with fluidity

Two-channel audio walk
14 minutes 07s

Artists’ book
12 pages, 129mm x 181mm, plus double sided A3 fold-out poster
Designed and printed on risograph by Alice Bush at Ilam Press

Project launched Sunday July 12, 2015
Supported by The Physics Room.

With Fluidity is a project with Susie Pratt that consists of two parts: an audio walk and an artists’ book, which examine the tensions between Ōtākaro/Avon River as a founding icon of Christchurch city, and as a major contributor to the city’s destruction through earthquake induced liquefaction. The project takes the constantly shifting flows of Ōtākaro/Avon River as a model to propose alternative ways of thinking about and inhabiting the city.

The audio walk invites participants to be guided along the river while listening to audio that includes found sounds, manipulated sounds and fragments of spoken text. The artists’ book poses a series of questions, “How do the river and the city choreograph each other? What turns is the city making?” and responds to these through a visual essay.

breath clouds

2014-breath_clouds-01Electronics, software, air and breath. Visualisation programming by Jeff Hannam.
Exhibited in the group show THISNESS.
BUS Projects, Melbourne.
April 9 – 26, 2014

Inspired by the experience of exhalations being made visible in the cold, dry, wintertime air before dissipating into the wider atmosphere, this project uses breath as a way to understand the reciprocal relationships present in the making of oneself through and with the environment. Breath Clouds makes perceptible flows and exchanges of energy, using aural and visual responses to set up feedback loops between our individual presence and the atmosphere of the gallery space.

Thanks to Tony for the photos.

hoop dreams c.94 mixtape


compiled february 2013 to january 2014
mixtaped january 2014

featuring: autre ne veut, brandy, christina aguilera, cibo matto, collette, d double e, dr dre, en vogue, fresh prince, g.love and special sauce, jay-z, jurassic five, kris kross, michael jackson, money mark, monica, montell jordan, nuttin nyce, p money, riff, ruff sqwad, salt n pepa, shaquille o’neal, shlomo, sisters underground, skee lo, three the hardway, tlc and us3.

hoop dreams is a film directed steve james, released by kartemquin films in 1994.

overtime period!

question of trust mixtape


compiled november 2012 to january 2013
mixtaped january 2013

featuring: aaliyah, azealia banks, blackalicious, the blessings, clams casino, cody chestnutt, cooly g, danny brown, erykah badu, flying lotus, frank ocean, future, hudson mohawke, latyrx, luke slott, madlib, main attrakionz, mike slott, oddisee, the roots, rustie, s-type, theesatisfaction, tnght, trouble, trusta and the weeknd.

artwork by james hugonin.
a question of trust by onora o’neill, published by cambridge university press, 2002.

cloud sound

Daylight, lenses, weather sensors, software, sound and mixed media.
Exhibited in the group show Cloudy Sensoria.
Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne.
October – December, 2012

This installation employs a camera obscura to project an image of the sky immediately outside the gallery into the darkened interior. Data from an array of various sensors located outside the space are routed into a piece of custom software, which manipulates dozens of small samples of sound to create an “aural cloud” that responds to the atmospheric conditions beyond the gallery space.

Cloud Sound takes known everyday phenomena — weather, optics — and transforms them into a space of delicate and lively experience.  The installation breaks our habitual attention, literally turning the world upside–down. By doing so, it draws attention to the complex relations that constitute experience, the various climatic and affective atmospheres involved.

atmosph3res mixtape

The last in a series of three mixtapes of aural atmospheres.

compiled may–august 2012
mixtaped august 2012

tracklisting :
marsen jules        oeillet sauvage
leyland kirby        tonight is the last night of the world
philip jeck            wholesome
christopher willits & ryuichi sakamoto    chi-yu
taylor deupree & stephan mathieu    solitude of spheres
stephan mathieu    remain
rosy parlane        jessamine (part one)
koen holtkamp        night swimmer

p=np mixtape

compiled and mixtaped august 2012

featuring: the album leaf, animal collective, architecture in helsinki, balam acab, bonnie ‘prince’ billy, the clean, dam mantle, evian christ, FAY, gang colours, grimes, grouper, howse, kraftwerk, lil b, main attrakionz, mountains, nguzunguzu, nina nastasia, rachel shearer, seabear, shabazz palaces and slow magic.

the wikipedia page on the P vs NP problem is here.

atmo2pheres mixtape

The second in a series of three mixtapes of aural atmospheres.

compiled april–june 2012
mixtaped june 2012

tracklisting :
múm                        faraway swimmingpool
oren ambarchi        corkscrew
taylor deupreé         northern
mileece                     fern
flying lotus              orbit 405
actress                     holy water
alva noto                    prototype 7
frank bretschneider    kern

a1mospheres mixtape

The first in a series of three mixtapes of aural atmospheres.

compiled march–april 2012
mixtaped april 2012

tracklisting :
lawrence english    …and clouds for company
fennesz            city of light
andrea polli        round mountain
robert henke        studies for thunder
brian eno            1/1 (ambient 1: music for airports)
chris watson        vatnajökull
thomas köner        nieve penitentes 2
clams casino        waterfalls