2022 Guelph Artist in Residence
August 13th, 11:00 AM
Market Square, 1 Carden St, Guelph
September 24th, 8:00 PM - 11:00 pm
Goldie Mill, 75 Cardigan St, Guelph
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Experience the Goldie Mill Ruins being brought to life through light, art, and sound!
Reshaping Ruins is an interactive art project that nurtures the community’s connection between the historic past and vibrant present of Goldie Mill Ruins. The project will reanimate Goldie Mill by bringing community-made visual art, poetry, and music into the space.
The project begins with a call for poetry, with the winning submission being used as the text for a choral composition, based on the creative prompt "How does it feel to experience an old space in a new light?" Local singers of any experience level will be invited to an interactive workshop where they will learn, perform, and record the choir piece. The choral recordings will then be manipulated into a more abstract, ambient track played during the exhibition to inspire the visual art component.
The culminating exhibition will feature collaborative painting projections, light, and sound. The projection will consist of abstract and gestural painting, paired with video footage of life in Guelph. The collaborative painting will mix with the music, and animate the sounds flowing through the space, while the videos will highlight the movements of people and nature in Guelph bringing the motion of life into the ruins. The works will be projected in real-time as the audience interacts with the space, casting shadows onto the old building and bringing it to life with movement.
Reshaping Ruins will take place from July 1st - October 1st 2022 through Guelph Artist in Residence program.
©2022 by Reshaping Ruins.