WEIRD AND WONDERFUL THINGS YOU CAN ONLY FIND AT UP HERE 3
It’s that time of the summer again where the weird and wonderful collide leaving behind new mural projects as a year-long reminder. Up Here festival is a celebration of Northern Ontario talent and culture, presenting performers of all genres and inviting you to jump in and immerse yourself in the experience! Part of getting into the festival spirit is allowing your adventurous side come out to play. So on that note, we’ve collected a few ideas for you to check out over the weekend for maximum enjoyment!
We’ll be on site all weekend long so make sure you’re dialed into us on Facebook, Snapchat (@ourcrater) and Instagram to see what we’re up to! Crater co-founder Jess will be live on the airwaves too on CKLU introducing our new Crater Conversations project and getting to know some of our favourite Sudburians. Catch the show Friday, August 18th 5-6PM and Saturda, August 19th 3-5PM with guests Starlotte Satine, Jess Crowe & Colin Eadie of Sudbury Burlesque, Jackie Pashley from Soundjack and Wikwemikong Indigenous Cultural Camp organizer Kaella Earle. Grab your last minute festival passport here for the low, low, price of $90.But, I want it CHEEEEAPER! That breaks down to just $3 a show, what a deal! (Psst make sure you have the Up Here app downloaded for surprise shows!)
RED SHIFT WITH RADHA CHADDAH – AUGUST 19TH, 10PM-3AM – FREE @ MEMORIAL PARK
The brain is a vast array of connecting cells. Electrical impulses travel along the outer surface of these cells from neighbour to neighbour, radiating out across an immense network. Even the mind at rest is alive with synchronized electrical impulses. Redshift carries this electrical conversation out of the body and onto surrounding trees by using EEG headsets, an app based interface and projected light. Red shift happens when light from an object travelling away from an observer is increased in wavelength, or shifted to the red end of the spectrum. This is how we discovered that the universe is expanding, as mostly all celestial bodies emit red light, so are travelling away from earth. In this installation, the active thinking waves (Beta) create an expanding ripple that falls outward over the trees in the same shape as electromagnetic waves that radiate out from the big bang. Delta, Theta, Alpha and Gamma waves travel in the opposite direction, toward the epicentre of the ‘big bang’ Beta waves, shifting toward red as they go. The electrical energy of the brain is internal, yet one’s psychic energy radiates outward to be felt by others. Redshift symbolizes the mobility of psychic energy, and the transformative power of imperceptible forces.
LATE FEES BY NICO GLAUDE AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING @ TOWNEHOUSE TAVERN (206 ELGIN ST)
An ode to the cassette rewinds, late fees, and junk food dreams encased in the blue and yellow, dedicated to the mellow fellow that inspired Nico to paint the block. Nico Glaude is an installation artist based in Sudbury who plays and twists Canadian iconography and pop culture references with his large-scale installations. He’s been with the festival since day one as one of the founding mural coordinators.
NORTHERN ONTARIO SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTS – AUGUST 18TH 7-11PM, AUGUST 19TH 11AM-4PM & 7-11PM – FREE @ HIDDEN ALLEY BETWEEN FUSE AND THE GRAND
C-M-Y-G is an exploration in additive and subtractive colour theory; more simply stated as the interaction between coloured light and pigment. The use of mono-frequency cyan light and intermittent white light alters your ability to read the colours as they ought to be. Under mono-frequency conditions everything appears in cyan and grey tones. With addition of white light, the pigment of the oversized C-M-Y-G half-tone screen print reappears. A collection of +50 parallelepiped boxes form a winding line of benches and niches for visitors to sit, rest and observe.
Z’OTZ* COLLECTIVE EVICTED FROM THE ANTHILL – AUGUST 19TH, 4-6PM – FREE @ GALERIE DU NOUVEL-ONTARIO (174 ELGIN ST)
Z’otz* Collective (Nahúm Flores, Erik Jerezano, Ilyana Martínez) formed in Toronto in 2004. The group meets weekly to collaborate on multi-media works, which include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and site—specific drawing installations. Their quirky and often outrageous images explore, with humour, ideas of transition, displacement, containment and evolution, Exhibition August 19 to September 23, 2017. Opening Reception Saturday August 19, at 4 PM
MIRROR, MIRROR – AUGUST 19TH, 11AM-4PM – FREE @ 82 CEDAR ST (OLD FRÜBAR SHOW)
DF’s installation is an interactive sound-activated light wall. Think fast-moving data, interactive mirroring, and ghost-in-the-machine visuals on a grand, pixelated scale. This is the largest light-wall DF has ever publicly displayed. DF is a Montreal-based audiovisual duo. Dustin Finer plays original music on his saxophone and looper. Dan Freder designs lights and visuals which react to Dustin’s playing in real-time. Their performances create an immersive space where sound and light influence and bounce off each other.
