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.

cloudy sensoria opening

From light phenomena to sound, qualities of smell and the dispersal of air in space, Cloudy Sensoria explores the intangible forms of sensation. The exhibition acts as a site specific interpretation of the time shifting experiences at Bundoora Homestead. Originally the home of an aristocratic family, then an institution for men deeply traumatised and often disfigured by war; no one lives here anymore, it is now a cultural centre, a place for ideas and contemplation. As if the walls could tell their stories, the artists engage the audience in new ways of seeing – often not with the eyes – perceiving the building, its location and history.

Artists: Chris Cottrell, Georgina Cue, Jason Parmington, Cara-Ann Simpson and Malte Wagenfeld.

Curated by Cara-Ann Simpson and Malte Wagenfeld.

Exhibition runs Friday October 19 – Sunday December 2
Opening launch : Saturday October 27th, 3-6pm
Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne.
More details available here.