Lauriston Scholar in Residence 3-16 August 2019

This interactive VR artwork, the “Virtual Cubby” was created with years 3 and 4 students at Lauriston Girls School Scholar in Residence program.

This room scale, walk through VR drawing, with stories and 3D scanned objects, chosen by the students, that audiences, wearing a VR headset can touch, hold and listen to.

The VR work contains 27 scanned objects, 3D drawings with audio recordings and was made with some 80 students over a two week residency. And describes places of meaning around the School chosen by the students themselves.

The virtual drawn architecture is based on the Moreton Bay Fig situated in the school grounds and was designed in Tilt Brush using Vive Headset. The interactive components were designed by developer Warren Armstrong.

Special thanks to Kate Heir, Louise Bachelor and Emily for all your support during the programs development and delivery. And to all the students for your contributions, ideas and enthusiasm. Collaborating with you was amazing!

Detail from inside 3D virtual environment.

Melbourne Listening

Melbourne Listening by artists Susannah Williams and Warren Amstrong at Fortyfive Downstairs, Melbourne. Photography Elke Meitzel

This interactive installation and phone app made from conductive drawings, textiles and cast found objects reveals 24 sounds of places, spaces, and events when touched. Installed at Fortyfivedownstairs Gallery, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne from 28 August – 8th September 2018. Supported by a City of Melbourne Arts Grant 2018.

For those of you who couldn’t make it to the exhibition, please download the free Melbourne Listening app using the link below:

Thank you to all the audio contributors for your generosity and support.

Special thanks to City of Melbourne and fortyfivedownstairs for backing the project. It has been an honour working with you.

Sound Communities

Image Amy Piddington

This interactive public artwork and phone app installed at Enmore Park heritage bus shelter, Sydney, from Sydney 4th August – 30th October for the Perfect Match Festival 2017. Supported by Inner West Council Arts and Culture Grant.  

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In the bus shelter itself, there is a touch sensitive copper tape drawing mounted on a large sheet of acrylic plastic. When a visitor arrives at the site and opens the app, the app will pair with a bluetooth circuit attached to the drawing. When the visitor then touches the drawing, they will hear binaurally recorded sounds and stories of communities and community spaces and initiatives in Sydney’s Inner West.

Thank you to all the audio contributors.

Thank you Amy Piddington for the images.

Listening Device VII : Felt Histories

Images Sharon Hickey

“Listening Device VII:Felt Histories” (2016), was commissioned by Blacktown Arts Centre, and went on to win the 2017 Paramor Art + Innovation Prize, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. This work consisted of touch sensitive textiles, a touch screen and a walkable copper drawing on a platform. When visitors interacted with it, they heard recordings of stories, songs and poems on the themes of migration and diaspora.

Video Victoria Silk Productions.

Many thanks to all the works contributors it is an honour to have worked with you and to share in your story.

Sound Chart @ Articulate Project Space

Sound Chart @ Articulate Project Space

This room scale touch responsive installation maps the soundscapes of Sydney Harbour. Hand drawn using conductive paint and tape directly onto the walls and floors at Articulate Project Space, Sydney.

Sound Chart Image Peter Morgan

This 5 x 5 x 5 m drawing charts nautical markers of Western waterways and houses 22 audio recordings of this iconic waterway including: iced drinks at Pier One, underwater hydrophone, random Bob at Diamond Bay, fishing tackle, waves breaking on shore Bondi, halyards at CYCA, to frogs at Homebush bay, seagulls devouring chips, to ferry trips to cockatoo island.

Listening community Image Peter Morgan

The soundscapes are accessed by audience members touching the drawn works across the walls and floors at Articulate Liechhardt. Made in collaboration with Warren Armstrong this site responsive experimental work explores ideas of map making, sonic places, community interaction with sound. 

The project uses Bare Conductive Touch boards, binaural field recordings, laptop and capacitive circuitry.  

Documentation Peter Morgan and Victoria Silk Productions.