The Idea of North

13 January – 26 February, 2006

Jean-Paul Gauthier, Detail of Sonic Defrost At Galleri F 15, Moss, Norway, 2005

Opening Reception Thursday, 12 January at 8pm

Titled after Glenn Gould’s influential radio documentary of 1967,The Idea of North is a three-part exhibition of contemporary audio and media art that addresses the concept of the locality of sound. The installations at Dalhousie Art Gallery include playful sound objects by Marla Hlady, a mysterious projection by Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir, an experimental radio broadcast by Dana Samuel (in collaboration with CKDU) and a fascinating sound environment by Jana Winderen. The Idea of North is the result of an international collaboration of artists, curators and institutions, and has involved exhibitions in Norway, Iceland and Canada. The Canadian exhibition, a multi-venue event involving sixteen artists from Canada, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, has been organized by Toronto-based curator Rhonda Corvese in collabration with Dalhousie Art Gallery, Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery and Eyelevel Gallery, with financial support from the Canada Council for the Arts and the NS Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. 

The Gallery is grateful to Musicstop and Dalhousie's Personal Computer Purchase Centre (PCPC) for their generous support of Jana Winderen's installation.