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...
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...
Year : 1984
Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK (1984)
Section 1, Vessel elements: pit fired/blackened earthenware.
Section 2: - Pillars: wood and metal-lath armature with raw clay cladding (air dried).
Section 3: - Vessel/lamp elements: copper foil, stoneware; paraffin lights.
Overall floor Coverage: 14m x 8m (112m2)
Section 1: - Max. linear dimension 20cm (x220 elements)
Section 2: - 3.30m x 1.20m dia. at base (x2)
“The Bicentennial Perspecta” - AGNSW.
Steel, Timber, Audio electronics.
3.5m x 10m diameter.
Multi source sound sculpture constructed in Timber and Steel.
Die Melodie was a very large sound-structure (mixing a strong kinesthetic and sculptural statement with a high level of culturally located audio-texts).
In its generation the work issued more from a seedbed of ideas and interests in history (not Art...
Annandale Galleries, Sydney 1993.
Materials. Voltaic circuit in x21 Scientific Flasks, electro-magnet, Statuette of Ganesha, a Hindu deity.
Support structure, Aluminium and yacht wire, x2 Aluminium stepladders, framed objects.
Dimensions. 13m x 4.5m x 4.5m.
Notes. My approach to the sonic domain has always been informed by a Sculptor’s perspective, emphasising the experiential and phenomenological nature of sound. In this way “sound-events” are indexically...
Permanent Public Sculpture located within the Seoul Olympic Park, South Korea. 1988.
Bell/Crucible elements: - Corten Steel. Architectural Supports: - Structural Steel with epoxy finish. Dais & Central Table: - Grey Granite (440 m3).
Overall Ground Plan: - 22m x 22m.
Overall height: - 6m.
Bell/Crucibles, diameter - 3.5m (@ 3 tonnes).
Bell/Crucibles, height: - 3.5m.
Architectural Supports: - Width 7.5m (@ 3 tonnes).
Lux Gallery, London UK 2000 and Australian Centre for Photography, Melbourne 2000.
Laser cut acrylic, copper wire, electronics.
Footprint variable, individual units 0.75m x 0.6m dia.
Be nor afeared; the isle is full of noises,
Sounds and sweet airs that give delight and hurt not.
Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments
Will hum about mine ears; and sometimes voices
That, if I then had waked after long sleep,
Will make me...