In December of 2014, I exhibited my first work based on hot springs research at SONAR, a group show featuring Edmonton sound artists, part of the Art Gallery of Alberta at Enterprise Square Galleries exhibition series. The curator’s concept for SONAR references sound navigation and ranging to explore the potential of sound as an interdisciplinary medium. [Note: the definition of sonar is—a method or device for detecting and locating objects, especially underwater, by means of sound waves sent out to be reflected by the objects.] In negotiating the creative concept for a new work with the curator, we both agreed the piece would be presented as a three minute, looping audio/video work. This piece, Trajectory, explores aspects of sound art in relation to image in three sections, and follows the curatorial theme by navigating the creative process from the source of inspiration (i.e. the Cave and Basin National Historic Site) to the final composition.
Shout out to videographer, Dylan Rhys Howard who helped with the video!