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Spincycle Marla Hlady (2017)

Presented by Avatar as part of Mois Multi 2017
Kinetic and sound installation

February 19 to February 26, 2017, Tuesday to Sunday, 12 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Studio d’Avatar | Free entrance
Opening on February 18, 8 p.m.

A part of the “Instruments” series, Spincycle is a set of kinetics and sonic sculptures in which Marla Hlady reveals the unsuspected acoustic and poetic properties of a site and the presences it shelters. Brought to life by delicate mechanisms, microphones sweep through space and capture its sounds. Simultaneously, speakers in motion deliver these sounds into the room. This attractive game produces subtle superimpositions, gaps, and fortuitous sound interactions that bind together the apparatus, the exhibition space and the visitors.

About Marla Hlady 
Marla Hlady draws, makes sculpture, works with sites and sounds, and sometimes makes video.  Hlady’s kinetic sculptures and sound pieces often consist of common objects (such as teapots, cocktail mixers, jars) that are expanded and animated to reveal unexpected sonic and poetic properties, often using a system-based approach to composition. Her work has been widely shown in solo and group performances in Canada, in the United States, in the United Kingdom, in Norway, and in Iceland. She sometimes collaborates with other artists. Hlady has a BFA from the University of Victoria and a MFA from the York University. She currently is an associate professor at the University of Toronto’s Department of Arts, Culture and Media, and is represented by Christie Contemporary.


Photo : Marion Gotti - Avatar

Photo : Marion Gotti - Avatar
Photo : Marion Gotti - Avatar
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