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Bodies of Water

Calder Harben

January 6, 2017 - February 4, 2017

Essay by Shannon Webb-Campbell

January 6 – February 4, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday January 6,

Calder Harben

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Off of the east coast of Sicily, lowered into the depths of the the Mediterranean Sea, is a hydrophone. It listens 24 hours a day, 7 days week. This source provides material for Bodies of Water, a low-frequency audio installation pushing the thresholds of perceptibility, through sound and body, to ask: What are the limits of what we can sense? How do we relate to a body that is not our own? How do we relate to a soundscape we do not inhabit?

The artist acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council for this exhibition.

Bodies of Water is part of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival 2017

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Image: tympanic ear bone of a minke whale, collection of the artist.

Documentation by Yuula Benivolski