Curated by Wendy Peart, Curator of Education.
multiPLAY features artists from across Canada working in improvisation, sound, new media and performance. Presented in two parts, the first presentation is radio artist Michael Waterman’s experimental audio collage group “Mannlicher Carcano”, an installation of archival recordings. The second presentation includes John Campbell’s Recognition, an interactive installation that uses Artificial Intelligence to read human emotion and playfully control real-world objects. multiPLAY also features artists Rebecca Caines, Holophon Audio Arts, James Harley, Helen Pridmore, and Michelle Stewart. The project includes talks, workshops and demonstrations.
Michael Waterman is an Ottawa-based multidisciplinary artist. He broadcasts weekly, live improvisations with his collaborative group Mannlicher Carcano. Waterman holds a M.F.A. from University of Guelph, and his sound art has been exhibited internationally.
John Campbell is Regina-based interdisciplinary artist and collaborator with a background in professional software architecture, network engineering and web integrations. Campbell holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from Queen’s University Belfast. His work has been exhibited in Saskatchewan and internationally.
multiPLAY acknowledges funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, Saskatchewan Arts Board, and the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation and the Saskatchewan Arts Board.
The Generator is a seasonal presentation series featuring community engaged projects that are created or led by artists, and often presented in alternative and digital spaces to increase access to art and artists.
John Campbell, project test, artist mannequin and AI facial recognition system, 2019. Photo: Rebecca Caines