December 5 – 9, 2017
Sound art is often defined by the audibility of an artwork, by the elements that can be heard. Many artists however have examined the features, peculiarities, intricacies and properties of sound in artwork without using audio at all. In this exhibition two artists explore the use of music and sound in our everyday lives through a range of media including installation, video and mixed media. Some works contain sound, some are inherently about sound and some make no sound at all.
Marinko Jareb is a multidisciplinary artist, DJ and father of two living in the Niagara Region. He has shown his work and performed internationally with his art belonging in public and private collections around the globe. While signed to Mono Records of Helsinki, Finland, his music took him on a whirlwind tour of underground nightclubs and raves all over Europe, brushing elbows with contemporary artists along the way. As a member of The Vinyl Interventions Trio (with Esther Bourdage of Montreal and Carrie Gates of Saskatoon), Marinko experimented and pushed the boundaries of DJ culture. Marinko’s aesthetic has been described as “low tech gets high”, “electric folk art” and as an “intersection between the streets, the dance floor and the gallery walls”. Marinko is the curator for Echo, a series of outdoor experimental music events at Rodman Hall Art Centre, and works on art every day of his life.
Max Lupo is an emerging artist who is currently completing his Master of Fine Arts from OCADu. Over the course of his education Max focused on printmaking, and new media sculpture. His Beep-Boopatronics project will be exhibited in Soundness and reflects an obsession with wires, communication, and out-of-date consumer products. In order to do so, this installation explores systems of translation and adaptation by dismantling objects which are on the outer edge of their usable life and imbuing them with new, but not always useful, functionality.