Tag: public art

  • 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…

  • 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! Visit Magnus Opus

  • 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’. How might an Artist approach the Paul Scherrer Institut, which by any standards, is a complex intellectual and social organism?  My…

  • 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. Nelia Justo tolls the midnight bell. Notes. The Story so far…Catalogue text for…

  • The Lament

    The Lament

    Exhibited. W.I.N.D.O.W. Gallery, Sydney as part of SoundCulture 1991. Materials. Form ply exterior, Zinc speaker cone with audio system and x2 channel audio loop, Viewing ports with x5 military models and video screen. Dimensions. Entire gallery interior, frontage access only. This small city storefront gallery was architecturally modified, replacing the normal viewing space with an…

  • Ship to Shore

    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…

  • Meta-Diva

    Meta-Diva

    Exhibited. Nine Dragon Head Festival, Lake Teachong, Korea 2001. + Winner – 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. Meta-Diva displayed at the Nine Dragon Head Festival, Lake Teachong, Korea 2001. Meta-Diva is an environmental Sound Sculpture, designed for…