Jon Vaughn is a audio & visual artist, DJ, art historian, events coordinator, programmer & curator currently based in Saskatoon, Saskachewan. In May of 2004 Vaughn performed at & co-curated the electronic audio & video festival entitled Phantom Power, in North Bay, Ontario (http://www.kennedygallery.org)that/ featured artists Kero, Tomas Jirku, Max Haiven, tobias c. van Veen, Carrie Gates, Marinko Jareb aka dj <>, the Thinkbox Collective, Magali Babin & Dermot Wilson. This festival was an informal sequal to the event Digidome (http://www.digidome.ca/) held in Saskatoon, Saskachewan. In October of 2003, Vaughn released a CD with the Montreal-based label and collective, No Type. The disc was released in conjuction with a live performance at the No Type-curated Pre-rien sub-series of the Rien-a-Voir festival. The CD is entitled Front‚ and is the result of an intense three-year collaboration with Halifax-based writer/essayist/theorist, activist & audio & visual artist, Max Haiven. Front is undoubtably Vaughn’s and Haiven’s most experimental, challenging, complex and enjoyable work to date. However there is rumoured that is only the beginning of something much more terrifying to come….
In Vaughn’s past, he is has been an active instrumental improviser, painter, poet, short story writer, aspiring ufologist, no-budget horror video-maker, and even singer-songwriter. As of 2004, he now focuses on finishing a Bachelor’s in Art History from the University of Saskatchewan, practicing experimental, electroacoustic, and electronic audio composition, DJ’ing, drawing, amateur photography, the occasional improvisation usually utilizing the no-input mixing board and/or computer, enjoying tender moments with his partner, watching weird movies, collecting objects from everyday life as ‘readymade’ art pieces for future exhibitions, planning more video work about monsters and gross silly stuff & playing zombies & monsters for other people’s video or film projects, composing soundtracks for film and video artists, curating and programming for virtual and actual audio projects, emailing, reading, attempting “performance art” & dancing in the club or wherever and whenever he feels a groove move his ass.
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