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Multimedia event brought music, film, and photography to #NBOG14
OTTAWA, Ontario — 21 September 2014 — Bytowne citizens and national artists Brian Cauley and Andrea Wrobel, supported by the Ottawa International Film Festival, brought “LOOK UP: art stars and harmony” to the 2014 Nuit Blanche Ottawa-Gatineu chapter on Saturday, September 20, 2014.
“LOOK UP: art stars and harmony” is a multidisciplinary showcase of visual work by Brian Cauley, paired with music from the bluegrass trio Huntley Slim and the Suburban Cowboys and solo acoustic act Sean Shark.
Cauley’s newest photography project, LOOK UP, is a collection of images of people on their mobile phones in public. LOOK UP begs viewers to examine their relationship with technology and ask how they’re experiencing their own, sublime surroundings. Like many cinematic stories, Cauley’s images are projected onto a blank brick wall inspiring audiences to reflect on their own modern day romances. The sequences of images in LOOK UP reflect a quiet yet filmic experience as we look up at the larger picture, both physically and metaphorically.
The evening also features talented musicians and DJs that may just be our very own neighbours, offering a soundtrack to the star gazing that will surely take place! Being in the Ottawa City Hall courtyard, we also invite guests to re-visit the animated doors and windows by Urban Keois that have invaded the private and public space since 1995. “LOOK UP: art stars and harmony” hopes to shed a new and homely perspective on the sidewalks we walk every day.
“LOOK UP: art stars and harmony” would not be possible without the support of passionate artists and the Ottawa International Film Festival. With a mandate to encourage community growth, OIFF encourages audiences to celebrate and explore NUIT BLANCHE and the upcoming Ottawa International Film Festival between October 15-19, 2014.
Musicians Huntley Slim and the Suburban Cowboys: bandcamp (FREE album download!)
Musician Sean Shark: Facebook