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RM Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2 channel video, 4 channel audio

This collaborative work examines the use of designed ‘imagined’ sound in natural history documentries, particularly by the BBC. I produced a four-channel sound work responding to macro photography of New Zealand’s Stewart Island flora, taken by artist Shelley Simpson. Four speakers created an immersive surround-sound experience, combining fabricated ‘nature’ sounds with Simpson’s field recordings from the island, moving between all four speakers.
Short films by Jean Painleve, Science is Fiction (1930s - 1970s), described as ‘magic realism’, were shown as part of the public programme.

Images: Shelley Simpson