Main & Station is very pleased that writer and performer Ian Ferrier is once again in Parrsboro for a writer’s residency. You might remember Ian from one of his previous residences: he has taught several writing workshops here and in 2013 he came here with For Body and Light, a contemporary dance company directed by choreographer Stéphanie Morin-Robert and, on that occasion, featuring the dancers Linnea Gwiazda, Marie-Pier Gilbert, and Marie-France Jacques.
At the end of their residency, For Body and Light wowed Parrsborians with their first performance of Coming and Goingin our secondfloor gallery. The dance-music-poetry performance was created during the previous weeks while in residence at Main & Station and was inspired by the local environment and lore and especially by the tides coming and going in the Minas Basin. Since that time the company has taken Coming and Going across Canada and to New York City. They have also created and performed several other works, including Bear Dreams which they worked on while Nonesuch artists in residence at Techno-Lith (New City Gas) in Montreal. Ian has now also published books based on these performance works, Coming and Going & Bear Dreams.
The books are available for purchase at Main & Station.
While in Parrsboro Ian is working on a documentary about the wild paper pickers of Minas Basin.
This is the last week for the exhibition and installation by Sydney Lancaster & Scott Smallwood
Macromareal (a rising tide lifts all boats) This show, inspired by local landscape and history, is now open in the secondfloor gallery, 168 Main Street Parrsboro… don’t miss this mesmerizing installation of sound, video, and sculpture by Edmonton artists Sydney Lancaster and Scott Smallwood.
Please join us on Thursday, 27 July, 2017 at 8pm for EVIDENCE, a performance which will inaugurate the Nonesuch Centre for the Performing Arts located at 171 Queen Street in Parrsboro’s former Trinity United Church.
This event is PWYC (pay what you can) / By Donation. Your generosity is appreciated and all donations go to support the artists as well as the Nonesuch Residency Program.
Evidence is a collaboration between sound artists Stephan Moore and Scott Smallwood. Since 2001, they have developed a distinctive language of deeply layered sound, using field recordings of natural and industrial sounds as a primary source of inspiration and sonic material. Their activities range from studio compositions and live improvisations to sound installations, street performances, and numerous collaborations with other musicians, choreographers, and video artists. They have presented their work world-wide, including recent appearances at the Balance-Unbalance Conference in Manizales, Colombia, the New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) Conference in Brisbane, Australia, and at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in upstate New York.