Friday, January 22, 2010

Get into Spoke Club for Free! Oh, and Also See Some Art.

In the last little while, I've been intrigued by the Spoke Club playing host to art exhibitions. As a writer who likes to address general-interest readers, I really don't like to cover shows that the general public doesn't have access to--and the Spoke Club, if you weren't aware, is basically an exclusive sort of social and dining club with a $800 annual membership fee and $500 initiation fee. Good for Viggo Mortenson and Colin Farrell's budget, not so much for mine and those of others I know.

In any case, since there is a free-and-open-to-the-public art event there tonight--one that even looks kind of interesting--I thought I would put the word out.

The work on view tonight is by Mitchell F. Chan and is detailed in the vid above. Chan seems to specialize in kinetic sculpture, with a past hit being his the cycle-driven projections at Nuit Blanche 2008. Tonight, Chan will be showing off a voice-activated piece with an opera singer performing every hour on the hour from 7 to 10pm. As Chan writes on YouTube, "Each string in the arrangement is activated by a different note, and spins with a velocity dependent on the volume of that note. So each song and unique delivery creates a different ballet."

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