Tuesday, February 9, 2010

ikons


More art talk to share with you today. With the approaching Winter Olympics, there has been no shortage of things to see and do in this city lately, thanks to the abundant offerings of the Cultural Olympiad. This past weekend, one of the coolest exhibitions we saw was a collaboration between visual artist Eric Metcalfe and experimental composer George Lewis called Ikons. When approaching each free standing colorful sculpture, visitors' motions trigger different audio compositions, so that no sequence of sounds is the same. Roger and I, literally were dodging and hiding between sculptures to see which one would emit the craziest sound... (yes, we are easily amused... and yes, at the time, we were the only two people there). Anyhoo, check it out if you get a chance... it is FREE!

I will post more Olympiad things that we see and encounter in the next few weeks... more art, more shows/concerts and visits to the many pavilions... basically our budget-friendly experience of the Olympics, since $400 Olympic hockey tickets were a bit out of the question for us.

14 comments:

Almost Precious said...

So cool. The art is great just by itself, but add that interactive element and you end up with a real experience !

Pattie said...

You get to see so many cool thing!

Happy that you are sharing your finds :)

Eline Oftedal said...

You have an AWARD!!! For being Creative and Inspirational :) Just pop in and pick it up when you please....

And thanks for shareing the art! If I could I would have been there for the Olympics...

Christie Cottage said...

SO cool!

Everytime I hear "the Olympics" on television, I think of you! LOL
Like you are competing :-)


Have a wonderful day!


http://christiecottage.blogspot.com

Annette said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to the things you will show and tell about the Olympics!

T @ Poppy Place said...

What fun you guys have :)

I can see you doing the same when baby arrives :)

Thanks for sharing :) T.

GadgetGear said...

That sounds like fun! (I am also very easily amused)

Mary said...

very cool!

Jenni said...

Sad that you were the only people there! Sounds like a very entertaining exhibit!

Moonangelnay said...

wow those are pretty amazing! would love to check them out but im far far away in the UK :(

CinnamonAndSass said...

Haha! Sounds like fun!

our little love nest said...

Too fun! We would love that. Olympic tickets are out of our price range too. Wish I could be there though. xo

tattytiara said...

That would definitely be worth checking out.

a-Lou Creations said...

Thanks for sharing! Sooo neat! Wish I were up there to be able to check things out. Must be so exciting :)