Get your locomotion on at this art party where moving to psychedelic music, creating clay monsters, and dancing to your own heartbeat is the norm. On Friday, February 24, the Surrey Art Gallery invites you to attend inFlux—a night of hands-on artmaking and live performances that celebrates human kinetics and movement captured through a scientific and technological approach. We invite artists and art-lovers alike to come and enjoy our exhibitions, make art, and hang out with friends.
Start your evening off by taking in an interactive projection manipulated with 16mm film and colour gels by multimedia artist and filmmaker Alex MacKenzie. Get funky by creating your own sounds on the “soNio” soundboard created by local community group MakerCube. This invention responds with up to 100 different noises depending on the combination of knobs and dials you touch. Throughout the night, you can visualize your own pulse by donning a special heart-activated garment. Created by artists Brady Marks and Danielle Gotell, these “Heart Throb Heroines” detect your pulse and light up to its beat. Make sure you head to the program room with it where DJ and breakdancer Arthur Tiojanco will be getting a dance party going!
If you want to make art, we’ve got options for you too. Join local artist Edward Westerhuis in creating your own moving picture zoetrope, similar to how 19th century photographer Eadweard Muybridge made his iconic animal sequences. Or head to the studio downstairs to collaborate on a clay mythical creature inspired by Don Hutchinson’s inventive ceramics. Explore Hutchinson’s show, along with our photography exhibits in the main gallery, by playing an art-inspired scavenger hunt led by Surrey Art Gallery’s Youth Docents.
The gallery will be the spot to be when writer, DJ, producer and tabla player Tarun Nayar from Vancouver’s popular band Delhi 2 Dublin brings some Asian fusion electronica to the party! Also keep your eyes open for the band Moth Mouth, comprised of Lee Hutzulak and Dave Leith, who will be joined by the psychedelic feedback visuals of Matt Krysko. The band uses analog drum machines and synthesizers to float listeners down spontaneous expansive passages of electronic music.
inFlux is presented by Surrey Art Gallery with Kwantlen Polytechnic University as part of the Surrey Art Gallery winter exhibitions on photography and ceramics, including Out of Sight: Eadweard Muybridge and Harold Edgerton; Zoopraxis: Eadweard Muybridge's Animal Kingdom; Scott Billings: A Risky Jump; Don Hutchinson: From Form to Fantasy; and Inspired! Surrey Ceramic Showcase.
Come enjoy a free event with friends and try something new! All ages are welcome.
Cost: Free (includes admission & snacks). Beverages will be available for purchase.
Special acknowledgment to Vancouver Foundation for their support of this event.
Image credit: Her Tribal Roots performance at inFlux May 6, 2016. Artwork on exhibit at that time was Nep Sidhu: Shadows in the Major Seventh.