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Between June 2004 and February 2005 Nigel Helyer worked as an Artist in Residence at the Paul Scherrer Institut, one of Switzerland’s largest research laboratories.  The Following is extracted from the Institut publication ‘Aktuell’.

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How might an Artist approach the Paul Scherrer Institut, which by any standards, is a complex intellectual and social organism?  My strategy, simplistic though it may seem, has been to imagine PSI as eco-system, or more specifically,...

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An Unrequited Place

Year : 1992

Exhibited. As part of the Working in Public project, John Barrett-Lennard and ArtSpace, Sydney, 1992.

Materials. Steel Bell, Performer, Radiophonic Broadcast.

Dimensions. 25m x 12m overall installation ~ performance space with Nationwide live broadcast at Midnight for 21 days.

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Notes. The Story so far…Catalogue text for Working in Public.

Field Notes from An UnRequited Space.

I found a small transistor…sometimes I get batteries as...

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The Lament

Exhibited

W.I.N.D.O.W. Gallery, Sydney as part of SoundCulture 1991.

Materials.
Form ply exterior, Zinc speaker cone with audio system and x2 channel audio loop, Viewing ports with x5 military models and video screen.

Dimensions
Entire gallery interior, frontage access only. Notes. This small city storefront gallery was architecturally modified, replacing the normal viewing space with an auditory mechanism, which presented to the street, via the open mouth of an...

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Ship to Shore

A marine sound installation for the Albert Dock, Liverpool, UK, and accompanying radio broadcasts.

Exhibited.
Albert Dock, Liverpool, UK as part of ISEA 1998.

Materials.
Marine Buoy + audio/electronics.

Dimensions.
Buoy 3m x 2m diameter.
Sonic footprint variable.
Soundtext x2 Audio Cd in random shuffle loop mode + Broadcast.

Radio Broadcast; x12 broadcasts of x5 minutes duration, stereo for bbc radio.

Notes.
A project proposal ~ Ship to Shore seeks to raise...

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Meta-Diva

Exhibited.

Nine Dragon Head Festival, Lake Teachong, Korea 2001.

Helen Lempriere Sculpture Award, Melbourne 2002.

Materials.
Aluminium, Audio and Solar electronics.

Dimensions.
Footprint variable, each unit 0.5 m dia. x 3.5 m.

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Notes.
Meta-Diva is an environmental Sound Sculpture, designed for installation in a wetlands site.  The work consists of a grouping of thirty individual units, each incorporating a solar powered digital audio ‘voice’ which...

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Everything’s Nice with American Rice

Exhibited.
Everything`s nice with American rice” was installed in Matsudai, Japan as part of the Echigo-Tsumari Trienniale 2003.

Materials.
Fermentation Laboratory, Agricultural equipment, Rice.

Dimensions.
Laboratory ~10m x 6m x 3m.

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Rice and art have a strong bond in common, both are essential to our well being, both sustain and nourish us in different ways!

The title of this project, ‘Everything’s Nice with American Rice’ is an...

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Dual-Nature (Ebb and Flow).

Exhibited.
Dual-Nature is Australia’s first solar powered, permanent Public Sound-Sculpture. It was commissioned by the City of Sydney for the Sculpture Walk and was installed in Woolloomooloo Bay, Sydney, December 1999.

Materials.
Steel, Timber, Solar and Audio electronics.

Footprint dimensions.
7m x 20m x 7m.

“Dual-Nature is my favorite Australian Public Sculpture”
Janet Holmes a Court.

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It is as if Mother Nature had overstepped her bounds and formed an alliance...

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Big Bell Beta

Exhibited.

Element #1: - Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Western Australia 1989/1990.
Element #2: - Big Bell (ghost) town, Western Australia 1989/1990.

Materials.
Element #1: - Big Bell structure; Structural Plywood, Sound cone, voice sound-text. Element #1: - Drawings; Wax and Pigment on both paper and timber panels. Element #2: - Big Bell Audio Installation; Derelict hotel, Voice synthesis units.

Dimensions.
Element #1: - Structure; 6m (dia) x 8m. Element #1: -...

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Din: Ding, Dang, Dong

Exhibited.
Permanent Public Sculpture located within the Seoul Olympic Park, South Korea. 1988.

Materials.
Bell/Crucible elements: - Corten Steel. Architectural Supports: - Structural Steel with epoxy finish. Dais & Central Table: - Grey Granite (440 m3).

Dimensions.
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).
Architectural...

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