Experience a three-dimensional drawing created by sound.

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Surrey Art Gallery - 13750 88 Ave

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Wireframe is a site-specific, 16.1 channel sound art installation. The precise computer-controlled movement of sound traces the three dimensional form of the exhibit space to create an immersive architectural sound drawing. With the gallery darkened, visitors will hear rather than see the space in which they find themselves. Wireframe was developed from an idea conceived during a residency at E:vent Gallery, London, and is part of Surrey Art Gallery’s ongoing exhibition program showcasing contemporary audio art practice.

About the Artist

John Wynne is a Canadian sound artist currently based in London, UK. He exhibits internationally in galleries, museums, and public spaces as well as on the radio. His work with endangered languages includes a project with click languages in the Kalahari and one with one of BC's endangered indigenous languages that was on display at the Surrey Art Gallery in 2015. Wynne was artist-in-residence at a heart and lung transplant centre in the UK, leading to an award-winning commission for BBC Radio, a book and a 24-channel installation with photographer Tim Wainwright. He is a senior lecturer at University of the Arts, London, and has a PhD in Sound Art from Goldsmiths College, University of London.

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Image credit: Rendering of Wireframe by John Wynne.