Clinker Live Performance 2023

Clinker Live Performance 2023


Gary James Joynes, also known as Clinker, is an award-winning visual and sound artist based in Edmonton, Canada. He blends the beauty and physicality of sound’s auditory and visual elements in rigorous and emotional installation works, and in Live Cinema AV performances. Joynes’ innovative and thought-provoking works have earned international recognition, with exhibitions and performances held at renowned art galleries and festivals worldwide. His artistic practice invites audiences to experience the profound beauty of the unseen and to encourage a slowed and attentive state in viewers-to have them interrupt busy-ness for prolonged moments of being-ness.


Through the convergence of analog and digital technologies, Joynes crafts intricate audiovisual compositions that push the boundaries of perception and sensory experience. His works often involve the transformation of audio signals into kinetic video sculptures and fine art photographic works, unraveling the hidden beauty and emotional potential of sound. His installations delve into the relationship between sound and physical matter, offering an enthralling glimpse into the interconnectedness of the senses. His most recent large-scale work entitled Sonic Suns expands on his cymatics-based works revealing a new artistic vocabulary using liquids and the visualization of sound wave movement through projected light.


Joynes’ previous body of work includes his most celebrated installation Broken Sound which was awarded the prestigious 2016 Eldon & Ann Foote Edmonton Visual Arts prize for best solo art exhibition of 2015. His 2013 exhibition entitled Topographic Sound showcased another critically acclaimed work Ouroboros which had its massive-scale presentation as the featured work in City Hall at the inaugural Nuit Blanche Edmonton Festival in September 2015. His work has been featured in Canadian Art magazine and is included in numerous private and public collections across Canada and the USA.


Collaboration, also a major focus of his practice continues to see Joynes composing, scoring and performing sound and music for various avant-garde filmmakers and contemporary dance companies. Most recently he has enjoyed working with dancers Brian Webb and Robin Poitras (C.M.), media artists Dr. Brad Necyk and aAron Munson and musician Dr. Deepak Paramashivan to name a few.


Recent Live Cinema performances include the ARTS, CULTURE, and DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION SUMMIT (Banff Centre), MYSTERIES OF THE DEEP (New York), DAT CONFERENCE (Missoula), ELEKTRA16 (Montreal), INDUSTRY BRUNCH (Detroit / Chicago), CMKY (Boulder, USA), New Forms 14 (Vancouver), MUTEK_IMG (Montreal), SoundsLike (Saskatoon), Koffler Centre (Toronto), Electric Fields (Ottawa), Roulette Mixology Festival (New York), Soundasaurus (Calgary), and MUTEK_10 (Montreal).


Clinker’s Live Cinema work ON THE OTHER SIDE… was commissioned by the 2008 International Leonard Cohen Festival and toured internationally. A film score for the National Film Board of Canada’s award-winning feature documentary DIRT was composed by Clinker and premiered at the Vancouver DOXA Festival in May 2008 and has since been included in the archives of the USA Library of Congress. He was selected to open the Montreal MUTEK Festival 8th. Edition with his 2007 Live Cinema performance work PROVODY. Clinker’s full-length audio work entitled ON THE OTHER SIDE… (FOR L. COHEN) was released to critical acclaim on the Los Angeles Sound Art Label DRAGON’S EYE RECORDINGS in January of 2009. Through the Fall/Winter of 2009, Joynes was an artist in residence at THE BANFF CENTRE of the Arts, advancing new ideas in visual sound and music which has now become known as the Frequency Painting Series.


Previous years have seen Clinker’s sound and video work performed and exhibited in Canada and internationally in festivals and events including the KOFFLER CENTRE (Toronto), THE BANFF CENTRE, ELECTRIC FIELDS (Ottawa), MOUNTAIN COMPUTER MUSIC FESTIVAL (Montana), ROULETTE MIXOLOGY FESTIVAL (New York), SOUNDASAURUS 1 & 2 (Calgary), MUTEK_10 FESTIVAL (Montreal), SOUNDFJORD RE/FLUX SUBLIMATED LANDSCAPE / SONIC TOPOLOGY @ ICA LONDON(London, UK), EMMEDIA SONIC BOOM 2009 (Calgary), THE BANFF CENTRE – INTERACTIVE SCREEN (2008 & 2007 editions), 2008 LEONARD COHEN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, TANZSTARTKLAR FESTIVAL 2008 (Graz, Austria), NEW FORMS FESTIVAL 2007 & 2003 (Vancouver), SPRAWL – INTERPLAY_4 FESTIVAL 2007 (Amsterdam, Dublin, London, Bristol), SEA OF SOUND FESTIVAL 2005 (The Works – Edmonton), MUTEK LE PLACARD FESTIVAL 2005 (Montreal), and STANDART 2003 (Madrid, Spain).


Gary James Joynes - Promo Photo 2023

Gary James Joynes – Promo Photo 2023