St. Lawrence Music & Digital Media students ‘interact’ with downtown installation for ‘Action Learning’
Students from the St. Lawrence College Music & Digital Media Program took part in a hands-on arts field trip on Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. The second-year Integrated Arts/Installations class moved to downtown Kingston to visit Impulse, an experiential installation that involves sitting on seesaws to activate sounds and lights.
Students in the Music & Digital Media program explore diverse subjects, ranging from traditional music studies to digital media, audio engineering and audio production, sound design, musical composition for visual media, video production, ensemble work, arts installations, and multiple integrated arts courses. Gaining a diverse skill set places them in a positive position for future careers in a world that increasingly demands that new employees enter the work world with multiple talents.
The field trip was a mandatory visit for second- year students in the Integrated Arts/Installations course. The goal was to help inspire them in the development of their own culminating arts installations that will be publicly exhibited in April. Past showcases are accessible on the St. Lawrence College Music & Digital Media YouTube channel, where the upcoming Spring Showcase in April will be featured in the future.
As part of the trip, the students from SLC’s Music & Digital Media class took their own photos of the experience. All of the photos above were taken by those students. Impulse is the creation of Canadian design firms Lateral Office and CS Design.
Mark Aidan Bergin is a Kingston-based photographer, writer, and educator. He is currently a professor at St. Lawrence College, and his works have been published throughout Kingston and Frontenac County, across the province and country, and around the world. His ‘Street Ballerinas Performance Art‘ project is well-known locally for featuring local professional ballerinas juxtaposed against some of Kingston’s most iconic and unique backdrops.