SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2PM (PT)




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Time: Sunday, November 27, 2PM (PT)
Place: Departing from the Vancouver Public Library Atrium – Central Branch (350 W. Georgia Street, inside the main building entrance)

Supported by British Columbia Arts Council, Vancouver New Music



BRADY MARKS & HELENA KROBATH /
MEH: MUSEUM OF EXTRATEMPORAL HARKENING


Our soundwalk will map improvised explorations of public space together with interactive narrative and sound art to build a speculative gaming and storytelling experience. Designed for an iconic Vancouver location, but playable anywhere in the world.

MEH: The Museum of Extratemporal Harkening is an experimental soundwalk that blends real-world exploration together with scripted audio fiction, soundscape composition, and elements of game play. Conceived and created by Helena Krobath and Brady Marks, it also features fiction by speculative author Tash McAdam. We invite guests to experience the story and fictional museum together, while moving at their own pace through the architectures and sounds of Vancouver Public Library.

Technology Requirements:

• Bring your own device that can scan QR codes and play audio (e.g., a cellphone or tablet), your own earbuds or headphones
• Free city wi-fi is available at VPL as an alternative to data
• Note: if you want to participate and do not have a device, we may be able to lend you one.
• Please email meh@newmusic.org if you would like to participate but don’t have a device.

Accessibility:

• A text-only version of audio content will be available for hard-of-hearing participants
• location (VPL) is fully wheelchair accessible
• Exploration of the site will be at participants’ own pace
• Contact meh@newmusic.org if you have accessibility questions.


Helena Krobath is an artist, editor, and educator drawing on sensory experience and recomposition to consider presences, environments and narratives. Helena is the sound designer and audio post producer for Invisible Institutions podcast. Her electroacoustic fictions and radio art have been recently presented by Arts Assembly, Publik Secrets, and NAISA (New Adventures in Sound Art), among others, and her audio essay on hearing political economic realities during COVID-19 was published in the Journal of Design and Culture’s special issue on Covid Materialities. Helena has led soundwalks with Vancouver Soundwalk Collective and Vancouver New Music since 2015 and developed workshops on audio storytelling, including for Nuxalk Radio in Bella Coola, Megaphone Magazine in Vancouver, and VIVO Media Arts Centre.

Brady Ciel Marks is a sound artist, computational artist, DJ and educator. Brady is concerned with our technological entanglement, and creates media configurations that express a middle way between technological fetishism and dystopian fantasies. She works with technology, against technological thinking and for marginalised voices using sound, and light. Brady holds a M.Sc. in Interactive Arts from Simon Fraser University (SFU) and has recently been teaching at Emily Carr University of Art+Design in the New Media Sound Art area. She has long hosted the Soundscape Show and podcast on Vancouver’s Co-op Radio. Brady was born in shadow of Table Mountain, Cape Town South Africa and is now perched in a home on the unsurrendered lands of the šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ təməxʷ (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples, but thrives on queer party dance floors