Material Sound brings together 6 contemporary artists who create an experience of sound within individual installations constructed from everyday objects and materials.
Curated by Caleb Kelly, the artists in Material Sound challenge the stability of materials in their practice. Handmade instruments and electronics, recycled electronic components, outmoded technologies, fake technologies, imagined sounds and silences will form a series of dynamic installations that challenge the way we think about materiality in a cumulative sound experience.
When: Friday 9 February - Sunday 29 April
Where: MAMA, 546 Dean Street, Albury
Ross Manning is a Brisbane based artist.
His work draws together everyday household items that produce light and sound. The objects, once removed from their intended function, create effects that are simple in form yet surprising in the outcome. Coloured fluorescent tubes are spun by plastic fans, clock chimes are struck by spinning string and solar panels sound activated by the luminesce of a TV.
Vicky Browne is based in the Blue Mountains.
Her practice is concerned with familial sound technology, music culture and consumption. Her sculptural objects seem to have come from an arts and crafts workshop rather than an electronics warehouse, for which doing rather than consuming was the key objective. There is a playful underlying theme to her work that addresses our use of technology as a material that signposts popular culture.
Pia van Gelder is a Sydney-based electronic artist and researcher.
Her work involves designing and building electronic instruments that are presented in performance and interactive installation contexts. Her works investigate our relationships with technology and energy. In Pia’s performances with an analogue audio-video synthesiser, her compositional approaches are deeply rooted in the esoteric history of the electronic image and its harmony with sound.
Peter Blamey is a Sydney-based artist.
His work investigates the relationships between people, technology and the environment, often by exploring their related energies and residues. Peter's practice is typically grassroots and frequently involves establishing interactions between disparate everyday materials in order to produce performances, installations and other artworks that question accepted notions of connectivity, variability and usefulness.
Caitlin Franzmann is a Brisbane-based artist
In reaction to the fast pace and sensory overstimulation of contemporary urban life, she creates situations to encourage slowness, mindful contemplation, and social interaction in both galleries and public spaces. These situations include conversation-based works and immersive sonic spaces such as wearable listening sculptures, architectural interventions and audio walks.
Eric Demetriou is a Melbourne based artist
Incites a thrill-seeking experience through outcomes of kinetic sound-based sculpture. Eric’s research focuses on connotations of noise being an undesired excess material, with a political economy that anticipates a reception of hostility. While mischievous behaviour functions with a similar anti-aesthetic and necessity for resistance, its reception is much less offensive and often even forgivable.