Image

light in the darkness

Image

collecting

beach times

 

sockets

Thematic instillations clinging to the dirty yellow coated sweating wall

printed piece of paper

wish you were here

for prosperity

price tag value

camp haze




the rules

vacancy



rock bottom

i carry it
metaphorically
metamorphically

associate objects
of past moments
i keep them with me

it’s heavy
not easy
a real physicality to burden

i’m a rickshaw puller, carrying this past
this past, the passenger
sitting passive, stagnant
beauty built on being fluid, now rigid

we are sad arthritic hands, wishing for our looser days
and wasting what movement we have left
desiring what we once had

we can’t have what we had

we make anew

leaving messages

what kind of life?

35 b and w roll developed in a motel bathroom

empty landscapes

motel emotion

deco

what is a thought? what is a horizon?

those eyes

the line

in the middle of it all

Image

a carnival of gestures


assessing situation

the silhouette

the Shadow

narrow margins

understanding fear

layering consequence

filling in the gaps

crayons and protocols  

unapologetic decline

studio window

right time                        right place                   right light                      right angle

Video

Canning

a stop animation film, inspired by street culture and human remnants.

back when you could just do stencils

photos of photos

layers of contact

late night television

late-night-television

I want to speak to sexuality in secluded places, tiny rooms and dark parks, rough conversations about misinterpretation and emotion.  I want you to think the thought, of a tiny flicker, of individual humanity that can exist at the interface of imagination. I saw two girls touching each other on late night television, seemingly enjoying the experience, which I suppose aroused an adolescent reaction in me. But there was no replay in those days so I just let it be a moving event, but that moment in time still bleeds through the layers which have piled on top of it. There is a fascinating clarity to the lack of immediate understanding, by the replacement of thoughts with feelings. A solitary experience viewed, remembered.  Sitting in a dark room with a flicker of light wondering if anyone was thinking the same thing as I was, feeling the same way I felt. 

grit

two-pieces-of-wood-and-a-brick-wall-2016-for-the-internet

chain-link corner

over-lay-fence-2016-for-the-internetleaning in over our balance

anticipating the soft blow

 

a mind picnic in space

for-the-internet-1 for-the-internet-2

art school

tiles2 tiles3

ceramic tiles

practice #22: sonic apophenia

practice #22: sonic apophenia by  philippe vandal
saturday, february 17th, 4pm, free entry, all ages
never apart
7049 saint-urbain
we would like all guests to be able to participate, so pls arrive on time.
seating is limited and first come, first served.

our interaction with the outside world is effectively unconscious, some estimates say that only 0.01% of our neural activities are consciously fired, leading us to critically question the extent of our involvement in everyday actions and decisions. our conscious perception has been compared to a black box programmed, a serial protocol communication machine in a multi-parallel environment. in our digital age this analogy is undoubtedly pertinent:  big data, quantum noises, chaotic information, political and social complexities, and cultural biases – this is an overflow of stimuli. the unconscious mind grasps everything to induce a comfortable intelligibility of our informational surroundings. there are some slips, glitches, biases, noisy assimilations, errors, cacophonic impressions. our vigilant apprehension of the environment is bent through our responsive apparatus as it seeks for meaning. parsing is easier through this processed conglomeration, producing spasmodic psychological illusions and phantomatic bleeps.

this episode in the noise meditation series will present the artistic and sensational possibilities of the concept of apophenia, in a sound perspective, through a saturated auditory scene filled with aural bodies.

related readings:
http://www.mind-body.info/files/conscious_vs_unconscious_thinking.pdf
http://www.e-flux.com/journal/72/60480/a-sea-of-data-apophenia-and-pattern-mis-recognition/
http://www.artlurker.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Sound-ART.pdf

for more on phillipe vandal, see here: https://soundcloud.com/philippevandal
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practice is an investigation of the capability of sound to induce different transcendental states of awareness and being. through a series of noise sets, practice explores the experiential application of theories underpinning the transformational properties of sound, such as cymatics, music therapy, sound healing, brain entrainment, and binaural-beat perception.

each session features a noise artist, who, informed by their own knowledge of sound, creates a immersive set intended to bend consciousness. listeners are encouraged to embrace a receptive, meditative attitude during sets.

we don’t mind if you’re new or old to noise or meditation.
if you’re curious to be engaged, to open yourself to new experiences and to hear some noise, then join us.

