TAG: environmental project
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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AudioNomad + Syren

The Audio Nomad project is an exciting new development in Australian Research and Development that combines the skills and talents of Artists with those of Scientists in an imaginative collaboration that is developing technologies to support and deliver creative public sound-art events.  Our specific interests are in location sensitive, mobile audio systems that generate immersive sound experiences.  Our approach is to mould our research and development around the real...

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LifeBoat

“LifeBoat” is a prosaic title indicating both the physical reality (the project is contained within a fully weatherproofed ship’s lifeboat) and somewhat more conceptually, as the lifeboat has become home to a Biotechnology lab; a home to the processes of life itself.  On a metaphorical level, this project is designed to deal with concepts of sustainability, survival and notions of biological, cultural and ideological re-generation, and naturally its obverse, the...

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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 Transit of Venus

A collaborative project with Simo Alitalo.

Exhibited. Nykytaiteen Museo, Helsinki (Kiasma) 1999. Auckland City Art Gallery 1999.
And as radio broadcast for YLE Finland and ABC Australia.

Materials. Multi Channel 3D audio system, Underwater audio system, Life-rafts, Hydrophones.

Dimensions. Installation footprint 12m x 12m x 3.5m

Notes. The Transit of Venus is a major project proposed in the form of a series of International exhibitions, broadcasts and Interactive...

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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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