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A Dissimulation of Birds

Our capacity to communicate, and more so our ability to sing is directly related to our intimate evolutionary relationship with the acoustic genius of birds. Our species has internalised and evolved the trills and warbles of birdsong to form language and music.

A Dissimulation of Birds pays homage to the virtuosity of our feathered friends and playfully manipulates sonic mimicry, human on bird and bird on human. 

Twelve small wooden bird houses are installed at the...

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BioPods_V2 The Nebuchadnezzar Suite

BioPods_V2; The Nebuchadnezzar Suite is the second contribution from the Where Science Meets Art ARC project to the Bundanon Trust SiteWorks programme.  The thematic for Siteworks 2015 is Feral and the three Biomorphic sculptures can be considered as Biology turned feral as Sculpture or naturally Sculpure turned feral as Biology.

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The works on the hill at Riversdale

Each of the works is designed to be inhabited, standing, sitting and laying down and each form is...

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NomansLanding

The NomansLanding project is created by five international artists; Robyn Backen (Australia) Andre Dekker (Netherlands) Graham Eatough (Scotland) Nigel Helyer (Australia) and Jennifer Turpin (Australia)  and jointly developed by Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, Glasgow Life and Urbane Künste Germany, Nomanslanding made its debut at Darling Harbour in April 2015, and later featured at the Ruhrtrienniale 2015 in Germany. In 2017 the project made its final appearance at...

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BioPod

The BioPods project was developed for the Bundanon Trust annual Siteworks 2014 festival but is also the debut project of When Art meets Science a three year ARC (Australian Research Council) project conducted between the artist and cultural and environmental researchers at Macquarie University; with The Bundanon Trust and the Australia Council for the Arts as partners.  Read a synopsis of the ARC project below.

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Preparing the new jetty.

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The BioPod ashore waiting to...

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Architecture for Bees; Bees for Architecture

Architecture for Bees and Bees for Architecture is a three day workshop at the Kaisanemi Botanical Gardens, Helsinki, Finland offered by Australian artist Dr. Nigel Helyer as part of the ongoing Melliferopolis urban bee project.

Architecture for Bees and Bees for Architecture is a project that considers the architectural capacities and potentials of colonial bees and the ways in which we can interact in the hive on inter-species co-creation of sculptural forms.

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Bristle

Bristle is a recent public art project commissioned by Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia which was installed in early 2014.

Bristle is passive kinetic sculpture driven by the elements and is inspired by biological structures, in particular the crystalline forms of microscopic organisms such as Diatoms and Radiolaria.

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Bristle on-site

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Inititial render of Bristle project

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Concept sketch

The work has a radial structure with a symmetry of six and is locked...

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Breathless; Take a Deep Breath

Take a Deep Breath; Breathless

My creative practice is increasingly focussed upon bringing together the physical and ecological environments together with our social and cultural contexts.

Using the media of multichannel sound installation; data sonification and sonic cartography these hybrid works are designed to create new forms of sonic space in which it is possible to experience, examine and reflect upon the complexities and consequences of our interactions in an...

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WYSSA - All my love darling

WYSSA ~ All my love darling!

WYSSA ~ All my love darling! is a work that combines vocal texts derived from the ANARE (Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition)
Telecommunications Code Books and combined with Bio_logging data collected from Southern Elephant Seals diving under the Ice shelves and on long Southern Ocean Transits.

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The ANARES WYSSA teletype morse code words formed a compressed lexicon that allowed Antarctic expeditioners to communicate with their...

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Songs from the UnderWorld

My practice is increasingly focussed upon bringing together the physical and ecological environment together with our social and cultural contexts. Using the media of multichannel sound installation; data-sonification and sonic-cartography these hybrid works are designed to create new forms of sonic space in which it is possible to experience, examine and reflect upon the complexities and consequences of our interactions in an increasingly chaotic world.

Songs from the...

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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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