Ace Art Inc.
February 25th - April 7th, 2017
Yukon Arts Centre: STATION
Whitehorse, YT, Canada
Third Space Artist Run Centre: SIGNAL/FLOE
Saint John, NB, Canada
Beaverbrook Art Gallery: STATION
September 2015 - January 2016
Fredericton, NB, Canada
Art In The Open: BEACON
August 29th, 2015
Charlottetown, PE, Canada
ArtsPlace Gallery: STATION
June 14 - July 12, 2015
Annapolis Royal, NS, Canada
Anna Leonowens Gallery: MFA Thesis Exhibition
March 10 - 21, 2015
Halifax, NS, Canada
Anna Leonowens Gallery: Work in Progress/ Progress in Work
November 17 - December 1, 2014
Halifax, NS, Canada
Artists Talk: Thursday, November 27th, 2014
12pm at Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifax, NS
Lumiére Cape Breton, 2014: BEACON
September 27, 2014
Sydney, NS, Canada
For the duration of Lumiére, Michael McCormack partners with the Sydney Amateur Radio Club to develop a sound and light instal- lation in the storefront windows of the Radio Building on Charlotte Street. Using HAM Radio, this work brings together an exploration of simultaneous human and technological skill sharing through translation. The public is invited to send text messages that are then processed into audio and visual Morse-code signals, exercising an important set of skills that have shaped communicative media from early wireless writing to electronic media as we know it today.
Art Marathon Festival 2014: BEACON
August 13-17, 2014
St. John's, NL, Canada
BEACON is an extension of McCormack’s exploration of short-wave radio and it’s role as a diplomatic means of communication. For the duration of the Carnival Art Crawl, McCormack will work with HAM radio operators who translate festival participants’ live txt messagess into morse code. The morse code will illuminate Signal Hill through a synchronized lighting system, binding social media to a landscape affiliated as a historical cornerstone for unfiltered global communicative media.
Manif D'Art 2014: STATION
May 3 - June 4, 2014
Québec City, QC, Canada
STATION, presented inside the Faubourg’s elevator in Québec City, Canada, takes up the broadcasting of anti-fascist short-wave communications between Madrid and Canada from 1936 to 1939, during the Spanish Civil War. The elevator travels approximately the same distance as a single short wave on the frequency used by Canadian volunteers to transmit signals between the two countries (31.65 megacycles or 9.4786 metres). As this is the height of the floor of the building, the distance travelled provides an opportunity to replicate the temporal nature of the archival documents in the private setting of an elevator’s sound environment.
Galerie Sans Nom : INTERVALS
February 28 - April 4, 2014
Moncton, NB, Canada
Intervals is a continuation of Michael McCormack's recent explorations into the medium of shortwave radio. Using materials collected by his grandfather, a communications expert and long-time shortwave enthusiast, McCormack offers a multimedia experience of archival images and artefacts, accompanied by an octagonal synchronized lighting system covered with translucent corrugated plastic. Tying together a temporary monumental landscape with intergenerational mentorship, Station provides a listening platform for experiencing shortwave media folklore.