Gary James Joynes (aka Clinker) - Creating for Yourself

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Why make art?

Angelo sits down with audio-visual pioneer and experimental artist Gary James Joynes (aka Clinker) in this episode of the Something Else Podcast and dives deep in to the creative process, including:

  • Why and how Gary sees himself as a visual or audio artist first

  • What’s the difference between fine art and commercial art

  • Curiosity as the force that drives Gary

  • Why it’s critical to create for yourself more than anyone else

  • What makes the work worth trying to succeed

  • Who’s the most imporant person to make your art for

  • What’s the drive behind making art

  • Why the creative process in so precious

  • Gary’s top secret next project

Full Audio Below

Gary's Bio and Links

Gary James Joynes (aka Clinker) is an award-winning sound and visual artist that has been active in the international live audio-visual and experimental music performance community for many years. He blends the beauty and physicality of sounds auditory and visual elements in Live Cinema AV performances and in rigorous and emotional photo and video installation works.
The most recent chapter in Joynes’ audio-visual catalog presented a new large-scale solo installation work entitled Broken Sound at dc3 Art Projects in May of 2015. Broken Sound was awarded the 2016 Eldon & Ann Foote Edmonton Visual Arts prize for best solo art show of 2015. His previous solo show entitled Topographic Sound at dc3 in early 2013 showed his critically acclaimed work Ouroboros which had its large-scale premiere as a featured work in City Hall at the inaugural Nuit Blanche Edmonton Festival in September 2015.

Recent Live Cinema performances include 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. 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, Clinker 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).