WORKS.


study for a data deficient species (grey ghost transmission)
(2016-17)

sound library of field recordings of possibly extinct bird calls, birdsong transcriptions played back on various instruments, mini FM transmitters, radio receivers, magnetic tape, archival materials, installation

initially commissioned by the Radio Revolten festival, for the exhibition Das Große Rauschen: The Metamorphosis of Radio, (Halle, Germany,) 2-30 October 2016

exhibited:
Outposts, the Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tasmania, part of the Dark Mofo Festival, (Hobart, Australia) 8 - 21 June 2017


collected huia notations (like shells on the shore when the sea of living memory has receded)
(2015)

wax cylinders cut with extinct birdsong transcriptions, Edison Gem phonograph.

initially commissioned as part of the solo exhibition a listening air / they are that that thinks of going, Foyer Space, Constance ARI, Hobart, as part of the Mona Foma 2015 programme,  (Hobart, Australia)10-31 January, 2015.

exhibited:
Ghost Biologies, Contemporary Art Tasmania, (Hobart, Australia) 7 May - 5 June 2016.
notes toward a library of superlative trees. a transmission for Eucalyptus regnans 
(2015)

audio recordings, mini Fm transmitter, radio receivers, Eucalyptus regnans seedlings

site-specific narrowcast transmission of sound recordings of the life processes of New Zealand Eucalyptus regnans trees into a 400 year old, partially hollow E. Regnans in the Styx Valley, Tasmania. this fieldwork transmission was then re-transmitted within the gallery space.

commissioned as part of the solo exhibition a listening air / they are that that thinks of going, Foyer Space, Constance ARI, Hobart, as part of the Mona Foma 2015 programme, (Hobart, Australia) 10-31 January, 2015.

modified radio memorial (a fissure in the line of a public silence)
(2013)

edition of 10 lathe cut records, each individually cut with a different locked groove. simultaneous audio recording of 2 min silence broadcast over various New Zealand radio stations a week after the Feb 2011 Christchurch earthquake.

initially commissioned for Simulcast, a group exhibition of radio works, the Audio Foundation (Auckland, NZ), 7-30 March 2013


exhibited:
Speeding and Braking: Navigating Acceleration, Dept. of Media + Communications, Goldsmiths University (London, UK), May 2016
Das Große Rauschen: The Metamorphosis of Radio, part of the Radio Revolten festival, (Halle, Germany), 2-30 October 2016


huia transcriptions (2012-13)

audio recording, modified archival index cards, birdsong notation, analogue crank music box, text.

initial live site-specific performance of hand-cranked music box, with paper strips punched with renditions of western musical notation of the calls of the extinct huia, played within the forest at Rangatira, Kapiti Island nature reserve, June 1-3, 2012, part of the Creative NZ/ Dept. of Conservation Wild Creations residency programme

exhibited:
Ghost Biologies, Contemporary Art Tasmania, (Hobart, Australia), 7 May - 5 June 2016
The NOW Now Group Show, SNO (Sydney Non Object), (Sydney, Australia) 8 - 12 January 2014
Nature Reserves, GV Art, (London, UK),  26 July - 13 September 2013



collected silences for Lord Rothschild (2010-13)

EVP recordings, extinct bird silences, audio tape, archival materials, magnetic tape, audio recording.

initially transmitted via mini FM as a series of silent ‘radio memorials’ within Kapiti Island bird sanctuary, as part of the Creative NZ/ Dept. of Conservation Wild Creations residency programme. in their exhibited iteration the EVP silences return as audible material within the natural and social history of the archive, and complete their colonial circuit, becoming ciphers of the lost memories of pre-settler New Zealand, their ‘dead air’ transmission an ambiguous ‘haunting’ of the spaces of the museum itself.

exhibited:
Das Große Rauschen: The Metamorphosis of Radio, part of the Radio Revolten festival, (Halle, Germany), 2-30 October 2016
Ghost Biologies, Contemporary Art Tasmania, (Hobart, Australia), 7 May - 5 June 2016
The NOW Now Group Show, SNO (Sydney Non Object), (Sydney, Australia), 8 - 12 January 2014
Nature Reserves, GV Art, (London, UK), 26 July - 13 September 2013

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