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Avant-garde sound and visual artist Gary James Joynes performs at MHC

February 27, 2014

On Friday, February 28 at 8 p.m. in the Eresman Theatre at Medicine Hat College (MHC) the visual communications department is hosting internationally acclaimed, visual and sound artist, Gary James Joynes. Joynes (aka Clinker) will perform his show Peregrination.

Peregrination was first performed at the Art Gallery of Alberta for the 2013 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art. It is a live show that combines analog synthesizers and custom made machines to create “visual-sound”.

“We are excited to have Joynes at the college. He has exhibited and performed in galleries and stages worldwide including London, New York, Toronto and now he’s in Medicine Hat,” said Catherine Annau, manager of visual and performing arts. “Beyond this presentation he is also taking time to come into the classroom. He is doing a critique with students in the morning- a unique learning opportunity.”

Joynes is an award-winning sound and visual artist that has been active in the international electronic and experimental music performance community for years. He has more recently embarked on a broader artistic exploration, using his analog synthesizers and custom made machines to create “visual-sound” as photograph/drawing/sculpture hybrids along with immersive and unending installation environments.

“This is a unique showcase, and we encourage the public to come and see art presented in a new and dynamic way,” said Annau.

The event is open to the community and admission is free. For more information on what's happening at MHC visit