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Culture Days: Walkabout Tour with David Bobier: Hands On!

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

| Free

Guest curator David Bobier leads an all-ages sensory tour of the vibrotactile art featured in VibraFusionLab: Bridging Practices in Accessibility, Art and Communications.

American Sign Language: There will be ASL interpreters present. The interpreters will be wearing a badge that says “ASL Interpreter.”

This tour coincides with Culture Days festivities. Culture Days is a nationwide arts and culture movement to raise awareness and engage Canadians in their communities. Free admission and special activities all weekend long at Guelph Civic Museum and McCrae House.


About VibraFusionLab:

VibraFusionLab (VFL) began in 2014 in London, Ontario, growing out of an artist residency and collaboration between media artist David Bobier and the Inclusive Media and Design Centre at Ryerson University. The vision, to provide access to emerging inclusive or adaptive technology and design to artists of all disciplines and abilities, will be illustrated in the upcoming retrospective: VibraFusionLab: Bridging Practices in Accessibility, Art and Communication. Vtape is proud to host this immersive exhibition, which will feature educational ephemera in the Commons Research Centre, and works by seven artists involved in the residency program: Marla Hlady; Gordon Monahan; Lindsay Fisher; Alison O’Daniel; Ellen Moffat; Lynx Sainte-Marie; and David Bobier. The seven artists in the exhibition self-identify as either abled or disabled and all have been affiliated with VibraFusionLab over the past 3-4 years.

The works specialize in the exploration of “vibrotactility” in technology, investigating it as a creative medium, with a capacity to combine visual, audio and tactile elements into a highly emotional and sensorial art practice. Viewers can expect wearable devices, and new approaches to art-making that champion the senses beyond vision and hearing, to build new methods of communication and language.


Culture Days – Friday, September 27 to Sunday, September 29

Culture Days is a nationwide arts and culture movement to raise awareness and engage Canadians in their communities.

Free admission and special activities all weekend long at Guelph Civic Museum and McCrae House.

Fourth Friday: Storyteller Brad Woods and The Great Wooden Trio
Friday, September 27, 7 to 9 p.m.                                                                                                                                                  Civic Museum | Free
Celebrate the end of the week and the start of the weekend with a free concert, and more.
Performances at 7 and 8 p.m.

Moving Histories, Neighbourhood Mysteries
Saturday, September 28, 2 p.m.
Civic Museum | Limited seats. Free tickets in advance
A two-hour guided bus tour documenting the Onward Willow neighbourhood. Presented in partnership with Guelph Film Festival.

Artist Talk and Trail Walk
Sunday, September 29, 1 p.m.
McCrae House | Free
The grand finale for City of Guelph Artist-In-Residence Mallory Tolcher’s #GuelphMovesMe project which promotes physical fitness on Guelph trails through an outdoor art exhibition.

Walkabout Tour with David Bobier: Hands On!
Sunday, September 29, 2 p.m.
Civic Museum | Free
Guest curator David Bobier leads an all-ages sensory tour of the vibrotactile art featured in VibraFusionLab: Bridging Practices in Accessibility, Art and Communications.

Details

Date:
September 29
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Guelph Museums

Venue

Guelph Civic Museum
52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Phone:
519-836-1221
Website:
guelphmuseums.ca