SLEEPER is a new audiovisual work by Laura Kavanaugh and Ian Birse (AKA Instant Places). In SLEEPER we travel to a nearly distant future in which all communication takes place through synaesthetic connections between images and sound. For MST:7 Kavanaugh and Birse use purpose-built hardware/software systems to present SLEEPER as an extended performance with projections and multichannel sound. SLEEPER is being developed with the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council, The Canada Council for the Arts, and the Judith and Norman Alix gallery in Sarnia Ontario.
Lethbridge: Theatre Outre
Friday, September 26, 2014 — 8:00pm
Calgary: Truck Gallery
Tuesday October 7, 2014 — 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Laura Kavanaugh and Ian Birse (a.k.a. Instant Places) have been creating performances and installations as a team since 1997. In their work Laura and Ian focus on the moment of creation, combining improvised actions with sound and image sequences generated in real time. From 2003—2010 they realized Instant Places projects on location across Canada, Australia, Japan, the United States, and South America. They have been based in Hull, Quebec since 2010.