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This Place is No Place, 2012
Photo: Lawton Hall

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This Place is No Place

Lawton Hall - Appleton, USA

Intermedia Installation-performance

This Place is No Place is a night-long intermedia installation that creates an ever-shifting aural-visual topography of found images and mechanical sounds, using digitally-controlled vintage 35mm slide projectors to create an immersive multi-sensory experience. Three times throughout the night, Lawton Hall transforms this imaginary landscape into a dynamic musical instrument, performing alongside some of Toronto’s finest improvising musicians. Based upon the idea that “The nostalgic desires... to revisit time like space, refusing to surrender to the irreversibility of time that plagues the human condition.” (Stevlana Boym), This Place is No Place delves into the past through captured images and the noisy, mechanical processes that reinforce (or create) our collective memory.

Lawton Hall (b. 1987, United States) creates music and intermedia art that explores perception, memory, and communication.


This Place is No Place will run as an installation from 7pm Oct 5 to 7am Oct with the following exceptions: Performances using the installation as a musical instrument are scheduled to happen at: 9pm, 11pm and 1am.


NAISA Studio 252, 601 Christie St, 416

This project is indoors.