Thursday, March 23, 2006

subsequent cities

SubSequence team
Sam aka. Kreme Karmel has left SubSequence for the new horizons of the Melbourne city lights...

(we're gonna miss you and your antics...)

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

sonic ferrying

Audio Nomad

As part of the New Constellations conference at the MCA in Sydney last weekend, there was a sonic ferry trip: Syren for Port Jackson, put together by the Audio Nomad guys. Spatialised audio on Sydney harbour, very cool. My preference was much more towards the ambient/atmospheric sounds - sonar blips - than any spoken slabs of text.

Monday, March 20, 2006

ps - out | side | in

performing spacing
photo: n mariette

out | side | in is a short piece that is part of What Survives: Sonic residues in breathing buildings at The Performance Space, Cleveland St, Sydney. It runs from the 24th March - 22nd April, opening 6pm Fri 24th March.

Consisting of three major gallery-based sound installations and a program of commissioned works for two sound stations in the building, WHAT SURVIVES explores the real and imagined remnants of human presence in architecture.

The structures we build bear silent witness to our human behaviour — what have the walls, beams and girders absorbed and what sonic secrets can be coaxed back out of them? Does this ephemeral material influence the energy of the spaces we inhabit?

Taking inspiration from Rilke, WHAT SURVIVES conveys the indestructibility of energy and its subsequent transformations and manifestations.

GALLERY ARTISTS: Nigel Helyer, Jodi Rose, Alex Davies

SOUND STATION ARTISTS: Garry Bradbury, Joyce Hinterding, Aaron Hull, Somaya Langley, Sumugan Sivanesan, Amanda Stewart

CURATOR: Gail Priest

Thursday, March 16, 2006

plug 'n' play

plug 'n' play 2005

moments from october

waiting spaces
takeaway tree
footprint dance
up over there

photos: Adam Nash (or someone else from the ANAT Lab)

dog bomb

the dog bomb
still from a security camera performance, Swanston Street, Melbourne as part of the ANAT Create_Space 2005 New Media workshop.

(apparrently the small motor and spinning origami with 4 texta lid legs looked like bomb... the dogbot has now been donated to RMIT)

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

noting alva.noto

went to a gig at the performance space on sunday night - Carsten Nicolai aka. alva.noto - who performed a medium-scale av show. the grasp this man has on the control of both sound and visual, and his indepth understanding (or perhaps it's feel) for what he's creating; weaving together a delicious detroit/berlin mix of b+w posttechno sound/screen-scape.

it's as if the work emerges direct from his pores.

it did remind me of Ryoji Ikeda's performance of C4I at the Melbourne international arts festival last October.

what is it that draws me to the german/japanese aesthetic?

cinematic streetscape

Uncertain - Paris/Istanbul
my screen work tasting aloneness is currently being shown in Project 3's Street Cinema as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

If you're in Adelaide this evening, wander past 153 Hindley Street (in the city) ... it should be flickering until dawn.

Massive thanks are owed to Michael Yuen, the director of Project 3, for his utmost patience.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

more than imagining

international women's day 2006

Imagining Ourselves - International Museum of Women

thanks to all the women who make a difference in my life...

Monday, March 06, 2006

creating space...

Create_Space 2005 ANAT New Media Lab

ambisonic recording - parc guell

MetaSense in Barcelona
photo: sarah graham

are you going to san francisco?

well that'd be yes...

the Friends of National Library are providing funding for a two-week trip to the San Francisco bay area to visit:

the trip will look models for and issues related to the preservation of complex digital materials (with a focus on metadata)

Thursday, March 02, 2006

my favourite...

at the moment -

channelling (31)

my very funny cousin has a show on channel 31 in Melbs, Australia

the website for the show can be found at:

day | night

at night i dream of the past, by day i wish for eternal sunshine of the spotless mind

exceptions to TPMs

as part of the AUSFTA, the National Library has been involved with discussions regarding the use of Technological Protection Measures (TPMs) and how this will affect the memory sector's (Libraries, Archives, Museums and Galleries) ability to carry out their day-to-day functions and processes.

The review of the TPMs report was tabled in Aust. parliament on the 1st March and the committee supported the exceptions for Libraries.

Details (including the report) can now be found at:


Crepe Myrtle
a new series of a/v "happenings" (in canberra)


for info


papers written for the Vital Signs conference, held in Melbourne last year can be found at the Informit site:;res=E-LIBRARY;eisbn=1921166118