Requiem for a Glacier will be featured in the exhibition Records and Wireframes at Dundee Contemporary Arts as part of the NEoN Festival of Digital Media in Dundee Scotland. Records and Wireframes presents moving image works by artists Paul Dolan (UK) and Paul Walde (Canada) alongside skeletal remains of the extinct Tasmanian Tiger, on loan from the collection of the University of Dundee’s D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum. Curated for NEoN by artist Kelly Richardson to accompany her exhibition at DCA, The Weather Makers, Records and Wireframes explores themes around climate change and screen culture with allusions to the past, present and future. The exhibition opens Thursday November 9th at 5pm and runs until until November 19th.
On the morning of July 8th, Paul Walde swam the 3km length of Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Canadian painter Tom Thomson. The swim was accompanied by a brass band with a mandolin soloist performing a new long form music composition by Walde , three synchronized swimming routines a various points along the route, and a flotilla of canoes carrying the band. An audio video installation version of the piece created in part from documentation of the event will be available for exhibition in 2018.
Coverage of the swim by Murray Whyte of the Toronto Star can be seen here
Paul Walde will be travelling to Ontario in late June to begin rehearsals for the Tom Thomson Centennial Swim. Currently in pre-production the TTCS is a site specific performance work in which Paul Walde will attempt to swim the length of Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park on the 100th anniversary of Canadian painter Tom Thomson’s death. Walde will be accompanied by a synchronized swimming squad, performing a choreographed routine at several locations along the swim route; a brass ensemble performing a new composition written by Walde; and a flotilla of canoes who will transport the musicians.
Paul Walde’s Requiem for a Glacier will be featured in a solo exhibition at the WKP Kennedy Gallery in North Bay, Ontario. Walde will be doing a telematic artist’s talk on January 6th at 8pm. The exhibition runs from January 6th until February 10th.
From January 14th until February 28th the Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum in Tromsø, Norway presents Paul Walde’s Alaska Variations, as part of a touring version of The View from Here: The Arctic At The Centre of the World curated by Julie Decker. The exhibition is part of the Tromsø International Film Festival.
Paul Walde’s Requiem for a Glacier will be featured in the exhibition THE EDGE OF THE EARTH: CLIMATE CHANGE IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO at the Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto. Guest curated by Montréal-based art historian Dr. Bénédicte Ramade, this in-depth exhibition attempts to foster a reconsideration of climate change, envisioning the present crises and future consequences of humanity’s harsh imprint on our planet. Accompanying the exhibition, Black Dog Publishing will be publishing a large-format catalogue with critical texts by Bénédicte Ramade and T. J. Demos.
In addition to Walde, participating artists include: Andreas Rutkauskas, Brandi Merolla, Hicham Berrada, Jean-Pierre Aubé, Evariste Richer, Adrien Missika, Peter Goin, Isabelle Hayeur, Julian Charrière, Nicholas Baier, Benoit Aquin, Naoya Hatakeyama, Edward Burtynsky, Amy Balkin, Richard Misrach, Robert Rauschenberg, Sharon Stewart, Chris Jordan, Mishka Henner, Paola Pivi, Gideon Mendel, Raymond Boisjoly, and Joel Sternfeld
The exhibition runs from September 14 – December 4, 2016 at the RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE – 33 GOULD STREET, TORONTO, ONTARIO
On Thursday September 15, Paul Walde will deliver a lecture on the use of scoring and music in his work at the Department of Visual Arts at Western University in London Ontario at 7pm.
On Friday September 16th, Paul Walde will perform as a member of the three person sound art collective Audio Lodge at Western University’s artLab Gallery at 7pm. The event is hosted by the London Ontario Media Arts Association and Western University.