BeeWork

Bees, their social organisation and collective industry have long served as a metaphor, however anthropomorphic, for human endeavour and structured labour.

We can be as busy as a bee toiling in a hive of industry, admiring of the Queen bee from our lowly position as a Drone.  Whilst these phrases may conjure up a dystopic vision of Metropolis or Brave New World with their rigid discipline and hierarchy we stereotypically admire (in a misguided and extremely...

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Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey is a new eight channel sound installation commissioned for SiteWorks by the Bundanon Trust.  The work is installed in the music room of the old Homestead and incorporated the Steinway piano.

A short documentary video of Milk and Honey (put together by Mike Leggett) that shows the disposition of the audio actuators.

A Land of Milk and Honey from Bundanon Trust on Vimeo.

A land flowing with Milk and Honey the phrase from Exodus that describes the...

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Weeping Willow

Weeping Willow is a twelve channel audio sculpture currently on exhibition in Istanbul as part of ISEA 2011 ~ and here is a link to my individual page.

The work is presented as an interactive audio sculpture in the form of a dinner table set with twelve Willow Pattern plates.  Each plate is treated to show only a fragment of the original pattern, in such a manner that the entire set combines to form the complete image.  In turn each plate is mounted on a Solid Drive...

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VoxAura

VoxAura; The River Sings.

This is the VoxAura; The River Sings project which opened on August 4th 2011 as part of the Turku is Listening programme during the Turku 2011, European Capital of Culture.

Download the local information here.

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Visit the VoxAura Gallery

A pre-event discussion of the VoxAura Project.

Our blood has the same salinity as the Ocean, a reminder of the origin of all life on the planet and a warning that we share our well being...

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CrayVox

CrayVox is a project completed for the IASKA Space(D) Biennale on exhibition at the Fremantle Arts Centre February to March 2012.  The exhibition is now on a Australia wide tour.

Prelude.

For most of the Autumn of 2011 I was living in Cray fishing communities on the Houtman Abrohlos Islands which are situated some 60 ~ 100 km west of Geraldton in Western Australia.  The Abrohlos are the southernmost coral islands in the world and are home to a unique fishing industry...

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Bio_Logging and Under the IceCap

Bio_Logging project development.

Bio_Logging is a collaboration between Artist Dr Nigel Helyer and Dr Mary-Ann Lea of the Institue for Marine and Antarctic Studies (University of Tasmania, Hobart) which seeks to link scientific bio-logging and GIS techniques with the Artist’s interests in interactive acoustic cartography, data signification and the development of Audio-Portraits to extend the conceptual and intuitive grasp of otherwise abstract data.

The collaboration...

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Radiolarians

RadioLarians new public artwork for the Lake MacQuarie City Gallery, installed February 2011.

Radiolarians consists of two interlocked sculptures, laser cut in 6mm Corten steel. The forms, one cylindrical and the other toroidal have a strong morphological relationship to microscopic marine creatures, sharing symmetry with the structure of primitive Radiolaria, countless millions of which form the geological strata of this, the oldest continent.

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My interest in the...

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New Host_V6

Somewhat to my surprise Host has been going through manifold iterations.  Ironically the work has now been show in various forms at six international venues but has never been exhibited in Australia ~ oh well, see what you have been missing!

There are technical details on the original Host page so here is a little story to accompany some new images of Host at the science Gallery of Trinity College Dublin, Eire as part of Visceral the 10th anniversary exhibition of the...

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Law of the Tongue

The Law of the Tongue ~ or the Sonic Whale.

He who fights the monster should be careful lest he thereby becomes a monster.  And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze into thee.

Frederick Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil.

The Sea and superstition go hand in hand. For centuries sailors unwittingly sensing the song of the Whale through their wooden hulled ships thought them Ghosts of the deep and despite the thousands of close encounters in the Whale hunt...

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VoxAEther

VoxAEther has recently been on exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane and as part of the Asian Art Biennale at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan.  The work consists of four laser cut sculptural forms based upon the morphology and symmetry of microscopic Radiolaria, countless billions of which live in our oceans.  At their nucleus each work contains Theremin electronics activated by the radial antennae that encircle the objects.

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3D model, Cylinder...

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