Timed Images (1972-1973) was a multi-part photo and video composition by acclaimed Canadian artist Michael Snow (1928-2023). It was conceived for, and installed in Macknezie Chown Complex, then known as the Academic Staging Building.
Using analog photography and emerging video photography, Snow created an immersive and interactive experience for people in the University. Snow developed his concept in collaboration with the building’s architect, Raymond Moriyama.
Snow was a widely acclaimed Canadian artist. His many honours included Officer of the Order of Canada (1981), Governor General’s Award in Media Arts (2000), the Gershon Iskowitz Prize (2011) and an honourary Doctor of Law degree from Brock University (1974). He is also known for his Canada geese sculpture, Flight Stop (1979), that hangs in Toronto’s Eaton Centre and his piece The Audience (1989) on the exterior of the SkyDome (now called the Rogers Centre).
Only a few part of Snow’s Timed Images remain in place today at Brock. To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of its installation and to mark the passing of the artist in January 2023, we have recorded an audio walking tour of Snow’s work with researcher Lesley Bell. Listen to the tour online or in your favourite podcast app and view the accompanying images below as you listen.
Photos provided by Lesley Bell and used with permission.
Acclaimed artist Michael Snow remembered with campus art (Brock News, Jan. 13, 2023)
Celebrated Canadian artist Michael Snow’s contribution to Brock revisited in new documentary (Brock News, Aug. 18, 2021)
Michael Snow’s work featured at MIWSFPA (Brock News, Sept. 27, 2018)
Robert Arn, Form and Sense of Video. artscanada October 1973.
Getting Lost in Mackenzie Chown Complex with Lesley Bell. Foreword. Series 4 Episode 9. Podcast. (April 24, 2023)