mistake + play = art

stylus by becka

Photo by Becka Viau

Stylus was well attended yesterday. Will and I were really pleased. We documented the experiment – audio and video – and look forward to working with the collected bits sometime in the future. Thanks to small town collaborations and its supporters for this remarkably rewarding experience. Here is the information on the project:

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Will Robinson is this year’s artist-mentor for small town collaborations’ mentored residency. One of Will’s pieces in Art in the Open is Brutalist Song, a live performance in the amphitheater of Confederation Centre of the Arts (an example of Brutalist architecture). Will’s composition was generated using a transcribing process based on the building’s original architectural drawings.

As part of the residency, the public is invited to join Will, and this year’s participating artist, Donnalee Downe, for a live performance of “Stylus”, a collaboration based on Downe’s misconception that Will’s composition based on the Killam Memorial Library – also a Brutalist building – was created by recording the building’s outside surfaces. Will liked this idea and so, the two plan to give it a try this Tuesday, August 20th.

Anyone interested in taking part is asked to meet Robinson and Downe at the living sculpture, Word of Mouth (Michael Fernandes, Adam Read and Jennifer Read) located in the grassy area between Confederation Centre Library and Province House at 2pm or meet them along the way. This will also be an opportunity for the public to talk to both artists about their respective practices and experience with the small town collaborations, and get the straight goods on Will’s two contributions to Art in the Open this year: Brutalist Song and Ursprache.

*** THIS PROJECT IS PART OF small town collaborations: a mentored residency – which is a project of this town is small inc. in collaboration with Art in the Open 2013.

**** this project has received support from:

The Prince Edward Island Council of the Arts

The PEI Government’s Department of Tourism and Culture via the Culture and Community partnership program.

Canadian Heritage

stylus screen shot

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