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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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Sonic Landscapes

From June 1999 until September 2001 Nigel Helyer worked as an Artist in Residence at Lake Technology in Sydney, http://www.lake.com developing the Sonic Landscapes Virtual Audio Reality system. The project was funded for the first twelve months by the New Media Board of the Australia Council for the Arts under its Art and Industry partnerships category.

The salient feature of the Sonic Landscapes project waqs the juxtaposition of a fictive (but very convincing) 3D...

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Siren Song

Exhibited
Installation form ~ Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1992.
Radio Broadcast component ~ 120 minutes Opera for ABC Radio.

Materials.
Perforated Zincalum, Steel, Wire rigging, Audio electronics.

Dimensions.
Each unit 2.5m x 2.5m (diameter).

Broadcast Structure.
Text generated with interactive text programme. Human Vocals with synthetic orchestration.

Duration.
120 minutes.

Notes. Siren Song was exhibited at the State Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney)...

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Seed

Exhibited.

Arizona State University 2002.

Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth 2002.

Stanford University Gallery 2003.

Boutwell Draper Gallety, Sydney 2003.

Materials.
Timber, Carpet and Prayer Mats, Facsimile Landmine and Mine detectors, Audio electronics x16 channel, projection.

Dimensions.
19m x 10m x 4m.

Notes.
In English we speak of mines sown in fields or laid somewhat akin to an egg, or perhaps a cunningly laid trap. This is a domestic and agricultural lexicon whose...

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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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Re-Entry Vehicle; Natural Science in the Spirit World

Exhibited.

Spectro Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, U.K. 1982.

Materials.

Section 1.
Circle: Pigmented sand; carbonised wood; pit fired earthenware vessels (x8) (35cm dia); carbonised grain; seabird skulls/bones; metal blades; Polaroid photograph.Section 2. Canoe: Steel and Weldmesh framework; clay; straw; steel wire; glass and mirror fragments (x8); Polaroids and associated negative waste; strip lights 40w. (x8).

Section 3
Tents: Wood; bitumen paper; bitumen paint; steel...

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Naughty Apartment

Exhibited.
RMIT project Gallery, Melbourne 2003 as part of “House of the Future”
+ The Moores Building Fremantle as part of the Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth 2004.
+ The Performance Space as part of “What Survives” 2006.

Medium.
Interactive Sound-Sculpture – plastics, metal and audio-electronics.

Notes ~ Fictionalising Fiction!.

In the beginning;
As a thirteen year old lad I was once left to kick my heels for the day in central London, along with a couple of...

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Mute in TalkTown; the sweet warm breath of science

Exhibited.

The Performance Space, Sydney, 1990.

Materials .
Element #1: - Sax/Motor; Steel, Structural plywood, Flame manifold, Audio equipment.
Element #2: - Laboratory structures (x2); Aluminium, Glass, Bunsen burners, Honey, Gyroscope, Tuning fork, Projection lamps.
Element #3: - Top structures; Aluminium, Motors, Spinning tops, Power supply.

Dimensions.
Element #1: - 3.5m (dia) x 10m.
Element #2: - 2m x 0.5m x 0.3m.
Element #3: - 2m x 2m x 0.5m.

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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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Metamorphoses

Exhibited.
Elizabeth Bay House, Sydney 1997.

Art Gallery of New South Wales 2000/1.

Materials.
Upholstery, Cast rubber, Aluminium, Audio electronics.

Dimensions.
Footprint variable x7 rooms.
Individual units 05.m ~ 2.5m

Notes.

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A singer who sings like a bird is an unproductive worker.
When she sells her song, she is a wage earner or a merchant.
But the same singer, employed by someone else to give
concerts and bring in money, is a productive...

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