Photo: Chris Myhr

Chris Myhr, installation view of Approaches to Erg, 2014. Photo courtesy of the artist.

 

Chris Myhr is captivated by the destructive power of water. In this Visual Arts News podcast, Veronica Simmonds chats with the Ontario-based artist  about his exploration of the Halifax Harbour and the ships wrecked beneath its surface. For Myhr’s Approaches to Ergpart of a larger body work, Point Line Intersection: In and Around Urban Waters—Myhr recorded the haunting deep-water sounds lurking just above these wrecks. Myhr’s multi-speaker audio installation is immersing viewers in the disorienting world of underwater sounds at the Khyber Centre for the Arts  (May 20-29, 2014).

 Photo of Chris Myhr recording by Sandy Saunders

Photo of Chris Myhr recording by Sandy Saunders

Photo: Chris Myhr

Installation detail of Chris Myhr’s Approaches to Erg, 2014. Image courtesy of the artist.