Exhibition of Experimental Sounds Sculptures and Installations.
29 October · 19:00 - 21:00
The Library Art Space, 100 Barkly Street, Fitzroy North, Melbourne. (enter via Dean Street)
Experimental sound is a particular genre of music that is elusive to many; it is a genre where people explore sounds outside general rules of composition and assembly to create an unaccustomed type of music. This exhibition offers a discourse of experimental sounds via different forms of media incorporating sculpture, installation and film and is to challenge traditional sensibilities as to what quantifies as music.
OPENING NIGHT PERFOMANCES: Dale Chapman, Marco Cher-gibard, Rodney Cooper, Mark Groves & Sharryn Koppins (Dick Threats), Vijay Thillaimuthu.
Sculptor, performer and sound artist - “The object becomes the composition”.
Rod Cooper became interested in instrument building while completing his fine art degree in 1988 at Victoria College, Prahran campus.
The noisy construction environment of the metal sculpture workshop increased his awareness for the potential of visual sculptures to become musical objects. As a result, over the last two decades Rod has developed a distinctive instrument building and performance practice which he adapts for various contexts such as music festivals, within gallery installations and touring. The ongoing development of the artist’s metal craft skills has facilitated the creation of complex musical instruments that expand the physical relationship between the body, form and space. The realization for sculpture to define space through sound is the driving force behind his creative practice. The exploration of sonic form and physical form is more than coincidence the two are inextricably linked. His sound compositions come from the objects he builds. The Object becomes its own composition. Rodney has exhibited, toured and played extensively nationally and internationally with highly acclaimed reviews and performances from places as the National Gallery of Victoria, to being filmed and aired by ABC Television. Rodney also has several audio releases.
John Waller is an Australian artist working in new media installation and screen based culture. His current practice focuses on the production of computer animation, video and sound for projection and installation projects. John's art career began in the late 1970s, following his studies at the Queensland College of Art, Brisbane, where he majored in painting. By the early eighties his practice had moved to include other media and by the end of the eighties, his practice was primarily focussed on computer based multi-media works and installations. In 2008 he completed a PhD by project in the School of Art at RMIT, Melbourne, Over the last three decades John has exhibited in some seventy group and solo exhibitions, both in Australia and internationally. In support of his work he has received grants and funding from government agencies including the Digital Media Fund (Film Victoria), Arts Queensland, the Australian Film Commission and the Australia Council. In addition to his PhD, John's other qualifications include an Advanced Diploma in Electronic Design and Interactive Media (RMIT), and certificates in Training and Instructional Skills. John's work in multi-media also includes freelance project work, as well as extensive teaching experience in universities and other training institutions, including the University of Melbourne, RMIT, Box Hill Institute, Mount Gravatt College of TAFE and Cambridge International College, Melbourne.
Antonia Goodfellow is best known for her large scale immersive installations and sculptural objects that verge on the architectural. Her work references various aspects of the micro and macro universes. Antonia has received numerous awards over the years and most recently has been awarded the Australia Council New Work grant. As well Antonia received a City of Melbourne Arts Grant in 2008 and was also the recipient of the Linden Gallery Fringe Festival award in 2008. Her solo shows include: Consilience-We all jump together Kings Ari 2011. Field The Library Artspace 2009, Untitled (Innovators 1) Linden Gallery 2009. Empyrean Bus Gallery Melbourne 2008. Limina Seventh Gallery 2007. Hive Relic Linden Gallery 2006. Antonia Goodfellow completed her MFA (1st Class Hons) at the Victorian College of the Arts-University of Melbourne in 2009. BFA Honours Painting (1st Class Hons), National Art School Sydney in 2003.
