SoundGarden is an annual audio-visual installation in Roberts Creek, BC, by Nicolas Teichrob and Giorgio Magnanensi. Utilizing multiple projectors, embedded sounds, along with live and interactive audio and video components, SoundGarden transposes a familiar forested creek environment to an unpredictable and stunningly beautiful synesthetic experience at night. Launched in 2015, the 2016 shows included the new multimedia print series Spun Spectra by adding back-lit prints and holograms to the experience. In 2018 we moved Sound Garden to Tofino, BC and presented at the Tofino Botanical Gardens. Tofino and Ucluelet will be the ongoing home of Sound Garden in future years.
This is one of the most fun art projects and events of the summer for me to host and am delighted to continue doing projection installations into the future as far as I can see.
Here is a SoundGarden video summary from 2016 and some comments below.
“Quite simply, the soundgarden was magical. Giorgio and Nic animated a familiar moon-kissed forest stream nook into a hallucinatory theatre of perception. Carefully choreographed, immersive, interactive, contemplative, and generous, the work playfully encouraged us to unexpected places. What more can one ask of a work of art?” – Matthew Talbot-Kelly
“I loved the smell of the cedar and other wood, the music echoing the feel and sound of the forest and stream, and the imagery based on spider-web prisms. Thank you for allowing us access to your land for our visual and auditory delight!” – Janice Williams
“My wife and I attended an event by Giorgio Magnanensi with Nicolas Teichrob called Sound Garden this past weekend and would like to extend our appreciation for this taking place. As Sunshine Coast residents and professional artists it was most inspiring to be taken away from the Bricks and Mortar approach to art expression and be transported intoa wonderfully selected and orchestrated location where the experience of the musical and visual art was seamlessly intertwined with the amazing canvas that nature provided.
The benefits to the Sunshine Coast for this type of weekend event are varied and many, but for us specifically, it is assurance that interesting contemporary expression of the arts is being demonstrated at a very high level. This event breathes life into all aspects of creative expressions on the Sunshine Coast, promotes exploration, demonstrates positive creative leadership and fosters better understanding of why we live and culturally develop here on the West Coast. Sound Garden also has the cool factor that will be talked about off the coast and around the world…in fact, we were just sharing the experience along with pictures with family and friends in Europe, and this makes us look like we live in a culturally rich and developing environment.
Thank you for helping realize this, and we very much hope this event format may be considered for future years, as it is sure to be a continued success.” – Lee and Bon Roberts, Goldmoss Gallery