William Robinson

Jul 14 - Aug 25, 2017

For his first solo exhibition in Ontario, William Robinson will present a new body of work. The multidisciplinary installation will investigate, translate, and interpret a patchwork quilt made by Robinson’s maternal Great-Great Grandmother.

The installation will be built around a vocal composition that translates the quilt into music. The installation will manifest as a multimedia piece that includes documentation of the vocal composition being performed, printed matter works, and sculptural work that create a conceptual historical narrative of the quilt itself.

William Robinson lives and works in Halifax NS. His practice includes a variety of media such as site-specific installation, performance, musical composition, sculpture and printed matter. Robinson’s on going research explores how sound and music can explicate social and historical narratives resting dormant with in particular sites, built environments and cultural ephemera. Robinson is a recipient of a Canada Council for the Arts Audio Research Grant (2016) and was short-listed for the 2016 Sobey Art Award.