Sapsucker Sounds

Sapsucker Sounds Annie Dunning March 13th-April 17th, 2015 Opening/Performances/Round table Friday, March 13, 7pm at G101 Sapsucker Sounds is an installation of objects and interactive sound sculptures that offer an opportunity to experience sound generated by a conflation of human and woodpecker culture. The work began with a found log, filled with holes made by a Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker. Each sculpture is a different attempt to interpret the marks the bird has “recorded”. Sapsuckers, like other woodpeckers, use their hammering to delineate their territorial range as well as find food. In addition to using hollow trees, they have been known to hammer on metal chimney flashing and road signs, taking advantage of the amplification these introduced items offer. This development in woodpecker culture that can expand an individual bird’s territory highlights the potential for inter-species cultural influence that must apply to human culture as well. Our opening program will include presentations by Story Teller: Lesley Parlane and Poet: Vera Wabegijig. The readings will be followed by a sound performance featuring Melody McKiver who will be interacting with Annie Dunnings’ Sapsucker sound machines. After the performances, we will participate in a round table discussion with the artist, performers and Remco Volmer, Program Manager at Artengine. Annie Dunning wishes to gratefully acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Councils' Chalmers Professional Development Grant Program. Gallery 101 gratefully acknowledges the support of The City of Ottawa, The Ontario Arts Council, and The Canada Council for the Arts. Gallery 101 thanks the Asinabka: Film & Media Arts Festival, Niigaan: In Conversation, our members, volunteers, partners, and all our relations.

Mar 13 2015 - Apr 17 2015


Friday, March 13, 2015 - 7:00pm
"Record", 2014
detail of "Music Box", 2014


Annie Dunning maintains a multidisciplinary practice, based in sculpture and installation. Her work also includes mail art, collaboration, book works, video and sound work. She holds a BFA from Mount Allison University, NB and an MFA from the University of Guelph, ON. With support from the...