"Movies for a Pulsing Earth" combines Kent Tate's recent movies with an illuminated sculpture along with a re-mixed soundtrack of the earth's upper atmosphere to explore places both far and near, real or imagined. AGSC Curator: Kim Houghtaling.
A place captured by camera over a span of time; filmed in motion and high definition. Images transition from one view to another, moving us through a sequence of visual experiences. The viewer feels slowed down, held in time, while we gaze upon something phenomenal. On three walls in the gallery are nine large monitor screens each playing different views simultaneously. The message is in the imagery and their meanings flood over us. Kent has been producing art for almost 30 years. In the 1980s he created paintings and sculptures, primarily as Installations in Toronto-Vancouver. In the 1990s he moved to Hawaii. His house was in a native Ohia rain forest 10 kilometres from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, compelling him to archive on video his deepening fascination with nature. In 2005 Kent returned to Canada with his wife, eventually settling in Saskatchewan, where they reside today. This exhibition brings his art practise full circle, combining Kent's recent movies with new sculptures along with a re-mixed soundtrack of the earth's magnetosphere to explore places both far and near, real or imagined. This exhibition is organized by AGSC, with Curator, Kim Houghtaling.
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