Archive | May, 2015

The Olm // Gary James Joynes This week at Metro Cinema

19 May

The Olm performing before a screening of “Wings of Desire”  Thursday May 21st at 6:30pm

Staff Pics/ Wim’s Wunders
In this humanist love story, a history of mankind is told by the angels among us who witness our lives, hear our inner thoughts, and observe, but never intervene with the course of events. Among the mortals we meet Peter Falk(in a wonderful performance as himself) and a beautiful trapeze artist. When one of the angels, Damiel, falls in love, he enters the mortal realm. Filmed during the 1980’s, the cityscape of Berlin is set against a haunting soundtrack featuring Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Crime and the City Solution
Caitlin is one of Metro Cinema’s House Managers. She also works at a gallery and as a gardener. Wings of Desire is one of the first films she recalls that motivated her to study painting in art school. With a short animation to music by The Olm, a violin and viola drone duo.
Animation & Music at 6:30PM. Film at 7PM.

May 21 Wim’s Wunders Double Feature:
Wings of Desire at 7:00PM
The Salt of the Earth at 9:30PM
Adults: $20, Students/Seniors/Children: $15

Thursday May 21 at 7:00



May 24th, 1pm

Writer/director/producer Eva Colmers, visual sound artist Gary James Joynes and cinematographer/editor aAron Munson collaborated on this short film that incorporates sand animations, dance, and music. Tony Olivares and Amber Borotsik bring a beautifully bold and memorable performance to the screen.

Join the artists for a special screening of their new film, plus a presentation of a film from each artists’ body of work that inspired 2.57k.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A and a reception with refreshments.


DRONE DAY 2015 – EDMONTON – Featuring Brendan Anderson, The Olm, Ocra

8 May


Ramshackle Day Parade and Weird Canada present:







Saturday May 9
The Ortona Armoury
Ortona Room
9722-102 Street
$5 suggested donation

MAY 7 // Zaum (Moncton), Jealousy Mountain Duo (Germany), Pigeon Breeders and Zebra Pulse @Wundi

7 May


ZAUM (Moncton)





Broken Sound Gary James Joynes at dc3 Art Projects May 6 – June 13th

5 May


Broken Sound
Gary James Joynes at dc3 Art Projects
May 6 – June 13th

Opening reception May 7th 5-9PM

dc3 Art Projects is very proud to present Broken Sound, a new body of work by Gary James Joynes in his second solo exhibition at our Edmonton gallery space. Born from the death of older experiments with the physical nature of sound, Broken Sound is a meditation on life and on slowing down and being fully present within light and darkness, sound and silence.

Broken Sound comes from a forensic examination of the speakers silenced by his exploration of cymatic sound forms. Using hand built mechanisms and specialized macro photography techniques he has documented the marks and scars of the coiled copper wire and magnetic traumas that have silenced his experiments. Starting as pristine and golden in colour the linear order of wires slowly gives way to charring and chaos as flaws and sonic experience build up. Some of these speakers lived for months and others were silenced within minutes of life. All are memorialized in this new film installation and photographic series.

This immersive environment of voice and synthesizer accompanying immense projected HD video is composed with a Buddhist parable in mind:

An acolyte, seeking enlightenment, encounters a stone disc of almost infinite radius spinning silently on its horizontal access, as if falling from the sky. He devotes his life to the continual observation of this wheel, perfect in it’s smoothness and continuity. Foregoing all earthly experiences he hopes to bear witness to the single horizontal imperfection in the wheel. In silence and stillness he waits for a flaw to bring him to a greater state of enlightenment.

Broken Sound – 2015

Gary James Joynes is an Edmonton based audio and visual artist who performs at major music events around the world as Clinker. He blends the beauty and physicality of sounds auditory and visual elements live in performance and in rigorous and emotional photo and video installation works. His work has been exhibited and collected across Canada and the US including major solo installations in Montreal (2014), Calgary (2013) and Edmonton (2013). Joynes has been included in significant group exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Alberta including the 2013 Alberta Bienniale, and at Toronto’s Koffler Centre of the Arts. Recent major performances include CMKY Festival in Boulder Colorado, New Forms Festival in Vancouver, MUTEK_IMG at Phi Centre in Montreal. He will be performing his newest Live Cinema piece Soundbursting at ELEKTRA in Montreal May 15/15.


4 May


MAY 05 // EARTH vs E-TOWN with John Armstrong, Dale Ladouceur, Skrunt Skrunt & more.

4 May


Audio artists from Europe & Japan provide works — some of them specifically for this event — augmented live by an eclectic Edmonton lineup of performers. Admission to this one-nighter of five tandem acts is $10.

nobodisoundz (FRA) vs John Armstrong & Dale Ladouceur

tamayurakurage (JPN) vs Don Ross

Lametàfisica (ITA) vs Trixie Moon

Belch Kitchen (NLD) vs Skrunt Skrunt

A Raja’s Mesh Men (GBR) vs Motonogo

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