Sound Gathering Workshop with The Bentway’s Artists in Residence
June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
On June 9 at 1pm, join The Bentway’s Artists in Residence – Mitchell Akiyama and Brady Peters – for a Sound Gathering Workshop.
Participants will learn about sound recording in the field, the role that architecture and infrastructure have on acoustics, and will be asked to consider how sound affects their lives and what they might want to do to change or maintain aspects of their sonic environment.
Afterwards, participants will be guided through a group recording exercise in which they’ll fan out across The Bentway and make recordings. These recording will then be used by Mitchell Akiyama in his exhibition at Trinity Square Video the following weekend.
Participants will use their phones to make the recordings. Please bring a working smartphone.
*Rain date: June 10, 1pm.
About Mitchell Akiyama
Mitchell Akiyama is a Toronto-based scholar, composer, and artist. His eclectic body of work includes writings about sound, metaphors, animals, and media technologies; scores for film and dance; and objects and installations that trouble received ideas about history, perception, and sensory experience. He holds a PhD in communications from McGill University and an MFA from Concordia University and is Assistant Professor of Visual Studies in the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto.
About Brady Peters
Brady Peters is an architect and designer based in Toronto, Canada, and an Assistant Professor at the John H. Daniels School of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. Peters specializes in architectural acoustics, environmental simulation, computational design, and digital fabrication.
About Trinity Square Video
Trinity Square Video is a space to re-imagine media arts. For over 45 years, Trinity Square has been a champion of media arts practices. Our activities are guided by a goal to increase our members’ and audiences’ understanding and imagination of what media arts practices can be. Trinity Square strives to create supportive environments, encouraging artistic and curatorial experimentation that challenge medium specificity through education, production and presentation supports.
The Bentway Artist Residency is presented by
The Trinity Square Video Exhibition in supported by