Saturday, June 9 from 8 to 11 PM
Goudies Lane, 16 Goudies Lane, Kitchener
Produced by CAFKA. Photo above by Isaac Ayala
ENSEMBLE, by At The Reception, is a son et lumière event that uses broadcast media technology to project the sounds of a traditional pit orchestra within the setting of a drive-in movie theatre. ENSEMBLE will take place on the evening of June 9 during Summer Lights in Goudies Lane in downtown Kitchener.
At The Reception the collective title of the collaboration of Kiersten Holden-Ada, Michael McCormack, and Zak Miller-Ada. This collaborative project brings together two streams of work stemming from McCormack’s practice exploring communicative and archival media and Holden-Ada & Miller-Ada’s work utilizing interactive audio installation to activate people and spaces. ENSEMBLE includes these two approaches, engaging participants through interactivity, while initiating conversation around techniques of centralized media distribution through architecture, cinema, and performance.

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About the artists

Michael McCormack is an intermedia artist, curator, and educator of settler ancestry living in unceded territory of the Mi’Kmaq people in K’jiputuk (Halifax). He has worked extensively within the artist-run centre community as Director of Eyelevel Gallery from 2009-2013 and president and representative of the Association of Artist-Run Centres from the Atlantic from 2011-2013. He continues to work as an independent curator for exhibitions, festivals and events, most recently as a guest curator for Nocturne: Art at Night (2016), Flotilla Atlantic (2017), and KIAC's Natural & Manufactured exhibition (2018). Michael completed his MFA at NSCAD University in 2015 and has been steadily exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions since 2003.

Zachary Miller-Ada is a musician, audio and installation artist from K'jipuktuk (Halifax). Zak runs a design and build construction outfit and can be found transferring skill sets and influence from his trades work into his art making which often involve temporary infrastructure, public spaces and space creation. Zak enjoys and often works in collaboration with other artists.

Kiersten Holden-Ada is an interdisciplinary artist and trained metalsmith living and working in K'jipuktuk (Halifax). They have facilitated community arts-based programming with kids, youth and incarcerated adults. Kiersten’s intermedia practice centres sound as a space-building medium through which to explore interpersonal dynamics, deep listening, and the animation of environments. In three years they are gonna rip hard on a drum kit.

Produced by CAFKA

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