Public viewing of in-progress work: EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - Friday, October 19, 2012
Performances: TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary
Saturday, October 20, 2012 — 7:00pm
Working with an accumulation of mechanical and electronic music players, Zorbar adjusts the standard operation of these devices to place these machines into conversation with each other, transforming them by creating new relationships between the mechanical components. In these projects, Zorbar establishes a precarious balance of machines and music, objects and sound. The works have an ephemeral quality as many last just as long as the side of a record, a cassette tape or sometimes just the length of a song. There is also a poignant charm to these installations, creating a romantic anthropomorphic quality with the machines he plays with.
Icaro Zorbar (Colombia) is a Colombian artist who works with machines, songs, sounds and projections. A big part of his work is of a performative character: using cassette tapes, fans, records, music boxes, etc., sometimes his presence among machines takes on the form of “assisted installations”. Icaro holds an MFA from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. His work has been shown in different exhibitions around the world.