A small-scale model of CKCK, the television station depicted in George Sprott. Model by Seth.
In what promises to be one of the top visual arts events of the season in Metro Vancouver, Omnis Temporalis opens this week at Richmond Art Gallery.
The new, multi-media work, which runs from April 8 – June 25, is based on George Sprott: 1894-1975, by Guelph artist Seth. Vancouver musician/composer Mark Haney has written and recorded a full album’s worth of material inspired by the graphic novella. Seth himself has designed an immersive installation, which includes an entire cartoon space devoted to the construction of a television station that is the setting for much of the story, including a large-scale 3D cardboard model of the station, and drawings and enlargements from the book itself.
As well, eight live performances are scheduled during the exhibits run. These performances feature actors as characters from the book and live performances of Haney’s compositions by a group of musicians, including the composer.
Opening this week – a cartoonist’s work comes to musical life in new collaboration