DANI KASTELEIN AND ZAK GLAUDE – AUGUST 18TH &19TH, 7-11PM @ FUSE NIGHTCLUB -ON AND AROUND THE STAGE (37 BEECH ST)
In keeping with the theme for Up Here, the installation creates a lighting experience conveyed through the imagery of the bacteriophage; a virus which infects and devours bacteria by transferring its genetic information into the cell. The structure of the genome has been enlarged to provide an opportunity for an up- close and personal view of the micro environment.
MICHELE NOX – AUGUST 20TH, 2-3AM – $10 @ GALERIE DU NOUVEL-ONTARIO (174 ELGIN ST)
When the bars close, we will chill the f- out with Michele Nox. Bring a pillow, find a comfy spot and get mesmerized by one of the most touching artists that we’ve discovered this year.Michele Nox’s music resonates in the aching heart, but it is a well far deeper than simple romance. Her songs evoke the agony of love, the obsessions, and self-destruction of the ego. Whether backed by raw guitar or awash in transcendent electronic swells, Michele’s exposed voice is the constant. It’s that piercing light in the fog, beckoning you to risk diving deep into feeling.
2GPU BY DEAR CRIMINALS / A 3D MUSICAL EXPERIENCE / UP HERE 3 – AUGUST 20TH, 2-4PM – $15 @ THEATRE CAMBRIAN (40 EYRE ST)
Dear Criminals, the indie-pop group from Montreal, will present 2GPU, a stunning augmented reality concert with 3D projections. The audience is invited to immerse themselves into the musical world of dear criminals with the help of complex imagery generated in real-time stereoscopic 3D. The project was developed by David Paquin and the New Media team at the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue and is presented by theFME en Abitibi-Témiscamingue.
Dear Criminals is two voices, one intense and strong, and one vulnerable and fragile, complementing each other in a unique and touching way. This vocal mixture is blended in a textured soundscape created by spellbinding arrangements and wisely chosen instrumentation, creating a musical tone deeply inspired by James Blake, Timber Timbre, and Elysian Fields.
ICE CREAM / BERNARDINO FEMMINIELLI / EYEBALLS / UP HERE 3 – AUGUST 18TH, 11PM-2AM – $10 @ LITTLE MONTREAL (182 ELGIN ST)
Late-night show with noise dancers Eyeballs, mystic crooner Bernardino Femminielli, and the molecular pop duo Ice Cream at Little Montreal. ICE CREAM – Carlyn Bezic and Amanda Crist create frosty layers of industrial sound that slowly melt into a chaotic, fiery puddle of attitude. They’ve been active since 2014 as Ice Cream and as part of underground superteam Darlene Shrugg. The group’s “minimal, machine-inflected, Molecular Pop” provides a chilled-out trance that belies a passionate heart. BERNARDINO FEMMINIELLI / EYEBALLS
ART CRAWLS AND MURAL WALKS
Downtown Sudbury Art Crawl in partnership w/Up Here Festival – August 19th, 11AM-4PM @ Departs from Art Gallery of Sudbury
Up Here wants to show you all the art our fine city has to offer join this trek organized by Downtown Sudbury Art Crawl to discover 20+ destinations around the downtown core. Musical performances,. art demonstrations, activities, installations – there will be lots to explore at each stop along the way!
Guided Mural Tour / Tournée des murales / UP HERE 3 – August 19th departing 12-2PM or 3-5PM @ Departs from Memorial Park
Join Up Here’s mural coordinators, Nico Glaude and Alexandra Berens-Firth, on a free walking guided tour of the murals downtown. Up Here festival and We Live Up Here have created and curated over 20 pieces of public art in Sudbury since the summer of 2013.
Inspired by the people he meets and beauty of nature, Jarus brings people closer to art and encourages them to look at the world in new ways. Known for his realistic portraits, the painterly quality of his stroke and smooth play of the light and shadow bring his subjects to life. His work isn’t meant to mimic photography, it has a life of its own. His work at Up Here reflects his local connections – his mother grew up in Sudbury and his grandfather worked underground.
A Franco-Ontarian from Field, Mique’s nomadic journeys has allowed her to exercise her graffiti from northern Ontario to France. Through her travels and studies at the Ottawa School of Art, the Métis Anishinaabe artist has evolved as a mixed media artist and active facilitator of the arts in Ottawa. Her work can be seen in galleries, public buildings, and outdoor venues. Mique remains a strong advocate for indigenous issues and abolishing negative perceptions of graffiti.
POWER UP PROJECT
Up Here has formed a partnership with the Social Planning Council and Greater Sudbury Utilities to bring colour to 24 electrical utility boxes within the downtown core. In total, the Power Up Project will give canvasses to 24 local artists, including 12 curated by Up Here and 12 from youth organizations partnering with the Social Planning Council. The local artists invited by Up Here are Kallie Berens-Firth, Sonia Ekiyor-Katimi, Melanie Gail St-Pierre, Madison Kotyluk, Bianca Lefebvre, Matti Lehtelä, Scott Minor, Wild Rice, Hobby Rollin, Julianne Steedman, Dani Taillefer, and Isaac Weber.
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