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Zephyr II

Zephyr ~ an Æolian kinetic sculpture for the Geraldton foreshore.

Methinks, it should have been impossible Not to love all things in a World like this, Where e’en the Breezes of the simple Air Possess the power and Spirit of Melody!

Coleridge, The Æolian Harp.

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Zephyr is playfully named after Zephyrus the Greek god of the gentle west wind ~ a light air that bought spring to the classical world. Despite being described as Mediterranean our climate is considerably...

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Sculpture in the Vineyards

A new work “Transformer” has been installed at the UnderCliff Vineyard in Wollembi alongside “Spinner” which remains in-situ from last year.

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My approach to the sonic domain has always been informed by a Sculptor’s perspective which emphasises the experiential nature of sounds, linking them to the dynamic, material events that produce them and situating them within the environments that contain and propagate them.

“Transformer” would appear to...

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WA Marine Facility ~ Ondes

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This commission for a new Marine facility at Henderson WA has recently been completed.  The work is comprised of three elements, a Video-projection work, a series of interactive biomorphic sculptures and an outdoor kinetic work, consisting of six counter-balanced needles which interact with the wind.

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Three years on, the landscaping has matured and the kinetic work is as installed.

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View from the lounge of the Marine Centre.

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Laser cut...

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AudioMaze

Listen to this space (well a space in Western Australia). 

AudioMaze is an interactive project for the new exhibition space at the WA Blind and Guide-Dog AssociationA development of the “Talking Stick” project commissioned by the “Exploratorium” Museum of Science and Human Perception” in San Francisco, AudioMaze presents the sonic experience of an imagioned architectural space.  Visitors may interact with the soundscape by using ‘sonic wands’.

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The Wireless House

The Wireless House is a public art project commissioned by the City of Sydney as part of the Glebe Point Road upgrade.  The wireless House is located in Foley park at the intersection of Glebe Point Road and Pyrmont Bridge road and has an interesting history.

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and while you are at it…listen into some audio fragments that make up the huge oral history archive that the Wireless House plays ~ a mix of archival radio and community oral history.

Perhaps...

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Factory Spirit.

Factory Spirit was a miniature public sculpture installed in the boundary wall of a major Buddhist Temple in Chiang Mai (Northern Thailand as part of the Chiang Mai Social Installation Festival 1993.

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Chiang Mai 1993 Steel, Glass, model figurines and vehicles. 350mm x 250mm x 350mm x2 units.

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This miniature public sculpture consisted of two factory/showrooms installed in the niches of the boundary wall of a large Buddhist Temple in the centre of Chiang...

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Swarm

‘Swarm’ is the latest development of a series of interactive ‘Theremin’ based sound sculptures (see ‘Ariel’, ‘Caliban’s Children’ and ‘Quint de Loup’).  ‘Swarm’ is concieved to operate out-doors and is the first of the series to be solar powered ~ the work is installed in the Werribbe Mansion Park as part of the Herlen Lermpriere Sculpture Award.

imageSwarm 2005 stainless steel, acrylic, audio electronics, steel rigging cable

Footprint = 8,000 cm x 8,000 cm x 3,500 cm X10...

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Spinner

Spinner was created for the McClelland Scuplture Park (near Melbourne, Victoria) as part of the Sculpture Award 2005.  It is currently installed as part of Sculpture in the Vineyards at Wollembi, New South Wales.

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Spinner is a crystalline form with a symmetry of six and is designed as a passive kinetic work (i.e. it can be rolled on its axis).

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The form is locked together by tension cables acting against a central compression tube, that also supports a hundred ‘fans’...

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Lotus

“Lotus” is a recent commission for an environmental audio sculpture that is moored in the lake at ECU’s Joondalup campus.

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Lotus on-site and talking poetry ~ November 2006

“Lotus” is a development of my previous solar powered environmental audio works and is directly based upon the functional components of “Haiku” but here deployed within a space-frame that acts as a floating sub-structure for deployment in the lake at Joondalup.  Floating...

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KellerRadioActive at IASKA

KelleRadioActive ~ IASKA (October ~ December 2005).

The history of broadcast media and communications technology have developed at an alarming pace over the last century and it is easy to forget the central role that radio has played in rural Australian communities, both as a form of entertainment and as a vital link.

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A few audio file fragments from the automatic radio station.

The residency at The International Art Space Kellerberrin...

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