he Law of the Tongue ~ or the Sonic Whale. He who fights the monster should be careful lest he thereby becomes a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze into thee. Frederick Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil. The Sea and superstition go hand in hand. For centuries sailors […]Read More →
on August 5, 2009in arts and science, environmental project, Installation, Projects, Research and Development Writingtags: arts and science, environmental project, interactive new media, social history
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. The MARIN vessel […]Read More →
igel undertook 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. Run Silent, Run Deep creates a multi-vocal and multi-cultural AudioPortrait of Singapore – in particular the area around […]Read More →
ttentive Listening is not something that many of us allow ourselves the time to do, dominated as we are by a constant flow of visual information, and so mindful of the demands of the clock. But listening, rather than simply hearing, is an ever present gateway to hidden worlds of detail and narrative; always close […]Read More →
yren for Port Jackson 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. […]Read More →
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’. How might an Artist approach the Paul Scherrer Institut, which by any standards, is a complex intellectual and social organism? My […]Read More →
The lab floating in Oslo fjord. ifeBoat 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 […]Read More →
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 […]Read More →
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. Rice and art have a strong bond in common, both are essential to our well being, both sustain and nourish us in different […]Read More →
- Tracing Silence; Ecocide and Omnicide.
- The Sound of Place; Environmental Artworks at Bundanon.
- Co-Composition and De-Composition Biological agency as a compositional tool.
- Sonus Maris
- A Different Engine
- Oratorio Photo Essay
- EcoLocated: Art Science and the Environment.
- Law of the Tongue
- Run Silent Run Deep
- Talking Stick
- Syren for Port Jackson
- Virtual Spirit
- Sonic Landscapes
- Everything’s Nice with American Rice