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Interactive Animated Art Installation
With Mandy Keeping, Daniel Payne, and Chris Short

March 26th - April 21st
At the Tina Dolter Gallery


Join the artists and contribute to the creation of Coloratura during three sessions!
March 29th from 4:30-7:00pm.
April 8th, and April 15th from 12:00 to 4:00 pm

About Coloratura

Installation as an improvisational site, a place for collaboration and exploration, fascinates Mandy Keeping, Daniel Payne, and Chris Short. They have come together as visual artists and musicians to encourage all who visit the Tina Dolter Gallery to use their creative energy and contribute to the combination of sound, color, and motion in this ocean themed installation entitled Coloratura.

Oceans exist in our imaginations as worlds requiring reverence and providing life-giving sustenance; of wonder, mystery, and fantasy; and of fear and potential danger. From Sedna, the Inuit Goddess of the Sea, to Tangaroa, the Maori Sea God, and the lost city of Atlantis, the Greek God Poseidon, Captain Nemo's Nautilus, and Moby Dick, our understanding of the oceans is manifested. From sea pens, frog clown fish, blob sculpins, fiddler rays, and batfish, to flower hat and moon jellyfish and sulphur compound feeding bacteria, ocean life never ceases to amaze us. But our marine ecosystems are precarious and are now under threat from climate change.

Coloratura asks us to reflect on how we “color” the ocean and the life that exists below the water's surface. What sounds are the colors of ocean life? How do those sounds and colors combine with motion to create cascades of ornamental melodies, trills, cacophonies or symphonies?

Join the artists and contribute to the creation of Coloratura during three sessions (April 1, 8 and 15 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm) or create paper/card life form drawings/sculptures and leave directions for moving them in a stop-motion animated sequence that will be added by the artists to the projected animation shown in the gallery.