Tag: environmental project

  • Zephyr II

    Zephyr ~ an Æolian kinetic sculpture for the Geraldton foreshore. Methinks, it should have been impossible Not to love all things in a World like this, Where e’en the Breezes of the simple Air Possess the power and Spirit of Melody! Coleridge, The Æolian Harp. Zephyr is playfully named after Zephyrus the Greek god of…

  • Run Silent Run Deep

    [dropcap character=”N”]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…

  • Sculpture in the Vineyards

    [dropcap character=”A”] new work “Transformer” has been installed at the UnderCliff Vineyard in Wollembi alongside “Spinner” which remains in-situ from last year. [dropcap character=”M”]y approach to the sonic domain has always been informed by a Sculptor’s perspective which emphasises the experiential nature of sounds, linking them to the dynamic, material events that produce them and situating…

  • WA Marine Facility ~ Ondes

    Ondes Ondes is a public art commission for a new Marine facility at Henderson WA. The work is comprised of three elements; an outdoor kinetic work, consisting of six counter-balanced needles which interact with the wind; a series of interactive biomorphic sculptures that react to human movement via changes in their internal lighting and a…

  • Syren for Port Jackson

    [dropcap character=”S”]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…

  • Swarm

    [Dropcap character=”S”]warm 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 Werribbee Mansion Park as part of the Helen…

  • Spinner

    Spinner was created for the McClelland Sculpture Park (near Melbourne, Victoria) as part of the Sculpture Award 2005. 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). The form is locked together by tension cables acting against a…

  • Lotus

    [dropcap character=”L”]otus is a commission for an environmental audio sculpture that is moored in the lake at ECU’s Joondalup campus. Left – Visualisation image, right – Lotus on-site and talking poetry. “Lotus” is a development of my previous solar powered environmental audio works and is directly based upon the functional components of “Haiku” but here…

  • KellerRadioActive at IASKA

    KelleRadioActive ~ IASKA (October ~ December 2005). [dropcap character=”T”]he 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. One…

  • AudioNomad + Syren

    [dropcap character=”T”]he Audio Nomad project is an exciting 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…