…….
we have yoga mats available to use and listeners are invited to bring their own sitting paraphernalia if they please.

never apart is a non-profit organization in montréal, québec, canada, determined to bring about social change and spiritual awareness through cultural programming with global reach and impact.

more info on practice, here:.
we are on facebook.

questions about the event can be directed to: janntomaro@gmail.com
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practice #21: two colour sets by Piper Curtis

practice #21: two colour sets by piper curtis
saturday, january 13th, 4pm, free entry, all ages
never apart
7049 saint-urbain
we would like all guests to be able to participate, so pls arrive on time.
seating is limited and first come, first served.

in two distinct 20 minute meditative sets, talented sound artist piper curtis explores the relationships between colour, noise and environment. stemming from white noise, these sets introduce listeners to other colours within the spectrum. curtis evokes familiar environments seeped in colour (imagine the sound of a yellow sunlit day, a white snowy blizzard, a greenhouse) and listeners are transported into unfamiliar textures inspired by colourscapes. the first set focuses on the watery world of mids, turquoise and azure, washing over and seeping in. the second set draws from the windy highs, cerulean and magenta, the pink sky following a storm. transposing colour into sound, we allow for an imaginative reinterpretation of vibrational frequencies, a synesthetic understanding of the reception of one sense as another, pushing our known perceptions into creative new territory.

for more on colour spectrums of noise, see here or check out this noise app. 

for more on piper curtis, see here.

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practice is an investigation of the capability of sound to induce different transcendental states of awareness and being. through a series of noise sets, practice explores the experiential application of theories underpinning the transformational properties of sound, such as cymatics, music therapy, sound healing, brain entrainment, and binaural-beat perception.

each session features a noise artist, who, informed by their own knowledge of sound, creates a immersive set intended to bend consciousness. listeners are encouraged to embrace a receptive, meditative attitude during sets.

we don’t mind if you’re new or old to noise or meditation.
if you’re curious to be engaged, to open yourself to new experiences and to hear some noise, then join us.

…….
we have yoga mats available to use and listeners are invited to bring their own sitting paraphernalia if they please.

never apart is a non-profit organization in montréal, québec, canada, determined to bring about social change and spiritual awareness through cultural programming with global reach and impact.

more info on practice, here:.
we are on facebook.

questions about the event can be directed to: janntomaro@gmail.com
…….

practice #20 aperture by mikael tobias

practice #20: aperture by mikael tobias
saturday, december 16th, 4pm, free entry, all ages
never apart
7049 saint-urbain
we would like all guests to be able to participate, so pls arrive on time.
seating is limited and first come, first served.

mikael tobias – aperture

mikael tobias, one of the original founders and noise makers of practice, moved to copenhagen a year ago. while visiting montreal this december, tobias has graciously offered to play an experimental set for practice.

in optics, an aperture is an opening through which light travels to focus into an image. in the human eye, the iris and pupil work together to form the aperture, contracting and dilating to regulate the amount of light admitted.

imagining this process in sonic landscape, tobias explores the psychoacoustic opening of the mind using noise as well as organic and synthesized sounds. slowly blending, expanding, and toying with the interactions between frequency and rhythm, this set transposes aperture from light to sound, decelerating the process by multitudes.

deliberating, mikael builds tunnels of sound that weave and entwine through the air, slowly unfurling and brightening. in sympathetic resonance, the mind and body can allow for a state of consciousness to bloom and unfold, increasing sensitivity. with heightened openness, thoughts may become clearer and physicality may be more embodied as the sonic environment envelops the listener.

for more on this artist, see here: http://mikaeltobias.com/
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practice is an investigation of the capability of sound to induce different transcendental states of awareness and being. through a series of noise sets, practice explores the experiential application of theories underpinning the transformational properties of sound, such as cymatics, music therapy, sound healing, brain entrainment, and binaural-beat perception.

each session features a noise artist, who, informed by their own knowledge of sound, creates a immersive set intended to bend consciousness. listeners are encouraged to embrace a receptive, meditative attitude during sets.

we don’t mind if you’re new or old to noise or meditation.
if you’re curious to be engaged, to open yourself to new experiences and to hear some noise, then join us.

