SonoLexic
Experimenta Make Sense
International Triennial of Media Art 2017-2020

 

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SonoLexic is an exploration of how we process the listening experience through language. Foregrounding the intimate cross-modal association of sound and words, the artwork proposes a new variant of synaesthesia – ‘ideathesia’.

An Experimenta and Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) Commission.

Concept, text, sound and video by Gail Priest.
Object design and fabrication by Thomas Burless (tomikeh).

RMIT Gallery
2 October - 11 November 2017
http://experimenta.org/makesense/

National Tour 2018-2020

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Sounding the Future 2015-2017

Australia Council Emerging & Experimental Arts Fellowship

Sounding the Future brings together the worlds of speculative fiction and audio art. It is an intensive program of research and creative development that will seek to predict what art in future will sound like. This act of prediction is inevitably informed by the present and thus it will also take stock of the sound of art today.

Sounding the Future resulted in a body of ficto-critical works delivered via gallery installation, radiophonic presentation and e-publishing.

Outcomes

2017
Sounding the Future - UTS Gallery

UTS Gallery, 1 August - 22 September
featuring: George Poonkhin Khut, Pia van Gelder & Tom Smith, Peter Blamey
curated by Gail Priest

http://www.soundingthefuture.com/curatedexhibition.html

Sounding the Future e-publication

Exhibition catalogue and interactive hyptertext presenting the body of work developed for the Sounding the Future exhibition, in multitouch iBook format and interactive PDF

http://www.soundingthefuture.com/epub/index.html

 

2016
ISEA2016 Hong Kong

Sounding the Future presented as part of the Juried Exhibition
May 18 - 22
Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre
Hong Kong

ABC's Soundproof

3 fiction streams from STF adapted for radio
Episode 1: Sound Shot - Sept 23
Episdoe 2: Battery Life - Oct 7
Episode 3: Green [glitch] zone - Oct 28

Welltuned City in continent journal

One stream from Sounding the Future presented as part of the Acoustic Infrastructures edition of continent journal

 

2015
.moveON, Werkleitz

Exhibition of the 1st iteration of the Sounding the Future project.
9-25 October, 2015
Halle, Germany

Impakt Festival, Utrecht

Artist panel presenting STF  - The Secret Life of Technology
1 November, 2015

 

See the Sounding the Future website for more information.

Sept-Oct 2016
Songmapping Ólafsfjörður

Nor∂andvindur: North Wind Sound Art Residency, Listhus, Iceland

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Songmapping Ólafsfjörður comprises two bodies of work:

Heraclitus in Iceland — a series of compositions and videos reflecting
on continuity and temporality in relation to being a "visitor" in a place;

Singing with Scenery — a quick response project that sees me making
small improvisations in various locations in and around the town.

Nov/Dec 2016
Runic Engine: Industrial Dreaming

Sonoretum, Kapelica Gallery, Ljubljana

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8-channel sound installation in public space
The 'Runic Engine' is a chance-based compositional structure derived from the format of a simple reading of the divinatory symbols called Runes.

In the traditional version of a reading the first rune represents the present, the second the action, the third the future outcome. Using Max/MSP programming this format has been co-opted to become a chance based compositional process.

http://www.kapelica.org/index_en.html

Image: Samuel James