November 17-20, 2011
Abraham J. Rogatnick Media Gallery
Emily Carr University of Art + Design

tune in, turn on, drop in (towards a feline architecture)
, sound installation, 2011
by Joanne Bristol

This is a sketch for a work I am developing around felines and sound. Under the aegis of my ongoing project, écriture féline, I’ve been studying the kinds of sounds that seem interesting to cats, the kinds of sounds that are not, and the kinds of sounds cats produce. This work invites listeners to inhabit a space featuring an immersive feline soundscape.

Joanne Bristol trained as an artist and has an MFA from NSCAD (Halifax, Canada). She has presented installations, performances and electronic media works both in Canada and internationally for the past fifteen years. For the past decade, she has taught intermedia, sculpture and performance art at universities and art colleges in western Canada. Her work investigates relationships between nature and culture, and between the body and language. She is pursuing a PhD at the Bartlett School of Architecture (London, UK), using performance and writing to understand inter-species spatial relationships in urban contexts.

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