Two weeks ago, the Robert Langen Art Gallery opened the first show within its new home at the Laurier Library. The capacity crowd enjoyed a performance/installation by the duo of Eve Egoyan and David Rokeby. I particularly liked that it was a cross-disciplinary mashup of visuals+music+tech.
I took a few photos, but before we get to that I’ll remind you one last time (ok, maybe a couple more times) about my photo exhibit in the Laurier Library with Stefan Rose and Stephen Orlando. Reception is tomorrow night, Thu/Oct20/7pm/free-no-pay. Join us. And be sure to check out this piece in the Gallery after you catch our photography.
Click through for a quasi-reasonable number of photos and light reading…
The gallery is right inside the main doors to the library.
You can’t miss it.
Happy I got there early: it was a full house and then some.
This is a heavily-instrumented (ahem) piano that includes both sensors and actuators on all keys and pedals. The played notes influence the projections in realtime via intermediating software. Beneath the piano, a stack of computer gear huddles.
I recall that the original performance can be replayed automagically. And I believe that you, dear visitor, are encouraged to try your hand at the keys.
Gohar welcomes all.
Eve Egoyan and David Rokeby.
The performance began and I stopped shooting so I could just enjoy it.
[Applause] When Suzanne first mentioned this show was coming, she told me that Eve and David are in fact partners. Didn’t know that.
I’ve been a fan of David’s work since I saw his Dark Matter piece at THEMUSEUM back in 2011. Fun fact, the space where that was exhibited is now turning into a makerspace as I type.
Frank Chen with Eve.
My friend and near-name-twin Karin Schmidlin is a virtual livestream of content.
This 1400 sqft of goodness helps us, the community, on a number of fronts. Tune in.
At Albert and University, this is Waterloo.