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AGNS provides the low down on lo-tech

Sometimes Always is a collaborative exhibition curated by Centre for Tapes' John Matthews featuring artists from Canada, Germany, Northern Ireland and the United States. This multi-media exhibition addresses technological obsolescence and processes by which outmoded media are collected, conserved and archived. Artists will present works that deconstruct 'obsolete' formats while exploring our relationship with technology.

Audio-based works reutilizing a range of discontinued audio formats such as cassette players, reel-to-reel recorders, 8 track players, record turntables. These outmoded devices are transformed, often in absurdist manners, referencing a range of musical genres and approaches, including Dada, punk, electro and DIY cultures. Many of these 'lo-tech' instruments are discarded in favour of today's rapidly fluctuating digital technologies. However, these 'lo-tech' formats still possess unique capabilities and harbour a strong nostalgic resonance for many.

Participating artists include: The Artifact Institute (Montreal/Halifax), Sadie
Benning (Chicago), Factotum (Belfast), Russ Forster (Chicago), Eleanor
King (Halifax), Felix Kubin (Hamburg), Craig Leonard (Halifax) and Clive
Murphy (Belfast/Brooklyn, NY). Sometimes Always is on view at the AGNS from June 6, 2009 - August 30, 2009
For more on Sometimes Always please visit Explore AGNS.

Accompanying the exhibition, there will be a series of workshops, a live performance by Felix Kubin, a radio show on CKDU and Gallery talks by the artists.

List of related events:
Friday, June 5, 2009
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Opening reception of Sometimes Always

Sunday, June 7, 2009
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Artists' Tour and Talk of Sometimes Always

Thursday, June 11, 2009
7:00 pm
Film Screening: The Works of Sadie Benning

Sunday, June 21, 2009
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Family Sunday: Low - Tech

Sunday, June 28, 2009
1:00- 4:00 pm
Studio Daze:  Electronics Workshop with Adam Kelly, featured artist in
Sometimes Always

*These events are free for AGNS members and included with Gallery admission*

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