…….
we have yoga mats available to use and listeners are invited to bring their own sitting paraphernalia if they please.

never apart is a non-profit organization in montréal, québec, canada, determined to bring about social change and spiritual awareness through cultural programming with global reach and impact.

more info on practice, here:.
we are on facebook.

questions about the event can be directed to: janntomaro@gmail.com
…….

super moon

super-moon-4 super-moon-5 super-moon-2016

concept, you and me.

Halloween is here

fx08xvqqqs

trespassing

 

 

 

 

 

anticipation tease

so

i want you to think about the open road

i want you to think about the people behind these signs

I want you to think about the thing that is going to happen next

 

ornamentation


truck 1 abstracttruck 2

Image

night walks

#1 #2 #3

recycling dunes

scrap pile 2 scrap pile number 1

Windows Wells

window 1 for the internet
window 3 for the internet window 4 for the internet window 6 for the internet

the contrast

for the internet 3for the internet 2

pump it up

this sale 2016 for the internet

practice

an experiment.
a noise project.
a guided meditation.

no experience required.

gradient4.5

we don’t mind if you’re new or old to noise or meditation.
if you’re curious to be engaged, to open yourself to new experiences and to hear some noise, then join us.

practice is a series of  group meditations using noise to induce different transcendental states of awareness and being. this meditative noise series was inspired by the theories underpinning sound healing and brain entrainment. research has shown that sound frequencies can impact physical phenomena to the point of transforming the molecular structure of matter.  from this spring board, sound healers were interested in how the natural vibrations of the body are affected by the frequencies of sound. it has been seen that certain frequencies encourage different experiential states, such as divinity, balance, and focus, among others. the solfeggio scale, a 6-tone scale that was used in Gregorian chants is tuned to frequencies that are known to alter states and induce a connected sense of spirituality. in addition,  research on brainwave entrainment theory has gathered substantial evidence showing that brainwaves, which correspond with our mental states as well as our vigilance to consciousness, are influenced by rhythms, pulsations and specific frequencies. thus through sound, we can alter our cognitive and emotional states and we can bend our sense of reality.

wanting to know for ourselves, practice is a serial investigation of the transcendental properties of different frequencies and rhythms. each session features a noise artist, who, informed by their own knowledge of sound and the principles of transformative frequencies, creates a meditative set intended to experiment with the possibility of altering the state of listeners. but we cannot do this alone. join us  and explore your own awareness of noise, space and being.

what to expect:
each session will be different, but will have noise, a guide, a sitting area and a hope that you will engage in listening in an open, meditative, exploratory way.

the series.

find us on facebook.

artists who would like to be involved in future sets, please email me: janntomaro @ gmail.com



528hz

 

casual entertainment

internet canvas %22it must be nice%22

Fading signs

INTERNET call now

Mini bikes goodbye

mini bikes goodbye

what was my room


2 3

Submissive mirror

\

 

Silence evaporates like puddles

Clay left until it cracks

Pointless to stay

Strange to walk away

 

Who am I to say regret exists

There are tears in all our eyes

fence it.

for the internet 1 for the internet 2 for the internet 3

pieces of time

for the internet

the roof is the sky

dark tummel stairs to the roof

horizontal and vertical pillars

shadowed by curtained walls

3 wheeled bicycle

amy 3 wheeler 3-wheeler-1024x679

jerry can, sandy beach

 

tricycle, chair