River of Rain – a short video-poem by Marlene Creates and Elizabeth Zetlin will screen at the Eastern Edge Gallery, as part of WADE IN ,a multi-site international artist-share incorporating a series of contemporary video and new media art screenings and artist-orientated workshops. www.wadeinvideo.wordpress.com. Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Nov. 15, 2014
River of Rain: A record-breaking rainstorm inundates Blast Hole Pond River, leading Newfoundland environmental artist Marlene Creates to follow the Earth’s water cycle. This video poem explores the ability of human consciousness to be in two places at once by interweaving Creates’ involuntary internal thoughts with her perceptions of the river itself.
WADE IN: Wave after wave the ocean reveals itself through both flow and time. Describing video we often turn to terms which reflect the forms and motions that occur within water; depth, purity, distortion, modulation, tearing, streaming, and snow. Similarly the collection and screening of video art and digital media is measured, streamed, blocked, and pooled. In this series 6 curators in 5 different locations select from a shared artist pool revealing the varying ways in which the moving digital image permeates our daily experience in a diverse series of screenings.
WADE IN bridges physical geographies with the flow of the digital image. Participating curators include Eva Isleifsdottir (Reykjavik), Chris Clarke (Cork), Michelle Jacques (Victoria), Zach Pearl (Toronto), and Mary MacDonald/Jason Penney (St. John’s).