The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art is pleased to present Nightmare Inductions, an art installation and exhibition guiding participants through a meditative experience unique to each viewer. Through sound, light projection, and photograph, Noxious Sector artist collective will induce an altered mental state where imagination meets perception.

Nightmare Inductions, taking place in the Alternator’s gallery, invites willing participants to lie down on mats, put on headphones, and to slip into an altered state specific to a common nightmare. Projection will be used to stimulate brainwave patterns unique to the nightmare, and photos will be presented in assisting the effects.

Outside of the gallery, through a psychic and multimedia exploration, Noxious Sector will reevaluate what it means to loiter, haunt, and occupy. Banners, flags, and labels positioned in Kelowna will declare who is haunting the area, and when.

Noxious Sector is an ongoing collaborative endeavor by Canadian artists Ted Hiebert, Doug Jarvis, and Jackson 2Bears, dedicated to the exploration of alternative cognitive function, the paranormal and the absurd. Conceived as a formalized forum for informal inquiry, Noxious Sector projects take the form of perdormances, curatorial initiatives, and artistic collaborations. Their endeavors have taken place Canada-wide and internationally. Both Haunting Kelowna and Nightmare Inductions are projects that have been refined and explored in other locations. Their past hauntings have involved surveillance (by camera and otherwise) of alleys, streets, and, on one occasion, Stephen Harper.

The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art welcomes you to visit our space between June 7th and July 20th to view the exhibition. Please join us for an opening reception on Friday, June 7th and an artist talk on Saturday June 8th, at 3pm. Both events will take place at The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art and are free to the public.

The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art is an artist-run centre located in Kelowna at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue. The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art is a registered non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the development of the creative community. Since 1989, the Alternator has shown the work of emerging Canadian artists, focused on innovative and non-traditional mediums engaged in social and cultural issues.

Attn Editors: For more information, images, or to schedule an interview please call Lorna McParland (Director) at 250-868-2298.

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