Gary Kirkham: Sand Pendulum Performance


Gary Kirkham: Sand Pendulum Performance

Thursday July 16th, 6:00PM
This performance is presented virtually on Zoom. Please register through Eventbrite.

Join us for a virtual sculptural creation with a vocal soundscape that will provide an immersive art experience. An oversize pendulum filled with sand will use kinetic energy and harmonic motion to slowly create a complex sand sculpture. While the pendulum swings, vocalists Pam Patel (soprano), Bó Bárdos (mezzo), and multi-instrumentalist Nick Storring, generate a new composition in response to the manifestation of the sculpture. Using the physics of the pendulum, the artists will explore patterns, ritual, time, and beauty. After watching the performance, the artists and Cambridge Galleries staff will discuss the challenges of interdisciplinary collaboration during the pandemic. The artists gratefully acknowledge the support of Region of Waterloo Arts Fund, Cambridge Centre for the Arts, and Multicultural Theatre Space (MT Space).

Image: Gary Kirkham, Sand Shape, 2020.

Admission is free and all are welcome.
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Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange presents contemporary art, architecture and design from three galleries in the City of Cambridge: Design at Riverside, Preston, and Queen’s Square.

Cambridge Art Galleries acknowledges that the place on which we gather is the traditional land of Indigenous peoples dating back countless generations. We recognize that it is part of the Haldimand Tract, the traditional land of the Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.


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