Residence: Toronto, Canada
Neil Wiernik (b.1967) is an audio contortionist, radiophonic engager and digital medium specialist from Montreal, presently living and working in Toronto. He studied Film and Fine Arts at York University in the late 80s but settled for an honors degree in Anthropology/Sociology from Concordia University in 1993. He has presented his work across Canada, the United States and Europe. Neil is concerned with various types of story-telling using the art of “phonography” for expression of these recorded ideas. He uses preexisting or self-developed radio frequencies for diffusion of these projects; most recently he has been developing radio diffusion systems for multiple transmitters and receivers for use in performance and installation situations. Some of his recent exhibitions have been presented at the Finland Contemporary Museum, Gallery Struts, The Medusa complex, The Center for Art Tapes, Gallery Optica and The Medusa Complex.
Date: December 21, 2003