TAG: environmental project
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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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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Padme

Views of the Padme Installation at MacQuarie University 2010.

Padme is a solar powered digital audio floating sculpture that is activated by wave motion and by water birds nudging the antennae-like motion sensing ‘whiskers’ that radiate from the work.

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A short radio interview about the installation.

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A favourite with the wildlife.

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Slight movement activated a chorus of insect audio files.

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Padme (Nelumbo nucifera), the sacred lotus, is an aquatic plant that...

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EcoLocated

M.A.R.I.N. made its debut at ISEA2009 Belfast in August 2009. This first expedition, the “Irish Sea EcoLocated Residency”, focused upon Littoral cultures: how marine ecologies close to human settlements are perceived by scientists and local communities, and how our art & science research team will introduce new cultural strategies to interlace them.

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The MARIN vessel in Belfast harbour.

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This first collaborative residency aboard the MARIN craft,...

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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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Run Silent Run Deep

Nigel has recently been an Artist in Residence at The Marine Mammal Laboratory (Tropical Marine Science Institute) of the National University of Singapore; developing a project for ISEA2008 exhibited at the National Museum of Singapore, July ~ August 2008.

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Interactive audio cartography, driving a 12.2 immersive speaker rig.

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Hydrophone location - Floating fish farm near Palau Ubin

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Interface map

Short indicative mix, the project has thousands of...

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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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Syren for Port Jackson

Syren for Port Jackson has recently plied the waters of Sydney Harbour, delivering a unique location sensitive, immersive audio experience aboard the M.V. Regal.

The Syren project is part of the AudioNomad R+D project ~ a collaboration between the Artist Nigel Helyer and the Scientists Daniel Woo and Chris Rizos of the University of New South Wales.

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The Regal approaching Darling Harbour.

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Narrative treatments

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