The Power Plant

Magazine Launch & Performance: Arts + Letters Press issue 2 -- "Entanglement" and SYSTEM Sounds

Sat Jan 18 2020

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM


Lakeside Terrace
Harbourfront Centre

Courtesy Art + Letters Press.

Co-presented with The Power Plant, Arts + Letters Press launches issue 2 of their international publication art + reading, a journal about reading and making. This edition explores the theme — Deep Time — and emphasizes collaborative strategies of making and storytelling, and the entanglements of art and science specifically. The central interview is with astronomer Doug Welch (McMaster University, Canada) and photo-based artist Dianne Bos (Canada and France) who collaborated on a project called "Light Echo”.

Other contributors to this issue include artist Anna Madeleine (Australia) who incorporates augmented reality in her work; curator Nancy Campbell (Canada) and Inuk artist Shuvinai Ashoona (Kinngait/Cape Dorest, Canada); textile and multi-media artist Meghan Price (Canada); artist, mapmaker, and geologist Suzanne Nacha (Canada); and Aboriginal artist Judy Watson (Australia); to
name a few. Accompanying the launch is a multimedia sci-art performance by contributors, astro physicist and musician Matt Russo, jazz musician Andrew Santaguido and vocalist Thom Gill. SYSTEM Sounds is their project that converts astronomical data into music, sound and visualizations, revealing the hidden rhythms and harmonies of planetary orbits.