TAG: environmental project
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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Leaven

Exhibited.

The Palmhouse, Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney 1999.

Materials.
Ceramic, Sourdough, Zinc, Timber, Audio electronics.

Dimensions.
Footprint 19m x 7m x 3m.

Notes. A botanical garden puts down its roots towards Eden, a small part of paradise planted on ground with a fair claim to being Eden itself. The garden is in effect a confluence of nature and our interpretation and construction of nature. The garden also boasts a subtle array of means to coax, to nurture...

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La Zona del Silencio

La Zona Del Silencio, co-produced with Tony McGregor of ABC Radio, Sydney.

Exhibited.
1. Mapimi Desert and Insurgentes Metro, Mexico City, October 12th 1992.
2. The Biennale of Sydney, 1992/3.
3. ABC Radio (x2 broadcasts, “La Zona” and “La Campana”) February 1993.

Materials. 1. Ships Bell and Radio Transmitter.
2. Mixed media Sound Installation.
3. Radio Broadcast + Audiotape publication.

Dimensions.
1. Theoretically infinite.
2. Overall installation 8m x 9m.
3. x2...

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Haiku

Exhibited.

Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney 2003.

Materials.
Stainless steel, Aluminium, Audio and Solar electronics.

Dimensions.
Footprint variable, each unit 300m dia. x 3.5m.

Notes.
Haiku is a multi-part solar-powered environmental sound sculpture that distributes a series of traditional Japanese poems via miniature digital audio storage units operated by solar timers.  Haiku is illustrated whilst installed at Boutwell-Draper Galley, Sydney as part of the ‘Gone to...

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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.

Notes. image

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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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Silent Forest

A multi-source sound installation in two parts + accompanying radio broadcast.

Exhibited.
San Francisco Art Institute as part of SoundCulture 96.
National Gallery of Victoria in Contempora 5 (Now in NGV Collection).

Materials.
Siren section (x4 suspended units) Aluminium, perforated zinc, rigging wire, audio electronics.

Dimensions.
Siren units ~ 4m diameter x 0.5m horn diameter.

Installation.
Footprint ~ 19m x 13m x 7m.

Soundtext.
x4 identical units @ 74 minutes...

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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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Chant

Materials
Bronze, wood, audio electronics, FM radio network.

Dimensions
Each unit 300mm x 300mm X 1500mm
Footprint 3,500mmm x 2,500mm

The essence of al beings is earth,
The essence of earth is water,
The essence of water are plants,
The essence of plants is man,
The essence of man is speech,
The essence of speech is sacred knowledge,
The essence of sacred knowledge is word and sound,
The essence of word and sound is OM

From the Upanishads

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