This page provides an overview of the direction in which my work is going and the types of projects I’ve been undertaking recently. Further details and examples of my work can be found on the Current Work and Sound & Video pages.
New works are currently in development and past works may be redeveloped for specific spaces.
2017/2018: Fictional Territories #01, collaborative soundscape, 12’00 loop, Arts Territory Exchange
Elements: Through the recording and exchange of sound sketches in Australia and Germany, a meditative soundscape was developed via distance-collaboration with Didi Hock (Germany), to produce a layered piece of sonic fiction that creates a new space to explore with the imagination. Designed to be simply installed with headphones and a simple ‘user manual’ suggesting how to prepare to listen to the work, Fictional Territories #01, is the first of what the artists imagine to be a series of fictional soundscapes. The work premiered at Charles Sturt University Dubbo campus (Student Central) in February 2018. It’s under consideration for an Arts Territory Exchange exhibition in the UK in late 2018.
2017: Bee Box Sounds, collaborative installation, #bringtolightproject17
Elements: Working with textile artist, Kelly Leonard, over several months, a four-channel soundscape was inspired by the industrious sounds of bees and the weaver’s loom at work, along with atmospheric sound from the site where the installation was housed during #bringtolightproject17. Thirteen bee boxes form the structure of the installation and mounts for colourful, handwoven linen ribbons, some including gumnuts, created by Leonard using a double weave technique. The four-channel sounds play on loop on four iPods and speakers, allowing the audience to hear different tracks as they move around the work, which was installed inside a rotunda in an open-air mall in the main street of Dubbo NSW. It was re-imagined in June 2018 for the second Clandulla State Gallery Survey exhibition.
2016: Volucres, soundscape and 3-channel video projection, 5’20 on loop, Artlands 2016
Elements: Installed at Artlands 2016 in a church hall, Volucres is an immersive work. A looped soundtrack of piano chords and hard-edged synth is layered with Australian native birdsong recordings and sound effects (rain and thunder), accompanied by large-scale abstracted, monochromatic, avian-inspired movements of murmurations, unfolding wingspans, animated birds and falling feathers. The work was developed over six months in collaboration with sound engineer, Wez Thompson, and video producer, Peter Aland.
2015: Rock. Feather. Space., real-time video recording/viewing in shopping mall, Dubbo (2nd annual #bringtolightprojects, September 30)
Elements: marked out 1m square in open-air shopping mall (Church Street rotunda, Dubbo) inside which is placed a small rock is tied to a feather. The feet of those passing over this space is videoed, which can be viewed on a flat screen monitor set up nearby, pulling each participant’s gaze up to look at their feet as it passes by the natural, out of place objects on the ground.
2015: Indicatus, site-specific sensory installation, Convent Chapel, Kandos (as part of Cementa15)
Elements: video on loop (no audio), motion-censored sound (birdsong), light, texture and heat. Sample soundtrack can be heard on Soundcloud. Two residencies were undertaken to develop this installation – 2013, Fire Station Arts Centre Dubbo (sponsored by Orana Arts) & 2014, Kandos Projects (sponsored by Cementa Inc.).