Talk by Matt Rogalsky

Oct 18, 2006



Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


8:00 p.m.


Western Front hosted artist Matt Rogalsky for a talk as part of an external Upgrade! Vancouver program organized by Kate Armstrong.

Rogalsky discussed his installation Ellipsis (2001), in which software "listened" to a talk radio and scrubbed any speaking, broadcasting only the “silence” of the gaps between the words as they occurred, but amplified to a louder than normal listening level. 

A time counter projected on the wall showed the hours, minutes, seconds, and hundredths of seconds of accumulated "silence," that inexorably advanced with each fragment.

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