





Announcing TouchCubes!


Dearest friends;

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.

We’re very happy to be presenting “TouchCubes” to a whole new audience in Montreal, and we’re looking forward to meeting all of you! Be sure to keep checking back here at http://www.subzeroarts.com for more information about “TouchCubes” and Art Souterrain, or feel free to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter so you can stay in the loop.

Rik and Deane

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