Lee-Ann Joy is the director of SCENE5 design. Graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) RMIT in 2003 and a Post Grad in Art in Public Space 2009. Lee-Ann is continuing her practice of Architecture concentrating on a cross disciplinary approach to Art and Architecture. Lee-Ann has actively engaged with various art boards and committees over the years including the RADF (Regional Arts Development Fund) Board, Umbrella Contemporary Art Gallery Board, Northcote Town Hall Arts Advisory Committee and Darebin Council Public Art Referencing Committee. As well Lee-Ann has project managed several Public Art projects with the most significant being at a budget of 2.5 million. In addition to Lee-Ann’s qualifications Lee-Ann studied Fine Art photography at Photographic Studies College and RMIT, completed a Diploma of Multi-Media, Victoria University, a Video Production Certificate from Collingwood TAFE and has studied the stream of Metaphysics Philosophy at Monash University. Lee-Ann has also taught Architectural Design at the University of Queensland and is currently tutoring in Design at Melbourne University. Lee-Ann has exhibited in numerous exhibitions over the years and now is developing her art into the sculptural study of domestication and trades which is what she will take into her final semester at RMIT to complete her Masters of Art in Public Space.
Tara Cook is a Melbourne based contemporary artist and the gallery director of New Low, a new Artist Run Initiative. Recently relocated from Sydney, Tara has a 1st class Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours in Time-based Art from the College of Fine Arts, where she has also worked as an academic. Over the last seven years, Tara has exhibited or performed nationally and internationally, including spaces such as The Museum of Contemporary Art and The Sydney Opera House, as well as participating in initiatives such as the Sydney Moving Image Coalition, Now now Festival and Electrofringe. Tara has been the recipient of an Art and About grant, the Gallery Barry Keldoulis Award and finalist in the Arc Emerging Art & Design Award. Tara's practice can be located within the fields of glitch, post-media and expanded practice. Theoretically centred around relationships with technology, she transforms and translates the broken, outmoded and unwanted aspects of media, creating interactive and temporal installations.
Vijay Thillaimuthu is a Melbourne based audio visual artist. As a graduate of the School of Art at RMIT University who studied under (and later collaborated with) Robin Fox, Vijay has created a body of work that tests relationships between various technologies and how this can be applied within performance and installation situations to create extreme sensory environments. The scope of this work has resulted in performances for the Melbourne International Film Festival, Liquid Architecture Festival of Sound Art and the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. He has since been commisioned to design software for reactive real-time audio visual environments and has developed and exhibited interactive installation works around Melbourne. As an enthusiast for DIY electronics Vijay has been involved in the Handmade Music Collective and become a guest lecturer for Electronic Engineering for Artists and Technology Composition and Perception at RMIT. He currently works for Australia's leading provider of professional audio visual integration.
Dale Chapman is a Melbourne based artist. Completing a Bachelor of Fine Art QLD College of Art 1984 and a Graduate Diploma of Education, University of Melbourne 1990, Dale has over the years contributed greatly to the experimental sound and art scene in Melbourne. Arriving in Melbourne in the late eighties, Dale continued his art making, working and exhibiting in shared studio environments across Melbourne, exhibiting and curating shows in Art Galleries and alternative spaces. After meeting Rod Cooper in 1998 Dale’s interest in sound practice escalated and he started performing with Klunk, an experimental sound group. Dale’s present practice includes building and performing with handmade electronic instruments (tone generators) and circuit bent toys. Dale continues as a sound artist playing around Melbourne, in solo and collaborative projects. Most recent project has been performing at the Handmade Music Festival and conducting workshops in circuit bending. Current projects include Blutack, Klunk, The Vessel Project and the Sharawadji Effect.
International Guest Artists
Buttercup Insurgent, E.T.G, Exomène, Cezary Gapik, IDTAL, Jason Kavanagh, Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt, NOS Project, Maresuke Okamoto, PAS, Jaime Rguez, Hugues Vincent.
This collection of overseas artists are renown sound artists that lead the way within their individual fields of creating experimental sound. They compose, create, improvise using various techniques that will be discussed and demonstrated within the exhibition. All are actively involved in the promotion of experimental music whether touring, collaborating or running their own labels and promoting other artists. These groups of artists all vary geographically in the world and in technique and it is a great pleasure to have them contributing to this exhibition.
The Library Art Space Gallery
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Experimentall Sounds Sculptures and Installations, Facebook Group.