September 19, 2002. Fire sculptures and/or outdoor works by the following artists:
· PAT CONRAD (Kingsville. ON)
· STEVE DAIGLE (Windsor, ON)
· ALAN FLINT (Hamilton, ON) is a Master Printmaker, a sculptor, and is currently a Professor at McMaster University. He received his MFA from Concordia University, Montreal in 1989. He has had solo shows at the Niagara Artist's Company, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Mercer Union, and Hallwalls (USA), as well as being an invited participant in the Zone 6B: Art in the Environment public art project.
· SIMON FRANK (Hamilton, ON) (see Bio below)
· ED JANZEN (Windsor, ON) is a member of the 'Control . Burn' Collective, is an Administrator at the Board of Education in Windsor, and is also a practicing artist with an interest in nature. His large-scale project 'Jack Pine', a mechanically rotating tree torso satirizing a commercial window display, was a commission especially created for the Art Gallery of Windsor's debut exhibition in their new space in 2001.
· BRYAN LANE (Espinola, ON) is an artist with a MFA from the University of Saskatchewan. As a sculptor, he works most often with polished metals, plexiglas, stone, and concrete, and employs internal light sources within many projects. His interests lie in creating a kind of visual movement that attempts to duplicate aspects of fire.
· WAYNE TOUSIGNANT (Amherstburg, ON) is a 'Control . Burn' Collective member, a practicing media artist, & a Professor at the School of Visual Arts and the Faculty of Education at the U of W. Tousignant's most recent works are interactive demonstrations simultaneously connecting two gallery exhibits together over long distances (between different cities). Both 'perspace' (2001) and 'Sanikiluaq Stone // Southern Salt' (with Margaret Lawrence, 2002) have utilized technology to explore and animate articles from nature in a museological environment.
· CHRISTOPHER BISSONNETTE ( Thinkbox / Windsor, ON) a fire-themed multi-media performance
As a method of contrasting the natural world with our increasingly mediated one, the main night of this year's festival will open with a special project. The festival will commission a new media presentation from Chris Bissonnette, a local media artist, involving fire as a main source of exploration. The audio component of this work will combine cut-up, field-recorded sounds of fire with live electronic sound composition/manipulation, and a largescale night-time video projection, created in advance, will light up a massive outdoor screen. The Windsor/Detroit core in known for housing many techno music composers and experimental electronic musicians; it is a hotbed for sound explorations and audio art.
images: S. Frank
· Lecture by SIMON FRANK (Hamilton, ON) at the University of Windsor, Lebel Building:
Simon Frank is an artist, poet, and rustic furniture maker. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and now lives and works in Hamilton, ON. Frank's sculptural work utilizes natural materials culled from numerous hikes and excursions around his home. The forms he makes with these materials immediately reference architecture, furniture, art and those things which relate to the ritual of everyday human life. He has upcoming exhibitions at the Deleon White Gallery (Toronto), the Niagara Artist's Co (St. Catharines), and the Forest City Gallery (London).