DAMN YOUR EYES: the infinite dimension of sound
Jul 03, 2008 - Aug 17, 2008

Public Reception:  Thursday, July 3rd, from 7 to 10 p.m.

Darren Copeland (Canada)     Walter Kitundu (U.S.A.)     Emmanuel Madan (Canada)
Matmos (U.S.A.)     raster-noton (Germany)     Tara Rodgers (Canada/U.S.A.)
[The User] (Canada)

Curated by Camilla Singh

Wade your way out of the heavy summer city air and into the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art to hear the exhibition Damn Your Eyes: the infinite dimension of sound.  A departure from visually oriented presentations of contemporary art, this exhibition features spaces forged to contain and combine sonic artworks by Darren Copeland, Walter Kitundu, Emmanuel Madan, Matmos, raster-noton, Tara Rodgers and [The User], from July 3rd to August 17th, 2008.

On your path from the gallery door to its farthest reaches, you will encounter a series of transitional environments marked by extremes of light and dark, open seated space and stark enclosures.  Works are presented in three distinct formats: a lunging four-channel installation, a stereo sound booth and theatrically set headphone stations.  Sound is experienced in isolation or in the company of others.  As one piece is exited another is entered, an interstitial conflation of programs occurs.  The setting is conducive to leisure and devised for repeat visits. The exhibition holds its mass in our aural anatomies.

Sound art related publications are provided by Pages Books & Magazines in Toronto (www.pagesbooks.ca).

Also, join us at the Music Gallery on Monday, July 21st to see world-renowned Matmos live in concert for      The “Supreme Balloon” Tour with guests Leprechaun Catering.  Tickets are $20 in advance, available from Ticketmaster, Rotate This, Soundscapes.  The Music Gallery at St. George the Martyr Church is located at 197 John Street in Toronto.  Doors open at 8:00 p.m.  Co-presented with the Music Gallery and RMS Concerts.
For more information go to: www.musicgallery.org

And, at 1:40 p.m. on Saturday, July 26th, Nicole Rampersaud (trumpet) and Evan Shaw (alto saxophone) will play an improvisational 20 minute musical set in the gallery, accompanying the pieces in the exhibition as part of the annual MUSIC (in) GALLERIES event on Queen Street West.

All MOCCA programs and activities are supported by Toronto Culture, the Ontario Arts Council, BMO Financial Group, individual memberships and private donations.