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Visiting Artists & Speakers | Gordon Monahan

Gordon Monahan's works for piano, loudspeakers, video, kinetic sculpture, and computer-controlled sound environments span various genres from avant-garde concert music to multi-media installation and sound art. As a composer and sound artist, he juxtaposes the quantitative and qualitative aspects of natural acoustical phenomena with elements of media technology, environment, architecture, popular culture, and live performance. The renowned composer John Cage once said, "At the piano, Gordon Monahan produces sounds we haven't heard before."

Monday January 16th 2012
6pm Mackinnon Rm. 114


For further information, please contact Julia Hall.

Art History Speaker Series presents: Dr. Ruth Philips

“Dress, Display, and Dispossession Indianness and Visual Culture in 19th Century Ontario”


Dr Ruth Phillips is the Canada Research Chair in Modern Culture at Carleton University and former Director of the University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver.  Her new research centres on two new book projects, whose working titles are “Museum Pieces: Exhibiting Native Art in Canadian Museums”, and “Transmission and Translation: Visuality and Art in the Great Lakes”.


Wednesday January 25th, 5:00 pm
MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Lecture Theatre
Reception to follow talk

The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.