Associated Artists
Steve Heimbecker
Sonic Youth
  Send + Receive
Festival 1998 - 2008
  Winnipeg Canada
send + receive is an international festival that advances the discipline of sound art, and is one of the few annual media arts festivals in North America focusing exclusively on sound-based work. It has become an invaluable opportunity for showcasing the innovative work of Manitoban, Canadian and international artists. send + receive addresses the need for a critical and intimate platform for audio based art. With feedback from the public, collaborating arts groups, and artists, send + receive meets the creative and technical needs of professional artists. send + receive began in 1998 as a project of Video Pool Media Arts Centre in response to new modes of creation and distribution emerging from technological developments in communications and audio/music industries. In 2001, due to an increase in interest for the event by local, national and international communities, send + receive became an incorporated entity, further enabling growth in creative and critical programming. Though the central activity of send + receive is an annual week-long event focused on sound: its production, its applications, its meanings, and its theories of production and reception, it also co-presents screenings, installations, curatorial projects and performances throughout the year. Aware that Winnipeg is situated in relative cultural and geographical isolation, send + receive develops programs that address this context through critical and technological investigations. Accessed 12.08.2009 from
Bibliographic Refs Heimbecker 2008,
Funder Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage, Winnipeg Arts Council