The free performance, which will be broadcast on the Facebook Live platform on Thursday April 29 at 8:30 p.m., will showcase an artist known for finding the extraordinary in the ordinary.
Castonguay is acclaimed for being “playful, practical and organic,” says her website, and she is known for taking the small machines in our everyday lives and finding the almost imperceptible noises that they make — both when they’re working properly, and when they’re not.
The news release announcing the special show describes the performance as one born out of isolation and quarantine.
“Confined to her workshop, Castonguay manufactures audiovisual gadgets from electronic components that are readily available to her,” reads the release. “During her performance, she captures the sounds — sometimes surprising, sometimes melodic — that emerge from these improvised instruments, so as to question the materiality of our technological universe and its unexplored possibilities.”
La Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario (GNO) is an artist-run centre that brings together Francophone visual artists working in contemporary art in Ontario.