TAG: interactive new media
Swarm

‘Swarm’ is the latest development of a series of interactive ‘Theremin’ based sound sculptures (see ‘Ariel’, ‘Caliban’s Children’ and ‘Quint de Loup’).  ‘Swarm’ is concieved to operate out-doors and is the first of the series to be solar powered ~ the work is installed in the Werribbe Mansion Park as part of the Herlen Lermpriere Sculpture Award.

imageSwarm 2005 stainless steel, acrylic, audio electronics, steel rigging cable

Footprint = 8,000 cm x 8,000 cm x 3,500 cm X10...

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What Survives

WHAT SURVIVES: SONIC RESIDUES IN BREATHING BUILDINGS

March 2006 at The Performance Space ~ Curator, Gail Priest.

Consisting of three major gallery-based sound installations and a program of commissioned works for two sound stations in the building, What Survives explores the real and imagined remnants of human presence in architecture.

The structures we build bear silent witness to human behaviour—what have the walls, beams and girders absorbed and what sonic secrets...

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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.

  KRA WGrasshopper by DrSonique

  KRA WSpider drink by...

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Magnus Opus

Monsanto may have stolen the Native Medicines

Novalis may own your cell-line

and Microsoft may have locked up all the picture archives.

But we’ve got your number!

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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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Theorem

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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Proposals

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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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