September 27, 2015 § Leave a comment
I sing, an improvisation of sorts, within a five-domed concrete sculpture Tvisongur by Lukas Khne. Each dome produces a different tone, and the sculpture can be seen as a visualization of the five-tone harmony tradition. Tvisongur is in Seydisfjordur in the east fjords of Iceland. It is a 15 min hike up the side of a hill.
I took longer recordings, to be used as sound for an upcoming video work.
February 25, 2014 § Leave a comment
Issue 08 is now available to download at www.invisiblecity.org. Cover by Ioana Cîrlig.
Featuring work by Nine Eglantine Yamamoto-Masson, Shaun Fraser, Ioana Cîrlig, Gal Amiram, Justin Tyler Tate, Todd Anderson Kunert, Jolene Mok, Kara J Schmidt, Olivier Scher, Tim Van Der Meer, prOphecy sun, Ben McGee, Lilian Kreutzberger, Alexa Black, Ryan Hogan, Jon Henry, Christine Mackey, Yuula Benivolski, Leah DeVun and Ann Deslandes.
August 13, 2013 § Leave a comment
Working with a Melbourne company, Delta Neon, to make this Prophetess Mountain sculpture. It’s not a medium I have worked with before, but I have often thought about it. The neon works perfectly to give a mystical charge to the shape of Spákonufell, and of course the neon glow of the mountain covered in snow, blinding days. If it goes well I will work on my next ideas working with images and writing from Iceland using neon and metallic photographic prints.
Now to get a new computer and video editing software to begin on the several films I have sketched out for some upcoming video art festivals.
June 21, 2013 § 2 Comments
Film documentation of my installation A place prepared for sleep / Staður undirbúin fyrir svefn. 01:10, June 2013.
This film shows the delicate nature of the piece, specifically how each string corresponds with its neighbour – coalescing, diverging, moving in accord with the wind. In the background you can hear the waves of the Greenland Sea and birds calling.
The piece is situated on the cliffs of a peninsula, and the wind can have a strong affect on the waves of the sea in this area. A stronger wind produces vibrant movement by the strings, and also a corresponding louder soundscape from the sea. In time the sounds and the movement of the strings start to share a symbiosis.
It is at this point, at the realisation of the connection, that I start to focus off each specific string. It becomes part of my larger field of vision. The exploration of liminality in this piece, is how it draws out the space between the sound and physicality of a space. How the piece gives visibility to the surrounding sounds (which change), and gives audibility to that which is invisible in a sense (the way the wind passes over a certain place, the space just above the ground).
A place prepared for sleep marries these ‘in between’ aspects and in turn gives the space a grounding, or physicality. From there we can look at collectivity, and how we might share liminal spaces with others.
Documentation above by the inspiring Yogan Muller.
Please view in HD, headphones recommended.