Send + Receive: A Festival of Sound v.9
Winnipeg MB, 8–13 May, 2006
Send + Receive began in 1998 as an international media art festival with a specific focus on sound art, presented by Video Pool Media Arts Centre. The festival grew out of a joint proposal between Festival Director Steve Bates, and Video Pool’s then acting Distribution Coordinator, Robert Sauvey. Because of Winnipeg’s isolated location, the idea was to invite artists from across the country and around the world, to visit the city to exhibit their work and to interact with the community.
What began as a one-off event has grown into an annual sound art festival that has presented the work of hundreds of artists from around the world. We have, and continue, to present work in a variety of contexts including: live performance, installation works, local, national, and international communications events such as webcasts and FM broadcasts, acousmatic presentations, film and video screenings, panel discussions, and artist talks. In addition to this, the festival invites artists to facilitate workshops to develop the skill base of the local artistic community.
We will continue to present cutting-edge, challenging work to our audience in the context of a contemporary, professionally managed media art festival. Send + Receive will present its ninth festival from May 6–13, 2007 in various locations in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
(This year’s programming is to be released quite soon: keep an eye on their website for details.)