The Cafe for Contemporary Art is just as the name implies: it’s where art, good food, and drink meet to create a harmonious environment for both art lovers, foodies, as well as coffee snobs (I mean that in the best way possible, being a coffee snob myself). In essence, the location is set up to be a self-sustaining art space. With unique in-house baked goods and promoting organic local ingredients for food, you won’t be disappointed no matter what you’re into. For the coffee and caffeine aficionados, CAFCA also sources their beans from one of the best roasters in Vancouver, 49th Parallel roasters. In case you ever get bored of the same type of coffee, if you’re lucky, every once in a while CAFCA will switch it up with random, and not-so-random beans from around the world (the most recent participants being Social, and Coava).
The exhibit that is currently in place is that of sound art – an exhibit both created and organized by Frederick Brummer. A very talented and multi-faceted individual; he deals in web development, interactive design, and also music and audio work. Sound/Proof is an extension of himself utilizing everyday instruments, remnants of audio devices and tools, as well as everyday common items in order to give birth to a number of out-of-the-box instruments sound-machines.
It is nearly impossible to explain in words what you would experience since it is a purely audible exhibit, which is why every Saturday there are live performances until the exhibit is over. The last show will be this up coming Saturday, March 5th, 2011. I strongly suggest that you check out both the show and exhibit, but if not be sure to keep tabs with CAFCA as there will be an infinite amount of unique exhibits in place in the future, both audio and visual.
Control Space has covered the first evening of the series of performances, which you can view by clicking the capture below; we will also be covering the final night of the exhibit, taking place this Saturday, March 5th, 2011.