Curated by Research + Presentation Collective (Steffanie Ling, Amanda Jehring and Collin Feigle)

Wrong Wave 2012This year’s festival comprises four days of artist-musician collaborations and performance, integrated media, discussions, and tapes, at the Waldorf Hotel, Unit/Pitt Projects, and the Western Front.

Wrong Wave: Art Rock Believes in Reincarnation revisits the tradition of art rock as an arena for creative engagement between music and visual art  through musician/artist collaborations.

This year, we will be offering a festival pass for $10 for admission to all events for the duration of the festival. Pick one up at our space on 15 East Pender during public hours, or at the door on the first evening of performances at the Waldorf.

Official schedule:

Wednesday, November 7 @ The Waldorf Hotel, 1489 E Hastings St., Vancouver

Show @ 9pm, $7

Neu Balance
Stefana Fratila + Ronan Nanning-Watson
Spectrum Interview + Merlyn Chipman

Thursday, November 8 @ The Waldorf Hotel, 1489 E Hastings St., Vancouver

Show @ 9pm, $7

Francis Cruz + Jabari Jordan-Walker
New Vaders
Aquarian Foundation

This performance series at the Waldorf Hotel features projects by artists and musicians who been invited to select and work with another artist or musician of their choice to craft original sets combining sound and visual enterprises for this year’s Wrong Wave audience!


Friday, November 9 @ Unit/Pitt Projects, 15 E Pender St., Vancouver

Show @ 9pm, $5

Peace Library Residency + Project Launch
Three Performances by 80(sun)

In an evening that conflates new and old technology, UNIT/PITT will be presenting three sets commissioned by Research + Presentation Collective to be performed throughout the evening by 80(sun), the solo vision of Jonathan Scherk (of Flash Palace and Plays:Four). This evening will also be the official launch party of an archival and curatorial project, entitled the Peace Library (Sharona Franklin & Tanner Matt). The Peace Library will begin a 2-week long residency to execute live research that invites the artist and music community to contribute to future projects excavating the creative commons. Space is extremely limited!

Saturday, November 10 @ The Western Front, 303 E 8 Ave., Vancouver

Panel at 6pm, free admission

This panel includes artists and musicians who engage their audience or viewers through multiple platforms of music, visual art and otherwise. Tanner Matt, Soledad Munoz and Ellis Sam have all contributed as performers, participants or coordinators to collaborative projects with Research + Presentation Collective. Each of them will be considering their own practices as well as their participation in the collaborative and transdisciplinary climate of contemporary music and art. The conversation will focus on fostering a dialogic exchange between the panelists and the moderators as they reflect on the conflation of disciplines, the collaborative tendencies between artist and musicians, the oscillation of mediums and platforms and an overall commentary on the festival itself as outlet for such tendencies to effectuate.


Tanner Matt is an artist and musician from Vancouver Island. He is one third of electronic music project The Aquarian Foundation who made their Vancouver debut at Unit/Pitt last spring in a series of sound art and music performances entitled “No Shows” curated by fellow panelist, Ellis Sam. Visual aspects are integral to his musical endeavours and frequently collaborate with visual artists in Aquarian Foundation’s sets. He recently contributed visuals in New Forms Festival 12 and other various events hosted at studio spaces around Vancouver. Tanner is one half of research and curatorial initiative Peace Library who publishes tape compilations and utilizes the free commons. Peace Library is in residence at Unit/Pitt following Wrong Wave 2012.

Soledad Munoz is a interdisciplinary artist living and studying in Vancouver. Born in Toronto, Canada and raised in Rancagua, Chile, Soledad studied Film Arts at The Art and Social Science University of Santiago (ARCIS). After returning to Canada, she completed the Textile Arts Program at Capilano University. Soledad has continued to develop her practice in Textile Arts mostly focussing on weaving, acquiring skills that are now the material and conceptual base for her practice. Through the combination of new and old technologies she explores the ever-changing woven spaces we inhabit, navigating outside of language and representation. Soledad is currently continuing her education while developing a body of work composed of performance, sound based installations and environment responsive pieces, which come alive through the interaction with the viewer. In 2012 Soledad received The City of Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award for Emerging Artist in Craft and Design. Soledad contributed a performance with sound-conductive wearables to “No Shows” last spring at Unit/Pitt Projects.

Ellis Sam (of Flash Palace, Plays:Four) is Vancouver based artist and musician. Ellis curated a series of sound art and music performances entitled “No Shows” last spring at Unit/Pitt projects in cooperation with Research + Presentation Collective’s reading room project, Research + Presentation Centre. He is a BFA candidate for Critical and Cultural Practices at Emily Carr University of Art + Design with an additional focus on sculpture.

Wrong Wave: Art Rock Believes in Reincarnation is curated by Research + Presentation Collective (Vancouver), an on-going cultural operation composed of a network of artists, writers, musicians and curators who work interchangeably on projects that focus on the meeting of art, writing and music disciplines. Their impetus is rooted in creative research methods and the culmination of findings through multiple exhibition platforms akin to performance, installation, pedagogy and printed matter.


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