The exhibition

Wave interference

"Wave Interference" is a kinetic sculpture consisting of 88 fluorescent tubes mechanically animated as an undulating waterfall of light. A 19th century pump organ provides a constantly changing drone, creating the soundtrack and setting the mood for experiencing the work. What might be described as a sound reminiscent of early horror films imposes feelings of unease and dread upon a sight that should otherwise inspire feelings of mystery and wonder. Many of the themes are a response to a recent rise of anti-scientific thought in popular culture, which tends to exploit widespread scientific illiteracy to create feelings of fear and suspicion towards the mysterious beauty of knowledge that should be celebrated.  It is an entrepreneurial windfall to those who profit through creating unproven solutions to imaginary threats from modern medicine, technology, and even our food.


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Robyn Moody

Robyn Moody (b. 1975, Lethbridge, Canada) lives and works in Calgary, Canada and received his MFA from NSCAD University in 2006. He takes a whimsical and multifaceted approach to artmaking, lately focussed on electronics, mechanics, installation, sound, mechanics and sculpture. Often humorous, often strikingly beautiful, and often hiding a dark secret, Moody’s work explores (in whole or in part) the complex relationships between technological advances, human belief and interpretations of the world, and humanity’s relationship with science, politics, and nature. In the past decade, he has shown his work regularly across Canada, Mexico, Scandinavia and Europe. Notable recent examples include Fondation Vasarely (Aix-en-Provence), Transitio festival (Mexico City), Kling and Bang (Reykjavik), Lydgalleriet (Bergen), AND festival (Liverpool), the 2013 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art (Edmonton), the Confederation Centre for the Arts (Charlottetown), The International Digital Arts Biennial (BIAN) at the Centre PHI and Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal (Montréal), Le Lieu Unique (Nantes, FR), Transmediale (Berlin, DE), Lighting Guerrilla (Ljubljana, Slovenia), Scopitone festival (Nantes), Werkleitz festival (Halle, DE), and the Némo Biennial Internationale des Arts Numériques (Paris, FR). He has twice been nominated for the Sobey Art Award; in 2010 and 2012.