Memory Walk – Town Hall Gallery

Video, Installation
Memory Walk (Town Hall Gallery), 2014 (2019)
 
Binaural audio, video
 
Memory Walk uses the idea of a ‘sound walk’ – a practice taken from acoustic ecology, of charting a path through and observing a sonic environment – as a starting point to explore more internalized parts of listening; namely those to do with memory and imagination. In the work, the listener’s memory of their journey into the gallery is folded into an experience that overlays variations of that same sonic path, inviting them to compare heard, remembered, and anticipated sounds, and reflect on perception’s relationship with time and sensation.

Don’t Listen to These Words

Video
Don’t listen to these words, 2018-19
Don’t listen to these words takes two modes of engaging with written text – reading, and narration – and explores the assumptions built into listeners’ relationship with spoken language, and connections and dissonances between real and virtual sounds. In the work, the listener’s reading and a narrator’s reading of a text diverge and converge, guide and distract, inviting the listener to reflect on the role and reality of imagination in listening, and the voice/s they use with and for themselves.

Listening Art video documentation

Events, Video

The videos below document the works shown in the Listening Art exhibition in February 2015. The videos, and accompanying binaural audio, labelled “1st person POV” are intended to simulate the process of experiencing the works from a visitor’s point-of-view. They are best viewed/listened to wearing headphones. Those labelled “3rd person perspective” show the process of experiencing the works from an external point-of-view; in these, my supervisor Dr Roger Alsop plays the part of a visitor to the exhibition.

Also, below the videos from the exhibition are POV videos of the draft versions of the works, as shown to research participants as part of my PhD project.

I’m here to listen 2

Video

Enter full screen. Press play. Feel free to have a conversation.

This is the second version of ‘I’m here to listen’, a piece about listening in a conversational context, as mediated by networks. It aims to show how intertwined the roles of listener-to and producer-of sound are, by presenting a partner in conversation whose perceived fulfillment of the parts of this dual role erodes over time, as well as the uncertainty that technological mediation brings to these roles. In a conversation via Skype or even by telephone, how can I know who is listening? Who is being listened to? And when?

Memory Walk

Video

This is Memory Walk, a video/audio piece I’m working on as part of my PhD project Listening Music, presented at the Australasian Computer Music Conference earlier this year. It’s one of a set of sound art works that aim to encourage the listener to listen self-critically. Memory Walk aims to foreground the relationship between perception, memory, and imagination of the future.

I posted this a while back on Vimeo but there’s been playback problems from there for some reason. So here it is on YouTube.

Memory walk

Video

This is Memory Walk, a video/audio piece I’m working on as part of my PhD project Listening Music, presented at the Australasian Computer Music Conference last week (9/7/2014). It’s one of a set of sound art works that aim to encourage the listener to listen self-critically. Memory Walk aims to foreground the relationship between perception, memory, and imagination of the future.