Land|Slide: Possible Futures Opens Today at Markham Museum
CONCERT FOR CAR HORNS one day only at Land|Slide: Possible Futures
Opening today, Land|Slide: Possible Futures is a large-scale art intervention featuring 30 local and international artists at the Markham Museum.
As a remarkable one-off performance for Land|Slide's public launch, artist IAIN BAXTER& will recruit an orchestra of cars and trucks to 'play' his Concert for Car Horns, an homage to Ant Farm - the brilliant, radical art collective from San Francisco - by staging his version of their legendary CARMen: a symphony for cars. Windshield wipers, doors,horns, alarms, seat belts and ignitions take part in a special piece of music performed only twice, on Saturday, Sep 21, at 4PM and 7PM.
From the creative curatorial team behind The Leona Drive Project and the 2012 Nuit Blanche Museum for the End of the World (City Hall zone) Land|Slide transforms the Markham Museum, including its 30 historic buildings from the 1850s-1930s to create a fascinating backdrop against which artists explore and reinterpret some of the most pressing issues facing Canadians today: how to balance ecology and economy, farming and development, history and diversity.