2011 Exhibition, Items May Shift (All of these works were temporary installations and are no longer on site)
Curated by Earl Miller, Guest Curator
Sun Sucker is a sound installation consisting of multiple electronic insect-like audio microorganisms, which work together as a group. The organisms live outside. They are powered by solar energy. Each member of the group is able to communicate, listen (receive) and talk (transmit) to all the others.
Territoriality is a digital recording of the sound of a gardener using a lawn mower to cut the grass.
Mike Hansen similarly elicits visitors' involvement in Thundering Hoof. He amplifies the footsteps of visitors hiking along a path just off the main road bisecting the Tree Museum by hiding microphones under metal plates that are, in turn, hidden under leaves and grass.
Gordon Monahan's works for piano, loudspeakers, video, kinetic sculpture, and computer-controlled sound environments span various genres from avant-garde concert music to multi-media installation and sound art.
Pollination Wunder Station (Pollination Station #3) is part of an ongoing series. Since 2009 I have investigated, designed and created indoor and outdoor installations which accommodate biodiverse populations of wild solitary bees...
At The Tree Museum site a radio of Canadian make from the 1930's plays vintage archival audio recordings of Grey Owl's speeches on conservation and wilderness protection. The radio, powered by solar powered speakers, is reliant on weather conditions, a conceit that returns or submits technology to nature.