This weekend, at the fun, playful, experimental exhibition The Art of Sound (Margaret River) at the Holmes à Court Gallery at Vasse Felix, WA, I met many interesting and creative people. Barry Green managing director of Western Tourist Radio had some great links to draw between organic farming and the open source movement.
The Art Of Sound show is a fabulous mashup of visual art from the Holmes à Court collection and a curated selection of sounds from the National Sound and Film Archive. Most of the sounds are beamed into your ears from clear parabolic speaker-domes suspended from the roof a few AKG closed-back headphones and some marine-grade speakers hidden in fake rocks. Most of the sounds were played via MP3 players in clear Pelican cases, activated by radar sensors. You may have gathered by now, that the exhibit has a seriously techie edge. The raw wires and masterful mixing fitted perfectly with the raw wood beams, hard cement floors, agricultural grapevines and engineeringy sculptures already on display at the Vasse Felix winery.
The curation was superb, really awesome choices, no spoilers here but suffice to say that there are epic telephone conversations, verbose budgies, operatic dolls, hilltop bushrangers and a red right painting.
Details on the touring show The Art Of Sound are here if you want more information, I suggest you set aside at least few hours to enjoy it and dont miss the brilliant fun silk batiques.